26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
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26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap Introduction 

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap. I love a good multi-use product, and Dawn dish soap is definitely one of those! As a prepper, one of the most useful skills to have is the knowledge to use one single product in multiple ways. 

This skill saves both money and space, because I’m not spending a ton of money on multiple products and trying to find the space to store them. This also makes the wife and homemaker in me very happy! 

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Are you ready to learn about the 26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap? Come on in and let me tell you about them! 

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap 

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

Emergency Hair Cleanup 

If you or your kids get something greasy or sticky in your hair (hello, gum, my old friend), you can use Dawn to help clean it up.

Just put a little bit on your fingers and rub it into the gum or whatever is in there, and use your fingers or a comb to gently pull it out. 

Weed Killer 

One of the most interesting and simple ways to use Dawn is as a weed killer. 

Mix these three ingredients up together and you have homemade weed killer! You can spray it or pour directly onto the weeds. This is perfect if you have weeds growing through cracks in concrete. 

If you’re using it in a garden with other plants, be sure to avoid getting this mixture onto those plants, as it will kill everything, and that may not be what you want. 

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

Concrete De-Icer 

Using salt-based deicers on the driveway and sidewalk can damage the concrete over time. A safer substitute is this recipe. 

  • Hot Water, 1 gallon 
  • Rubbing Alcohol, 2 tablespoons 
  • Dawn Dish Soap, 2 teaspoons 

Mix this up in a bucket and pour over the frozen concrete areas. Not only will it melt, it will keep it from freezing over again. 

Clean Outdoor Furniture 

Outdoor furniture can get really dirty easily and look gross, especially if it is made of plastic. Simply mix some Dawn and warm water into a bucket and wipe down your outdoor furniture. Rinse with a hose or a clean bucket of water, and that’s it! 

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

Unclog Toilets 

If your toilet gets clogged, you don’t need expensive chemical products to fix it. Pour 1 cup of Dawn into the toilet and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. 

Once it has had time to sit, pour a bucket of hot (not boiling) water into the toilet, making sure it is a few feet above the toilet. Think pouring it from at least waist high on you. 

That’s it! That should do the trick. 

Clean Grease Spills 

Have an oil spot in your garage or driveway? First, clean the spill as much as you can. I like to use cat litter for this because it will absorb the excess. Speaking of cat litter, that is another great prepper item to have on hand for emergency toilets.

Then scrub the spill with some Dawn and warm water to remove the remainder of the spill. 

Defog Your Glasses 

If you wear glasses, you likely deal with the irritation of them fogging up at the worst times. To prevent this, rub a drop of Dawn on each lens of your glasses and wipe them clean. There will be a film left behind, that isn’t really noticeable, but it will keep your glasses from fogging up. 

Be sure that you are using a microfiber cloth to wipe your glasses because rough fabrics and paper towels can potentially scratch your glasses, and nobody wants that. Be gentle with your glasses. 

Hair Product Remover 

Hair products build up in your hair over time and don’t totally wash out. To help reduce this buildup, wash your hair with Dawn about once every four weeks or so. 

It is a safe way to remove the buildup from hair products, and you can condition normally after. 

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

Ant Killer 

I love that Dawn works as an ant killer instead of using chemical pesticides. 

All you need is 1-2 teaspoons of Dawn, water, and a spray bottle. Mix it up by shaking it, and spray any ants that you see on your countertops. 

Ants also tend to move around your home in groups. If you’ve ever followed an ant trail to find out where they are coming from, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. 

To prevent this, mix ½ a cup of Dawn with 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide and mix in a spray bottle. Spray wherever you’ve found ants. This is perfect for the floors and countertops. Leave the spray on for 10-15 minutes and then wipe away. This should prevent the ants from returning. 

Flea Killer 

Dawn works with killing fleas just like it does with ants! Use the exact same formula, 1-2 teaspoons of Dawn, water, and a spray bottle. 

Spray any flea-infested areas and let it sit for 30 minutes. That will kill the fleas. Then you can vacuum up their remains. Which sounds so gross. Kill the fleas, then clean up their bodies. 

You can also give your dog a bath and use Dawn as their shampoo if they have fleas. Be very careful to avoid getting soap into their eyes, and make sure you rinse them thoroughly. 

It is important to note that you should not use Dawn as a regular substitute for dog shampoo because it will dry their skin out and cause itching and discomfort. Only use this when they have fleas. 

If you have a cat with fleas, use a flea comb and pick the fleas out of their fur. Drop the fleas into a bowl of water with 3 teaspoons of Dawn in it, and that will kill them. 

Also note that while this is an excellent way to get rid of fleas, it is not good to use on ticks. That is a whole other ball of wax you don’t want to get into! Because in the case of ticks, Dawn will hurt more than it will help. 

While Dawn may make it easier to remove ticks, it also causes the tick to vomit. If the tick is carrying Lyme Disease, the vomiting will push the Lyme Disease into your pet’s bloodstream (or yours if you find a tick on yourself). Stick to just using Dawn for fleas and skip using it on ticks. 

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

Homemade Window Cleaner 

One of the best and easiest ways to use Dawn dish soap is to make a homemade window cleaner. You just need a quart of water, a drop or two of Dawn, and a spray bottle. 

Use this mixture just like you would your usual window cleaner. 

Find Tire Holes 

I’ve seen this one used at tire shops, so it makes perfect sense to do it at home too. 

If you suspect that one of your tires is leaking air due to a puncture, mix some Dawn and water into a spray bottle. Cover the tire with the mixture. If you see an area with bubbles, that is where the air is escaping from, and you can patch it up. 

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

Keep Away Houseplant Bugs 

Nobody wants to see bugs on their houseplants, right? I hate bugs in my house in general, but even more so on my plants. 

Put a few drops of Dawn in a spray bottle, fill it with water, and shake it up to mix. Then spray the leaves on your houseplants. 

Door Lubricant 

An easy way to fix a squeaky door is with a drop of Dawn! This is also great for the tracks on sliding glass doors, which is where I use it myself. 

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

Make Homemade Ice Packs 

Grab a gallon size Ziploc bag and fill it with Dawn. Freeze it until you’re ready to use it. Use it until it is melted, and then put it back in the freezer to freeze again. 

This will save you time and money because you have everything you need at home in an emergency. There is no need to run to the store for an ice pack. 

Manicure Enhancer 

This has absolutely nothing to do with prepping, but I found it interesting. One of the more surprising and interesting ways to use Dawn is as a way to improve your manicures. 

If you soak your fingers in a small bowl of Dawn and warm water for 5-10 minutes, you’ll soften your cuticles and remove oil from your nails. The lack of oil will make it easier for your nail polish to stick. 

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

Safe Plastic Pool Cleaner 

If you have kids or dogs, you probably have a plastic kiddie pool that you use in the summer to help keep everyone cool. Plus, babies and puppies like splashing. 

If you are in the habit of cleaning the pool with bleach, you likely already know that it isn’t going to last as long as it otherwise could. 

You can help to prolong the life of your plastic kiddie pool by using Dawn instead of bleach, because Dawn won’t weaken the plastic or cause it to break down and crack the same way that bleach does. It is a much more gentle yet effective way to clean the pool and saves you money because the pool will last longer. 

Catch Fruit Flies 

Fruit flies are seriously annoying. But then again, I think all bugs are annoying. 

To catch them, put a few drops of Dawn into a small container of white vinegar. Place the container wherever you’ve noticed fruit flies, which is most likely the kitchen. 

They’ll be attracted to the container by the vinegar. But will get stuck in the container because of the Dawn in it. You can then rinse the container out and wash them down the drain. 

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

First Aid for Poison Ivy 

If you or anyone in your household gets poison ivy, Dawn dish soap can help. 

Wash the affected area well with Dawn and cool water. This will help to remove any lingering oils from the poison ivy plant, which can stay active on the skin, under the nails, on clothes, and other surfaces for quite some time until it is cleaned. 

After washing all the oil away, cleaning the area with Dawn and warm water will help to soothe the itchy blisters. 

Other people have reported that washing with Dawn also helps to reduce the severity of the rash, and that helps to clear it up faster. 

The big thing here is using Dawn and not just any type of soap, because Dawn has the oil-fighting properties that many other soaps do not contain. Those other soaps will unfortunately just spread the poison ivy oil around as you wash, and that just makes it all worse. Nobody wants that. 

Grill Cleaner 

Another simple and frugal way to use Dawn is for cleaning your grill. Just put the cooled, greasy grill rack into a large bag that you can seal shut, like a trash bag, for example. Then pour a gallon of water and ½ cup of Dawn into the bag. 

Let it sit overnight and the next day, you can easily scrub your grill down with a wire brush, give it a good rinse, and you’re done. It is nice and clean, and you don’t have to spend any time scrubbing it. 

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

Keep Insects Out of the Garden 

Insects usually target the leaves of garden plants because that is what they feed on. 

  • Dawn Dish Soap, 1-2 tablespoons 
  • Vinegar, 1 cup 
  • Water, 2-3 cups, warm 

Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray the plants in your garden. Be sure to spray the leaves and the roots. 

Doing this will keep the insects from using your garden as their own personal buffet. 

Remove Stains from Clothes 

Nobody wants stained clothing. It is gross, and ugly. Just apply 2-3 drops of Dawn to the stained area and scrub it. 

After you scrub it, put it in the washer and wash normally. 

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

Clean Cabinets and Cupboards 

Greasy cabinets are caused by frequent cooking in the kitchen. It is also one of those things you don’t necessarily think about when cleaning, so it is really easy to end up with a buildup of ugly grease on the cabinet doors before you know it. 

Squeeze 4 drops of Dawn onto a damp sponge and wipe the cabinets down. Don’t scrub them hard, be gentle. Because you don’t want to damage the material and finish on them. 

By doing this your cabinets will look much cleaner and make the kitchen feel fresher than before. 

Clean Stainless Steel 

If you have kids, then you know how easily and frequently that stainless steel ends up with fingerprints on it. It looks horrible on the refrigerator, stove, microwave, and even the dishwasher. I think the refrigerator is the worst, just because it is the biggest and so easily noticed. 

Simply put a few drops of Dawn on a damp sponge, and scrub the troublesome areas. 

Wipe with a clean, damp cloth when you are done, and that should remove any fingerprints. 

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

Clean Carpet Stains 

Carpet stains are one of the ugliest types of stains because it just looks gross and dirty. I always wonder about anyone’s cleaning habits and how good they are when I see carpet stains. It feels like a direct reflection on cleaning habits, so this is a big one to me. 

Mix together 1 cup of Dawn and 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide. Spray the carpet stains and then clean it normally. It should take the stains out and make your carpet look as good as new. 

Clean Bathtubs and Showers 

Squeeze a few drops of Dawn into the bathtub or shower and use a brush or sponge to scrub the entire thing. Make sure to get rid of any dirt marks you notice, and it will make the inside of your bathtub and shower look fresh, clean, and brand new. 

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap Notes 

I love these 26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap because it means that I save money by using one product in multiple ways. This also saves me space because I’m not buying a ton of single-use products for the house. 

Knowing how to use things and make the most of what I have is one of the most valuable prepper skills, in my opinion. Have you enjoyed reading these 26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap?

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap Discussion 

Have these 26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap helped you? Do you have any other ways that you use Dawn that I missed? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

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26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
26 Amazing Uses for Dawn Dish Soap

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