Multiple uses for Dawn
Don’t you love products that great for multiple tasks? I know I do. I refuse to spend money on any kind of gadget or product that only does one thing, when I can use something else to do that one thing and more. That’s why I love Dawn dishwashing soap. It’s perfect for dishes and greasy pots and pans, but do you know that it does a whole lot more? Check out these 10 uses for Dawn dishwashing soap that you may not know about.
1.Got a clogged toilet? Pour half a cup of Dawn into the toilet, let it sit for 20 minutes and then pour a bucket of very hot water into the toilet. Your clog should now be cleared!
2.Exposed to Poison Ivy? Wash the affected areas ASAP with Dawn to cut through the oil from the plant which can spread the rash.
3.Mix 12 ounces of vinegar and 12 ounces of hot water in a spray bottle with 5 drops of Dawn. Use it to clean countertops, shower tiles, sinks and shower doors. This is great if you have soap scum buildup in the shower.
4.If you have very oily skin, use a couple of drops of Dawn to wash your face. It’s cheaper than most special face washes for oily skin and it’s very gentle. This is a great tip if you have teens that have trouble with oily skin and acne.
5.Dawn is known for cutting through grease very well.It works the same way for hair. Once a month use Dawn instead of your regular shampoo to help remove excess oil. It will also remove the residue of any products that you use in your hair. Dawn is mild and gentle so it won’t dry out your hair and scalp.
6.Do you know that when there is an oil spill, the wildlife workers use Dawn to wash the birds that are covered in oil? Dawn is a powerful grease remover so if your garage floor or driveway has any oil stains you can scrub it with Dawn and hot water to remove the stain. This also works for oily stains on clothing; use Dawn as a pretreater before putting the items in the washer.
7. If you rub a drop of Dawn into the lenses of your eyeglasses it will leave a thin film that will keep your glasses from fogging up.
8.Make homemade bubbles for the kids with 1/2 cup Ultra Dawn, 1/2 gallon warm water and 1 tablespoon of glycerin or White Karo syrup. Stir the mixture very gently and then skim off the foam from the top. Give the kids bubble wands and they are ready to go. This is so much cheaper then buying those bubble refill jugs.
9.Dawn kills fleas. Wash your pets and their bedding with Dawn to get rid of any unwelcome visitors!
10.Do your doors have annoying squeaky hinges? Lubricate them with Dawn instead of WD-40 to get rid of the squeak.
As you can see, Dawn is an inexpensive product that is so versatile. Try some of these other ways to use Dawn and you will see it’s not just for dishes anymore! There are so many uses for Dawn.
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July 11, 2014 @ 8:14 am
I am really excited to try most of these. The only one I think I couldn’t do is replace my shampoo!
June 30, 2018 @ 9:26 pm
LOL, I’ve been washing my hair with blue Dawn for over a decade. I have long thick, hair and it is super healthy and doesn’t require any conditioner! My hair is never tangled like it used to be after using shampoo. Whenever I went to get a haircut, the hairdresser couldn’t believe how healthy my hair was and she was very surprised when I told her what I used!
July 11, 2014 @ 11:18 am
I haven’t heard of some of those. Dawn has some great uses
July 11, 2014 @ 12:02 pm
What a ton of great uses for Dawn! I learned a lot reading this post. I love the bubble recipe!
July 11, 2014 @ 12:33 pm
We use it for (#8) making bubbles. The bubbles last longer for the kids and are larger than regular bubbles you buy at the store. I’ll need to try #3 with the Dawn and vinegar. Thanks!
Donna M. Clark
July 11, 2014 @ 1:38 pm
I like some of these tips. I knew about the oil spills having Dawn to clean up the wildlife,and I think that is a part of why I use Dawn exclusively.
July 11, 2014 @ 3:27 pm
I definitely use Dawn for my hair for when it gets too greasy! It works well in place of a clarifying shampoo if one is in a tight spot. I recommend using a good conditioner near the tips of your hair to prevent it from becoming itchy, though.
July 11, 2014 @ 5:42 pm
I love the suds that I get when I use Dawn dish detergent. They last a long time and my hands always feel softer.
July 11, 2014 @ 7:46 pm
Oh my gosh I knew about the fleas on dogs and that cuts grease but never knew you could unclog things or even use it on oily skin how awesome. thank you for sharing!
July 11, 2014 @ 9:34 pm
It is truly amazing what all Dawn can do besides clean your dishes. Thank you for this great list!
July 12, 2014 @ 1:29 am
I have actually used Dawn for all those things! It is awesome! Wouldn’t buy anything else!
July 12, 2014 @ 2:43 am
Wow, I would love to try these out!
July 12, 2014 @ 3:11 am
I am definitely going to try this on my glasses. I can’t stand them getting dirty! Thanks for all the great tips!
July 12, 2014 @ 3:37 am
I LOVE Dawn Dish Soap… Our Cat somehow jumped into A Barrel of Oil somewhere & We used dawn dish soap to wash Her… Bathing Her WAS NOT Easy, but Needless to away, It Worked pretty Well, also Took Her to The Vet (She Was Fine)… But, Dawn Dish Soap Works Great for Cutting Grease… Even Motor Oil…
July 12, 2014 @ 8:19 am
I do 7 out of 10 of these already
July 12, 2014 @ 1:37 pm
I have always uswd Dawn. It cuts grease and cleans everything in one wash.
July 12, 2014 @ 2:10 pm
I use Dawn detergent for all sorts of things also. Other than dishes that is even as a laundry pretreater for greasy stains.
July 12, 2014 @ 5:08 pm
Great tips! Some of these I’ve never heard of. We have a couple squeaky doors/cupboards, I will have to try use Dawn on them to get rid of the squeak.
July 12, 2014 @ 6:36 pm
Love the stuff
July 12, 2014 @ 9:02 pm
I’m going to try Dawn on squeaky doors… great idea.
July 13, 2014 @ 12:26 am
It’s so amazing what Dawn can do! I used it on my cats for fleas and it sure did work!
July 13, 2014 @ 12:32 am
I knew I loved Dawn, but I had no idea it could unclog toilets!
July 13, 2014 @ 3:09 am
man, I get poison ivy every year-great and cheap way to help wash it off before it spreads. thanks
July 13, 2014 @ 10:38 pm
It’s the best stain remover for laundry I’ve found
July 14, 2014 @ 2:58 pm
These are great tips! I’ll use it to prevent poison ivy next time!
July 14, 2014 @ 9:35 pm
I have used Dawn on my dog for killing fleas. It worked great! I was so happy I knew about this, because my dog gets deathly sick from any flea treatments.
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July 15, 2014 @ 1:37 pm
You can also use it to kill stink bugs! I’d capture one with toilet paper, throw it in the toilet, squirt a little Dawn on it, and flush. The Dawn disables it so it can’t swim back up and crawl out! Gross, but true.
July 15, 2014 @ 8:03 pm
We use Dawn to bathe our dogs in! Vet recommended, just make sure you condition them with whatever conditioner you have on hand afterwards!
July 19, 2014 @ 12:25 am
Thanks for all the wonderful tips. I love Dawn and this even makes it better. Didn’t know a lot of these things.
July 19, 2014 @ 2:36 am
There are quite a few that I haven’t heard before. Good read.
July 19, 2014 @ 11:18 pm
I had absolutely no idea that Dawn could do some of the things you have listed. I can’t wait to give it a try on our squeeky back door. If it works, and I’m the one that fixes it, my husband may faint.
July 20, 2014 @ 4:43 pm
We use Dawn for everything at my house!! I even make a spray for the plants to kill the little aphids and other buggies
July 20, 2014 @ 11:34 pm
Our household already uses Dawn but not all the products shown above. I will look for them next time I shop for dishwashing soap and give them a try!
July 21, 2014 @ 2:18 am
Great ideas on how to use Dawn!
July 21, 2014 @ 5:53 pm
I use this stuff ALL THE TIME, but I learned some other uses here! Thanks for sharing.
July 21, 2014 @ 7:45 pm
I like using Dawn as it works best on dirty stinky utensils. i like the way it works and all all the bad odor just gets away after one wash.
July 22, 2014 @ 12:06 pm
I am going to have to try these out. Thanks for sharing!
Everyday Living with Chrys
July 22, 2014 @ 2:17 pm
What a great list! Pinned! I purchased a small thing of Dawn last week. Next week husband and kiddo will be at church camp so I will be doing a lot of cleaning. I have hard water stains and white floors in the kitchen that even bleach has issues with cleaning. I have a list of things to try with Dawn and now I just added some more!
July 22, 2014 @ 9:30 pm
I only use Dawn and have loved it for years. It really is a great jewelry cleaner too. Thanks for the tips!
Anne Marie Carter
July 23, 2014 @ 12:53 am
My husband only likes to use Dawn because he says that it cleans better than other similar products.
July 23, 2014 @ 1:51 am
I just bought some today because I read that it works wonders on a whirlpool tub including the jets. I am so glad to read that it works for bathing dogs as well! All the dog shampoos I have tried in the past smell terrible, so this will be a great alternative. Thanks!
July 23, 2014 @ 7:11 pm
i love dawn i use it on my husband work shirts and takes stain s right off and on my dishes wouldnt change dawn for anything
July 25, 2014 @ 1:21 am
These are some awesome tips! I’m going to have make sure I always have Dawn in the house. I like the unclog the toilet. Thank you for sharing all these cool tips 🙂
July 25, 2014 @ 1:27 am
Wow! I had no idea Dawn had so many uses! I’m seriously in awe. Thanks so much for linking up! Pinning this one for sure.
July 25, 2014 @ 2:53 am
I had no idea Dawn had so many uses! This is such a great list. I’m really interested to try some of these. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.
July 25, 2014 @ 3:35 am
I have always been a big fan of Dawn, mostly due to it works and its reasonable with it price. I have heard of many of these uses for Dawn and actually have used it for many things other than just washing dishes. Thanks for sharing.
July 26, 2014 @ 4:54 am
I have used Dawn for cleaning for quite a while now but you have some great tips I have never heard of! I love #7 …. when I open the dishwasher or oven it takes a bit to clear up and my kids think it’s quite funny;0)
January 23, 2015 @ 10:43 pm
Thanks for sharing all of these great uses for Dawn. We always use that brand because it is so great to cut the grease on dishes and clothing stains!
March 5, 2016 @ 3:20 pm
I was a mechanic on trucks came home like grease pig every night. Used Dawn because it cut Grease but after a while using it everyday it broke my skin out in to sores thought it was diesel oil but it was the dawn!!!
March 22, 2016 @ 2:29 am
these are brilliant!! I need to stock up on Dawn!!
April 25, 2016 @ 1:08 am
Blue Dawn is my favorite to use on stains.
April 25, 2016 @ 1:18 am
I have totally done the bubbles one, however I NEVER knew it could unclog a toilet. No joke we just took our toilet apart yesterday because the kids clogged it up.