There are many alternative uses for Dawn Dish Soap. Yes, you can use it for washing your dishes but it’s also useful for a ton of remedies around the home and garden. You can rid your pets of fleas, kill weeds, wash your hair, wash your car and make bubbles for your kids with soap. Read on to learn the many alternative uses for Dawn Dish Soap.
Table of contents
- What makes Dawn Dish Soap so great?
- Should you use Dawn on your pets to get rid of fleas?
- Can you use Dawn to wash your hair?
- Can you use Dawn Dish Soap to wash your face?
- Make Bubbles for your kids
- Can you mix Dawn Dish Soap with Vinegar?
- DIY Ice pack with Dawn Dish Soap
- Make a Glass Cleaner
- Eliminate Oily stains on your clothes with dish soap
- Unclog your toilet with Dawn
- Repel pests with dish soap
- Wash your car with Dawn
- Clean your feet with Dish soap
- Clean fireplace brick
- Clean stainless steel appliances
- Clean oil off your driveway
- Remove stickers and labels
- De-ice your sidewalk
What makes Dawn Dish Soap so great?
Dawn is a degreasing soap. The reason it works so well for cleaning dishes is because it cuts through the grease and leaves your pots and pans sparkling clean. The surfactants in Dawn are bio degradable so it is generally safe for the environment.
Dawn dish soap has been used to help clean animals who have been affected by oil spills. The soap was gentle on the birds and cleaned off the oil without hurting them.
Should you use Dawn on your pets to get rid of fleas?
This is one of the more controversial uses for Dawn. Yes, washing your pet with the dish soap will get rid of fleas on your pets, however it will dry out their skin if you use it too often.
Dawn dish soap kills fleas in two ways. The first way is that it strips the fleas of their wax coat making their exoskeletons vulnerable. The second way dish soap is effective at killing fleas is that it changes the surface tension of water, allowing the fleas to no longer repel the water and to instead sink down into it thus killing them by suffocation.
Only use Dawn as a flea treatment a few times per year and make sure you are treating your dogs and cats with flea medication from your vet. If you continue to have flea problems you will need to treat your home and yard to control fleas.
Can you use Dawn to wash your hair?
Yes you can- but should you? And why would you want to?
Using Dawn to wash your hair can be helpful when you have something nasty in your hair that requires something a little stronger than regular shampoo.
Get sticky goop out of your kid’s hair
Have your kids put something gross and sticky in their hair? Use Dawn to help clean it out.
Fade hair dye with Dawn
Dawn can help fade hair dye quickly, so if you accidentally screwed up your DIY hair dye, use the dish soap to wash your hair a couple times to help strip out the color.
Clean hair product buildup from your hair and scalp
Once a month use Dawn dish soap as you would shampoo. It will remove excess oil from your hair and scalp and strip away any build-up of styling products without any damage. Do this once a month and you won’t need to buy an expensive clarifying shampoo from the salon.
Clean your hairbrush
Dawn makes a great cleaner for hair brushes. If you have oily hair, wash your hair brush every few weeks with dish soap to deep clean your brush bristles.
Can you use Dawn Dish Soap to wash your face?
You can, but there are probably a lot better things to wash your face with.
The same issues that apply to washing your hair also apply to washing your face. If you are going to do it, do it infrequently and gently otherwise you can dry out your skin.
If your skin is super oily and acne prone then washing with Dawn once per week, max, can help you get control of your oily, acne prone skin.
Make Bubbles for your kids
You can make amazing bubbles that kids will love to play with this summer with a few simple ingredients.
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