How to use Dawn glass cleaner

Combine the ingredients in the spray bottle and spritz it onto the glass. Wipe clean with a dry cloth or paper towel.

Eliminate Oily stains on your clothes with dish soap

Dawn can clean your clothes and be used as a pre-laundry treatment. For the hard stains like lipstick, grease, and motor oil just put a little of the Dawn dish soap and lightly work it into the stain before you put in the washing machine. Wash as usual with the rest of your load.

Unclog your toilet with Dawn

Now you can skip those harsh cleaners to unclog your toilet. First, pour a cup full of Dawn dish soap directly into your toilet and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Next, after 15 minutes follow up with a bucket full of hot water and the toilet will unclog. This also works with shower drains that are clogged with hair. For best results combine this with a toilet plunger for super-clogged drains.

Repel pests with dish soap

Protect your plants and repel pests with this homemade bug spray. First, pour one drop of the dish soap and mix with water in a spray bottle. Make sure to mist your plants and spray on ants. Spray on roses to get rid of aphids or any plants that are plagued with creepy critters.

Wash your car with Dawn

You don’t need a fancy car soap to wash your car if you already have Dawn in your pantry. Simply squeeze a few tablespoons into a bucket and fill with warm soapy water. Wash your car and rinse with water.

Clean your feet with Dish soap

Are your feet looking worse for wear after working in the garden or playing outside with your kids? Do you suffer from issues like athletes foot or nail fungus?

Try dipping your feet in a warm foot bath of Dawn soap and hot water. Add epsom salts if you like to help soften your skin. Use a pumice stone to scrape off dead skin and hard callous.

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Clean fireplace brick

Mix together a half cup of Dawn and a half cup of salt. Add enough warm water to make it into a paste.

Rub it into the brick, let it dry (only takes about 10 minutes or so) and start scrubbing with a hard bristle brush.

When you’re all done, wipe the brick down with clean water and a sponge.

Clean stainless steel appliances

Put a little bit of Dawn dish soap on a damp, soft sponge. Squish it with your hand until it looks soapy. Starting at the top, wipe the fridge in the direction of the grain.

When you’re finished, rinse it off. Use a spray bottle of clean water and a clean sponge. After you are done, dry it off with paper towels. Make sure it’s totally dry or you’ll wind up with spotty stainless steel.

Clean oil off your driveway

Oil stains look so yucky on your driveway and the oil can leak into the drains and harm the environment. Cover the spots with kitty litter. Once most of it is absorbed, scoop and toss the litter and apply Dawn dish soap, and hot water. Scrub away with a hard bristled brush.

Remove stickers and labels

When you want to reuse a cute glass bottle but there is a big sticker on the front you can use Dawn to remove it.

Cover the sticker or sticker reside with Dawn and let it sit. After a few minutes the sticker and residue with slide right off. Use a scouring pad and hot water as well to get rid of stickers and labels if necessary.

De-ice your sidewalk

To make homemade sidewalk de-icer mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon of warm water. Pour this mixture over your walkways. This will keep them from refreezing in the winter.

What did I miss? Leave your best alternative uses for Dawn dish soap in the comments!

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  1. Diane DeRemer says

    What wonderful ideas for Dawn. I have used Dawn for years and love it, just did not know about all the useful things it could be used for. Was aware of some of them. Thanks so much for sharing. Can’t wait to share with some of my friends too. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • adrienne says

      Thanks Diane! Let me know if you come up with any more creative uses that I can add to the list!

  2. Diane Anna says

    I have one more use for Dawn. After working in the yard and possibly being exposed to poison Ivy, take a shower and wash off with a little Dawn soap. It cuts the oils from poison Ivy before it, hopefully, spreads. Follow up with your regular Body wash, because it will dry out your skin.

  3. Andrea K Wagner says

    great ideas . unfortunately . I have an allergy . to a componet of dawn . so
    protect my skin when using this .

    • adrienne says

      Too bad. A lot of these ideas will work work with other soap brands so maybe try them with one that is safe for you to use.

  4. IVONNE says

    I wish i can pin this article or be able to share it on fb. Thanks for the ideas.

    • adrienne says

      If you click on the social sharing button you can share directly with facebook, pinterest or twitter 🙂

  5. Tudy says

    The article headline said how to clean tile grout but I didn’t see anything about that in the article.