8 Dawn Dish Soap Hacks You Might Not Know About

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First off, I’d like to thank everyone who entered my recent giveaway with Westwood Falls. If you are curious about who won, you can check that out here.

Now, let’s get started. I LOVE Dawn dishwashing liquid. It’s like a miracle ingredient around our busy house. Everyone already knows it’s great for washing dishes, but did you know Dawn has many other cool uses? Here are just a few of my favorite Dawn hacks to make your life a little easier.

1: Make Quick And Easy Ice Packs

Mix water and Dawn in a sandwich bag and toss it in the freezer. The soap prevents the water from freezing completely, making the perfect flexible ice pack to grab for those occasional bumps and bruises.

2: Kill Fleas On Your Pet And In Your Carpet

Dawn is great for killing fleas, and a lot less harsh than other traditional flea treatments. You can give your pet a bath by adding half a cup to a cup of Dawn to the water and have your pet sit for 5 minutes. Give them a good scrub and rinse, and then comb through their coat to remove any remaining fleas. Additionally, you can mix up a solution of water and Dawn in a spray bottle and treat your carpets too!

3: Remove Stickers, Labels, And Glue Residue

Rub some Dawn on that stubborn sticky surface, let it sit, and you’ll be able to remove the residue with ease.

4: Unclog Tub, Shower, And Sink Drains

Pour about half a cup of Dawn into the clogged drain and wait 30 minutes. Flush with boiling water and watch the clog disappear!

5: Fix Squeaky Door Hinges

All out of WD-40? No problem! You can lubricate squeaky door hinges, wheels, tracks, and more with a little Dawn.

6: Defend Houseplants From Bugs And Flies

I love using Dawn as a first line of defense when it comes to my plants. I put several drops in a spray bottle, add water, and mist my plants once a week with the solution. Not only does it prevent and kill pests like mealybugs, gnats, and spider mites, it keeps your plants dust free and happy!

7: Remove Carpet Stains

This one is incredibly useful for those of us who have pets and/or kids, or anyone who wants nice looking carpets. Mix up a solution of hydrogen peroxide and original Dawn, and spray it on the stain. It won’t discolor your carpet and even removes odors!

8: Remove Oil And Car Grime From Skin

My husband actually discovered this one. Usually after doing an oil change or other work on our vehicles, he uses a specialty cleaner to remove the grease, grit, and oil that gets on his hands and arms. Last time he decided to grab the Dawn I keep on the sink instead and was very impressed at how easily and quickly he was able to clean up. It cuts grease like a charm!

Right now, Amazon has a nice deal on 4 19oz bottles of Dawn Original plus a 2 pack of their sponges for under $14! If you choose subscribe and save, the price is even lower.

Is Dawn a staple in your household? What other Dawn hacks do you love?

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