45 Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
Most of us have a whole bottle of Dawn dish soap sitting in the cabinet. However, do you know how powerful that bottle of dish soap is? In my opinion, it’s more powerful than most cleaning agents in the house. If you have one bottle of Dawn Dish Soap, then you certainly can find many uses for it. I think my favorite uses for Dawn are removing pet stains and cleaning my jewelry. Most of the time, you can pick up a bottle of this brand-name dish soap for under $6! Continue reading so you can discover these 45 uses for Dawn Dish Soap!
45 Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
- Removing stains: Mix equal parts of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid soap and hydrogen peroxide, apply to the stain-affected area, and let sit for 30 minutes before washing.
- Cleaning makeup brushes: Mix Dawn soap with water and gently wash your brushes.
- Cleaning carpets: Mix Dawn dish soap with warm water in a spray bottle and spray on the carpet. Let sit for several minutes before blotting with a clean towel.
- Removing hair dye stains: Take Dawn and baking soda, apply to the stained area, and scrub with a toothbrush.
- Cleaning tile grout on floor tile: Take equal parts of Dawn and white vinegar, apply to the grout, and scrub with a brush. Great shower cleaner for those shower walls (see #11 in the second section)!
- Cleaning blinds: Mix a few drops of Dawn dish soap with warm water and gently clean your blinds with a cloth.
- Cleaning toilets: Add 2-3 tablespoons of Dawn soap to your full toilet tank then scrub with a brush and let sit overnight. Flush the tank the next day. For toilet bowls, you can use the same amount of Dawn, depending on how dirty and the size of the bowl. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes then scrub it with a brush. If the bowl is really dirty you might want to try a stronger version, Blue Dawn.
- Removing grease stains from clothing: Apply a pint-sized amount of Dawn dish soap to the stained area, let sit for a few minutes, and wash.
- Cleaning shower doors: You will need to mix a teaspoon or two of Dawn dish soap with a gallon of water and use a sponge to clean your shower doors. Don’t make the water so hot it burns your hands.
- Cleaning car upholstery: Mix a few drops of soap with warm water and use a sponge to clean your car upholstery.
- Removing oil stains from concrete: Mix the two teaspoons in a bucket of hot water and scrub the stained area on your sidewalk or driveway with a brush.
- Removing pet stains: Mix Dawn dish soap with hydrogen peroxide and apply it to the stained area. Let sit for a few minutes before blotting with a clean towel.
- Cleaning outdoor furniture: Take Dawn dish soap with warm water and use a sponge to clean your outdoor furniture.
- Cleaning windows: Go ahead and mix a small amount of the soap with warm water and use a squeegee to clean your windows.
- Cleaning leather: You are going to need a little bit of Dawn soap with warm water and use a soft cloth to clean your leather furniture. Be sure to rinse any residue.
- Removing wallpaper: You will need to mix a wee bit of dish soap with warm water and spray it on your wallpaper. Let sit for a few minutes before removing.
- Cleaning jewelry: Mix a little Dawn with warm water and use a toothbrush to clean your jewelry.
- Removing gum from hair: Apply a tiny amount of dish soap to the gum, let sit for a few minutes, and then comb out. Be sure to shampoo the hair afterward to get the dish soap out.
- Cleaning shower curtains: Take Dawn and warm water and use a sponge to clean your shower curtains.
- Cleaning grills: Mix Dawn dish soap with warm water and scrub your grill with a stiff brush.
More Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
As a head’s up, a lot of the cleaning involves using Dawn and adding warm water in this section. You need warm water because it helps to loosen up the stains and makes cleaning a little easier!
- Removing grease from concrete: See #11 above for oil and grease.
- Cleaning combs and hair brushes: Mix Dawn dish soap with warm water and soak the combs and brushes in the solution.
- Removing labels: Take a small amount of Dawn soap and add warm water to soak the labeled item in the solution. The label should peel off easily.
- Cleaning walls: You are going to put a little amount of Dawn and warm water and use a sponge to clean your walls.
- Cleaning stainless steel appliances: Take a little soap and warm water and use a soft cloth to clean your stainless steel appliances.
- Removing grease from kitchen cabinets: Mix a small amount of Dawn soap with water and use a sponge to clean your kitchen cabinets.
- Cleaning yoga mats: Mix a small amount of Dawn soap with warm water and use a sponge to clean your yoga mat.
- Removing stains from concrete: Take Dawn with warm water and scrub the stained area with a brush.
- Cleaning baseball, golf, and other caps: Mix a small amount of dish soap with warm water and use a sponge to clean your baseball caps.
- Removing crayon marks: Apply Dawn dish soap to the marked area and scrub with a toothbrush.
- Cleaning shower tiles: Mix Dawn warm water and use a sponge to clean your shower tiles.
- Cleaning plastic toys: Mix Dawn with warm water and use a sponge to clean your plastic toys.
- Removing coffee stains from clothing: Apply Dawn dish soap to the stained area, let sit for a few minutes, and then wash.
- Cleaning pet brushes: Mix a small amount of dish soap with water and gently wash your brushes.
- Removing glue from surfaces: Mix a wee amount of the dish soap with warm water and scrub the glued surface with a brush.
- Cleaning keyboards: Mix a small amount of dish soap with warm water and use a cotton swab to clean your keyboard.
- Removing oil stains from almost anything: Mix a small amount of Dawn with warm water and scrub the stained area with a brush.
- Cleaning grease off of tools: Mix a dinky amount of Dawn with water and use a sponge to clean your tools.
- Cleaning the inside of your refrigerator: Take Dawn with warm water and use a sponge to clean the inside of your fridge.
- Use as an all-purpose cleaner: This mixture can be used to clean countertops, sinks, and even floors. Simply mix equal parts of Dawn, vinegar, and baking soda with warm water and use a sponge or cloth to clean the desired surface. This natural cleaning solution is effective and eco-friendly, making it a great alternative to harsh chemical cleaners.
Even More Uses for Dawn Dish Soap
- Removing sap from clothing: Apply a wee bit of Dawn to the sap, let sit for a few minutes, and wash.
- Cleaning vinyl floors: You will need to mix a small amount of dish soap with warm water and use a sponge to clean your vinyl floors.
- Removing ink stains: Apply a tiny amount of Dawn to the stained area, let it sit for a few minutes, and wash.
- Cleaning ceramic tile floors: Use a wee little bit of dish soap with warm water and use a sponge to clean your ceramic tile floors.
- Removing mildew stains: Mix a small amount of dish soap and warm water and scrub the stained area with a brush.
- Clean your eyeglasses: Mix a small drop or two with some warm water and your glasses are clear as can be!
Can you use Dawn soap as an insect repellant?
To kill insects on your plants put two and a half tablespoons of the Dawn soap and the same amount of vegetable oil in soft water and spray the mixture on your plants. Be sure to use the soap version without bleach so as not to kill the plant itself. It should kill all kinds of bugs, ants, spider mites, aphids, fleas, and other pests.
Will Dawn soap kill weeds in my garden?
You can kill most weeds in your yard safely by mixing one part Dawn soap with one part vinegar (apple cider vinegar works great) and two parts of water. Spray the mixture on the leaves of the weeds.
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Dawn dish soap is much more than just a dishwashing liquid. It’s a versatile and effective cleaning product that can be used for a wide range of household cleaning tasks. From removing stains to cleaning carpets, windows, and even fish tanks, Dawn is a cleaning powerhouse that can tackle almost any mess. With these 45 uses for dawn dish soap, you can save money and reduce the use of harsh chemical cleaners in your home. So, next time you need to clean something, don’t reach for a specialized cleaner, try using Dawn instead and see how effective it can be! May God Bless this World, Linda
12 thoughts on “45 Uses for Dawn Dish Soap”
I use Dawn dish soap anytime I have gotten into poison Ivy. It removes the oils from the skin. I use a heavy duty moisturizer afterwards.
Hi Janet, wow, I’m glad you found a solution for poison ivy!! Yikes! Linda
I use only Blue Dawn. It is the best for any type of cleaning, etc. mentioned in your article. Recently I read that a bridge in Utah was moved into place by pouring quite a few gallons of Blue Dawn into the supports to help them move better as they were placing them onto the new bridge. With all of the ones you mentioned, I am sure many more are out there, too. This is really good stuff!
Hi Cheryl, I had not heard that about the bridge, love it! WOW! I only buy the blue Dawn as well! Linda
There are literally so many uses for Dawn Dish Soap! I use it for almost everything in my house.
Hi Jess, it’s amazing all the things we can use Dawn Liquid Soap for!!! Linda
You know Linda I sat a bottle of dawn in front of my windows and it didn’t do a thing.
Seriously though great list.
HI June, now I have the giggles, “it didn’t do a thing”, love it! Glad you like the list! Linda
Dawn and warm water to clean eye glasses. Only thing that gets the facial oils off. Another great post!
Hi Marilynne, oh my gosh I need to add that one! That’s how I clean my glasses!! Thank you!! Linda
Linda, what great tips. i knew a few of them but I’m saving this article for future reference when I need to clean stuff.
Hi Ray, thank you for your kind words, my friend. I need to add the clean the glasses with it! Linda