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10 Genius Ways to Use Dawn (That You Probably Didn't Know About)

Written by Grace & Silas
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While there are plenty of great brand names that you can find at your local grocery store, let’s just focus on Dawn dish soap today. Known as one of the best options for cleaning dishes, it can be a must have for many households.

But if you think that they’re just great for your kitchen, then you should definitely check out the hacks down below. Dawn isn’t jut limited to your dishes but making your life a bit easier too. These are tips and tricks that are easy and practical and have great results. So check them out and let me know what you think!

You can easily get Dawn here if you don’t have any in the house!

Remove Hair Product Build-up

Sometimes, the hair products you use over time can make your hair dull and dry, and even grow a build up when not thoroughly washed out. So to easily fix this, try using Dawn as an alternative shampoo once a month and remove all the build-up of styling products without any damage.

Homemade Carpet Stain Remover

Before you throw out your stained carpet, give it a nice bath and make it look new again. All you need to do is mix 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide with 1/4 cup of original blue formula Dawn dish soap. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and use it to spray away those nasty carpet stains.

Sparkling Windows

Ditch the expensive store-bought window cleaners and opt for a cheaper yet more effective homemade cleaner. Just mix 3 drops of Dawn dish soap in 1 gallon of water and fill a spray bottle with the solution.

Spray and wipe your window down and they’ll look amazing!

DIY Ant Killer

If you’re having a hard time getting rid of all the ants at home, then try putting a teaspoon or two of the Dawn dish soap in a spray bottle full of water, mix it up by shaking it around, and spray as needed.

Sidewalk De-Icer

Ice on your walkway can easily hurt your and sometimes break a bone. So to easily de-ice them, just mix a teaspoon of Dawn dish soap with a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol and a half gallon of warm water. Pour this over your steps and sidewalks and they won’t refreeze even if the temperature drops below zero.

Comb and Brush Deep Cleaner

In addition to your hair care, consider washing your comb and hair brushes in a mixture of Dawn, a bit of borax, and warm water in a sink. Soak them for about half an hour and then rinse them clean. They’ll look new, clean, and will be better for your hair.

Automotive Tool Degreaser

After cleaning your car, clean up the greasy tools that you’ve used in warm water and add a drop of Dawn. Let them soak for a while and rinse them clean after. Don’t forget to dry them well so that they don’t rust.

Clean Outdoor Furniture

Clean your outdoor furniture by simply mixing a little Dawn with some warm water. Wipe down your porch or patio furniture and rinse after. This homemade cleaner is simple and a great way to save money and keep things non-toxic.

Toilet Unclogger

Compared to expensive and chemical based toilet unclogging products, Dawn dishwashing liquid works so much better and is definitely cheaper. It has an essential property that breaks down oils and other materials that effectively removes clogs.

Pet-Friendly Flea Killing Bath

What I love the most about Dawn dish soap is that it’s pet-friendly. You can add a bit to your pet’s bath and scrub those fleas away. It’s safe, help kill those pests, make your pet smell great, and is much cheaper than expensive dog shampoos.


Dawn doesn’t just have to be used for dishes. It can help you out with so much more in your home. And with these ten tips and tricks from the list above, you can go beyond washing dishes and make life a bit simpler (also, you’ll be able to save a lot more money). So give them a try and let me know what you think!

Now if you have any questions, feel free to ask me in the comments down below! I’d love to help you out!

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Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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