Cleaning

7 Reasons Why You Should Use Dawn Dish Soap

If you are familiar with cleaning grease off dishes then Dawn dish soap is probably your best friend. Although, there are many choices for dishwashing detergent nothing stands out like Dawn.

Thankfully, Dawn is amazing with cleaning pots, pans, flatware, and dishes. Did I mention it cuts grease? So why is Dawn so important?

Dawn Dish Soap Facts

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Let’s go back to 1989 at the site of Exxon Valdez spill at Prince William Sound, Alaska. As 11 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Pacific ocean only one dish soap saved many animals trapped in the thick oil. Yes, Dawn dish soap was the soap to save many birds and seals.

In fact, the ingredients are so effective that it removed the grease and never harmed the birds or their skin. Dawn is so important that it effectively raises money for many wildlife groups.

However, Dawn has many other amazing ways that make it stand out as the best dish soap. There are many uses and ways Dawn is effective.

See how gross this pan is?  Yeah it’s disgusting.

Dawn dish soap cuts grease.

With just a few drops of blue dawn dish soap, it will look like new in no time.

There’s way more to blue Dawn dish soap than what you would normally think, though.

7 Reasons why you should use Dawn Dish soap

Now here are 7 awesome things you can do with blue Dawn dish soap beyond just cleaning your dishes.

Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid Dish Soap (4x19oz) + Non-Scratch Sponge (2ct), Original Scent (Packaging May Vary), Combo pack

1. Homemade Bubbles

If you are washing dishes I’m sure you have seen the bubbles. Guess what if you mix ½ cup of ultra Dawn, 1/2 gallon of warm water, and 1 tablespoon of white Karo syrup you get big homemade bubbles.

2. Multi-purpose household cleaner

Who knew Dawn could clean your house? One drop of Dawn soap in 8 ounces of water is perfect for cleaning sinks, bathroom counters, bathtubs, and toilets. Lastly, it’s the best cleaner since baking soda.

For a super clean, mix baking soda with enough Dawn dish soap to make a paste.  Meet your new favorite everything cleaner! 

3. Use as dog shampoo 

Did you know that Dawn kills fleas on contact? Thankfully, it’s less expensive and is safe to use on your dogs.                                                                                                                                                                A bottle of Dawn dish soap

4. Glass cleaner

Dawn works amazing when cleaning your windows. In fact, you can also use it to clean your eyeglasses.

5. Oily stains on your clothes

Just like baking soda Dawn can clean your clothes. For the hard stains like lipstick, grease, and motor oil just put a little of the Dawn dish soap and scrub lightly into the stain and wash.

This is my go to when I get oil on my clothes while I’m cooking!

6. Unclogging toilets 

Now you can bypass 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.

7. Repels insects and ants

This is the safe way to protect your plants and repel a trail of ants. 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. Yes, you will eliminate those pests. 

These are just seven of the most awesome household uses around for blue Dawn dish soap.  While Dawn makes many colors, scents, and varieties, my favorite is the original with the pictures of the animals on it.

Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid Dish Soap, Refill Size, original scent 112 Fl Oz (Pack of 2)

I’ll buy big gallons like this and re-fill smaller bottles, or put them in a dish soap dispenser.

Cleaning-7 Reasons Why You Should Use Dawn Dish Soap--The Organized Mom

SOURCES:

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2014/03/the-exxon-valdez-oil-spill-25-years-ago-today/100703/

 

https://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/uses-for-dawn-dish-soap

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127999735

 

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Vonda Mone'

A freelance writer, volunteer, traveler, and most important job being a single mother. Nothing is more important than sharing advice and collaborating with other mothers about what is best for our children while inspiring other mothers with positive encouragement. I am glad to be a voice and find solutions to those unpredictable life situations.