The Many Uses of Dishwashing Liquid

Blue is a color of depth and stability! It may remind you of the boldness of the heavens, as well as the cleanliness of the water. It symbolizes truth and trust, confidence, and intelligence.  In 1972, Proctor and Gamble released a dishwashing liquid called “Dawn.”  Today, we recognize the “original Dawn” not just from the coloring, but the smell.  For over 47 years, users didn’t know how the terms “depth” and “stability” would impact more than just kitchenware.  Let us count the ways blue is heaven-sent!


Carpet Stains:  No need to buy another product; combine ¼ cup of white vinegar and 1 tablespoon of Dawn in a spray bottle.  Fill the rest of the container with water.  After spraying liberally, let the liquid permeate the fabric for five minutes before blotting dry.

Unclog a Toilet:  Pour one cup of blue liquid into the bowl and allow to sit for 15 minutes; then, add a bucket of hot water from waist high.

Add a Shine to Your Bathtub: Buckets and bottles are not necessary.  Add a squirt of dish soap and baking soda to your wet sponge and start scrubbing.

Eliminate Laundry Stains:  Allow just a dot of Dawn to penetrate the stain for approximately 10 minutes before scrubbing with water.  The best situation is to toss it into a load for washing.

Clean a Broom:  Why throw away a perfectly useful cleaning tool?  Try an hour’s soak in warm water and a few drops of dish soap.  The same method works well with dustpans, too.

Trap for Fruit Flies and Gnats:  In a juice glass, combine two tablespoons of red wine vinegar with a half-teaspoon of Dawn.  Stir slowly to prevent bubbles, and cover with plastic wrap.  Poke a hole in the center for the pests to enter.

Degrease Kitchen Cabinets:  A bowl of warm water with a few drops of Dawn serves many purposes, including the stains on cabinetry.

Degrease Range Hood:  In a sink full of boiling soapy water with a sprinkle of baking soda, soak the screen for a minimum of 30 minutes.  Afterward, use a brush to scrub the dirt from the mesh.

Glass top Range:  The enzymes within the soap ease the time and exertion of scrubbing; therefore, begin with spreading a thin layer of Dawn followed by a sprinkle of baking soda.  Lightly mist the surface with hydrogen peroxide.  Once the mixture rests for 10 minutes, use a sponge to lift the grime.  It is wise to use a damp, clean cloth to remove the excess mixture.


Make an Ice-Pack:  Fill a quarter of a quart bag with Dawn and place it into the freezer.  The soap will transition into a pliable gel.

Remove Tree Sap Without Harming Your Skin:  Blue Dawn is a potent liquid to safely separate sap from your hands, body, clothes, or paint finish.  Just apply the dish soap to a wet towel and softly scrub.

Create Soft Cuticles:  Do not use water; instead, soak your fingers directly in Dawn for a few minutes.

Encounter Poison Ivy?  Blisters will dry and stop spreading if you wash with blue dish soap.

Need an Inexpensive Pet Shampoo?  Blue Dawn saved thousands of marine animals in the wild, impacted by oil spills.  It is safe to use on dogs and kills fleas on contact!


Kill Aphids and Other Pests:  Don’t worry about your plant, the goal is to eliminate the insects plaguing your crops.  In a spray bottle, add a few drops to water and spray lightly over your plants.

Make a Natural Weed Killer:  Combining the most natural ingredients can produce a deadly solution. Use one gallon of pure, white vinegar, one cup of salt, one tablespoon of Dawn, and 10 drops of orange essential oil, only on cloudy days.   Depending on the area to be treated, a spray bottle may serve as an ideal container.

Beautify Outdoor Furniture:  With a bucket of warm water and a few drops of Dawn, use a cotton rag to remove the grime from the furniture.

Find a Tire Air Leak:  Add a few drops of Dawn and water to a spray bottle.  Once the droplets meet the hole, bubbles will appear.

Lubricant:  Just a drop resolves the problem of a squeaky hinge or slide of a drawer.

Clean Tools:  In considering items that require a thorough washing, whether they are oily, greasy, or just encrusted in dirt, choose Blue Dawn!

The non-toxic, degreasing soap works on almost everything!  Remember blue!


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