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The Many Uses of Original Dawn

Updated on September 23, 2015

Dawn Dishwashing Liquid

Dawn is one of the most popular dish detergents, because it works very well at removing grease from dishes. But did you know that Dawn soap isn't just for washing dishes? You have probably seen on television how Dawn dish washing soap has been used to remove oil from birds and other wildlife during oil spills, but there are also many ways that the original Dawn (the blue one) can be helpful around the house.

The goal of this article is to share with you the any different ways you can use Original Dawn while saving some money.

Wahshing Dishes with Dawn Liquid Dish Soap


How To Get Rid of Stink Bugs with Original Dawn

Stink bugs are a pain and fortunately they are not as bad as years past, but I do still see them from time to time. You can keep them away by following these steps.

Dawn soap will repel stink bugs if you mix original dawn with water. Place solution of water and original dawn in a squirt bottle and squirt on your windowsills. The soap residue will repel the bugs and if you spray them directly you will actually kill them.

This solution with Dawn liquid soap also works on repelling ants. Just wipe down the area with the solution and you will see the ants begin to disappear.

The best thing about this method of getting rid of stink bugs and ants is that it is totally safe to use around kids.

It's Bubble Time. Make Bubbles With Dawn

Kids love to make bubbles! But when you buy bubble solution you are really spending much more than you have to. You can make huge bubbles with Dawn Dish Detergent by mixing it with distilled water. Mix 1 part dawn liquid dish soap and 9 parts water to make the perfect solution for home made bubbles.


Dawn Liquid Detergent for Killing Fleas

If you are a pet owner and prefer to not use harsh chemicals for fleas on your cat or dog, then you will be happy to know that giving your pet a bath with Dawn a few drops of dawn detergent will kill fleas. Fleas just really seem to hate the stuff. Try it the next time your pet has fleas. You will also find that they smell really good and the Dawn makes their fur really soft.

Squirt Away Bugs

You can also add a tablespoon of dawn to a bottle of water and squirt the carpet and furniture to kill any fleas, bugs or spiders. Also you can spray your plants to keep bugs from attacking them. This spray also repels bugs in the first place. It is great to have some on hand while camping or doing outdoor activities.

Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid, Original Scent, Blue, 24 Ounce (Pack of 2) Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid, Original Scent, Blue, 24 Ounce (Pack of 2)

Ways to use Dawn for Cleaning your Home

Just think about the amount of money you can save by using a few drops of dawn to clean your kitchen, bathroom and even your mirrors.

You can put a couple drops of dawn is a squirt bottle of water. Use this to clean the bathroom tile, counter and even the bathtub.

Since dawn gets rid of grease, it a a great spot cleaner for laundering clothes. Just simply rub in a drop of Dawn on the stain and launder as normal. With tough stains that are set in, you may want to also add a bit of baking soda. For blood stains you can add a bit of peroxide as well.

Just think about how much money you can save by using dawn as your multipurpose cleaner.

Stop Fogging up Your Glasses

I spray the above solution on my eyeglasses. It keeps them really clean but more importantly, my glasses don't fog up anymore.

Homemade Icepack with Dawn

You can use Dawn liquid as an ice pack buy freezing it. Simply put the dawn (full strength) in a zip lock bag. Then just put the baggie in the freezer. The ice pack freezes but not as hard as ice. So it will fit better against your injury. Now you are ready for any accident.

What are some of the ways that you use Dawn?

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    • Wendy Krick profile image

      Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

      Me too. I use it for everything. Thanks for the comment.

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      Jimmie Lanley 6 years ago from Memphis, TN USA

      I love original Dawn. It smells great and looks plain pretty.