Expert cleaners at Classic Cleaners confirm that original blue dawn can be used for many things, not just the dishes, because of it’s grease dissolving properties. It’s also non-toxic, not harmful to your skin, it’s biodegradable and it contains no phosphates.
1. LAUNDRY PRE-TREATER FOR OILY STAINS
For oil based stains such as lipstick, grease, butter, motor oil, cooking oil, and some pen inks, apply some Dawn liquid directly to the stain and scrub with a small brush or toothbrush until the oil is removed. Launder as usual.
2. TUB AND SHOWER CLEANER
Fill a spray bottle half way full of vinegar and heat it in the microwave. Fill the rest of the way with blue Dawn. Put the lid on and shake well. Spray on your tub and shower walls, allowing it to sit for a few minutes before rinsing away. This will even take care of the bathtub ring. Let it sit on your shower floor overnight and scrub the gunk away in the morning.
3. UNCLOGGING TOILETS
Pour a cup of Dawn liquid dish detergent into the toilet bowl and let it sit for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, pour a bucket of hot water from waist height into the toilet bowl to clear it out.
4. CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS
This tip comes from Merry Maids: Mix 3 drops of Dawn in 1 gallon of water and fill a spray bottle with the solution. Spritz your windows and wipe just as you would with any window cleaner.
5. POOL CLEANER
Squirt Dawn down the middle of the pool and all of the dirt, suntan lotion, etc. will move to the edges of the pool for easy clean up and a sparkling pool.
6. HAIR CLEANER
Use Dawn as you would shampoo to remove excess oil from your hair, product build up, and even greasy product your kids may get into like Vaseline and baby oil. You can even use it to bath your dog.
7. CLEAN AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS AND SPILL ON YOUR DRIVEWAY
After you finish your automotive repair project, clean up gasoline and oil on your driveway with Dawn, warm water and a scrub brush. Then, soak your dirty tools in Dawn before you put them away. Dawn will clean and prevent rust from forming on the tools. THEN – mix Dawn and a little corn oil to clean your hands.
8. MAKE AN ICE PACK
Partially fill a strong zip lock sandwich bag with Dawn dishwashing liquid, close and freeze. The liquid soap stays cold much longer and it can be re-frozen many times. It will conform to the place you need an ice pack.
9. EYEGLASS DEFOGGER
To prevent your glasses from fogging up, rub a small drop of Dawn on the lenses and wipe clean.
10. REPEL INSECTS
Put a drop of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid in a spray bottle with water. Mist household plants to repel aphids, spider mites and mealy bugs. Spray counter-tops, cupboards and other areas to repel ants. Do the same for to repel aphids on fruit trees – just be sure to rinse the trees thoroughly after about 15 minutes.
11. KEEP POISON IVY FROM SPREADING
Poison ivy spreads through the spread of the oil within the blisters when kids scratch the blisters. Wash the affected area with Dawn and it helps dry up the fluid and keeps it from spreading.
Have you used original blue Dawn Liquid Detergent in any of the above situations? How did it work for you?