May 19

Dawn Dishwashing Liquid

Posted by lori . 8 Comments


I don’t use Dawn dishwashing liquid to clean my dishes, but I do use it for some other things.  It all began with this “recipe” for stain removal that was posted on my Greyhound group’s message board:

1 large hydrogen peroxide
2 Tbsps baking soda
6 drops Dawn

This gets out blood, puke, pee, poop, wine, smells, anything!  I haven’t found a place this doesn’t work on.  If you use the mixture straight it may leave a white ‘hue’ (it’s NOT a stain or bleached!) but it will go away after you vaccum a few times or clean the carpets with a machine.

All of a sudden, I started noticing a lot uses for Dawn.  Here are some of my favorites (all use Dawn Original Blue):

1.  Dawn as a laundry pre-treater.  I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the great results I’ve had.  Don’t get too crazy with the application or wipe the Dawn away before washing.  You don’t sitcom-worthy bubbles coming out of your machine.

2.  Dawn as a soap scum remover in your tub or shower.  Smear it on, let it stand for 15 minutes or more, then clean it off.

3.  Dawn as a degreaser for hands, pots & pans or anything in the kitchen.

4.  Dawn as an oil spot remover for your driveway.  Absorb any oil with kitty litter.  Sweep up the kitty litter.  Apply Dawn, let soak, then rinse it away.

And now for a little fun…

Tuesday, I announced an opportunity I was given to host a giveaway from PrintRunner.  The prize…250 Business Cards.  For hosting this giveaway, I’ll receive 250 business cards too.  You can read more details about the giveaway here.

And the winner is…

Kari of Dog is God in Reverse – My Life With Dogs

Congratulations, Kari!  Thank you to everyone who left a comment.

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8 Responses to " Dawn Dishwashing Liquid"

  • I used to use Dawn dish washing liquid but they took it off the shelf. I loved it. It was the best for removing grease, which is worrying in a way. What do they put in it?! :0 I’ve never tried using peroxide. Isn’t it dangerous? I have visions of burnt skin.

  • Michelle says:

    Thanks for posting this. With Tom having his dental this week and losing 12 teeth, I have some bloody spots to contend with.

  • Patty says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. My SIL told me to use it to get stains out of clothes and it does. However, I do not have any currently. I need to get some as my husband wears white polo shirts for work. I really didn’t want him to choose that color, but he did it anyway. I have been able to get two stains out so far, but I think I need to stock up on Dawn. LOL

  • houndstooth says:

    You are a lifesaver! I have to clean carpets and the bathtub before the company invasion this Saturday! I am buying two bottles of Dawn when we hit the store in a few minutes. I am really loving you right now, Miss Lori!

  • Kari says:

    woo hoo!!

    Stop on by for a visit

  • I’ll have to try some of these!
    Dachshund Nola

  • Bassetmomma says:

    What great tips for Dawn!

  • Penelope says:

    What great “recipes” Mommy says she is going to has to mix some up. With 4 of us, somebody leaves bommits at least once every couple of days!
    And concatulations to Kari!!!

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