Uses for Dawn Dish Detergent

July 6, 2010

Dishwashing liquid being squeezed onto a sponge.Keep your lawn free of fleas, ticks, and pests by mixing 1 cup Joy detergent or any cheap liquid dish detergent and 1 cup bleach with a gallon of water. Put in garden sprayer and spray lawn. This will keep your yard pest free for the summer. It works great. I have been doing it for about three years.


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January 24, 2008

To make your job easier when your driving a screw into hard wood, putting a drop of liquid dish soap on the screw end will make the screw go in much easier and the soap won't hurt a thing.

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I heard you could use Dawn for indoor plants. It what situations is it useful?

Hardiness Zone: 8b

By brenda m villacci- guffey from FL


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You can make a formula to spray on plants to kill bugs using dish soap. DO NOT use Dawn or soap with degreaser in it.
Formula: 1 tea. dish soap, 1 tea. cooking oil (canola) couple of shots of hot sauce, 1 gallon of water.


I spray this on plants that get rid spittle bugs(that white foamy stuff). This works on a lot of garden pest. jjs wpb, fl

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August 7, 2012

Many pet owners consider using Dawn dish soap as an inexpensive shampoo for fleas. Dawn's formula has changed over the years. Most versions include a warning to avoid mixing with bleach, which is a sign that there has been ammonia added to boost the cleaning power.

dawn for fleas

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July 12, 2017

Cooking grease and the residue from shampoos and conditioners can clog your drains. Many people have success breaking up the clog with Dawn.


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February 27, 2017

A simple mix of Dawn dish soap and some baking soda can make an effective cleaner for many surfaces, even your smooth glass top range. This is a page about use dawn and baking soda to clean a smooth top range.

Use Dawn and Baking Soda to Clean a Smooth Top Range

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July 12, 2016

This is a page about using Dawn dish soap as a stain remover. In addition to being an excellent grease cutting detergent for washing dishes, Dawn is also a very effective stain remover for your laundry, carpet, or other fabric items.

Bottle of Dawn Dish Soap

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April 17, 2019

A little Dawn added to your laundry detergent can make your clothes come out cleaner. This is a page about using dawn dish soap as a laundry booster.

Blue liquid being poured into a dish washer.

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