Handy stuff


You know that Dawn dish washing soap is good
for more things than getting the supper dishes
clean? If you didn’t we’ll mention a few of those
other uses here.

Do you have kids who like to blow bubbles but are
tired of paying a lot for bubble mix? No problem.
Just mix up 1/2 cup of Ultra Dawn, 1/2 gallon of
warm water, and a tablespoon of glycerin. If you
don’t have glycerin and don’t want to go to the
drug store to get some, add the same amount of
white Karo syrup. Then stir gently, skim the foam
off the top, and you’re set to make tons of

Speaking of kids, if yours got baby oil or
Vaseline rubbed in their hair, Dawn is mild enough
to use on their hair but powerful enough to get rid
of goop in their hair.

Speaking of hair, if you use hair styling products
to control your hair you should shampoo with Dawn
once a month to get rid of the build-up and remove
excess oil from your scalp.

It has uses around the house too!

Winter is coming and here in the midwest we have
a problem with ice on sidewalks and steps. Salt
works but eats the concrete so use dish soap. Mix
1 tablespoon of Dawn, 1/2 gallon of warm water,
and 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol. Just pour it
over the icy spots. The ice goes away and this
solution won’t refreeze.

Have a problem with insects attracted to your
houseplants? Just put a drop of Dawn in a spray
bottle, fill it with water, shake, and mist the
little buggers away.

Store bought window cleaner getting expensive?
Just 3 drops of Dawn in a gallon of water, stir,
and you can fill several spray bottles with your
new window cleaner.

Can’t leave Fido out. If your dog gets outside and
comes in with fleas just use Dawn instead of
shampoo. It kills fleas on contact and is cheaper
than the store bought products.

For us tool guys and gals. When you’re done with
you automotive tools soak the dirty tools in Dawn
before you put them away to get the grime off and
prevent rust.

Finally, you can use Dawn to make ice packs. Just
partially fill a strong zip-type baggy with Dawn,
close, and freeze. The soap helps it stay cold
longer, it can be re-frozen many times, and it will
conform to space you need an ice pack in.

There are lots more uses, but you get the idea.
If you don’t worry about it being cheaper, you can
always say you made it yourself and perhaps impress
your friends. No need to thank me, I am cheap.
Comments are always welcome.


5 Responses to Handy stuff

  1. gh0stpupp3t says:

    I did not know that. Awesomesauce. 🙂

  2. As a chemical engineer with nearly forty years in the field I can vouch for everything you have stated here. Dawn is a wonder product!

  3. cruisin2 says:

    hope you can use them.

    Dennis Wagoner,
    thanks for letting us know. Some I have used and others not, and now we know.

  4. Jon Gregory says:

    I just have one random question that just popped into my head.. do you google these, or do you just know them already? Because these are amazing. Have a great day!!

  5. cruisin2 says:

    Jon Gregory,
    friends share different tips then I check them out if I haven’t tried
    them. Thanks, and have a great weekend.

%d bloggers like this: