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7 Neat Uses for Dishwashing Soap You Never Knew ...

By Jordin

Uses for dishwashing soap besides washing dishes are pretty bountiful! You can do a lot with a bottle of Dawn, or Joy, or Ivory, or whatever brand of soap you prefer! I’ve had the best results with Dawn and Ivory myself. Here are a few uses for dishwashing soap I’ve discovered, as well as a few I’ve heard about but never tried. They are all pretty neat, and most definitely time and money savers, so read on!

1 De-grease Your Hair

De-grease Your HairOne of the uses for dishwashing soap that I love is for de-greasing your hair! Over time, your hair will get a build-up from product, soap film, etc. on it. Add one or two drops of dishwashing soap to your shampoo to strip away this build up! Rinse and condition as normal. Do this once a month to notice shinier, more manageable hair!

2 Kill Weeds

Kill WeedsHere is a more environmentally friendly way to kill pesky weeds off. Mix 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid with 1 gallon of white vinegar and one cup of salt. Pour this mixture over the area where your weeds like to grow. You will see a reduction in the weeds within a short time!

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3 Get Rid of Ants

Get Rid of AntsIf you have an excess amount of ants, here is something that will drive them away. Mix up a solution of 50/50 water and vinegar, and then add a teaspoon of dishwashing soap. Pour or spray this over affected areas. The ants don’t like the scent of this combined mixture, so they won’t be back around!

4 Easily Clean Your Blender

Easily Clean Your BlenderI hate washing my blender! I’m always scared that I will cut myself. Here is an easy way to clean your blender. Fill it half full with warm water, a dash of dishwashing soap, and put the lid on. Run it for about 2 minutes, the pour out the water and rinse! Easy and effective. You can add a handful of sea salt to give an abrasive quality if necessary.

5 Get a Greener Lawn

Get a Greener LawnOnce every 3 weeks, spray your lawn with a mixture of 1 can of Coke, 1 cup of corn syrup, and 1 cup of dish soap. The soap helps everything to spread evenly. Your lawn will be green and lush in no time!

6 Remove Stubborn Stains

Remove Stubborn StainsDish soap is very effective at removing stains, particularly grease spots! Treat the affected area first, allowing the soap to set in on the stains. After a while, scrub at the spot with a rag or an old toothbrush, and then proceed to rinse or wash as normal. Repeat if necessary! This tip has been my lifesaver so many times! I’ve even removed spots from my carpet using this tip!

7 Homemade Ice Pack

Homemade Ice PackWhen you need an icepack right away, remember this tip! Fill a Ziploc baggie with dishwashing soap and pop it in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. The result will be a gel-like ice pack similar to what you would pay $10 or more for in the store! This is a handy tip for athletes to remember, or mothers of little boys!

I love finding new ways to use products around my home because it saves me money, and usually time as well! Simply multi-tasking products you already own is brilliant! What neat uses for dishwashing soap do you know about? Please comment below with all the different ways you have used dishwashing soap before, and thanks for reading!

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