I’m someone that likes to find various uses for things so that not only am I simplifying my life, but also maximizing the value of what I purchase. Cleaning supplies are no different, and one of my favorites is dish soap. There are so my dish soap uses that it would require several posts to share them all. Aside from doubling up as hand wash, I like to use dish soap for a lot of things around the home. Here is a list of some of my favorites:
10 Dish Soap Uses You May Not Know About
1. Pre-treat grease and oil stains.
At some point we all get the dreaded grease or oil stain on one of our favorite shirts or clothing article. What’s the best way to pre-treat it? Dish soap! Simply rub it in prior to washing, it works like a charm.
2. Soften cuticles.
Add a few drops of dish soap in a bowl of warm water and dip your hands. This will soften your cuticles for your at-home manicure.
3. Wash your dog.
Dish soap is a great way to get rid of fleas and for the days when your dog is extra dirty. Here’s our morkie, Gizmo, getting a much needed wash. *Not recommended for regular use as it could dry out the dog’s skin.
4. Kill weeds.
Add a tablespoon of dish soap to a gallon of vinegar and a cup of salt to make a great weed killer solution. The dish soap will help the weeds absorb the homemade solution.
5. Wash your hair.
Do you ever feel like your hair is extra greasy? I go through this in the hot summer months. Instead of using shampoo, use a few drops of dish soap and wash your hair thoroughly. It will leave your hair squeaky clean.
6. Tub and shower cleaner.
7. Clean dirty surfaces and floors.
Are your floors super dirty? Add a few drops of dish soap to hot water to clean off the dirt. This also works great on dirty surfaces such as countertops.
8. Create a fun science project.
There are so many fun ways to use dish soap to create science projects. One of them is a fun milk explosion project that your kids will love.
9. Pamper yourself with a bubble bath.
Run out of bubble bath solution? Use a few drops of dish soap and your favorite bath oil to pamper yourself with a wonderful bubble bath.
10. Make rainbow foam!
This is a lot of fun and super easy to make. I have seen this on Pinterest from various blogs and never realized how easy it was until we tried it. My 10 year old son actually made this by himself with my supervision. You simply add 2 tablespoons of dish soap to 2/3 cup of warm water. Then add a few drops of food coloring and mix in a food processor or blender.
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What are some of your favorite uses for dish soap? I would love to hear your ideas and tips!