10 Uses For Dish Soap
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10 Uses For Dish Soap
When you think of dish soap, most likely your mind will go straight to washing the dishes right? Well, that makes sense as dish soap mainly used for washing and cleaning! But what about its other uses? It can be applied anywhere from the garden to the around the house or even be used as an ingredient in DIY projects. Check out the list below for 10 uses for dish soap:
- Clean The Blender: Use dish soap and warm water to clean your blender in a flash. Simply fill up the blender with a small amount of dish soap and a cup of warm water. Blend on high for a few seconds or until inside looks clean. Rinse and dry!
- DIY Bubbles: If you are looking for a great summer DIY project look no further. Combine 1/2 of soap, 2 cups of water and 2 tsp of sugar and mix well. Grab a bubble wand and start making extra big bubbles in the backyard!
- Ice Pack: Fill a freezer bag full or half full with dish soap. Freeze the closed bag and use when ice pack is needed. The soap will freeze and act similar to a gel ice pack.
- Ant Fighter: If you are battling against ants in or outside of the house, try this trick! Use a half and half mixture of warm water and dish soap and apply to any areas where ants seem to appear. This will not only get rid of existing ants, it will act as a deterrent for new ants.
- Grease Stains: There is nothing worse than finding a grease stain on your favorite article of clothing. To remove these stains, pre treat the grease stain with a dot or two of dish soap. Rub it in to the stain and let sit for a few minutes. Once it has rested, rinse off any extra soap and wash as normal.
- Window Shine: If you really want your windows to shine, try washing them with warm water and soap. You only need a few dots of soap in a large bucket of warm water and won’t need much elbow grease to end up with sparkling windows!
- Flea Killer: Pet managed to get caught with fleas? Well, a great and safe fix is to give them a bath with dish soap. The dish soap will act as a flea killer and help you avoid using harmful chemicals.
- Greasy Hair: Sometimes kids and even adults get their hair into greasy messes. To conquer these moments, wash hair with dish soap once and follow up by showering as normal for fast removal.
- Red Wine: Red wine can be a really tough stain to beat and remove. Use dish soap with a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to remove red wine in a flash!
- Grease Alternative: If you are looking for an alternative to store bought aerosol grease products, try using dish soap! Dish soap works great to lubricate door handles, sticky windows and even hinges.