Everybody has dish soap in the house, but they're letting it go to waste if they use it only on dirty dishes. The powerful grease-lifting, stain-fighting, and nontoxic formula is effective for cleaning just about anything.
You can wash your hair with dish soap, kill weeds, keep ants away, lift stains from clothing and even unclog a toilet. If you can't believe that you've been letting this miracle solution sit unused for years, check out the list below and prepare to be amazed.
Try using regular dish soap once a month on your hair. It not only removes any excess oil, it's going to remove any lingering product that regular shampoo just can't get out.
If you're tired of using all those (expensive) toxic chemicals to keep your sidewalks ice free during the winter then this is for you. Simply mix 1 teaspoon of dish soap with a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. Guaranteed that they won't freeze!
Unclog the toilet
Put down the plunger. Now, pick up the dish soap. Pour a cup of the soap into the toilet bowl and let it sit about 15 minutes, then pour in a bucket of hot water -- poured from about your waist height. Now your toilet should be clog free. Get the full tutorial here.
Prevent glasses from fogging
This might sound crazy, but rub a drop of dish soap on your glasses then wipe it off without rinsing. You won't be able to see it, but the soap leaves a film that will prevent your glasses from fogging.
Clean dirty jewelry
No need to run out and buy expensive cleaner. Instead, grab a bowl and mix up a drop of dish soap with seltzer water. Toss your jewelry in the solution and let it soak for about five minutes. If needed, scrub it gently with a soft toothbrush or cloth.
Homemade ice pack
Next time you're in a pinch and need an icepack, you'll be glad you watched this super simple tutorial. The best part is it is easy to make and totally non-toxic. Get the full tutorial here.
Remove oil and grease stains from clothing
Did you spill your salad dressing all over your favorite shirt? Well, luckily, it's not ruined. As soon as you can, put some dish soap on it. The soap will suck up all that oil from the fabric.
Nontoxic weed killer
Yep, your regular old non-toxic dish soap will help kill those pesky weeds. You no longer need to spend money on fancy (and very toxic) solutions. Instead, mix a teaspoon of dish soap with a cup of salt in a gallon of white vinegar. Put it in a spray bottle and spray it on those weeds -- they'll be gone in no time.
Take your safe, non-toxic soap and mix it with water and wipe down your counters. It's going to leave an invisible film on the counters that ants hate -- but is totally safe for you, your food and your family.
Instead of buying those aerosol sprays that get all over the place, just use some dish soap. It's non-toxic, easy to use, and will keep things like your sliding glass doors and door hinges working well.
Get streak-free windows
No more buying expensive window cleaner. Simply mix a few drops of dish soap in a spray bottle with water. Spray on your dirty windows, wipe away, and they'll be shiny and clean.