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Dish soap isn't just for dishes. Here are 11 surprising uses

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.
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Shampoo
That's right: Dish soap can be used instead of shampoo to wash your hair. Check out the video below to see why this works.
Nontoxic de-icer
If you're tired of using all those (expensive) toxic chemicals to keep your sidewalks ice-free during the winter, then this tip for you. It provides a more natural alternative with just a few ingredients.
Unclog the toilet
Put down the plunger. Try this hack instead that uses only hot water and dish soap.
Prevent glasses from fogging
This might sound crazy, but check out the video below. Dish soap can provide a protective layer that prevents fogging.
Clean dirty jewelry
No need to run out and buy expensive cleaner again. The video below shows how a few simple ingredients create an effective cleaner.
Homemade ice pack (h/t What's up Moms)
Next time you're in a pinch and need an icepack, you'll be glad you watched this tutorial.
Remove oil and grease stains from clothing
Did you spill salad dressing all over your favorite shirt? Luckily, it's not ruined. Try out the technique below to effectively remove greasy stains.
Nontoxic weed killer
Regular nontoxic dish soap will help kill pesky weeds. Instead of spending money on fancy (and very toxic) solutions, follow the tips in the DIY video below.
Repel ants
This spray is so safe that you can apply it directly to kitchen counters. As the video shows, the spray leaves a residue that ants dislike.
Household lubricant
Instead of buying aerosol sprays that get all over the place, try the trick below. Hinges, stuck drawers and anything that won't slide easily can be helped with a little dish soap.
Get streak-free windows
There's no need to buy expensive window cleaner. The video below provides an inexpensive alternative.
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