Six on Saturday: New Uses for Dishwashing Soap


We all know that dishwashing soap is great for
getting our pots and pans squeaky clean.

But did you know that same soap has some
other pretty sudsy new uses?

Discover six new uses for dishwashing soap that won’t burst your bubble. 😉

1) Make an ice pack. Pour some dishwashing soap into a strong freezer bag and store it in the freezer. It makes a great cold compress that is flexible and contours to your body.

2) Add life to your locks. If you’re hair isn’t looking so lovely, try adding a dollop of dishwashing liquid into your shampoo. 

3) Clean your bling-bling. To clean almost any type of jewelry, all you need is some dishwashing soap, a soft-bristled toothbrush and some water. 

4) Kill weeds gently. Did you know dishwashing soap can be a natural plant killer? Mix 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid with 1 cup of salt and 1 gallon of white vinegar. Pour the solution on weeds sprouting in the cracks and crevices of sidewalks or driveways.

5) Remove grease stains. Did your favorite shirt get spattered with grease? No worries, simply rub the stain with a little dishwashing soap, let it sit awhile, then wash as normal.

6) Get rid of ants. Outdoor ants can be annoying when trying to enjoy nature. Send them packing with a simple 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar with a dash of dishwashing soap. Spray the affected area with the mix, wait a few minutes, then happily return to your picnic.

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  1. I never would have thought of any of these! I especially like the ants bit, haha. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  2. I love finding great new uses for things I already own! I can’t wait to try it out to clean up my wedding rings. Thanks for sharing your tips.

  3. These tips for using dishwashing soap are great! Who knew it can be used to remove grease from clothing? I’ll definitely be using these tips! Pinned. Stopping by from Turn it Up Tuesday

  4. I must say most of these are new uses for me that I have never heard before. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Pinning for future reference. Cathy

  5. Terrific Tips! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

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