Mom buys dishwashing soap but doesn’t use it for dishes. Here are 12 clever ways she uses it


Dishwashing soap is a necessity for any kitchen, but it’s far more useful than we think. Sure, the name implies that it’s only meant for dishwashing, but in reality, it has many other very practical uses.


Wash Stains

Dishwashing soap can fight stubborn stains on clothes that refuse to come off. Rub dishwashing soap on the stained area, and then do your laundry as usual.


Tie-Dye Art

Kids will love this art project. Put milk and a few drops of food coloring on a paper plate. Then, dip a cotton swab in dishwashing soap. Next, dip the swab in the center of the plate and just watch what happens. It’s really cool!


Ice Pack

Pour dishwashing soap in a Ziploc bag to make a reusable ice pack. The soap will stay cold for longer periods of time than water will.


Remove Oil Stains

Have motor oil stains on your driveway? Mix dishwashing soap with hot water in a bucket. Then, pour the mixture on the area with oil. Scrub with a brush or broom and then rinse it off.


Science Experiment

Conduct a cool science experiment with your kids by using dishwashing soap. Learn more here.


Have Pesky Pests?

Do you have fleas or other pests around the house? Mix a tablespoon of dishwashing soap with water in a spray bottle. Then, spray the mixture in areas where you have pests lurking. It will kill them.

Dishwashing soap can also be used to get rid of ants. Rub soap along edges of doors or windows where insects are often found.


Clean Makeup Sponges

If your makeup sponge is clogged, then use dishwashing soap to clean them. It will rejuvenate them!


Extra Oil, Hair Dye?

Do you have unwanted oil or hair dye in your hair? You can wash away the excess oil by using a small amount of dishwashing soap and water. Doing this once a week for your hair will remove the excess oil.


Have Poison Ivy?

If you have a rash from poison ivy, you can wash the infected area with dishwashing soap. This will help prevent the rash from spreading elsewhere because it removes the oils.


Homemade Bubbles

If you want to do a fun activity with your kids, then create homemade bubbles. Mix one part dishwashing soap with two parts water in a bowl. Now, blow bubbles with your kids!


Unclog A Toilet

If your toilet is clogged, then pour one cup of dishwashing soap in the toilet. Let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then pour a bowl of hot water and flush. It’ll unclog your toilet!



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