Dish soap isn’t just for dishes. Here are 11 surprising uses. – Life Hacks Tips

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


Everybody has dish soap in their house, but, you’re letting it go to waste if you’re only using it on those dirty dishes. The powerful grease lifting, stain fighting and non-toxic formula is perfect for cleaning just about anything around your home.
You can wash your hair with it, kill weeds, keep ants away, lift stains from clothing and even unclog your toilet. Don’t believe us that you’ve been letting this miracle solution sit un-used for years? Check out the list below and prepare to be amazed!

1. Shampoo

That’s right. Over at One Good Thing by Jillee, they say to use 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.

2. Non-toxic de-icer

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. One Good Thing by Jillie says 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!

3. 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.

4. Prevent glasses fog

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.

5. Non-toxic 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.

6. 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.

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