Super soap! 13 brilliant dish soap tricks for the home and garden
Dish soap is not only useful for washing those greasy dishes, pots, and pans. There are also countless other possible uses that most people have never even considered.
1. Make brown grass green again
For this you'll need to fill a bucket with about 2 cups of diet soda, a cup of corn syrup or sugar syrup, half a cup of mouthwash, and one cup of dish soap. Then fill the container the rest of the way with water. Sprinkle this mixture on your lawn every three weeks and watch your grass get greener and greener. We recommend using an ecological dish soap for this particular trick.
2. Unclog your toilet
If your toilet is clogged, a cup of dish soap might do the trick. Wait about 10 minutes after adding the soap and then pour a bowl of hot water into the toilet and flush once. Your clog should now be cleared!
3. Wash your hair and repair damage from coloring
Of course, dish soap is great at dissolving grease. Therefore, it makes a great addition to any shampoo. Add a few drops of soap into your shampoo bottle. Rinsing your hair with water and a few drops of dish soap once a week is also a great way to treat hair damage from coloring.
4. Clean blenders and food processors
You don't have to take your kitchen gadgets apart to give them a good clean. Simply fill the blender half full with water and add a few drops of dishwashing liquid, run it for a few seconds and and then rinse with water. Then just let your appliance air dry.
5. Get rid of ants
Whether on the patio, in the garden, or inside your home, ants can be really bothersome. But you can eliminate them quickly and easily by mixing dish soap and vinegar or glass cleaner in equal parts in a spray bottle. Spray the ants and wait a few minutes. The ants won't be disturbing your picnic or morning coffee anymore!
6. Clean the air conditioner
It's important to clean your air-conditioning filter at least once a month. It's easy to do: just place your filter in a bath of warm water and dish soap and carefully scrub it with a toothbrush. Once all the dirt and dust is removed, rinse it again with water and let it air dry.
7. Get rid of weeds
Typical weed-killing chemicals are really bad for the environment. A better alternative is mixing a tablespoon of dish soap with about 2 cups of water and applying it to the weeds' favorite spots on your patio or sidewalk.
8. Make-up brush cleaner
Regularly cleaning your make-up brushes and sponges is a good way to prevent blackheads and pimples. A mixture of water and a few drops of soap should do the trick.
9. DIY cooling pad
Dish soap is perfect for creating a homemade cooling pad because it stays cooler longer than water. You can make one by following the instructions for trick number 3 here.
10. Remove tough stains
Some stains are really tough to get rid of, but dish soap can help solve this problem. Try putting a few drops of dish soap on the spot before washing it like normal and witness its stain-fighting power.
11. Blowing bubbles
Kids LOVE playing with bubbles. Add one part soap to two parts water and let your kids run wild with soap bubbles galore!
12. Wash your pets
A warm bath with a little dish soap is a great way to wash away the grease and bacteria from your pet's fur.
13. Batik art
Dish soap is a main ingredient for this beautiful, colorful artwork. Fill a bowl with milk and add different food coloring. Now, soak a cotton swab in soap and put it in the bowl. Kids will be amazed by what happens!
Dish soap is an affordable and useful tool far beyond the kitchen - don't hold back!