12 Ways You Can Use Dishwashing Liquid to Clean Your Home

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Move over baking soda and vinegar, there's a new cleaning VIP in the house: dishwashing liquid. Time to think outside of the box, or in this case the sink, and use this powerhouse throughout your home. Here are 12 clever ways to clean your space using dish soap.


1. Clean Carpets With Dishwashing Liquid

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Make your own carpet cleaning solution using dishwashing liquid, hydrogen peroxide, fabric softener, and a stain fighter. It's budget-friendly and will leave your home smelling like fresh laundry.

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2. Degrease Kitchen Cabinets With Dishwashing Liquid

Built-up grease on your kitchen cabinet doors will kill any appetite. Luckily, 1 teaspoon of dish soap combined with 1 cup distilled white vinegar and 1/2 cup of Borax offers a nice and easy cabinet cleaning method.


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3. Remove Laundry Stains With Dishwashing Liquid

Combat laundry stains by mixing 1/2 cup of dish soap with 1 cup 3-percent hydrogen peroxide.


4. Clean Wood Floors With Dishwashing Liquid

Using dish soap on your wood floors? Yes, when you use this homemade solution of a few drops of the liquid with 1 cup of water, 3/4 cup of vinegar, and 3/4 cup isopropyl alcohol.


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5. Make an Oven Cleaning Spray With Dishwashing Liquid

Oven cleaners are typically full of harsh chemicals. But this homemade spray will naturally help lift burned-on food and leave your oven sparkling clean and smelling fresh. Just 1 1/2 cups of water plus 1 tablespoon of liquid and a few drops of essential oil is all you need.



6. Restore a Cast Iron Skillet With Dishwashing Liquid

Found some used cast-iron cookware at a local flea market? Or perhaps you're the owner of an old family heirloom that seems past its prime. Don't trash it. Make your skillet a treasure again with this step-by-step process.


7. Create a Flea Killing Shampoo With Dishwashing Liquid

Fleas on furry friends is no fun. Enter this solution that not only kills pesky fleas but will also help keep them at bay. You'll need 1/4 cup Dawn dish soap (vet recommended), 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar, and 1/2 cup water.


8. Clean Makeup Brushes With Dishwashing Liquid

Did you know that you should be cleaning your makeup brushes once a month? Add 2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid and 2 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar to 2 cups of water, and then massage the solution into the brushes before rinsing with warm water.


9. Clean Outdoor Garbage Cans With Dishwashing Liquid

Have you looked inside your outdoor garbage cans recently? It's a good idea to wash them out, especially during the warmer months when they might attract flies. Follow this tutorial to clean and deodorize them.

10. Clean Walls With Dishwashing Liquid

This homemade wall cleaner will help remove dirt, fingerprints and food splatters with ease. You'll need 2 cups of water, 1 teaspoon of dish soap, and 1 teaspoon of distilled white vinegar.

11. Clean a Child Car Seat With Dishwashing Liquid

If you have young kids, you know just how gross a car seat can get. Here's how to sanitize the seat so it's (almost) like new.

12. Make Your Own Jewelry Cleaner With Dishwashing Liquid

This natural jewelry cleaner is easy to make and will safely clean your baubles without harsh chemicals.