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The Many uses for Original Blue Dawn

ORIGINAL BLUE DAWN . . . IT’S NOT JUST FOR DISHES! Hasn’t been for awhile now, we’ve known of many but some may surprise you.

In each shower we have a scrub sponge wand filled with Dawn! Everyone knows to scrub the shower/bath real quick BEFORE getting into the shower. That’s it! Simple…while showering it gets rinsed and our showers are consistently kept clean without having to scrub them down! You’re welcome!

Here are many other great uses for Dawn!

Wild Life
Ever wonder why Dawn Dishwashing Liquid is the wildlife cleaner of choice after an oil spill? According to the International Bird Rescue Research Center, Dawn effectively removes grease but does not cause harm to the skin of the birds. It’s also biodegradable and contains no phosphates.

BUBBLES
According to Bubbles.org, Dawn dishwashing liquid makes great homemade bubbles. Here is the Giant Bubble Recipe used in bubble makers at many children’s museums: 1/2 cup Ultra Dawn 1/2 gallon warm water 1 tablespoon glycerin (available at any drug store) OR White Karo syrup works too! Stir gently. Skim the foam off the top of the solution (too much foam breaks down the bubbles). Dip bubble wand and get ready for some good, clean fun!

GREASY HAIR PROBLEMS
Kids get into the darnedest things! Like Vaseline and baby oil rubbed into their hair! Dawn is mild enough to use on their hair and strong enough to remove the most stubborn grease.

HAIR PRODUCT BUILDUP
Once a month use original Dawn as you would shampoo. It will remove excess oil from your hair and scalp and strip away any build-up of styling products without any damage. Perform this once a month and you won’t have to buy expensive salon products that do the same thing.

MANICURE SECRET
Soak fingers in full-strength blue Dawn. It makes the cuticles soft and easy to work with. And it removes the natural oil from the fingernails, which allows the polish to adhere very well.

REPEL HOUSEPLANT INSECTS
A safe, effective way to repel insects from your houseplants, including aphids, spider mites and mealy bugs. Put a drop of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid in a spray bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with water, shake well, and mist your household plants with the soapy water.

CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS
Try this recipe from Merry Maids: mix 3 drops Dawn in 1 gallon water and fill a spray bottle with the solution. Spritz and wipe as you would with any window cleaner.

PETS AND PESTS
Use it to bathe the dogs. It kills fleas on contact and is much cheaper than expensive dogshampoos.

CLEAN AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS
After you have finished your automotive repair project, soak your dirty tools in Dawn before you put them away to remove all the oil and grime. Dawn also helps prevent rust from forming on the tools.

ICE PACK
Partially fill a strong zip-type sandwich bag with Dawn dishwashing liquid, close and freeze. The liquid soap stays cold much longer and it can be re-frozen many times. It will conform to the place you need an ice pack.

TUB AND SHOWER CLEANER
Take a spray bottle and fill it halfway with white vinegar. Heat in the microwave. Fill the rest of the way with blue Dawn. Put lid on and shake to mix well. Spray on your tub and shower walls. Allow to sit for a few minutes and rinse away. It will totally melt all the gunk, slime, sludge and other stuff that builds up including a bathtub ring.

REPEL ANTS
Spray counter-tops, cupboards and any other area where you see ants with a solution of Dawn and water. Wipe dry. The slight residue of Dawn that remains will not be a problem at all for kids or pets, but ants hate it. Should you see a trail of ants, go ahead and hit them with the Dawn spray.

STRIPPING CLOTH DIAPERS
Add a squirt or two of original Dawn dish soap to your washer and run a hot wash, then rinse until there are no more bubbles. Dawn is a degreasing agent and helps stripping by removing oily residue. Be sure to rinse, rinse, rinse until the water runs clear.

UNCLOGGING TOILETS
A cup of Dawn detergent poured into a clogged toilet allowed to sit for 15 minutes and then followed with a bucket of hot water poured from waist height will clear out the toilet.

POISON IVY
Poison ivy spreads through the spread of the oil within the blisters. Washing the affected area with Dawn, especially on children who keep scratching the blister’s open, helps dry up the fluid, AND keep it from spreading.

DRIVEWAY CLEANER
If you have gasoline or motor oil stains on your driveway, you can use the kitty litter method to clean up the excess oil and then use a scrub broom and a solution of biodegradable Dawn dishwashing detergent and warm water to safely and effectively remove excess motor oil from the pavement.

OILY SKIN
Dawn makes a great facial cleanser for oily skin. A drop or two combined with warm water will do the trick.

PAINT OR GREASE REMOVER FOR HANDS
Dawn combined with corn oil makes for the perfect paint or grease remover. Simply combine a little bit of both in your hands then rub it over affected areas. The corn oil and the dishwashing liquid both help to dissolve the grease and paint – yet leave skin soft, unlike harsher paint removers.

CLEANING THE KIDDIE POOL
Plastic wading pools can get very gunky, very fast. Dump the water, then scrub the pool with Dawn and a sponge. More potent cleaners like bleach will weaken and dry out the plastic in the sun.

MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER
Merry Maids recommends using a drop of Dawn in water to clean ceramic tile and no-wax/linoleum floors. You can also use the spray on:
• Bathroom and kitchen counters and sinks.
• Woodwork, e.g., baseboards, shelves, and wainscoting. (Dry as you go–wood doesn’t like prolonged contact with water.)
• Tubs and toilet seats.

LAUNDRY PRE-TREATER FOR OILY STAINS
For oil-based stains such as lipstick, grease, butter, motor oil, cooking oil, and some pen inks, simply apply some Dawn dishwashing liquid directly to the stain and scrub with a small brush or toothbrush until the oil is removed, and then launder as usual.

NON-TOXIC LUBRICANT
Sliding glass doors, door knobs, hinges etc. It lasts much longer than any aerosol type spray that I have tried. And Its non-toxic! It does a great job of cleaning the parts that its lubricating as well!

SIDEWALK DE-ICER
For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks

POOL CLEANING
Squirt Dawn down the middle of the pool and all of the dirt, suntan lotion, etc. will move to the edges of the pool for easy clean up! AND it makes the pools sparkle.

EYEGLASS DEFOGGER
Simply rub a small drop of Dawn on eyeglass lenses, and wipe clean. It will leave a very thin film that will prevent them from fogging up.

SHOWER FLOORS
Cover greasy footprints on shower floors with a coating of Dawn; let sit overnight. Scrub away the gunk in the morning with a stiff brush.

APHID CONTROL ON FRUIT TREES
Mix two tablespoons Dawn to a gallon of water and put in your sprayer. Try to get spray both sides of the leaves, branches and the tree trunks. Let sit for about 15 minutes and then rinse the trees THOROUGHLY!

AND FINALLY……..
Here’s a brilliant idea! Need a hostess gift when visiting friends and family this summer? Print off this post and include it with a bottle of Blue Dawn! Talk about USEFUL !
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Argan Oil Hair Mask Tips

Love Argan Oil Hair Masks!💞

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As promised I am giving my tips on how I apply Argan Oil Hair Mask, this is just how it works best for me…I am not endorsing any specific one as you will see I am just like many have pretty much tried almost everything and found something that finally helped and hope it can help you as well!☺️

I have difficult to manage wavy/curly just plain frizzy hair lol that only looks somewhat decent with a bunch of hair products in it. I don’t have the energy for my crazy ass hair (sorry Anna) so I basically just always have it tossed up in a messy bun because well it’s just easier for me but I’ve since learned that even if I’m not styling my hair on a daily basis it does still deserve to be maintained and healthy, even more so now since I have put it through so much hell over the years with various chemicals, heat damage from straighteners etc. In trying to find things for my hair I’ve used a variety of treatments such as hair mayo, hot oil treatment and other deep conditioning therapies that didn’t work only this does for me.

The first time I ever used Argan Oil not the Hair Mask I applied it exactly as directed, it was a literal nightmare! It made my hair soo gross, it was just greasy and stinky nobody wanted to come near me lol! Yes I tried to get it out I couldn’t! I gave it another chance in a different way but noo it just sucked! Although…it did seem to give me some personal space for a few days so idk now that I think about it I guess it wasn’t so bad lol! I then learned about Argan Oil Hair Masks and thought hmm ok it’s more like a conditioner worst that can happen is it ends up next to my Hair Mayo lol! First time I again applied it as directed just wasn’t too liberal, used it in the shower after my shampoo, rinsed it out thoroughly I did not leave it in as a leave in conditioner! I honestly don’t even understand how others have had success with that but everyone is of course different and as with all things it’s about trial and error to find what works for you.

In any case it just was not the outcome I had hoped for however undeterred and very determined to give this a fair chance I tried yet another method of application, my own this time! I applied it to my DRY hair prior to washing it. I made sure before doing so that I had no hair products in my hair such as hairspray, mousse, gel etc. it was product free but totally dry from my last wash. (not from the last time I used this mask however I wanted to start from total scratch) I applied it to my entire head saturating all of my hair kinda like when you dye your hair no spot left untouched. I then put on a shower cap leaving it on for about 20 min, the time frame was just personal preference as I was doing it for intention of deep conditioning. I then rinsed it all out thoroughly then washed with my shampoo and conditioner as normal. It was perfection!!!! As I said my hair is normally dry and somewhat damaged from years of abuse from coloring, applying heat etc and my hair type in general is naturally wavy/curly yet frizzy so normally after I wash it my hair dries so quickly especially the ends first, I normally need to put products in it for it to look somewhat decent. I am so extremely happy with the results upon my second application, I may not have benefited from applying it in the shower however the method I chose to try the second go has personally worked wonders for me. My hair has never been so healthy, it’s looks and feels so much healthier, softer and not at all greasy, oily or heavy and best of all it is not frizzy! I didn’t even need to put a bunch of chemicals in it to achieve that goal or keep it looking nice. I am so glad now that I did give end up giving it another chance. I use it often usually when I’m doing my facial mask and leave it on for about 35 min give or take a few. I do intend to do an overnight treatment soon. Oh and hair masks smell much better to, they’re not oily like regular Argan oil.

Hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions!💞

(no judging the lunch lady look lol)

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