When stains happen, it's So Dawn Easy to pretreat them with the power of Dawn®. *For best results, use a little less than two teaspoons (9.5 mL) of Dawn® Platinum in a top-loading washing machine—be sure not to use too much, and don't use on delicate fabrics like silk.
Only use a tablespoon of Dawn. Put that tablespoon of Dawn on a dry rag or washcloth and throw it directly into the wash. DO NOT add Dawn to the detergent dispenser. Also add in detergent or a laundry pod as you normally would.
How to Use Dawn Dish Soap In Laundry. All you need to do is pour some Dawn dish soap onto a white item in your laundry. A small white washcloth works well. Then toss that into your load of whites and wash as normal.
one tablespoon of dawn dish soap on a rag in your laundry. will make your whites super bright no bleach.
I've used it on fabrics that can't go in the washing machine, and even after a wash (and dry) doesn't work. And don't be worried about its deep blue color — the stain-fighting soap doesn't tint your clothing and can be used on whites and light colors.
It's there under your kitchen sink: Blue Dawn Ultra dishwashing liquid. Fill a squeeze bottle and keep it in the laundry room. When you see a stain, hit it with a bit of full-strength Blue Dawn Ultra, then launder as usual. Works like magic on most stains on both white and colored items.
Here's how to make your own "emergency" dishwasher detergent: Fill your dishwasher's soap container about 3/4 full of baking soda. Add a few drops of your favorite dishwashing soap (Dawn, Lux, etc.) Add 1/4 cup of salt if you have hard water.
Surfactants are chemical compounds known to decrease the friction between a liquid and a gas, solid, or other liquid. This is what makes scrubbing grease and caked-on food so easy to remove with Dawn dish soap.
Pour detergent in the dispenser or, if there isn't one, directly into the tub before adding clothes. Always follow the instructions on the packaging when measuring. If your washer is High-Efficiency (HE), only use HE detergent. Learn more about HE detergent with this quick guide.
A naturally occurring mineral, borax is a chlorine bleach alternative that helps remove stains and cuts through dulling residue. Add a half cup of powdered borax per one gallon of warm water. Add the white clothes and allow them to soak for at least 30 minutes or longer. Wash as usual.
Unlike detergent, which performs just fine in hard water, the combination of hard water and soap creates, as we know, soap scum. Soap scum and fabric are not a good combination. Repeated exposure to soap scum will make your clothes dingy and will also break down the fibers of your garments and other laundered items.
The majority of my solutions contain blue Dawn® Ultra because it's concentrated. The regular Dawn is a non-concentrated version, (also called Simply Clean) so more diluted. Platinum Dawn is almost identical to Ultra, but it contains more surfactants.
Oily cooking splatters on your apron, greasy drips down the front of your shirt, waxy lipstick on your collar — just squirt on a little Dawn, rub it in, and let it sit overnight. Launder as usual, and the stains will disappear. It works as a pre-treatment for non-greasy food stains too.
Tide Bright + Whites Rescue In-wash Laundry Booster Pacs
Each pouch contains powerful whitening agents that help restore yellowed or dingy whites to make them look like new. Plus, these pacs dissolve completely in hot or cold water and can be added directly to your detergent for optimal performance.
Use chlorine bleach ($6, Target) only for whites and bleachable colors. Before using, check items for "nonchlorine bleach only" labels. To use bleach, start your washer and add 3/4 cup chlorine bleach to the wash water with your regular detergent, then add your load of laundry.
Baby shampoo is a great choice because it will work just as well as laundry detergent and leave behind a fresh, subtle scent.
Add a squirt of hair conditioner to a sink of warm water when you have delicate clothing items to wash. This works well for pantyhose, unmentionables, woolens, and many other items.
Yes, you can use shampoo as a laundry detergent. However, you shouldn't make a habit of washing clothes like this, and you should never, ever, put shampoo into a washing machine. If you plan on using shampoo to clean your laundry, you should only hand wash the items with shampoo.