This first dish soap use is actually new to me, but so far I am loving it. One thing that I really wanted to get away from in my house was my old tub and shower cleaner. I hated how strong it smelled and in my little bathroom the fumes would always start to gag me. This little mixture of dish soap and vinegar doesn’t stink up my bathroom and is actually pretty good at removing stains and leaving my bathtub nice and clean white. To use this method I simply combine half white vinegar and half dish soap into a scrub brush. Then I just scrub down my shower with the soapy mixture, let it set for about an hour and then rinse it off. Works like a charm.
Second, this is one of my all time favorite uses for dish soap. I actually use it quite often. Especially in the summer months when my kids “forget” that they shouldn’t take their juice cups into their bedrooms and then accidentally “forget” to bring them back out later. . . YEP! “Face palm”.
In order to create this fruit fly cocktail of doom, simply fill a glass with apple cider vinegar and place a dollop of dish soap on your finger which you will then gently apply to just the surface of the vinegar. The vinegar attracts the fruit flies for a drink and then the soap makes them slip through the liquid’s surface (which they otherwise would be able to perch on). Needless to say, no more fruit flies.
This next use is a fun one! A few years back I went to a pottery store for a fun day of crafting and painting. While I was there I watched as some of the other patrons were mixing together a paint concoction in a cup and blowing bubbles into it with a straw. Obviously I was mesmerized by what they were doing, so I went over to watch this strange painting technique. What we found was that the bubbles that they blew into the paint would leave the coolest design on the pottery when they placed the two of them together.
Now that your soap bottle is empty, grab that top, screw it to your water spout and fill up some water balloons for a big family water fight! You’ve cleaned enough today, time to have some fun!
All of these awesome Palmolive scents are available at your local Walmart. Just look for the rainbow of colors in the cleaning section.