We all have a bottle of dishwashing liquid in the house, but did you know that it can be used for a whole lot more than just cleaning dishes? Scroll down for five other brilliant uses. These clever hacks will help you stretch your dishwashing liquid’s cleaning power, and your rands!
5 fantastic ways to use dishwashing liquid beyond the kitchen sink:
Remove stains on clothing
You can use dishwashing liquid to remove stains on fabric. First, test a small, inconspicuous spot on the garment to make sure that it won’t damage the fabric or cause the colour to run.
For a tough stain, place a spot of undiluted MAQ Dishwashing Liquid on the stain, rub it in slightly, and let it sit for a few minutes before washing normally. Or, soak the garment in a solution of dishwashing liquid and water before washing normally.
Get shiny, streak-free windows
Use a few drops of MAQ Dishwashing Liquid in a bucket of water to clean windows perfectly. Alternatively, fill a spray bottle with the cleaning solution and spritz it directly onto the glass as you normally would with store-bought window cleaners. Afterwards, dry the windows with newspaper, using circular movements. You’ll be left with brilliantly clean windows that are streak-free.
Make a DIY ice pack
Need an ice pack? Mix 250ml MAQ Dishwashing Liquid with 30ml rubbing alcohol. Pour the mixture into a sealable bag and place in the freezer. You’ve now created a flexible ice pack – perfect for a sprained ankle or a bruise. When the liquid has warmed up again, simply refreeze it.
Boost your manicure
When it’s time to do your nails, pour a few drops of dishwashing liquid into a bowl of warm water and mix. Soak your fingertips in the solution for a few minutes before rinsing and drying your hands. The grease-fighting dishwashing liquid will break down some of the oils on the nail, leaving a better surface for the nail polish to cling to, which will make your mani last longer.
A safer way to get rid of weeds in your garden is to make a solution of dishwashing liquid, salt, and white vinegar. Dissolve a cup of salt in four cups of white vinegar, then add a teaspoon of MAQ Dishwashing Liquid to the mixture. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray it on the weeds.