Go ahead, look around. Can’t find it? It’s that bottle of dishwashing soap sitting on the shelf looking inconspicuous and innocent. While this bubble solution is great for getting dishes and pans clean, that’s not all it can do.
Check out a few of the most interesting things you can use that one-bottle wonder for:
Weed Killer: Skip the expensive chemicals and head to your kitchen sink when you want to get rid of pesky weeds in the garden. Mix a teaspoon of dishwashing soap with a cup of soap and a gallon of white vinegar. Pour on the cracks and crevices on your sidewalk, according to Reader’s Digest.
Stain remover (clothes): Don’t toss your favorite shirt because you got a bit of grease on it. Instead, rub some dish detergent on the spot. Rub it in well and rinse with water. (Bonus: it’s gentle enough to use on silk and wool!), Good Housekeeping recommends.
Stain master (carpets): Mix one tablespoon of dish soap with two cups of warm water. Combine well. Blot stains on your carpet with the mixture using a clean, white cloth. Keep blotting with the solution until the stain is absorbed by the cloth. Gently rinse and blot dry.
Make your jewels shine: Mix a bit of dish soap with some seltzer and soak your jewels for about five minutes. The extra bubbly soap will help loosen dirt. For stubborn spots, scrub gently with a soft toothbrush.