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5 surprising uses of washing up liquid

5 surprising uses of washing up liquid

Can I use washing up liquid to wash clothes? Can I use washing up liquid to clean makeup brushes. Does washing up liquid unclog your drain? Can you use washing up liquid to remove soap scum? Can washing up liquid clean patio furniture?


Washing up liquid is a kitchen staple, found in most households. But did you know that it can do more than just clean your dishes? This article will explore some of the interesting and unexpected ways to use washing up liquid. 

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Remove Grease Stains From Clothes 

Grease stains are one of the toughest stains to remove from clothing. But don't fret - washing up liquid can help! Simply apply some washing up liquid directly on the stain, rub it into the fabric with a toothbrush and let it sit for 10 minutes or so before putting it in the wash. You’ll be amazed at how much of that grease is gone! 


Clean Your Makeup Brushes 

Makeup brushes tend to accumulate dirt and bacteria over time, leading to breakouts and other skin irritations. To keep your makeup brushes clean, mix some washing up liquid with warm water in a bowl and swirl your brushes around in it until they are all covered with suds. Rinse them off afterwards and lay them flat on a towel to dry overnight. Repeat this process every couple of weeks or so for best results. 


Unclog Your Sink Drains 

If you’ve got a clogged sink drain, don’t head straight for the chemical drain clog remover - try using some washing up liquid first! Pour half a cup of baking soda down the sink followed by half a cup of vinegar (it will fizz). Then pour down an entire cup of washing up liquid and let it sit for 15 minutes before running hot water through the drain. This should do the trick! 


Remove Soap Scum in the Shower

No one wants soap scum buildup in their showers and tubs, but it's inevitable. To help remove it, try using washing up liquid as a cleaner. Make a mixture of equal parts water and washing up liquid and spray it onto any areas that have developed soap scum. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then scrub away at any residue with a sponge or cleaning brush. This method should help get rid of any pesky soap scum build-up! 


Clean Patio Furniture

Outdoor furniture can get grimy after sitting out in the elements for long periods of time. To make them look like new again without having to break out harsh chemicals, try using washing up liquid instead. Mix together 1 part warm water with 1 part washing up liquid and use this solution to scrub away at any dirt or grime on your patio furniture. Be sure to rinse off thoroughly afterwards so no residue is left behind. 


So next time you reach for that bottle of washing up liquid, remember these tips – you might find yourself using it in way more ways than you expected.