This post is a sponsored post on behalf of Dawn and Double Duty Divas, but as always all opinions are all my own!
My first thought whenever I think of dish detergent I often only think of spending some time in my kitchen, but thats where Dawn is helping people everywhere to think beyond the sink and share creative ways that Dawn helps us around the house in places other than the kitchen. Instantly I thought of my husbands grandmother because she used to clean her car only with dish soap and water. Honestly it sounds a little crazy because surely cars needed to be cleaned with much more “powerful chemicals” and yet somehow she always had the cleanest car around, which is saying something because her car was more than a few years old at the time.
So I decided to try and use Dawn dish soap to scrub down my tires on my van to see just what a little water and some Dawn could do for my van. Plus since fall is in full swing that means that winter is just around the corner so this very well might be the last time that I am able to clean my car before it starts snowing, and if this works well I will use this method to clean my car again after winter to get rid of all of that terrible road salt.
With my Dawn in hand along with a bucket, and a brush and gave this a test run on my dirty van. I poured about a teaspoon of Dawn into my bucket and added one gallon of warm water, and used my brush (it is a tire brush but a sponge would work just as well) to rub down my tire with my mixture.
As you can the dirt was just pouring off of my tires, almost like my van WANTED a deep cleaning! After a little elbow grease (not too much though) and then rinsing the tires with water, I was pleased with the results.
To my surprise the mixture of Dawn and warm water really cleaned my tires deeply and left them looking shiny and clean!
The best part is that more than likely you already have some Dawn in the kitchen that you can use to make this mixture, and even better this a mixture that your kids could help make! Who knows maybe you’ll get lucky and your kids will even want to help clean the car while they are at it!
Be sure to check out the Dawn Dish Beyond the Sink website, there you will find a bunch of really great uses for Dawn dish soap for both in the kitchen and outside the kitchen!
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In addition to that giveaway there will also be a really great Pinterest party that starts on October 27th and goes through November 24th. For that part they will be giving away all kinds of great stuff weekly, including a $250 Target Gift Cards and a Grand Prize of a $700 Home Depot Gift Card!
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