Homemade Dish Detergent… kinda.

Dawn Platinum Powerwash

I love this stuff. I finally saw it on sale at the grocery store a while back, gave in & tried it. However, now that I have found this unicorn, I can never go back to “regular” dish soap.

I used this stuff in my air fryer & it made it Soo easy to clean the oil & grease! I was hoping it would help, but truly, it made it an absolute breeze!

The best thing about this stuff is your dishes don’t taste like soap. I don’t hand wash a lot but I found with dish soap you have to rinse like crazy to get all the soap taste off… *ick* Not with with stuff, as it’s a fine mist instead of thick, gooey soap.

Now, this bottle was almost empty this morning, so I googled homemade refills & found a simple & super affordable recipe!

Homemade Dawn Powerwash: Easy Recipe for Refills

  1. Grab your empty Dawn Powerwash bottle. (Unscrew lid, I thought mine was maybe not going to come off, but it just unscrews weird)
  2. Pour 13 fl oz (380 ml) of water into the container. (*I didn’t measure the water, I just left an inch or so of space in the bottle)
  3. Pour in Dawn dish soap. (*I used 2 TBSP)
  4. Add in rubbing alcohol. (*I used 1 TBSP)
  5. Put in a few drops of essential oil if you like. (*Nope, I don’t do oils)
  6. Screw the lid on and shake the bottle. (*I swirled back & forth rather than shaking)
  7. Use your homemade Dawn Powerwash spray.

I am really happy with the outcome! It smells & looks exactly the same! But costs cents to make, rather than $$ for a refill.


Do you make any homemade cleaners? Have you tried this stuff yet?

5 thoughts on “Homemade Dish Detergent… kinda.

  1. I haven’t tried this, but I’m curious to! I don’t make homemade cleaners now, but back when COVID started and we couldn’t find a lot of things, I used to make my own cleansing wipes all the time. It’s great that you found a recipe for the dish soap you like!

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