I love dawn. Yes, the dawn of a new day. Who doesn’t?
But also the liquid dish soap. With a capital D.
I rarely find it in Kuala Lumpur and get a huge thrill when I do.
I do not just use it for dirty dishes. I also use it for my dirty laundry. To treat grease stains before washing.
My mom’s friend Phyllis knew someone in the laundry business who passed along that wonderful tidbit. So, it’s been a laundry supply staple of ours for years and years.
Was at an East Side hair salon last week.
My daughter asked the stylist how to remove hair color.
A few days before that we had plumbing issues at Mom’s house. Guys came in and took care of the problem. But we got to talking and I was asking one of them different questions.
One was about sluggish bathroom sinks and tubs. I told him I’ve always had problems because of my daughters’ hair.
He said,”It’s not hair that blocks drains.”
Continuing, “Everyone thinks that. But it’s actually soap scum that blocks everyone’s drains. Then hair and other stuff gets stuck on the built up scum.”
I told him that I use Drano to clear it. Although I never really thought that Drano or Liquid Plumber was probably the best thing for the environment. It’s not cheap either.
He said, “Look, you never have to use Drano again.”
Asked me to get some Dawn. Poured some down the drain. Not much at all. Maybe a quarter of a cup. Then he flushed with hot water from the tap. Only for a few minutes.
It worked! I was quite impressed.
Apparently Dawn is the miracle soap and can be used for many things.