Thanks to that one emotion-inducing campaign, we know that dish soap is used to clean up wildlife after oil spills, but there are actually a lot more things it can be used for too. Its grease-fighting and moisturizing capabilities are endless.
No one likes doing dishes, but it’s worth it because you need clean dishes to eat off of, and the same goes for these hacks. You don’t want to have to de-weed your garden or ward off ants in your house, but if dish soap could make those jobs a little easier, wouldn’t you want to know about it? Check out these genius ways to use dish soap all around the house.
Poison The Ivy Yourself
Though it won’t help with the itch after you touch it, dish soap can be used to get rid of poison ivy in your backyard before it spreads or infects anyone else.
Take a little bit of dish soap and spread it all over the leaves of any of the poison ivy plants you find. Within a few days the plants will wither up and die so you won’t have any more popping up and you’re free to roam again.