Jun 20, 2012

A Pinteresting Wednesday: The Power of Dawn

Today for my A Pinteresting Wednesday I decided to go to my "tips, tricks, good to know" board. There were a couple of DIY cleaning tips that I wanted to try.

I was probably drawn to the first tip because my favorite white shirt was only wearable if I put a jacket or sweater over it. The super embarrassing and yucky underarms made me sad. Was I ever going to be able to wear my oh-so-lovely summer shirt again?

When I remembered that I had pinned a way to fix that underarm yellow stain I kind of jumped up for joy.

Goodbye to yellow armpit stains! 1 tsp. Dawn, 3-4 tsp. Hydrogen Peroxide, 2 tbsp. baking soda. Mix together, rub in, and be amazed!

The idea seemed easy enough. Could it really fix my shirt?

I know it is hard to see the yellow, but trust
me it is there. It was super gross.

All I needed to do was mix 1 part Dawn liquid dish detergent to 2 parts hydrogen peroxide. Then I added some baking soda.

After I combined the cleaning mixture, I took a laundry scrub brush and really let those stains have it.

I will tell you what, even right after I scrubbed them I could tell a difference.

Then once I washed and dried my shirt, I was sold. My shirt was so sparkling clean. Buh-bye ugly yellow underarms.

Now it can be safely worn all by itself with no shame to me. Yipee!

Now Dawn seems to have even more magical qualities. I also came across this pin to clean jewelry.

DIY Jewelry Cleaner

With a simple mixture of only a couple ingredients, it claims to clean pretty much any of your nice jewelry.

I will let you in on a secret...

I don't own nice jewelry. I pretty much stick to jewelry from forever21, target, hand-me-downs, and so on.

The nicest thing I own is, and probably will always be, my wedding ring. I am just not a fancy girl. Besides my ring, jewelry does not float my boat.

Now because this jewelry is also something I wear 24/7 it is pretty gosh darn filthy. I thought I owed it to my one piece of sparkly to clean it.

So I used this DIY jewelry cleaning solution. Just looky what it did...
 Pretty awesome, right?

I thought so, AND it was super easy.

Dawn was involved again.
1. Heat 1 cup of water for 2 minutes in the microwave.
2. Prepare 1 TBS salt, 1 TBS Dawn, and 1 TBS baking soda
3. Put a little piece of aluminum foil in the bottom of the hot water
4. Add the salt, Dawn, and baking soda
5. Immerse the ring and let it set for 10-15 minutes
6. Remove jewelry from the mixture, rinse off with cold water. Then 
gently wipe off with a soft rag.

BAM. Clean and sparkly jewelry once again.

Who knew Dawn was so extra awesome? I certainly did not.

Here are some other Dawn DIY tricks that I found and thought I would share:

Go check out the power of Dawn for yourself!

Thought I would mention that Dawn is not paying me to sing their 
praises. I am doing this of my own little free will. In fact,
 I would wager a bet that Dawn doesn't even know my name. 
Lucky for me though, I know theirs!


sariqd said...

I love how you're working through the pins! The jewelry cleaner - not good with cheapo stuff. You also should be careful with silver things too. I use a similar jewelry cleaner: dawn, water, ammonia. It cleans my gold jewelry (i.e. wedding rings because that's all the fancy I have too) beautifully.

dancin' momma said...
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dancin' momma said...

I was excited when I saw this pop up in my reader! Just this morning I was lamenting the fact that my fave t-shirt had this same problem. Thanks for the tip!

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Thanks for the tips!

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

I'm totally trying this on my rings too.. thanks!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

great tips! I am going to try cleaning my ring with dawn now.

M.O.T.B said...

Will totally be trying this with my wedding ring!

Unknown said...

works great had some chains that were tarnished came out great


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