How to Make DIY Dawn Powerwash Refill

3 Materials
5 Hours

How to make a copycat Dawn Powerwash refill recipe. Use this DIY Dawn Powerwash for washing the dishes or cleaning.

Dawn Powerwash and mason jar with blue cleaning liquid

Dawn Powerwash is a foam spray that you can use for dishes. I like it because only a little bit comes out at a time, so it's perfect for washing a few dishes at a time. I also use it for greasy foods or stuck on food so they can soak for a few minutes. You can learn other ways to use it in this DIY Dawn Powerwash refill hack post.

rubbing alcohol and Dawn dish soap

Step 1: Gather Materials

To make the homemade Dawn Powerwash, you'll need a Dawn Powerwash spray bottle, blue Dawn dish soap, and rubbing alcohol. The perfect doesn't matter for the alcohol. It's not enough to disinfect anyway, even if you use 99 percent. It's there for more scrubbing power.

empty ball mason jar

Step 2: Take Measurements and Add Water

To make 32 ounces (a quart), you'll need 26 ounces water, 4 ounces blue Dawn, and 2 ounces rubbing alcohol. Put the water in the mason jar.

blue dish soap being poured into glass jar

Step 3: Add Alcohol and Dish Liquid

Then add the alcohol and the Dawn dish liquid. Put the lid on and let it sit for a few hours. This helps the Dawn and rubbing alcohol really mix with the water.

DIY Dawn Powerwash in mason jar

Step 4: Refill Powerwash

After a few hours, you can refill your bottle with the DIY Dawn Powerwash and use it like you usually would.

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  • DebbieS DebbieS on Jun 06, 2023

    can you use a regular spray bottle, or is the original Dawn power Wash bottle created in a way that a spray bottle wouldn’t work the same?

  • Sharon Kajohn Egger Sharon Kajohn Egger on Aug 26, 2023

    You said to use rubbing alcohol but the photo shows isopropyl alcohol. They are different so can you clarify please? Thanks

  • Andrea Daughdrill Andrea Daughdrill on Aug 26, 2023

    Doesn’t the alcohol e evaporate over time?

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  • Rhonda Rhonda on Oct 19, 2023

    I use this also for spot cleaning before washing clothes.

  • Robert Moeller Robert Moeller on Oct 24, 2023

    Yes at FOUR DOLLAZ a Puny little Refill it don't matter how little Parts to Water that you use, this hack's gonna Save you a TON at Pennies on the DOLLA, aye Bozz? lol