How to Make DIY Dawn Powerwash Refill

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5 Hours

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

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.

To make the fill, 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.

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.

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.

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

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  • Ter51377229 Ter51377229 on Sep 01, 2021

    Do I have to mix it in a mason jar? Why can’t I just mix it in my spray bottle?

  • Dawn Copeland Dille Dawn Copeland Dille on Sep 21, 2021

    Why do you have to mix it in a mason jar? Why not just pour into the powerwash bottle?


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  • Wendy Wendy on Sep 08, 2021

    I will try this. I have a problem with the Powerwash pump -- doesn't pump. I called Proctor & Gamble and had a conversation with The Rudest and Most Uncooperative service rep ever. She finally & reluctantly agreed to send a coupon for measly $4.99 for new bottle--less than what I paid. I plan to call again and talk to management. Dawn IS different than other detergents, and I do use it, but as a loyal customer, I expect courtesy and respect. I think the reason for the pump is to create a foam instead of a liquid; otherwise, the formula and efficacy are the same.

  • Brenda Simpson Brenda Simpson on Sep 21, 2021

    I have found that large and mega large companies don’t really want your input any more. It’s not worth the long hold times, unanswered emails,even if you’ve called to praise them. I don’t bother them anymore. Let them pay

    for a misguided, lazy focus groups that have never washed a dish ...ever!!! Frustrated in WV