Dawn Dish Soap Review - Antibacterial Apple Blossom Scent
Candice has shared her Ultra Dawn dish soap review, in the apple blossom scent, which happens to also be antibacterial.
I use Dawn Ultra Concentrated Dishwashing liquid for a number of reasons.
The first is that it is reasonably priced. For a 24 fl oz. bottle I paid under three dollars.
In addition, my understanding is that one dollar from every bottle sold goes to save wildlife.
Finally, it is the best dishwashing soap I have found to cut grease from dirty pots and pans.
When I use Dawn it never leaves a slimy or greasy residue. It makes my dishes sparkle with very little effort on my part.
It requires only a very small amount, just a squirt, to wash a large amount of dishes, and I wash all my dishes by hand since I don't own a dishwasher.
The apple blossom smell is very pleasant and it’s like aromatherapy when I wash my dishes. The smell lingers long after I am done and leaves the house smelling like an apple orchard.
It is also great for my husband as a hand cleaner after working on the car engine. It is antibacterial hand soap that cleans grease and oil off hands without drying them out.
Thanks Candice for sharing your Dawn dish soap review.
Until recently, when I decided to buy a different dishwashing liquid each time I ran out, so I could test and review various ones for this site, I always used this soap, in this exact scent.
I love the smell too, and I like that it is ultra concentrated, so it is thick. I tried a generic apple scented version once, since it was significantly cheaper (unlike you, I do think Dawn is a bit on the expensive side), but it was so watered down I ran through it much faster. (You can read my Walmart Great Value dish soap review here.)
That did convince me I like ultra concentrated soaps, but still hasn't convinced me that Dawn is a bargain, although I see it more of a bargain than I used to.
***Update: I have since tried Target's Up & Up dishwashing soap in this exact scent and loved it! It is a much better bargain than the name brand, and I like it just as well. You can click the link to read my review. ***End Update
I would note that I don't like the fact that it is antibacterial though. Not all Dawn dish soap products are, and I wish this one was not.
It is only antibacterial as a hand cleaner, so this fact does not effect your dishes in the slightest. Further, I've read about multiple scientific studies saying this added ingredient does not significantly help you out, and does cause the potential for the evolution of super bugs. Therefore, although I like the scent I am trying to steer away from this dish soap myself, in the future.
I may still, when my experimentation phase is over, switch back to Dawn dish soap in something not antibacterial, but only if I can't find something cheaper that is just as effective, and if I can find something better for the environment I'll probably switch away too.
From the number of reviews I've received from readers for this brand of dishwashing liquid, I am guessing that the Dawn brand is the most (or at least one of the most) popular out there. I've collected several more reviews below.
Further, you can also share your dishwashing soap review here, for this or any other brand, telling me what you like, or don't, about it and why. In addition, you can read reviews of other brands that have already been submitted.
Sandy shared a review of Lestoil stain remover which she uses to remove several stains. However, in the process she also shared many laundry stain removal uses for Dawn, so I added that part of her submission to this page.
I still keep Dawn in the laundry room as my sister uses it to pretreat baby formula stains when she visits. It is one of the few home remedies she found that really does help break down these types of stains, and is not a harsh product for babies.
It can also be used for cosmetic stains on clothes where you would definitely not want to use Lestoil.
While some people think any brand of soap will do, there are some brand loyalists out there that maintain it must be Dawn, and even some that say it must be the original Blue ultra version.
What do others think? Can it be any dish soap or must it be this brand? In addition, I would love to hear even more uses you've got for this product for cleaning or stain removal in your home. You can share your uses or reviews here and I'll add them to the site.
Now That I've Tried Dawn Dish Soap I Can't Go Back To The Cheaper Varieties
Megan has shared her review of the original blue Dawn, in the ultra concentrated variety.
I usually buy the cheapest dishwashing liquid that I can find, but on a recent shopping trip I decided to spend an extra dollar and try Dawn.
With the recent Gulf Oil Spill on my mind, the tagline "Dawn Helps Save Wildlife," paired with a cute picture of penguins, seemed to get to me.
After using it for about two weeks now, I don't think I could go back to a cheaper soap.
For one, this formula really cuts through the grease and grime in my kitchen, and takes less soap to do it too. I'm not even halfway through the 24 ounce bottle.
I have a dishwasher, but I hand wash all pots, pans, and baking dishes because they need the extra elbow grease.
I also appreciate that Dawn dish soap doesn't contain phosphates, which harm our waterways.
I would probably buy 12 bottles a year, at an extra dollar apiece, and I like knowing that I can support a company that comes through when marine life needs our help!
Thanks Megan for sharing your review of the blue Dawn, as I call it.
I have noted that this particular variety, unlike some of the other scents, is not an antibacterial hand soap. That means Dawn makes some, but not all of its products antibacterial.
I have gotten even more reviews than what you've seen here for this dishwashing liquid. You can read even more Dawn dishwashing liquid reviews here which have already been submitted, since this page was getting pretty long.
***Update: I've also gotten several reviews from readers all complaining that Dawn causes smelly sponges and dish rags. If you've experienced this, I encourage you to read this page and share your experience.***
In addition, I would love to hear from you too. You can share your dishwashing soap review here, for this or any other brand, telling me what you like (or dislike) about it, and why. In addition, you can also read other reviews of other brands which have already been submitted.
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