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How to Make Dawn Powerwash

If you are a fan of Dawn Powerwash you know that it’s basically magic in a bottle but refills can be quite expensive. Well, lucky for you, I am going to teach you How to Make Dawn Powerwash at home for a fraction of the cost!

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Homemade Dawn Powerwash Is So Easy to Make

I love a good cleaner. After all, surfaces really don’t feel clean without them.

With that being said, I am also a huge fan of saving money in any way possible and this homemade dawn powerwash recipe helps you make refills for just pennies on the dollar.

All you need is 3 ingredients to make your own Dawn Powerwash at home and you can even get the ingredients needed at your local Dollar Tree!

Want another DIY cleaner? Try our 4-Ingredient Homemade Dishwasher Pods and 3-Ingredient Magic Eraser Spray

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It is easy to make – Just throw the ingredients into a large mason jar, shake and then pour into your spray bottle.
  • It is the perfect Dawn dupe – Dawn Powerwash refills can cost $4 – $9 a bottle. You can make a lot more for a lot less.
dawn powerwash refills in bottles

What You Need to Make Dawn Powerwash Refill

  • Dawn Dishwashing Soap – I used the 8 oz. bottle I found at Dollar Tree
  • Rubbing Alcohol– I used 70% that I found from Dollar Tree
  • Water – You can use regular tap water or distilled water
  • Spray Bottle – I found these spray bottles on Amazon and they work great.
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Helpful Tips

  • To make 16 ounces of Dawn Powerwash use 13 ounces of water, 2 ounces of blue dawn, 1 ounce of rubbing alcohol
  • To make a gallon of Dawn Powerwash use 104 ounces of water, 16 ounces of blue dawn (2 containers) and 8 ounces of rubbing alcohol.
  • This refill can be stored at room temperature
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How to Make Dawn Powerwash

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How to make Dawn Powerwash at home for a fraction of the cost from the store
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 26 oz. Water
  • 4 Tablespoons Rubbing Alcohol
  • 8 Tablespoons Dawn Dish Soap


  • Fill your mason jar with the water.
  • Add your rubbing alcohol and Dawn dish soap into the mason jar and close the lid.
  • Place the lid on the mason jar tightly, shake it up and then let it sit so the dawn dish soap completely mixes with the rubbing alcohol.
  • Pour into your desired spray bottle and clean away!
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