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How to Make Your Own Dawn Powerwash Refill (and SAVE Money!)

If you’ve ever wondered if you could refill the Dawn Powerwash yourself, YOU CAN!

Today, I’m sharing a super easy recipe that works. You’ll need three ingredients, but the main ingredient that makes this DIY work so well is the rubbing alcohol.

So here’s everything you’ll need.


  • 13 oz distilled water
  • 4 tbsp Dawn Original Dish Soap
  • 2 tbsp rubbing alcohol


  • Measuring cup / mason jar
  • Funnel


  1. Fill your measuring cup or mason jar with 13 0z of distilled water
  2. Add your Dawn dish soap and alcohol
  3. Stir ingredients together and let it sit for a while. About 3-4 hours to give the alcohol and water enough time to blend well.
  4. Pour your mixture into your empty Powerwash Refill bottle.

It WORKS! This recipe makes refills a 16oz bottle, but if you want to make more, you can just double the ingredients.

I hope you enjoy this hack as much as I do! Especially since a bottle of Dawn Powerwash Refill is almost $5 every time, you’ll be making your own for MUCH less than that!

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DIY Dawn Powerwash Refill

Refill your Dawn Powerwash yourself and save money with this easy recipe!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 16 oz


  • 1 Empty refill bottle
  • 1 Funnel
  • Measuring cup or spoons
  • 1 Mason jar optional


  • 13 ounces distilled water
  • 4 tbsp Dawn Original dish soap
  • 2 tbsp rubbing alcohol


  • Fill a measuring cup or mason jar with distilled water.
  • Pour Dawn Original dish soap and alcohol into the water.
  • Stir ingredients and let it sit for several hours to allow the alcohol and water enough time to blend.
  • After approximately 3-4 hours, pour the mixture into the empty refill bottle. Attach spray nozzle. Shake well before each use.

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  • Reply
    04/29 at 4:44 PM

    Does it have to be dawn Original?

    • Reply
      Danielle Skeaton
      04/29 at 5:04 PM

      I’m sure you could try using a different brand. I just only buy Dawn original because it’s all I ever use.

  • Reply
    05/30 at 8:19 PM

    We use this for camping. Saving this recipe for refilling.

  • Reply
    06/18 at 5:31 PM

    I use scented Dawn and it works great

  • Reply
    01/17 at 2:23 PM

    Best stain remover I’ve ever had.

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