Passing on a Childhood Tradition

I’m passing along a childhood tradition today, as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, and I’m teaching my boy to wash the car with Palmolive dish soap. All stories, photos, and opinions are my own. #Palmolive25Ways #CollectiveBias

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When I was young, one of my favorite things to do during Summer was to wash my mom’s car. I know, I was a little weird, but I liked to help my mom and she liked things clean. My family didn’t have a lot of money so we had to come up with ways to do things that were cost effective and fun. Rather than take our car to the car wash, we would make it a family event and wash the car in the yard with Palmolive dish soap.

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Now that my boy is getting old enough for good sized chores, I’m teaching him those same cost effective ways and I think he’s having a blast. We decided to get out this weekend and celebrate the end of Summer (school starts today) with a little car washing and water fun. I headed out to Walmart to pick up some Palmolive dish soap to help us.

Washing the car with Palmolive dish soap #Palmolive25Ways #shop #CollectiveBias

Now, I’m thinking you’re wondering why Palmolive dish soap for washing the car, so I’m just going to tell you. As you may have heard, Palmolive is “tough on grease, soft on hands” and that is exactly why it works perfect for a car wash. Our trusty Jeep has been through a lot in the past three weeks. We have had to replace the brake switch, serpentine belt, alternator, water pump, tensioner, power steering pump, and the serpentine belt again. Our old girl is tired and needs to feel good about herself. She needs to be grease free, dirt free, and shiny again, inside and out.

Washing the car with Palmolive dish soap #Palmolive25Ways #shop #CollectiveBias

All you need for a great car wash is a bucket, some old towels or t-shirts, water, and some Palmolive dish soap. Of course, you might need a photographer to stand back and snap pics of the water fun as well. Just fill a bucket with water and a little of the dish soap and get to washing. Of course, if you have the water hose going and you see that your child is a little hot, you might want to squirt him to cool him off!

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Benjamin and I had a blast washing the car and playing in the water. We took our time to get the Jeep looking great and then we cleaned up and took a ride in our like-new vehicle. Even though we were in the water and washing the Jeep for a long time, our hands were nice and soft. Just one more childhood tradition that I was happy to pass along to my boy.

Passing on a childhood tradition - washing the car with Palmolive #Palmolive25Ways #shop #CollectiveBias

Just so you know, Palmolive is hosting a sweepstakes where you can enter to win a $2,000 Walmart gift card and weekly prizes. Head over to the Palmolive Sweepstakes page for more details!

How will you use Palmolive dish soap outside of washing dishes?



  1. Emily says:

    My dad and I used to wash the cars all the time in the driveway! My son loves helping me wash our cars, too. I have to admit, he’s squirted me with the hose more times than he’s hit the cars with it! Next time, we’ll try Palmolive. #Client

  2. Nice ride. 😉 We have a Jeep Liberty, too. 🙂

  3. I think B loved spraying you just a little bit too much. Glad you’re passing on traditions and having fun along the way.

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