Dawn is a predominantly marketed as a "DISH SOAP" & is gentle to use on anything, safely! But, Dawn has Indefinite safe & Mom tested cleaning uses, i.e.: cleaning oily/greasy messes or clothing stains, removing most clothing or upholstery & misc other fabrics stains, cleans stains on carpet, appliances, jewelry, & as a general household cleaner! And so much more! Use it just one time & you will never change & be fully sold on this product! It's so versatile!