Homemade Garbage Disposal Refreshers

Garbage disposals use spinning plates to break down the food, providing an effective rubbish removal system to every household. Food particles may get stuck in the plates, causing a bad odor to penetrate the disposal and irritate your nose.

To avoid this, or at least limit the buildup of the smell, you can use these disposal refreshers which are easy to make and smell divine.

A Lemon Grass Refresher

Mix a cup of baking with half a cup of salt in a bowl, add 3 tablespoons of the castile soap and 20 drops of an essential oil. Lemon grass in this case, and stir it together to make a paste. Then slowly add half a cup of water, using your hands to mix the paste until the consistency is similar to wet snow. It should stick together, and not be too moist, so adjust the quantity of water as needed.

Once you made the correct consistency press them into bowls into small ball, put them on a parchment sheet to dry. This should take around 24 hours, but you will need to check that they are firm before storing them in a jar. You should them set them near the sink whenever the rubbish disposal beings to let off a light smell.

Baking Soda and Lemon Garbage Refresher

Measure out ¾ of a cup of baking soda, and half a cup of salt into a bowl and stir it together. There shouldn’t be any big lumps.

Grate the peel of one lemon into the mixture, along with its juice and half a teaspoon of liquid soap stirring it as you go. We would recommend that you add the juice into the mixture slowly, as it will prevent lumps from forming in the mixture. Stop adding the lemon juice when the mixture texture becomes similar to sand.

Using a small spoon, scoop out small round balls and tap them onto a sheet of parchment paper, then allow them to dry overnight. Store them in a sealed container, placing a few in to the garbage disposals when needed.

These are just two of the great ways to make homemade garbage disposal refreshers. You can adjust the quantities according to the amount that you need, and then store them for use.