Garbage disposals can get really stinky. They are designed to pulverize our discarded food and dispose of it, right? Even though you are running water while using your disposal, some of the food gets left behind. They can also become clogged if you are putting the wrong foods in them, but we will talk about that later in this post. It's a good idea to clean them often to not only make sure they are clean, but to help deodorize the disposal as well. These homemade garbage disposal cleaner tablets will help clean your disposal and leave it smelling fresh and clean too!
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What you will need...
2 Cups of Baking Soda
1 Cup of Salt
¼ Cup of Distilled Water
⅓ Cup Castile Soap (Buy it HERE)
20 Drops of Lemon Essential Oils (Buy it HERE)
Ice cube tray or silicone mold.
Grab a large bowl and add the dry ingredients.
Next, add your wet ingredients.
Now, add 20 drops of lemon essential oils. The lemon oil helps lift any hard to clean food or mildew from your garbage disposal.
Mix well using a whisk.
Your mixture should have the consistency of a snowball...if it's too dry, add a little water until you can squeeze it in your hand like this...
Place wet mixture in your ice tray or silicone mold, smoothing the tops of them. Let them sit and harden overnight.
Once the tablets have hardened, flip your tray or mold over and pop them out. Store in an airtight container until use. To use, add one tab to your garbage disposal, turn on water and start your disposal. It only takes about 30 seconds to clean.
Use a tablet at least once per week, whenever you have used your disposal a ton or just to deodorize your disposal when needed.
As promised, I wanted to tell you about some things that you should NEVER put in your disposal. These things can not only clog your garbage disposal, but can cost you a ton of money in repairs. Just thrown the following items in the garbage instead of the garbage disposal.
Things You Should Never Put In Your Garbage Disposal
Bones (Including any poultry, pork, beef or fish bones)
Egg Shells (because of the shell's membrane lining)
Fruit Pits and Seeds
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