Thursday, May 9, 2013

Homemade Garbage Disposal Refreshers

Lemon is always such a good clean smell, don't you think?

I couldn't resist trying these little bits of lemony-cleaning-deodorizing 'thingies'. 

Keep them handy to toss into your disposal when you need to get rid of that nasty odor coming from it. 

The same day I made these, I put some green onions down the disposal and was so pleased with how tossing one of these into the disposal, running the water and the disposal, refreshed the air. 


Sometimes I don't have an orange or a lemon to put down the disposal, but I'm ready now! 

You may want to keep them in the fridge for a longer 'life' for the 'tablets'. 

I adapted this recipe from somewhere on Pinterest...


3/4 c. baking soda 
1/2 c. salt

1 tsp. liquid dish soap

1 tsp. water

1 lemon

Sheet pan

Parchment paper

Small spoon or scoop
Airtight jar or container
Gather the ingredients for making the garbage disposal refreshers. Measure and add the baking soda and salt to a small mixing bowl, and give a stir until smooth and blended.

Grate the lemon peel into the mixture along with adding the liquid dish soap and water.

Slice the lemon in half; squeeze the juice into the mixture. Continue stirring and adding juice until the mixture resembles course sand.

Cover a sheet pan with waxed paper or parchment paper, use a small spoon or scoop to mold the half rounds, and then tap them out onto the pan. I used my smallest spring-loaded scoop. Allow to dry overnight.

Keep handy in an airtight container. 

Linked to Scrumptious Sunday


  1. If I didn't label that jar, I just know someone would pop one in their mouth. hahaha.

  2. I saw these somewhere, too. It's nice to know you tried them and they work!

  3. I am SOOOO Making these! Thanks for sharing!