Thursday, July 4, 2013

diy thursday: homemade garbage disposal freshener

The garbage disposal can emit some not so lovely odors from old food scraps and residue. In the past I have sometimes bought garbage disposal fresheners/cleaners to help eliminate the smell and these can get quite expensive. I have also sometimes thrown a lemon down the disposal to help freshen the smell, but that requires that I have lemon on hand regularly, which I don't. I found the perfect inexpensive solution - vinegar and lemon ice cubes!

This homemade garbage disposal freshener is super easy to make and inexpensive and completely natural.

Homemade Garbage Disposal Freshener
Distilled White Vinegar
All you have to do is cut up the lemon.
Add a piece of lemon to each ice cube mold.
Fill each ice cube with vinegar (don't dilute it)
Freeze the ice cubes.
And voila, you have garbage disposal fresheners.
When you are ready to use, just take out some ice cubs and dump a couple in the garbage disposal and turn it on.
This is a great non-toxic and natural solution to freshen and clean your garbage disposal. Vinegar  is a great cleaning agent as it breaks down bacteria and dirt. Lemon is a wonderful degreaser and provides a fresh smell.