“Eww what is that smell?”
Usually “that smell” is something rotting in my garbage disposal. Somehow food gets stuck in crannies inside the sink drain and days later my whole kitchen smells like an old trash can. The worst part of it all is that the drain backs into our bathroom, so usually the smell carries into there as well!
I need a garbage disposal freshener!
What’s In the Garbage Disposal Freshener Tabs?
The ingredients include a lemon, baking soda, salt and dish soap.
I don’t keep fresh lemons in my house as an every-day item but it was less than fifty cents to buy one at the grocery. The rest of the ingredients I keep on hand at all times.
This Pinterest test is very budget friendly!
How Do You Make Them?
You can get exact measurements and instructions at Savvy Sugar. Basically, you mix your baking soda, salt and the dish soap with grated lemon peel.
Then cut the lemon in half and begin squeezing the juice into the mixture, just enough to make the garbage disposal freshener have the texture of wet sand. (You want it to hold together if in a mold)
Using a scoop, pack the freshener mixture tightly. (We used a teaspoon sized measuring spoon.)
Place the garbage freshener tabs on a surface like wax paper, aluminum foil or parchment paper to sit and dry for several hours (overnight).
Once dried, toss 2-3 of them into the sink drain to refresh your garbage disposal.
Did the Homemade Garbage Disposal Freshener Tabs Work?
Making these refresher tabs was fun. It smelled amazing and was simple to do. I wanted to eat them.
Not that I would admit to it.
Once you have scooped these out, try not to touch them before they dry. They crumble easily!
After I made these, I had to wait for my sink to get stinky again. Surprisingly it took longer than I expected! Eventually I had a crock pot dinner go horribly wrong! I tried to make cubed steak in the crock pot. ICK.
Anyway, it stunk up my house as though it were a can of
I threw 2 of these Garbage Disposal Freshener Tabs into my sink as it was running and…
I didn’t notice a difference.
I tried it again.
This time with 4 refresher tabs. As the tabs were being crunched and chewed up by the garbage disposal blades I suddenly began to smell freshness!
Freshness smells like a mix of lemon and dish soap if you were wondering.
So, yes, I would say these Garbage Disposal Freshener Tabs worked for me! ~Pin Proved It