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ONE Ingredient Garbage Disposal Freshener!

Yes, you read that title right…ONE ingredient garbage disposal freshener! I’ve been on a bit of a freshener bender after doing the  DIY Room Fragrance.  I couldn’t help it!  I’m staying in a temporary apartment and started to notice a funky smell coming from the kitchen sink.  Yes, this started my “make it smell better” kick.  Since we are staying here very temporarily (as in 2 months), I don’t want to lose a deposit because it stinks in here!

The first thing I did tried to get rid of the smell is clean out the drain with our two ingredient drain cleaner.  That helped but it didn’t get rid of the rotten aroma.  It was then I realized it was the disposal (funny, since I haven’t used it)!!  So, instead of going out to buy a disposal freshener, I simply grabbed an old lemon half I had sitting on the counter.  Did you catch that? A LEMON!  There it is, folks, your ONE ingredient.

Your lemon doesn’t have to be fresh.  As a matter of fact, this is the perfect thing to do with any old lemons you have that you don’t know what to do with.  Moving on…..

Cut your lemon in half if it isn’t in half already.  Push the half lemon down into the disposal, turn on your water (warm if you can, don’t ask why, it just works a bit better like this), and turn on your disposal!!!  Let your disposal run for at least 20 seconds.  You will start to smell the lemony freshness almost instantly!!! Pretty cool, huh?

Don’t worry if the lemon doesn’t get completely “disposed” of while you have the garbage disposal on.  As a matter of fact, leaving little bits of it there will allow the freshness to come through the next few times you use it!

I only had to run the disposal once after adding my lemon and the smell coming from the sink is completely gone!  I hope this helps you out the next time you find your nose a little unhappy with your sink too!

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Comments

  1. Helen Neher says:

    How do you clean the built up Guck on the rubber flaps at the entrance of the garbage disposal? That is my problem

    • christina says:

      Hey, Helen!

      You can still use that lemon! Simply add a little baking soda to the wedge and use it the same way you would a scrubbing pad. The citric acid in the lemon should “eat away” all that nasty grime. If you need something a little stronger, add borax instead of baking soda. Use a little elbow grease and cut that nastiness away! 🙂 Hope this helps!