DIY garbage disposal refreshers

If you’re finding the mixture too soft, or it’s not drying, try upping the baking soda and salt by a tablespoon each. And if you want extra lemon scent, add the zest of a second lemon. Humidity can make it tough for these to harden, so finding a nice, dry spot helps them set without crumbling.

The lemon peel helps clean your garbage disposal blades and gives the refreshers a great scent. If you don’t have a fresh lemon on hand, try making with 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. I found the glass jar at a flea market years ago and love storing the refreshers in them!

If your garbage disposal isn’t as fresh as it should be, DIY these homemade refreshers for a quick fix. Made with lemon peel and baking soda, these little rounds pack a serious cleaning punch while costing only a few dollars to make. And they look darn cute in a glass jar next to your sink.

Ingredients: 3/4 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 teaspoon liquid dish soap, 1 lemon, sheet pan, parchment paper, small spoon or scoop, sealable glass jar.


Slowly spray the liquid dish soap on the baking soda while mixing until you’ve used all 90 drops. Mix the solution with the lemon zest and salt. It should fizz a little bit when the moisture touches the mixture, but if there is excessive fizzing you are spraying too quickly.
Put the mixture into a silicone mold – or you can press it into an ice cube tray.
Let the bombs dry for at least 6 hours, then remove from the molds and store in a container with a tight lid.

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