How to freshen up a stinky garbage disposal unit

Does your garbage disposal unit have a case of the stinkies?

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I love having a garbage unit, but what I don’t love are those garbage disposal unit smells. But luckily for both of us, I know how to fix it!

How to get rid of those garbage disposal unit stinkies!

Freshen up that garbage disposal

It’s really easy to have your garbage disposal smelling fresh again, and you can even sharpen up those blades at the same time. Better still you probably have all the ‘ingredients’ to hand already. And we’re not going to use bleach!

Here’s what you need:

  1. Baking Soda – about a cup full
  2. White Vinegar – again about a cup full
  3. Orange Peels or Ice Cubes
  4. Lemon Essential Oil – a couple of drops

Here’s what to do:

1. Drop the orange peels down first, they’ll help to sharpen up the blades. My kiddos LOVE clementines so we always have more peel than we know what to do with. If you don’t have any to hand don’t worry just use ice cubes instead, or even rock salt.

2. Then add a couple of drops of lemon essential oil for a nice zingy smell.

3. Then throw in a cup of baking soda, and pour over the cup of vinegar. And it should all start to fizz together nicely!

4. Leave it for about 10 minutes and then run the disposal while running the hot tap.

Voila! A nice clean disposal and the zingy scent of lemon.

You should probably rinse and repeat these steps every two or three days. I do it whenever my disposal starts to get stinky which is probably a little too late, but hey I’m busy!

How to get rid of those garbage disposal unit stinkies!

18 thoughts on “How to freshen up a stinky garbage disposal unit”

  1. Oh wow! You must have been reading my mind. I was just thinking that I need to find a way to freshen up our garbage disposal. Thank you for the suggestion!!!

  2. Oh wow! You must have been reading my mind. I was just thinking that I need to find a way to freshen up our garbage disposal. Thank you for the suggestion!!!

  3. I love lemon essential oils! To bad we don’t have a garbage disposal, but have used lemon EOs in many of our homemade cleaners.

  4. I love lemon essential oils! To bad we don’t have a garbage disposal, but have used lemon EOs in many of our homemade cleaners.

  5. I’m just getting back to studying about essential oils again (it’s been like 14 years since I studied about them!) and I love how you incorporated it! Lemon is a great deodorizer!

  6. I’m just getting back to studying about essential oils again (it’s been like 14 years since I studied about them!) and I love how you incorporated it! Lemon is a great deodorizer!

  7. We usually don’t have any issue, but I pinned this and shared it with my FB readers just in case.

  8. We usually don’t have any issue, but I pinned this and shared it with my FB readers just in case.

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