Does your garbage disposal need a little freshening? With everything that goes into the disposal, odds are that odors could be accumulating in there.

Try this simple DIY recipe to make your own garbage disposal fresheners to help clean, and deodorize your garbage disposal.

What You Need:
2 cups baking soda
1 cup salt
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup liquid castile soap (any scent)
30 drops lemon essential oil

Note: Liquid castile soap is a vegetable-based soap commonly found in health food stores. Dr. Bronner’s is a popular one. Look for unscented. This scrub is also great to use to help clean your kitchen sink, refrigerator, or tile floors.


  1. Combine baking soda and salt into bowl.
  2. Add castile soap and essential oil into mixture.
  3. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time while stirring with hands until it forms into the consistency of “damp sand.” It should stay together when you press it together. If you add too much water just add some more baking soda and salt until the consistency is right.
  4. Grab a tablespoon measurement device and scoop a packed spoonful onto parchment paper.
  5. Once the mixture has been scooped, let dry for 24 hours or until they are hard. One batch should make about 36 garbage disposal fresheners.
  6. Put into glass jar and use the next time you do dishes! Just put 1-3 fresheners into the garbage disposal and turn it on. You will immediately smell the refreshing lemon essential oil.

If you try this recipe out be sure to come back and comment on how well they turned out!

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