ALL Natural DIY Garbage Disposal Tablets

Easy to make natural Garbage Disposal Tablets that you can freeze for quick use! The best part? You make with ingredients from your kitchen!I think of myself as a rather obsessed cleaning nut. I like neatness and order with everything in its place. My sock door is organized and my fridge is clean. But honestly, who ever cleans their garbage disposal? Not this girl….until our kitchen started smelling like sh*t and I had no idea why. It was spotless; not a crumb to be found. Sure enough, it was the drain. So I did what every 30 something working professional does.

I called Mom.

Well… here’s her secret sauce. Best part (besides that my kitchen no longer smells)? You can make it SO easily with items you already have in your kitchen. It’s basically free.  The double whammy? You can make it in bulk.

INGREDIENTS

  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Citrus fruit peels (use ANY that you want – lemons, limes, grapefruit, oranges, etc)
  • Ice cube tray

A note on the fruit peels: If you don’t want to waste a perfectly good fruit on this, wait until you actually eat the fruit and then throw the peels in a plastic bag and place in the freezer until you have at least 2 or 3 full fruit peels.

Easy to make natural Garbage Disposal Tablets that you can freeze for quick use! The best part? You make with ingredients from your kitchen!

Chop up citrus fruit peels in to small pieces. Remember, this is going in your garbage disposal so perfect knife skills are NOT important. Thank goodness!

Stuff the fruit pieces in to each tray cube about 3/4 of the way full.

Then fill  with the distilled white vinegar.

Pop in the freezer overnight.

Easy to make natural Garbage Disposal Tablets that you can freeze for quick use! The best part? You make with ingredients from your kitchen!

You can definitely use any standard ice cube trays, but  really like these because they’re rubber and bendable so it’s super duper easy to pop the cubes out of. (I also use these ice cube trays to freeze all sorts of other things like herbs, juices, etc.)

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Easy to make natural Garbage Disposal Tablets that you can freeze for quick use! The best part? You make with ingredients from your kitchen!

Then throw these in to a LABELED plastic sandwich bag (something like “DO NOT EAT – Garbage disposal tablets”). You can envision what I’m trying to prevent. Ugh. Getting shivers just writing this.

Now when you go to clean your garbage disposal (aka when your kitchen starts to smell and you can’t figure out why), simply turn on the hot water, pop a couple of these down the drain, and flip on the disposal.

DONE! Problem solved.

Thanks Mom 🙂

Easy to make natural Garbage Disposal Tablets that you can freeze for quick use! The best part? You make with ingredients from your kitchen!


Easy to make natural Garbage Disposal Tablets that you can freeze for quick use! The best part? You make with ingredients from your kitchen!

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Easy to make natural Garbage Disposal Tablets that you can freeze for quick use! The best part? You make with ingredients from your kitchen!

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33 Comments

  1. Jessica
    October 8, 2015 / 8:32 am

    I’m loving all your DIY house tips! Keep them coming!

  2. October 9, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    Great idea! Love the smell of citrus!

    • Linday @ Crazy Organized
      October 11, 2015 / 9:57 am

      Thanks so much 🙂

  3. October 9, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    So excited to see our post featured on your party! We love your blog!

  4. October 11, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    This is a very cool (no pun intended) idea!! It will give such a refreshing smell. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

    • Linday @ Crazy Organized
      October 21, 2015 / 9:52 am

      haha love it !

  5. October 12, 2015 / 2:29 am

    I wish I had seen this post yesterday when I found myself with loads of orange, lemon, and lime peels that I didn’t know what to do with! This is fantastic – I love that you made a natural cleaning tablet. Thanks for sharing!

  6. October 12, 2015 / 5:45 am

    We often throw all of those things down separately…I wonder if all at once would be a “super clean bomb” of some sort? We’ll have to give it a try!

  7. October 12, 2015 / 8:47 am

    This is just genius! So cool!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    • Linday @ Crazy Organized
      October 21, 2015 / 10:11 am

      Thanks so much for hosting! I’ll ‘see you’ next week!

  8. October 12, 2015 / 11:51 am

    What a great idea! We usually buy the little tablets from Bed, Bath, & Beyond, and while they work great, they’re quite pricey. Your idea looks like a super simple and thrifty alternative! Pinning for sure! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! 🙂

    • Linday @ Crazy Organized
      October 21, 2015 / 10:11 am

      Exactly! I hate paying so much for those, especially when I had ingredients in the kitchen that worked! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  9. October 12, 2015 / 5:06 pm

    What a great idea. So easy and so effective. I often put lemons in the disposal to make it smell nice. These will be nice to have on hand.
    Bev

    • Linday @ Crazy Organized
      October 21, 2015 / 10:12 am

      Thanks so much 🙂

  10. October 13, 2015 / 5:57 am

    How awesome and what a cool idea!

    I love the smells of citrus!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

    • Linday @ Crazy Organized
      October 13, 2015 / 10:18 am

      Thanks! And thanks for the awesome link party! I’ll “see” you next week!

    • Linday @ Crazy Organized
      October 21, 2015 / 10:13 am

      Thanks so much 🙂

  11. October 13, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    Thank you so much for the cleaning tip!!! I have only used the cut up citrus fruit to clean the garbage disposal, and it works great…having our citrus trees is wonderful!!! I have never used it with the addition of vinegar. I used the ice cubes (separately) to sharpen the garbage disposal blades. Thank you for this great recipe!!!

    • Linday @ Crazy Organized
      October 21, 2015 / 10:14 am

      I’m sooo jealous of you that you have citrus trees! That’s so awesome! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  12. October 18, 2015 / 6:23 pm

    What a great idea. I have just put an orange peel down the garbage disposal but think this would work so much better with the vinegar. Thanks. #LetsGetReal

  13. October 21, 2015 / 2:52 am

    I have just sent this to my mother as her disposal is always smelling funny what a great idea and home remedies are always the best and cheaper. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again this week for another great round of #sharewithme

    • Linday @ Crazy Organized
      October 21, 2015 / 10:15 am

      Thanks so much! and yes, see you this week! Thanks again!

  14. October 21, 2015 / 10:57 am

    I bet they smell great after they have went through! Great idea! Thanks for linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday. Hope to see you again! Pinned!

  15. Debbie @ Bible Fun For Kids
    October 26, 2015 / 9:52 am

    This is awesome! Pinned it and I will use it! Thanks for sharing!

  16. October 26, 2015 / 7:10 pm

    love how easy and better then pouring bleach down the drain thanks for the cool tip will definitely have to try

  17. November 1, 2015 / 1:00 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your post with us at the #AnythingGoes Link Party! The new party goes live today at 6 PM ET.

  18. November 8, 2015 / 6:52 am

    Such a cool idea 🙂 – Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  19. November 15, 2015 / 9:10 am

    Thanks for sharing this post with us at the 100 Happy Days linkup party! I’ve tried every method I could possibly think of to clean our disposal and nothing was working. Whole lemons, concoctions of every cleaning spray, plain ice and hot water. My husband probably thinks I’m a little crazy when I’m fishing out lemon pieces – eww. Anyway, thank you for this trick. I’m going to make some of these tablets this afternoon!

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