How to Make Garbage Disposal Cleaning Pods

Garbage disposals are one of the most underrated appliances in your entire household. They tirelessly work away to grind away your food debris with little to no attention, but they do it anyway. About one of the only times the garbage disposal grabs your attention is when things become stinky. Luckily though you don’t need to call a plumber to take care of the sink, you can do it by yourself. Here is how to make garbage disposal cleaning pods with items already in your household.

How to Make Garbage Disposal Cleaning Pods

You Will Need

  • Baking Soda
  • Coarse Salt
  • Dish Washing Liquid
  • Parchment Paper
  • Metal Baking Sheet

Your Essential Oil of Choice

  1. Dump ¾ cup of baking soda into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add in a ½ tsp of dish washing liquid
  3. Add in a ½ tsp of coarse salt
  4. Add 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil for scent. You can use peppermint, lemon, or whatever scent you want.5
  5. Add about a quarter of a cup of water to the mixture.
  6. Stir it up! You can use a whisk, spoon or whatever else is on hand. Keep mixing until the mixture is the same consistency as wet sand. If your mixture is too dry, add small amounts of water until your get a wet sand consistency.
  7. Scoop up a handful of the mixture, there are no real size requirements but the pod should be small enough to fit in your garbage disposal.
  8. Squeeze your hand together to shape the pod. If the pod just crumbles, add a little water to your hands and try again until your get a pod that will hold its shape.
  9. Mold the pod until it is relatively uniform in shape.
  10. Deposit the pod onto parchment paper placed over a baking sheet.
  11. Repeat steps 1-10 until you have used the mixture.
  12. Allow the pods to dry overnight.
  13. Store the pods in a large mason jar to stay fresh.

Congratulations, you have made your own garbage disposal pods on the cheap. To use, simply place in your garbage disposal and turn on. The grit of the salt will work to clean stuck on debris, the baking soda will help deodorize and your essential oil will leave your otherwise stinky garbage disposal smelling fresh and clean!

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