garbage disposal pods are fast, easy and they WORK!

Let’s be real – there are certain parts of the house that nobody really wants to, you know, “deal with”.

I’d put the garbage disposal somewhere in the top ten.

Which is why I love love love these easy garbage disposal “pods”!

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While you can certainly put a few citrus peels in the disposal, I like that these pods utilize baking soda, salt and Castile soap to do a more thorough job of getting in there and actually cleaning.

This “recipe” couldn’t be easier, and it makes a bunch – keep them in a jar by the sink and toss one or two down the disposal every so often to instantly freshen things up!

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Now if only the area under my fridge were as easy……….

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What part of the house grosses YOU out???

Garbage Disposal Pods

1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup salt
3/4 cup liquid Castile soap (or any dish soap)
30 drops essential oil (I love Citrus Fresh; Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Peppermint, and Grapefruit oils are all wonderful too!)
3 – 4 tablespoons water

Combine the baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Add the Castile soap and essential oil and stir to blend well. Add the water, a tablespoon at a time, till the mixture is the consistency of wet sand. You want it to be able to hold its shape when you clump it in your hand.

Use a tablespoon or cookie scoop to portion the mixture onto a baking sheet. Let sit till completely dry (this may take a few days depending on temperature, humidity, etc.). Store in a covered container.

(print this recipe)

This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver

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  1. Deb on August 28, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    You have the Best ideas! Thanks for sharing

    • sherisilver on August 28, 2020 at 8:52 pm

      I wish I could take credit for the idea! It’s a good one!! 🙂

  2. Maddy on August 28, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    Great idea !
    How long will the pods last in the jar?

    • sherisilver on August 29, 2020 at 7:57 am

      Forever? I’m not really sure – I use a few each week so they don’t last very long. As long as they’re kept dry they should be fine for months!

  3. Maddy on August 29, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Thanks Shiri

  4. judith on August 31, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    This is something I’ve never thought about. I compost every bit of food waste that I can, so rarely use my garbage disposal; I suspect this will prolong its life. Occasionally, I pour boiling water down that side of the sink to keep it clean. Every once in awhile, I will turn on the faucet, turn on the unit, and then squirt some dish soap in the drain; the plumber told me to do this to keep it lubricated.

    • sherisilver on August 31, 2020 at 11:32 pm

      We talk about starting to compost all the time – any good books/resources you’d recommend for beginngers?

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