DIY Natural Disposal and Drain Cleaner

DIY Natural Disposal and Drain Cleaner

Over time, your drains and disposals can become quite stinky. Food particles tend to leave odor and before you know it, your whole house can smell quite unpleasant. Instead of rushing to the store to buy some chemical filled cleaning product, why not try making your own instead? Making your own natural disposal and drain cleaner is so easy and inexpensive. Plus, it is a great way to keep harmful chemicals out of your home. Take a peek below to find out how to whip up your own batch.

DIY Natural Disposal and Drain Cleaner

DIY Natural Disposal and Drain Cleaner

Supplies needed:
Ice cube trays
1 cup of water
Dried or fresh herbs such as basil, rosemary, and mint
2 cups of white vinegar
1/4 cup of baking soda
1 lemon

As you can see, all of these are items you can find at your local grocery store. Don’t worry if you don’t have fresh herbs, as dried herbs will work just as well and may even cost less.

Directions:
1. Begin by combining the water and vinegar and baking soda in a bowl. Stir well.
2. Add in the dried herbs. Crush them well before tossing them in so they are fine and disperse well, plus by crushing them the herbs will give off a stronger scent.
3. Squeeze the juice from one medium lemon into the bowl. Stir well.
4. Pour the mixture into ice cube trays. Place the trays in the freezer and let them rest until they are frozen solid.

When your cubes are solid, you can then remove them and use them as needed. To clean disposals, simply toss 1-2 cubes down the drain and run the disposal until dissolved. To clean drains, you can toss a cube or two into the sink and just let it melt. The vinegar will cut away at grime, the baking soda will help absorb odor, and the herbs and lemon will give it all a fresh scent you will love. Once these Natural Disposal and Drain Cleaner cubes are frozen place them in a freezer bag clearly labeled so that no one accidentally uses them in their water!

DIY Natural Disposal and Drain Cleaner

Do you think you will give this cleaning green solution to clean drains and disposals a try?



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Comments

  1. the recipe above sounds great… but when is the baking soda added?

  2. We clean our drains with baking soda and vinegar. TW doesn’t use any toxic cleaners. She uses vinegar & water or Method for windows and mirrors.
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  3. One of the first advantages of drain cleaning is that you limit the occurrences of clogged drains. Depending on the location of the clogged drain, there are a number of substances that can clog your pipes and render them useless. Hair, objects, cooking oil, mineral build up and food are all common causes of clogged drains.

  4. I’ll have to try this! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We hope you stop by again next week!

  5. I hate when I should clean the drain because I usually use cleaner which contains strong acids and the smell is awful! Thanks a lot for sharing this solution! I will definitely try it! Blackfen Carpet Cleaners Ltd.

  6. I recently cleaned mine. I learned some new things from this post. Thanks for that. I will use them for the next time.

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  8. DIY is something I’m very fond of. I love making the things that help me clean with my own hands. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely show this post to all my friends.

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