Natural Garbage Disposal Cleaner Recipe

Natural Garbage Disposal Cleaner Recipe

To Use

  1. Add two tablespoons to your garbage disposal.
  2. Allow to sit for 30 seconds.
  3. Flush with cold water.
  4. Run garbage disposal while continuing to flush with water.



  1. In a clean bowl, combine citric acid, baking soda, and eucalyptus leaves.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Spoon into a mason jar and seal.
  4. Store in a cool, dry place until you need it.


I normally add essential oils to my DIY cleaners, but I don’t like to add essential oils to this one. My garbage disposal has some plastic parts that can be harmed by prolonged use of essential oils. So I left those out this time.

I generally need to use this cleaner every two weeks, but we do use our garbage disposal a lot (two little boys… enough said!). I wouldn’t suggest using it more than monthly due to the amount of citric acid. Plus, it should really keep your disposal smelling great for quite a while!

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