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Garbage Disposal Cleaner

Garbage Disposal Cleaner: A Natural Recipe

I recently created this natural garbage disposal cleaner and deodorizer recipe to freshen my stinky garbage disposal. And it works great!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 ounces
Author Katie Vance



  1. To make the garbage disposal cleaner, combine citric acid, baking soda, and eucalyptus leaves into a bowl.
  2. Stir well.

  3. Spoon into a mason jar and seal.
  4. Store in a cool, dry place until you need it.

To Use

  1. Add two tablespoons of the garbage disposal cleaner to your garbage disposal.

  2. Allow it to sit for 30 seconds.

  3. Flush with cold water.

  4. Run garbage disposal while continuing to flush with water.

Recipe Video


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!