Quick Clean : Lemon Disposal Cleaner

Quick Clean - Lemon Disposal Cleaner via Clean Mama

If you have a garbage disposal or kitchen drain you know it can get a little stinky from time to time.  I have a simple, 2 ingredient DIY solution that you can probably whip up today.  If you want to add this to your routine, use this weekly.

Lemon Disposal Cleaner


  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (fresh or in a jar)

Mix the baking soda and lemon juice together to make a pasty liquid.

Lemon Disposal Cleaner via Clean Mama

The liquid will start fizzing – quickly pour down the disposal.

Lemon Disposal Cleaner in drain via Clean Mama

Let it sit for at least 5 minutes.  Run cold water and turn on the disposal and run for up to a minute.  If you’re following along with the Spring Clean in 30 Challenge, this is today’s task – hooray!

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Curious how I clean my sink?  Check out this post for my Lemon + Clove Nightly Sink Scrub – it’s probably my favorite DIY cleaning recipe!

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  1. Your site has been incredibly helpful – thank you.

    We recently renovated a home and are starting a farm. We are on a septic system, and because of that our plumber was set against installing a garbage disposal to keep our pipes healthy. Will this recipe work without that disposal step?

  2. Our garbage disposal broke a few months ago and our awesome landlord won’t replace it cause he says it’s a “luxury item” so now our kitchen stinks. Could I pour a half batch down it to help the smell?

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