Thursday, August 8, 2013

Homemade Garbage Disposal Refreshers

Homemade Garbage Disposal Refreshers
  • 3/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid dish soap
  • 1 lemon or 2 limes
The original recipe called for lemon, but my family has this obsession with limes. We have to buy the bulk bag from Costco. Maybe it's weird, but we put lime juice on just about everything these days. Our friends laugh because anytime they stop by for dinner, more often than not they'll hear me say, "try it with a little lime juice. It's really good!" I have limes ready and waiting on my kitchen table... in a crystal bowl. They're just so pretty!

Mix the salt and baking soda together making sure there are no lumps. Then add the liquid dish soap and zest the lime peels into the mixture. Add the juice from the lime. Start with one and add as needed so the consistency looks like course sand. Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper and, using a rounded teaspoon measuring spoon as a mold, pack the mixture tightly into the spoon and tap lightly on the pan to gently coax it out. Let them dry over night. Once they are dry, store them in a sealed container by your sink. Anytime your garbage disposal is smelling less than lovely, drop a few in and flip the switch. 

Honestly, I don't have much to say about these things. The idea is great, but I don't know that the effectiveness is worth the time and effort put into making them.  I haven't decided yet. I'll update you later on when I come to a solid conclusion.

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