Coffee Grounds Garbage Disposal DeodorizerBy: Stephanie Gerber from Hello Glow

Nothing ruins the aroma of homemade cooking faster than a stinky garbage disposal. Learn how to get rid of that smell with this recipe for Coffee Grounds Garbage Disposal Deodorizer. With this tutorial, you can use a natural deodorizer to clear up any strange odors coming from your garbage disposal so you won’t have to keep pouring chemicals down your drain. This homemade air freshener uses classic cleaning ingredients like baking soda and vinegar to scrub away anything that’s causing odors in your sink. Simply drop one of the deodorizers down your sink and rinse to make your kitchen smell good again.
 1 cup coffee grounds (used or fresh)
 3/4 cup Epsom salt
 1/2 cup baking soda
 3 tablespoons vinegar


  1. If you want to be really green, collect your used coffee grounds each morning and sprinkle them out on a plate until they are completely dry. Store them in a zip top bag until you have at least 1 cup. If you want to get started right away, pick up an inexpensive bag of pre-ground coffee at the market.
  2. In a medium size mixing bowl, combine coffee, Epsom salt and baking soda and mix well.
  3. Slowly add the vinegar. The baking soda will react with the vinegar and start to bubble a little bit, but will subside quickly.
  4. Stir the ingredients so the mixture starts to clump together. If your mixture is too dry, add more vinegar (1/2 teaspoon at a time) until it becomes damp enough

Using a melon baller or small scoop pack the mixture and create as many little tablets as you

  1. To Use:
    can. Lay them out on parchment paper until they are dry, then store in a jar.
  2. Put them out on parchment paper until they are dry, then store in a jar and keep close to your garbage disposal.
  3. Simply drop a tablet or two down your garbage disposal while it’s on, rinse with a stream of cold water. To really pack a punch, drop a tablet or two down the disposal and rinse with 1 cup of vinegar

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