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We all know the drill. The garbage disposal smells badly, builds up stagnant things in the blade and it isn’t a wholesome scent, and to be honest, the bacteria isn’t a wholesome environment either. BUT, How much more healthy is it really to dump chlorine bleach there?
Chlorine is, as most of us know, one of the most toxic substances known.

YES, it does kill germs, end the life of bacteria but so do some other common things that are far less harsh to our homes, our health and our environment.

Vinegar has long been touted as a more healthful cleaner but what many people do not know is that vinegar is also bactericidal in most cases.

To begin with, pour a 1/2 cup of vinegar into your garbage disposal and run it off and on several times as you might pulse a blender.

Rinse and operate again with some water..

When you have completed the first step, take an orange or lemon and cut it into quarters.

Pulse the garbage disposal again several times, using two pieces of the orange or lemon, and again rinse with water.

Take the other two pieces of orange and once more run it through the disposal.

Not only does the orange oil have some germicidal qualities of its own, but the orange pieces will remove a great deal of any old food pieces from the blades of your disposal, cleaning it effectively while the orange or lemon will leave a fresh clean scent to the kitchen that lasts for several hours.

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