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DIY Homemade Concoctions: Sink Freshener

By Vicki McClure Davidson

 

Freshening sinks of foul odors is easy, and you don't need to buy those pricey concoctions from the grocery or hardware store to accomplish it. While these products claim to be easy to use, making a batch yourself will only take a couple of minutes and cost you mere pennies, not dollars.

This simple homemade mixture, using inexpensive baking soda and distilled white vinegar (vinegar to the rescue again!), will help to keep your drains smelling fresh, but be aware that it won't unclog them. This concoction is also environmentally safe to use because it contains no chemicals—only two natural ingredients.

Materials Needed

1 c. baking soda
2 c. warm white vinegar

When you mix the vinegar with the baking soda, the mixture will fizz and foam up. Don't be alarmed. This is a natural chemical action and is what is helping to clean out the drains of odor-causing debris and gook. Be sure that you do NOT let the mixture sit in the drain overnight.

Again, this DIY concoction will not unclog sinks. It will only make them smell much better.

 

DIY homemade sink freshener is easy to make, is environmentally save, and will save you a good chunk of money each year.
DIY homemade sink freshener is easy to make, is environmentally save, and will save you a good chunk of money each year.

 

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