Super simple recipe for homemade bleach alternative recipe that uses all natural ingredients found in your home. The best part - it costs 1/3 less than store-bought and works great! :: DontWastetheCrumbs.com
After you scoop out and carve your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach and water (use a 1 tsp:1 gal mix). The bleach will kill bacteria and help your pumpkin stay fresh longer. Once completely dry, (drain upside down), add 2 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to a quart of water. Brush this solution onto your pumpkin to keep it looking fresh for weeks.
This works great! Much better than the gelled version of DIY air freshner and easier to make. Everytime I walk in the room it smells fresh has a nice scent to it. Will be doing in my whole house soon. -diy air freshener a-must-do