Changing diapers is rarely a favorite part of parenting. And there’s nothing worse than a stinky diaper pail! The dread that fills your body as your reach over to open the lid, holding your breath against the toxic-smelling fumes that waft out and fill the room. Slamming the lid down in the futile attempt to keep the odor from filling the entire house. How in the world can something so adorable make something that smells so bad?! Well, take a deep breath and relax, because the following tips and tricks along with a DIY Diaper Pail Deodorizing Disks recipe are easy ways to naturally ditch the diaper pail stink! Plus, stick around to see how you can stock up on Luvs diapers and save!
Tips and Tricks for De-stinking the Diaper Pail
Empty the Pail Daily
Fewer diapers means less stink. By removing the dirty diapers daily, there will be less diapers in the pail for a shorter amount of time.
Sprinkle Pail with Baking Powder
Baking soda absorbs odors naturally. Sprinkling some into the bottom of the pail each time you change the liner will go a long way towards helping control odor. Additionally, keep some baking powder in a salt shaker near the changing table, and then add a few shakes each time you toss in a diaper. You can also mix a few drops of your favorite essential oil with about 1/3 cup of baking soda. Depending on which essential oil you choose, you may need to add more or less oil, as some are stronger in scent than others. I usually add 4 to 6 drops of lavender, or 3-4 drops of a citrus oil.
DIY Diaper Pail Deodorizing Disks
Here’s What You Need:
1 cup baking soda poured into a mixing bowl
1/2 to 1 cup distilled/boiled water
Essential oil – your favorite scent. I love using citrus oils like sweet orange and lemon!
Muffin pan – silicon works best for me!
Muffin cup liners (if using a metal pan)
Here’s What To Do:
Add a few drops of essential oil to approximately 1/2 cup water. Again, how many you add depends on the scent you choose and how strong you want it.
Pour the scented water into the bowl with the baking soda, and mix well.
Gradually add and mix in more water until you have a thick paste.
Fill each muffin tin with one half-inch of paste, gently pressing to remove air bubbles.
Let dry for 24 – 48 hours.
Once completely dry, gently remove each disk. If you used paper liners, peel those off.
Add one disk to the bottom of your diaper pail, storing the others in a jar or Ziploc bag.
After you’ve used a disk for 2 weeks or however long you find it effective, replace with a new one.
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