Saturday, January 28, 2012

Stinky Diaper Pail? Make Your Own Deodorant Disks for the Diaper Pail


Most diaper pails have a place for a deodorant disk in the lid. You can make those disks yourself either by soaking heavy paper (preferably with rag content) in oil or by using a caked baking soda base. The baking soda disks will become very crumbly, at which point you can add them to the wash and put a new disk in the pail lid.


For baking soda disks, you will need:
  • distilled or boiled water
  •  2 cups of baking soda
  • your choice of essential oils 
  • a muffin pan
  • paper muffin cups

Add a few drops of essential oil to a small amount of water. Mix the water with the baking soda. Mix well. Gradually add and mix more water until you have a thick paste.
 Press about ½" of paste into each muffin paper and let dry 24 hours. Tear the paper off. After you've used each disk for a month or so (however long you find it effective), crumble the disk into the diaper wash. Baking soda deodorizes and softens the diapers.
This recipe made me a year supply. Happy Diapering! :) 

23 comments:

  1. I lovethis idea! I dont deal with diapers anymore but I bet this would be handy anywhere!!

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  2. would this work with cloth diapers?? i'm concerned about the oils sticking in the cloth ..

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  3. Yes. we CD also.. with the amount of oil you use (very minimal) it won't bother the diapers :)

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  4. awesome idea. while i have no babies that need this, i am gonna make some to use in our trash bin.

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  5. This is great... I think I'll half the recipe or maybe even 1/4 it (i don't have that much baking soda!).

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  6. would this work for pet areas as well....

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  7. These look great, but how do you store them to maintain their freshness for all that time?

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  8. We don't have an actual "Diaper Pail" We just have a stainless steel trash can. Do you know how I could buy something to add the disc? Or do you have any other suggestions! Looking forward to making these!

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    1. I would suggest Velcro on the bottom of the paper disc until it's ineffective then use it to wash your clothes or just throw away...But I am sure that they will stick any where this way.>~<

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    2. I'm going to make smaller cubes of this and just let each one go in the wash. like the size of a sugar cube. If you're concerned about the essential oils in the wash, rockin green sells a product called "shake it up" that is essentially the exact same thing as this, but they keep it in powder form. they say in the product label to add as much as needed to the wash.

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  9. No more diaper pails, but worked great in the litter box!

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  10. Thanks for the recipe. I just use a garbage pail and have been desperate for something to counter the ... smell... I halved the recipe and it seems to be working great!

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  11. I have a queston about he disks!
    I made this a couple weeks ago and they have lost their scent already! Is there any way to maintain the scent longer?

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    1. POST: These look great, but how do you store them to maintain their freshness for all that time?

      REPLY: Ziplock bag in the freezer :)

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  12. Make Your Own Deodorant Disks for the Diaper Pail. Most diaper pails have a place for a deodorant disk in the lid. Hygiene Products

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  13. need something for mens bathrooms specially around or in the commode

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  14. I was given some sachets of sent to hang in the closet for Chris Kringle, I imagine they just have the baking soda and E Oils dressed up in a pretty packet< As I planned to make some small gifts myself I thought I could use this idea to make up some either (or both ways) in small fabric bags to hang

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  15. These sound wonderful! I have never used anything like this. So if you use them for a cat box where do you put it?

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