Stinky Diaper Pails

I have a diaper champ.  It is pushing 5 years old so I am not real sure how good the  seals are anymore because after a stinky diaper or two the nursery starts to reek!  When it was brand new I could go for days with out smelling anything.  So off to the internet to see if I could find something to suck up the smells wafting from the diaper pail.  I knew that baking soda was an excellent absorber of odors but I wanted to see if there was anything else out there.  Turns out the consensus is that baking soda is the way to go.  But there is a twist.  You need to make a baking soda cake.  Here is how I did it.

2 cups baking soda ( I have the 5 pound box in my pantry)
1 Tablespoon water ( or more)
5-10 drops essential oil 
**pssst.  I didn't use essential oil.  I don't have any in house at the moment.  I used Yankee Candle home fragrance oil.

Combine the oil, baking soda and water thoroughly.  The texture should be like damp sand.  Line a mini muffin pan with paper cups.  Scoop mixture into cups to fill them 1/2-3/4 full.  Use your fingers or a shot glass bottom to press the baking soda tightly into the paper cup.  Allow to dry thoroughly.  Up to 24 hours.  Store in an airtight container.

To use:
Place a baking soda cake in between the can liner and the diaper pail.  Change once a week.  If you do use essential oil you can drop the cake in your wash.  It will naturally soften the water making your clothes soft.  I wouldn't do this if you used the oil from Yankee like I did!


Anonymous said...

this would be a great tip/gift for a new mom! thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the tip... this would be great for a new mom or as a baby shower gift!