How To Naturally Deodorize a Diaper Pail

/ Saturday, February 2, 2019

If you have a diaper pail or a stinky garbage can at home that you'd love to hit the "refresh" button on, these easy DIY deodorizing tablets work wonders! With just a few ingredients, you can have a no-fuss way of keeping smells at bay. Who wouldn't want that!?

When I was pregnant, everyone told me to "enjoy the newborn poop" while it lasted. I had no idea what that meant until Charlotte started eating solid foods :) We have a great diaper pail but even when we change the bag frequently, sometime's there's a lingering scent...

I've made a lot of "cleaning pods" at my job at Nifty by BuzzFeed, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to try my hand at another tablet project: DIY Diaper Pail De-Stinkers! Using baking soda and water, I created a paste that I scented slightly with essential oils (totally optional).

I tried a few different ratios until getting it perfect, so check out the video (above) to see the full tutorial. And, if we're not friends on there already, please subscribe to our YouTube channel so we can share other easy DIY projects, recipes & more with you on the reg! xo

MAKES: 12+ pods

Water (as needed)
Essential oils (optional)
1 cup baking soda
Silicone ice cube mold

1. Mix the water and essential oils, if using. 

2. Put the baking soda in a medium bowl. Start stirring in the water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the mixture resembles wet sand. 

3. Divide among the cups of a silicone ice cube mold, packing down the mixture as you go (make sure it's packed tightly or it'll crumble as it dries). Let dry overnight. 

4. Carefully remove the pods from the mold. Store in an airtight container. Use 1 pod per garbage bag (about 1 per week) to eliminate odors naturally! 

What other nursery room DIY projects would you like to see? Let me know! - Erin

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