A Stinky Business Solved

So I have been cloth diapering the little one and so far i’m loving it. The one thing I don’t like is the knock-your-socks off stink from the diaper pail. I wash the diapers every 2 days and the pail does a good job of keeping the smell in but when I make a new deposit of a dirty diaper, the smell escapes and leaves us breathing out of our mouths for a good 20 minutes. I was thinking about getting some of those deodorizing disks until….tada! I found a recipe for making them yourself. So much cheaper than paying a buck a piece.

Deodorizing Disks

What you’ll need

  • 2 cups Baking Soda
  • 1-2 cups distilled water (just boil water for 10 min.)
  • essential oil or you can steep the zest of a citrus fruit or, if you just happen to be growing lavender like me, steep that into the water mentioned above.
  • silicone mold or muffin pan

If you’re using the essential oil add about 12 drops into the water.

If doing the steeping method steep the citrus/lavender in the hot water for a minimum of 30 minutes. (the longer, the better)

Slowly add water mixture to the baking soda a little at a time until you have a thick paste. Mix well

Divide among molds or muffin pan
Let dry 24-48 hours until completely hardened


Store in closed container. They should deodorize for about a month. If using them around laundry items just crumble the old disk up and add it to the load for an extra deodorizing boost. I’m sticking these bad boys everywhere. Trashcan, litter box, laundry baskets, you name it. Now I can let laundry pile up just a little bit longer…


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