Sunday, September 15, 2013

DIY Vanilla Orange Homemade Diaper Pail Deodorizer

I got an idea to create a deodorizer after experiencing a horrible smell coming from my Diaper Gene diaper pail.  Maybe my daughters poo is exceptionally horrible or this diaper pail just doesn't work that well! Anyway i searched Pinterest for a solution and after not finding any! I went to work on Google hunting down some ideas. I ran across this blog post & made it! I was happy with the results and made it again today, only thing i have changed is the scents. Lavender EO is quite strong & gave me a crazy headache last time i used it so I started brain storming on scents i loved! Vanilla & Orange, So i purchased a small bottle of Vanilla Fragrance oil as it is not an official EO. I paid about $5 from amazon.  I had the Sweet Orange EO already on hand from a EO kit but you can also buy it on Amazon as well. ( I live in a very small town & EO are rare to find and if you do, they are EXPENSIVE so I LOVE Amazon! )

Recipe ( From Anne's Odds & Ends Recipe):
-Start with 1 Cup of Baking Soda ( give or take depending on your container size )
- Add water till you create a paste or slury ( if you get too much not to worry, it will dry )
-5-6 drops for every 1 cup of baking soda ( more less if you want a faint or stronger smell ) Your favorite Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil ( I used Vanilla for my first batch & Sweet Orange for my second small batch & then i will mix both together for vanilla/orange)  

I went to work this afternoon & they turned out amazing! I will update this post with the container i used to store these. As of now they are drying nicely on top of my freezer in the garage. Filling it with an amazing scent =)

 I highly highly recommend this recipe! I will also be working on a wonderful packaging and labeling for this to give away at baby showers and welcoming new babies to families. I would love to hear what all of you have used to deodorize your diaper pails with and please share them! Im always looking on how to improve my homemade items =) 

Thanks for reading!! 

 Please Note: I don't Cloth Diaper my kiddos so the scents and the source of your scents will more than likely need to be adjusted.


  1. Looks great Christine! With cloth diapers we're limited to some of the scented oils/flavors (need to be diaper wash safe) but I love the flavors you found for disposable diaper pails. Great idea to give them as a gift!

    1. Thank you! Yes, I need to mention that, i have never CD but i can't imagine trying to get say the Vanilla fragrance oil out of them. ;-)