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Old 09-09-2004, 12:46 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I don't like the commercial deo-disks, and I have tried all kinds of essential oils on cotton pads, but nothing seems to cover the stinky smell. I empty the pail every other day, so it's not horribly full, but is still stinky.

What do you use in your diaper pail to make it smell nice?


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I try to remember to pour some baking soda in there every time, though usually forget. : But it works well.

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I'd try baking soda.

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I sprinkle in some bs, and then a sprinkle a few drops of essential oils on a wipe and throw it in. I find the orange oil to be nice and strong enough to keep the stink away.

There is a recipe for homemade deodisks, although I have never tried it because I don't have a good spot for one in my make-shift pail. You make a paste with bs and water, then add drops of your favorite e.o., then pour into muffin tins lined with muffin papers and let dry. They're supposed to last a few weeks before fading away, and then you can crumble your disk into your wash!
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I use baking soda. fuzbaby has a recipe for homemade deoderant disks that you could try. Here is the link. HTH
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All I've ever used is baking soda. I don't use a pail liner, so when I dump the pail into the washer, I take a scoop of baking soda and dump it into the pail.

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I make my own deoderizers w/ the bs and eo's that work pretty well. We're still in the ebf stage though, so don't know if that will cut it when he gets older?!

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I use them in the pail and as a booster in the wash
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Baking soda at the bottom of my swing-top pail. Works awesome- I do dipe laundry every other day...
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