How to Make Your Own DIY Diaper Pail Deodorizers

DIY Diaper Pail Deodorizers from MilliGFunk

The Story of Two Diaper Pails

We have two diaper pails in our nursery: one for trash and one for diaper laundry. Both pails are Safety 1st Simple Step pails with compartments in the lids for deodorizing disks.

Unfortunately, I can’t find deodorizing disks in Germany and it seemed excessive to order them online. Fortunately, I found this great tutorial on another blog and realized I had all of the ingredients I needed in my kitchen to make my own deodorizing disks at home.

At 5:00 a.m., as pregnancy insomnia hit in full force, I stood in the kitchen mixing my first batch of homemade diaper pail deodorizers. Who needs Amazon when you can whip things up with your fancy mixer at 5:00 a.m.?

Homemade Deodorizers Are Fast to Make!


My homemade deodorizing disks turned out to be so fast and easy to make that I finished my first batch in less time than it would have taken me to go to the PX and back. The only ingredients were water, a few drops of essential oil (I used lavender) and a small box of baking soda.

The Homemade Deodorizers Are Economical, Too!

Altogether, the recipe made 12 disks and cost around $3. That’s roughly half the cost of store-bought tabs (which are $2.99 for 6 on Amazon, before shipping). I’ve read that each disk should be good for around 1 month, so with two diaper pails, my single batch of 12 disks should last 6 about months. Not bad for 20 minutes of mixing and cleanup.

Have you tried similar household cleaners or deodorizers?

Have you used essential oils for cleaning?

What are some of your favorite posts or recipes?

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