Isn’t it shocking how someone as small as a baby can make such unbelievable smells?
I think they were referring to diaper pail smell when they said, “Parenting isn’t for the weak.”
Whether you choose to cloth diaper or use disposable ones, there will be diaper pail smells. And unless your superhero power is the inability to smell, you probably want to eliminate any odors wafting through your home.
You’ll find products out there that are chemically strong and will kill odors using ammonia or bleach. Use caution. Both bleach and ammonia release toxic fumes best avoided around the small lungs of your baby.
I want to teach you how to make a non-toxic solution. It’s always the best idea to use non-toxic solutions when parenting the very small.
The first item you will need is Tea Tree essential oil (also known as Maleluca). Tea tree oil contains chemicals that kill bacteria and fungus, making it the perfect oil to use on your diaper pail.
This solution uses a strong amount of tea tree oil. (BTW – I buy my tea tree oil here.) You need to be able to kill any bacteria in your diaper pail, so don’t skimp on the high number of drops.
The other item you’ll need is vinegar. Vinegar is one of my favorite eco friendly household cleaning products you can get at the dollar store.
Vinegar contains 5 percent aectic acid which works as an antimicrobial in this solution.
Stop Diaper Pail Smells Solution
In a spray bottle combine:
1 quart water
1/3 cup vinegar
74 drops tea tree (maleluca) essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake well before spraying diaper trash can and wiping clean with hot water.
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