Make a DIY Diaper Pail Deodorizer

Do you get wafts of not-so-pleasant smell around your trash or diaper pail, too? Please say I’m not the only one. Do you also like to do super simple DIY crafts? Well you’re in luck! Here is a quick and versatile Air Freshener DIY that can work for everywhere: bathrooms, living spaces, animal areas, nurseries- I just happen to keep them next to our Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail, Gray

The ingredients are all natural and safe, but they should still be kept out of reach from small children. Still, it’s nice knowing that there aren’t artificial fumes masking odors, since the Baking Soda eliminates the odor while the essential oil emits a subtle, nice smell! (Plus they’re cheaper and longer-lasting than the store bought ones!)

What You’ll Need:

  • Baking Soda
  • Small Mason Jar
  • Scrapbooking Paper
  • Essential Oil (of your choice, I use Lemon or Lavender)

Start by tracing the inner lid of the mason jar onto your paper and cutting it out. Then, you’ll add a half-cup or so of Baking Soda into the jar and add a few drops of your essential oil. Assemble the mason jar with the paper lid in place of the metal lid, and poke a few small holes in the paper (I used a safety pin, but a knife, pen, sewing needle, etc would work). Give the jar a little shake to stir up the oil and baking soda and wah-lah, natural diaper pail deodorizer!

Feel free to embellish further, I added a bit of gold and white twine. Plus, not only is this a quick and cute project for around your own home- it’s also a great housewarming gift, baby gift, or craft to do with older kiddos!

This post was previously found on my personal blog and has since moved to Madison Moms Blog. For more quick DIY and craft projects, follow me on Instagram at @KylaMarieCharles!


Nestled into a small town just outside of Madison, Kyla is raising her three boys alongside her amazing Hubs while they live with her parents for half of each year. Kyla has been writing for Madison Mom since December 2015, became the Social Media Coordinator in 2018, and began Content Creating for City Mom Collective in 2019. She was born and raised in the Madison area, and kept her roots planted here, with the exception of a short stint at UW Milwaukee while getting her BBA in Marketing and cheerleading on the collegiate team. Kyla chronicles her life and family on Instagram (@kylamariecharles) and advocates for her youngest son who was born with a fluke eye condition that left him with a prosthetic left eye.


  1. Voilà. Not “wah-lah.” I love your writing style and this diaper pail deodorizer tip, so I had to share.

    (It’s French for “there.”)

    Hope this doesn’t come off as harsh! And thanks for the great tip!


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