05 August 2013

Nappy Bucket Fresheners

These little discs work so well and are so simple you'll wonder why some genius hasn't decided to market them and charge a small fortune! Be glad you've found this post, you'll just love using them.

If you are using cloth nappies, just pop a couple in the bottom of the nappy bucket to keep the odour down, then tip the whole lot into the wash. Easy.

We are well past the nappy bucket stage in our house, but I still make up these little discs and slip them into the laundry hamper in the bathroom. I also put them into organza bags (from the $S Shop a while ago) and slip them into the boys' shoes and boots to help with the odour.

Nappy Bucket Fresheners

You will need:
2 cups bicarbonate soda
1 tsp peppermint oil
Cold water
Paper patty pans

Step 1. Stir the oil into the bicarb soda.

Step 2. Add just enough cold water to make a very thick paste.

Step 3. Press enough mixture into the bottom of each patty pan so it's about 2cm thick.

Step 4. Put them on a cake rack to dry and harden.

To use, just drop two or three into the bottom of your nappy bucket. When you're ready to soak the nappies tip the whole lot into the machine and soak and wash as usual.

If you are using disposable nappies, drop two into the bottom of your nappy bin and then when it's full dispose of as usual.
These make a cute and useful gift for new mothers. Make a batch and store them in a ziplock bag. To present them tie them up in a little organza bag and add to a hamper or gift.


  1. Good idea. I don't have a need for this yet but I'll bookmark it for the future!

  2. This sounds great!! Can I ask, are you throwing the little freshener cakes into your washing machine with the wash???


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