Something that I miss are those little round, flat, yellow, plastic discs commonly sold by the diaper pails at discount stores and baby super stores. They’re the diaper pail deodorizers. I gave them up a long time ago after learning that they were chemically laden and terrible for the human body (and for pets’ bodies, for that matter) when inhaled or even touched.
After giving up those unhealthful deodorizing discs, the smell of dirty diapers has definitely emulated in the room where the changing table is. I’ve tried getting rid of the smell by burning plain or naturally scented candles, by putting baking soda in the diaper pale and the deodorizing compartment, and various other natural deodorizing methods.
But nothing worked very well. Some of them did squat. A few helped reduce the smell a little bit. Then, as I delved into the world of essential oils, I discovered a little gem. It was one of the bottles that accompanied the Everyday Oils collection in my Young Living Premium Starter Kit.
This little gem is one of Young Living’s incredible essential oil blends that they have appropriately dubbed Purification. Purification is a mixture of citronella, lemongrass, rosemary, melaleuca (i.e. tea tree), lavandin, and myrtle essential oils. It is useful for reducing and eliminating odors (as well as killing germs) of all kinds including:
- bathroom smells
- body odor
- cigarette smoke
- diaper pails
- exhaust fumes
- fresh paint smell
- miscellaneous room odors
- pet odors
- post house fire smell
- stale closet odors
- stinky shoes
- sweaty clothes in a gym bag
- trash cans
Diaper pails of course is what really piqued my interest. So, to bring relief to my overactive pregnant nose I put it to the test.
I placed about 5 drops of Purification on a cotton ball and put it in the deodorizing compartment of our diaper pail.
Ahh! The Purification oil smells amazing. And guess what? It totally worked! Within a day, the yucky smells has completely dissipated.
Oh, and did you know that you can further eliminate odors using Purification oil by making your own all-natural homemade Febreeze? Here’s the recipe!
Homemade All-natural Febreeze
- 1 c. water
- 1 tbsp. baking soda
- 15 drops Purification essential oil
- Mix all ingredients together in a spray bottle. Shake before use. Use as you would Febreeze (to eliminate household odors).
What unpleasant odors have you eliminated using Young Living’s Purification oil blend?
Hi TJ, can you please share the ratio to eliminate body odour? Thank you for your kind feedback & assistance.
Hi, Jessy. There’s no specific ration. Just mix a couple of drops of Purification with a couple drops of a carrier oil and apply to armpits. Just don’t do it right after a shower when your pores are open as I’m told it will sting then! 🙂
Sorry but it’s the English teacher training in me. Pour is something you put iñ a glass, and pore is a tiny hole on the skin.
Lol, thanks Edna. I fixed it. 🙂 I knew the difference, so I suspect either fatigue or auto-correct was the culprit in the spelling choice.
I am using this now in my children’s bedroom! Thanks so much dear! I will also use in the bathroom and car… Probably everywhere! I have a 2 yr old boy and 4 yr old girl and they know how to stink stuff up lol
What would a good ratio be to eliminate pet odor? My lab keeps wiping his anal glands on his bed, which in turn, transfers on to his body. The smell is not very pleasant.
I noticed his bedding continues to smell even if he is bathed.
Thank you! Your recipe does the trick everywhere!!