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Essential oils in used nappy bucket?

(11 Posts)
Wiggy29 Mon 25-Feb-13 12:37:29

Online nappy sites seem to always sell essential oils yet can't find a reference stating what for, I assume to put a couple of drops in the storage bucket for the smell?

I use Little Lamb nappies so just put in a dry bucket with a lid, love the idea of adding a bit of tea tree/ tangerine/ lavender etc oil but don't want to affect absorbency or irritate the little one's skin. Ideas? hmm

WantAnOrange Mon 25-Feb-13 12:49:16

I use a drop of tee tree oil in my bucket to kill the bad smell. Apparently it has anti-bacterial qualities too which is good as I otherwise dry pail them.

christinarossetti Mon 25-Feb-13 12:54:22

Back in the pre-Mooncup day when I was cloth-nappying, I used to put a few drops of lavender oil on a sanitary towel then stick it on the lid for general whiff reducing properties. Then put tea tree oil in the bucket before I sloshed it with water when cleaning.

Wiggy29 Mon 25-Feb-13 15:15:52

Ohhh, great tips! Do you think that means I can use any essential oil or just lavender/ tree tree?

As it happens, I have both of those in the house so going to go and add a drop of lavender. grin

MewlingQuim Mon 25-Feb-13 15:22:53

I put it in the bucket and on the inside of the lid so I get a whiff of a nice smell when I open the bucket. The nappies get rinsed and washed before they come into contact with DD so no sensitivity problems. I alternate tea tree and lavender.

Kelbells Mon 25-Feb-13 18:53:32

I hang a muslin over the edge of the bucket with a few drops of lavender or tea tree on grin

stargirl1701 Mon 25-Feb-13 20:21:00

I put a few drops of tea tree oil in the nappy pail and lavender oil in my reuseable wipes.

Thewhingingdefective Mon 25-Feb-13 20:30:16

I used to wipe the bucket with lavender, tea tree or grapefruit oil and sprinkle a few drops on a leftover breast pad stuck inside the lid.

Wiggy29 Wed 27-Feb-13 20:30:02

Been using lavender and it's worked a treat- thanks grin

IrnBruTheNoo Mon 25-Mar-13 09:12:00

I've just recently went back to using washables with DS who is 2.8yo and I've bought tea tree essential oil out of Superdrug the other day, think it was £2.99?

IrnBruTheNoo Mon 25-Mar-13 09:13:06

I use the oil inside the nappy pail, it works a treat. You only need 1-2 drops of it and it smells heavenly. Better than breathing in ammonia!

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