Seems like no matter what you do, it is really hard to keep a diaper pail from smelling like what it is, a diaper pail. But there are a few tricks you can use to try and alleviate the smell of it, especially if you don’t have one of the fancy diaper pails that are more designed to lock in the smells.
The easiest solution is to keep a couple of fabric softener sheets on the bottom of the pail. Want to place the sheet on the bottom of the pail between the bottom and where the plastic bag is. You need to use one of the fabric softeners that does have more of a scent to it, the more subtle scents or is designed for sensitive skin won’t work as well. You can have some fun with some of the more interesting scents that some fabric softener companies come out with, such as Tropical Paradise or Mango Tango.
If you have essential oils that you like the scent of, you can put a few drops of essential oils on a cotton pad and put those in the bottom of the pail. Depending on the type of diaper pail you used, you can also tape a couple of them to the top of the lid.
Don’t forget to give your diaper pail a good scrub with a bleach solution on a regular basis. This will help also with any smells that seem to have permeated plastic and will disinfect it as well.
Lastly, using baking soda can also absorb the scent, but it can be pretty pricey to replace it on a regular basis.