Two words. Pail. Deodorant. Those letters are only meaningful to you if you’re a parent who has kids in cloth diapers. On no other occasion would someone think they need, “Pail Deodorant”. If you’re reading this blog, then you’re probably a cloth diaper-er, and you know why it’s important. No one likes that creeping smell that can emanate from the corner of the room. At Green Diaper Babies, we make cloth diapering easy – which includes making it easy on your nose.
We’ve had different pail powders and deodorants cycle through our shelves over the years, but starting October 2021 we proudly launched a product of our own creation! Our reasons for this change have been listed briefly in newsletters and social media posts. However there is always more to say! Much time and thought has been put into our Pail Deodorant. So if you’re curious, here’s why we love this product:
1) IT SMELLS FRESH!
We all know an essential quality in family products is essential oils. With hints of tea tree and peppermint oil, all unwelcome-diaper-smells will be quashed with a simple shake of powder on the soiled diaper. Toss it in the pail and you are done.
2) REFILLS REDUCE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC
Clients of Green Diaper Babies help cut down single use plastic by keeping their deodorant container and ordering REFILLS. Refills are delivered in paper lunch sacks that can be recycled or composted! Previously, pail deodorant came in a single use container which of course ended up in the landfill. Not anymore! Even the way we receive the product, coming in a big bulk order, means the production line cuts down on single use plastic. Having a refill option was a high priority, and we hope to continue this trend with our future line of products.
3) IMPROVED CONTAINER!
The new deodorizer comes in a larger shaker, now 5.5 oz. instead of 4 oz. The design also has an improved lid which makes shaking and storage easier, meaning no more powder spills.
4) DUAL USES
This is one of the coolest parts of this product! That’s right, get rid of the comet or bleach, and use your pail deodorant. Baking soda, combined with the other ingredients, makes for a SAFE cleaning product to use around your baby. Scrub the sink and tub to a sparkling clean while feeling relieved that your child is not in contact with harmful chemicals. If you don’t believe me, check out the ingredients:
- Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
- Vegetable Soap (Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Organic Coconut Oil, Water)
- Organic Peppermint Oil
- Organic Tea Tree Oil
5) LOCAL BUSINESS
We partner with a local small business, Meliora Cleaning Products! Shopping at small businesses aids the local economy and even helps the environment by keeping money out of the pockets of unchecked big name corporations. Meliora has been one of our best business friends for many years, operating a stone throw’s away from our front door. They helped us develop our pail deodorant, and will continue to be our manufacturer in the future. Since they are in proximity we cut our carbon footprint by walking to pick up the product rather than having it shipped. We appreciate the standards they set in the laundry and soap-making business, and are proud to partner with them!
Must I say more? Collectively, these small decisions are making a difference for our city and our world! We hope you have the opportunity to use Green Diaper Babies’ Pail Deodorant and spread the word. Purchase your Pail Deodorant or Refill Packet in the store today!