Marta has solved the diaper pail odor problem:
Our diaper service gives out these deodorant discs that snap right into the bin – problem is, the disc gives off this horrid chemical odor that almost smells worse than the diapers. Finally, I figured out that a cotton ball soaked with a few drops of essential oil, taped with masking tape inside the bin’s lid, works great! Now our diaper-changing area actually smells kind of yummy. I’ve tried peppermint and clove – probably any scent would be better than the alternative.
I’m impressed. I’m a confirmed hater of diaper pails because I could never get rid of the foul smell after a while.