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Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:53 pm

What can be done about odors.

Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:34 pm

A lot of people use M9. Others are DIY and use tic tacs, peppermint oil, baking powder. Check premium content.

Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:41 pm
xnine wrote:

A lot of people use M9. Others are DIY and use tic tacs, peppermint oil, baking powder. Check premium content.


M9 I have tried.  Smells like port o pottie to me....

Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:14 pm

Are you talking your bag or bathroom?

Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:36 pm
VRaven9 wrote:


M9 I have tried.  Smells like port o pottie to me....


You might try Na'Scent. Pricey but Odourless

Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:16 pm

Nothing works as well as we would like it to but all The above suggestions help to mask the odor. Some better than others. I tried so many things and was disgusted by all of it. The best thing that I did was make my own poop potpourri 

just using scented oil's, lemon grass, or cinnamon and rubbing alcohol. 80% alcohol. Just add a few drops maybe six, 8, or more. That's to your sense of smell as to how much you put in. Put it in a spray bottle. You can spray some down into the pouch.  I would avoid the stoma. Or it is good to add to the toilet water priority emptying or to the air in the bathroom. It is a very cheap version to the regular potpourri that you buy for eight and $10 for a little teeny tiny bottle. One little bottle of lemon grass or cinnamon oil's at Walmart is five dollars maybe and then a bottle of alcohol. That fills up a spray bottle many times.

Hope you find what works best for you,

 

 

Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:51 pm
xnine wrote:

Are you talking your bag or bathroom?


Bag!

Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Puppyluv56 wrote:

Nothing works as well as we would like it to but all The above suggestions help to mask the odor. Some better than others. I tried so many things and was disgusted by all of it. The best thing that I did was make my own poop potpourri 

just using scented oil's, lemon grass, or cinnamon and rubbing alcohol. 80% alcohol. Just add a few drops maybe six, 8, or more. That's to your sense of smell as to how much you put in. Put it in a spray bottle. You can spray some down into the pouch.  I would avoid the stoma. Or it is good to add to the toilet water priority emptying or to the air in the bathroom. It is a very cheap version to the regular potpourri that you buy for eight and $10 for a little teeny tiny bottle. One little bottle of lemon grass or cinnamon oil's at Walmart is five dollars maybe and then a bottle of alcohol. That fills up a spray bottle many times.

Hope you find what works best for you,

 

 

Thanks so much!  I will try this as soon as I get to the store !!❤️

Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:54 pm
VRaven9 wrote:

Thanks so much!  I will try this as soon as I get to the store !!❤️

How much oil to alcohol????

Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:54 pm
VRaven9 wrote:

How much oil to alcohol????

Depends on how big your spray bottle is. If it is small like the potpourri spray bottles, maybe only 5 or 6 drops. If it is bigger, the size of the M9 bottle that  I use, I put 10 or 12. Start with 5 or 6. If it is not strong enough, add more and shake it up. Spray around you. The strength is a personal preference but of course with our odor, a little more scent is better!  

Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:00 pm

have you ever considered irrigation? i see you are a cancer survivor, most qualify for irrigation. if your bag is empty, there is no odor to control.  regards mmsh

Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:01 pm
mild_mannered_super_hero wrote:

have you ever considered irrigation? i see you are a cancer survivor, most qualify for irrigation. if your bag is empty, there is no odor to control.  regards mmsh


What is irrigation?  Does it require surgery?

Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:08 pm
Puppyluv56 wrote:

Depends on how big your spray bottle is. If it is small like the potpourri spray bottles, maybe only 5 or 6 drops. If it is bigger, the size of the M9 bottle that  I use, I put 10 or 12. Start with 5 or 6. If it is not strong enough, add more and shake it up. Spray around you. The strength is a personal preference but of course with our odor, a little more scent is better!  

Thanks so much!  ❤️

Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:50 pm
VRaven9 wrote:


What is irrigation?  Does it require surgery?


irrigation is a process where you empty the colon, normally every 36 hours. you then have no output till you irrigate again. it eliminates leaks, odor and 90% of gas. to qualify you need to have some decending colon left and it must be healthy. most cancer survivors qualify. most folks who irrigate dont wear a bag but rather a cap or "patch".  irrigation will not work with an ileo. i hope you will consider it , it will give you back a near normal lifestyle.  

Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:46 pm

I use lavendar scented baby oil it helps the ordor and also helps the output slide down in the bag. Good luck and stay safe

Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:39 pm

Raven,

i agree with MMSH. Irrigation  is the way to go if you have Colostomy.I irrigate so I do not have output inbetween irrigation days. Illuminates all of the odor issues! No embarrassing odor while you are out. 
Would be glad to talk more about it if you want. 
Puppyluv

Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:20 pm
Puppyluv56 wrote:

Raven,

i agree with MMSH. Irrigation  is the way to go if you have Colostomy.I irrigate so I do not have output inbetween irrigation days. Illuminates all of the odor issues! No embarrassing odor while you are out. 
Would be glad to talk more about it if you want. 
Puppyluv


Yes, please.  Not sure if I am a candidate... But it sounds so much more do-able.

Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:45 am
VRaven9 


Yes, please.  Not sure if I am a candidate... But it sounds so much more do-able.


Hey, I will send you a private message and we can talk about irrigation! If you are not a full member, you can respond to a message. 
pup

Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:23 am

I would avoid anything not edible! I drop a peppermint dietary supplement gel cap (gels are oil inside) in my bag. 

Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:21 am

I find that before I drain, I tear of a few toilet paper tissues, spray with some Clorox Scentiva, drain, re-cap, then wipe the cap with the sprayed toilet paper. 

Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:05 pm
*Jackkau wrote:

I find that before I drain, I tear of a few toilet paper tissues, spray with some Clorox Scentiva, drain, re-cap, then wipe the cap with the sprayed toilet paper. 


Cool! Whatever works! 
I'm super sensitive so I stay away from most substances that aren't natural.

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