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Pouch Deodorant Alternatives


Good morning 馃尰

I ran out of the lubricating deodorant I use in my pouch so did a search to find an alternative until my order arrived. Thought I would share. Here are some things to put in the pouch:
路 聽 聽 聽 Mouthwash
路 聽 聽 聽 hydrogen peroxide
路 聽 聽 聽 essential oil drops
路 聽 聽 聽 baking soda
路 聽 聽 聽 mints like TicTacs
路 聽 聽 聽 2 Aspirin tablets
路 聽 聽 聽 Toothpaste
路 聽 聽 聽 1/4th to 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon

Other than putting things in your pouch:
路 聽 聽 聽 Drink a glass of cranberry juice each day
路 聽 聽 聽 Chopped spinach, eaten once or twice a week helps eliminate odour
路 聽 聽 聽 Pepto-Bismol is an effective deodorant. Take 1 tablet immediately after meals.
路 聽 聽 聽 Eat parsley to eliminate odour.

I would love to hear what other folks are doing. 馃榾

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I'm curious to hear what others say, too!


e too!

I just spray it with the same cleaner/antiseptic, deodorant that we use for most of the other surfaces around the house. It seems to work OK for me.

Reply to Bill

That's a good idea Bill!


OUCH !!! 聽That鈥檚 what Seymour aka Vesuvius would say! 聽Are you talking about putting these chemicals inside your pouch !?!? 聽You know there is a very sensitive appendage living in there right?馃樀鈥嶐煉獺e鈥檚 accustomed to talking shit an being full of hot air, but wonder what would be his reaction if these items came crashing down on him?馃槵. Just sayin鈥 jb聽

Reply to Justbreathe

Hmmm good point JB. I guess I wasn't thinking chemicals. I clean with essential oils and such. Maybe Bill meant he sprays it on the outside? 馃


Thanks for these alternatives, I am going to try these. 聽I have to buy my own deodorant drops and it can get expensive! 聽Thanks again 馃榿

Reply to Hairdresser

Me too Hairdresser. A bottle of it is approx 27.00 here. I was going to try baby oil with lavender essential oils in it next. 馃尯


I've been using baking soda for years.聽 Works fine.聽 I just dip a little bit in after emptying.聽聽


Your bag smells?聽

Reply to AlexT

Lol At times my pouch needs some freshness. 馃挬馃Θ馃尯

Reply to HenryM

I'm going to give that a try as well. Thanks Henry.聽

Reply to SallyK

I was referring to any and all chemicals, elements, compounds etc. being dropped in and onto stoma鈥檚. 聽Sounds like an invitation/recipe with a possible disastrous outcome. 聽聽

Reply to HenryM

Sounds like this may be the safest as long as you don鈥檛 add vinegar 馃槷馃馃

Reply to Justbreathe

OMG wouldn't that be a fun science experiment! 馃槀 That's what I use to unclog my drains. 馃槺

Reply to Justbreathe

Hello Justbreathe.

Sorry if I gave the wrong impression in my post. That's what comes of being in a hurry and not explaining myself in detail.

The fact is, by using my own baseplates, I am able to take them right off everyday (twice a day if necessary). This gives me the opportunity of cleaning the bags/sleeves thoroughly whilst they are away from the stoma.聽 I also still irrigate daily, so this also offers the opportunity of working with the devices away from the stoma without output.聽
I have every confidence that none of the chemicals ever come in contact with my skin or the stoma. Realising that most people do not use these techniques,聽 I apologise if I was not precise enough in my explanation on this occasion.

Best wishes


Reply to Bill

Understood and indeed your situation differs from most. 聽My real question is do people really drop all these different items in and onto a stoma?

Reply to Justbreathe

I usually use Coloplast Brava lubricating deodorant. I'm going to try a couple of different things now...1) the baking soda 2) baby oil with essential oils in it.

Reply to Bill

馃う鈥嶁檪锔 as I鈥檓 pouring all the Mr. Clean(seemed fitting) out of my bag. 馃槀

Reply to AlexT

馃槀馃槀馃槀 You made me laugh so hard ....(fill in the blanks) LOL


Dumb question: Sally, would the oil from the essential oils interfere with the adhesion of the barrier ring?

Reply to eefyjig

I don't know...I guess I will find out. LOL I will keep you posted.

I did find this.


Would sodium bicarbonate ear drops work? Those you could more easily bring along with you when you're out of the house.

Reply to eefyjig

That's a great idea. You can make your own by mixing 1 part baking soda and 10 parts water. Put into a little bottle and away you go. 馃尰

Reply to SallyK

It works ... I also have a shallow three inch wide bowl of it in the toilet as a deodoriser.


You all really have a big problem with odor?聽

Reply to AlexT

Some times are worse than others but definitely yes. Maybe more of an issue with ileostomies?

Reply to SallyK

I use baby oil to lubricate be careful who makes the oil. I don't buy oil not made in us. Some stores sale oil from China won't use don't no what's in it

Reply to eefyjig

I would strongly caution everyone NOT to use essential oils. Not only are many of them irritating to mucous membranes, but most will break down plastics too. I had a business selling my own line of oils and an education at an accredited health science college, so I can tell you it's not a good idea.


Haven't tried any thing for making smell better just the oil for lub. Works great little in bottom of pouch and I'm good

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