Advice for Eliminating Ostomy Odor?

Feb 23, 2024 7:26 pm

Hey all! I am new to this site, but I am not new to being an ostomy warrior. I'm going on nine years. Anyone have advice or suggestions on how to eliminate odor? I've tried the Adapt from Hollister, and that just makes it worse. Any suggestions, besides not eating or drinking the things I love?!

Feb 23, 2024 8:29 pm

M9 drops for bag spray for the bathroom

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Feb 23, 2024 10:19 pm

Hi Littlemama and welcome to the site. This topic has been covered extensively in the past few days. If you just scroll down, you should find lots of info. Good luck!


Feb 23, 2024 11:26 pm

There are no solutions to eliminate odors while eating and drinking what you want. There are many options to reduce odor. In addition to Hollister's Adapt, Coloplast has Brava, ConvaTec has Esenta, and many other companies provide products. They provide free samples so you can see which one works best for you.

I use Be Free, and you can obtain a free sample from:


You can also try 10-20 ml of hydrogen peroxide. I use it if I inadvertently run out of Be Free.

Feb 24, 2024 12:28 am


Interesting ....

I did not know about hydrogen peroxide.



I don't know about the US, but here in the UK, marketing of branded products has overtaken the dry-salter and indeed the informed pharmacist too. But I guess if one has the chemical knowledge, there is always the base knowledge which, of course, is going to be invaluable!

Thank you for sharing this nugget of info :-) :-)





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Feb 24, 2024 9:54 am

I have used hydrogen peroxide for many years. Works great and it's super cheap!

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Feb 24, 2024 3:14 pm

I never heard of using hydrogen peroxide either. Thanks for the tip. Welcome to the site.

Feb 24, 2024 4:44 pm

M9 works for me.

Are you also thinking bag odor osmosis? The stink left after emptying? In the bathroom? Or just bag limiting odor?

Welcome to the site.

Feb 24, 2024 9:10 pm

Adapt does the job in the bag for me. As for the bathroom stink, a couple of candles help a bunch.

Feb 24, 2024 11:59 pm
Reply to imsafanwa

Right on the candles. Cheapest, easiest way to freshen air and room.

Feb 25, 2024 11:27 am
Reply to warrior

I always associated candles and candlelight with love and romance. However, as you point out, it has other uses as well. Good idea, perfumed candles to remove odor. 'Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness' (or odor).

Feb 25, 2024 6:44 pm

Candles burning add a warmth to the room as well.

I have used Febreze plug-ins (waste of money).

I have used battery-operated sprayers too.

I have used the vapor-type devices that emit a smoke screen.

Yes, three types of devices placed in my house and bathroom.

A lot of batteries... a little over the top too... but...

Nothing beats the candle...

🎵🎶 And it seems to me... you live your life... like a candle in the loo... 🎵🎶


Feb 26, 2024 1:32 am
Reply to imsafanwa

I was intrigued by your profile name - and so looked you up...

What cars do you race, Safanwa?

Do you build them?

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