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Posted by Past Member, on Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:17 pm
I can't believe I didn't think of this earlier. Baking soda. Yes... I use one teaspoon in the bag each time, and it removes 90% of the odor. It's easy, and won't break the bank.

So, no mail-order potions or turbo-charged bathroom fans needed. Try it out, and let me know how it works for you!
 
Reply by gutenberg, on Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:22 pm
Well now Stoic, this is the type of innovation I really like, keep it simple because you just know every ostomy company can come up with dozens of types of odor fighting products and here we have probably everybody with a box of Baking Soda and just for kicks if you use Arm and Hammer, to beat the shit out of odor, BRAVO, Ed
 
Reply by shitzengiggles, on Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:31 pm
Yup I use it too, isn't it amazing how the simplest things are usually the best!!!!
 
Reply by gutenberg, on Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:06 pm
                                 
shitzengiggles wrote:
Yup I use it too, isn't it amazing how the simplest things are usually the best!!!!


How true as sometimes I'm amased at how people come up with these wonderful ideas and SHARE them, the greatest part, Ed
 
Reply by Carolw, on Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:52 pm
first thing on my shopping list.got to give it a go.cheers
 
Reply by Mike, on Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:42 pm
                                 
gutenberg wrote:
                                 
shitzengiggles wrote:
Yup I use it too, isn't it amazing how the simplest things are usually the best!!!!


How true as sometimes I'm amased at how people come up with these wonderful ideas and SHARE them, the greatest part, Ed
I never thought of that, its way too simple lol
 
Reply by Past Member, on Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:26 am
Will definitely try this. I have been using Tic Tacs (two added to bag after each emptying) - while they don't completely eliminate odor, they do reduce it significantly. Might be a good alternative for when it is inconvenient to carry a bag of baking soda around.
 
Reply by Ashima, on Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:44 pm
First I learn to use clothespins to keep shirts out of the way of the full-frontal cleaning process,now I learn to add a little baking soda to keep the odor down.  Thank you, everyone, for your helpful hints! You are awesome.
 
Reply by swiffer, on Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:59 pm
A ++++
 
Reply by gutenberg, on Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:37 pm
Another piece of tid bit. For sometime I've had this piece of black 1 1/2 inch elastic  band laying around and just lately noticed it was made up of three pieces of the band and each piece was held together with velcro and by removing one of the pieces it worked just right to hold up my shirt and t-shirt and if I wanted I could slip the wafer flat against my skin to get it warmed while getting cleaned up, it was just like having a third arm and when in a hurry was worth its weight in gold. I have no idea of what it was supposed to be used for before I used it this way, but, hey, if the foo shits. . . . . .
 
Reply by Grammybec, on Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:33 pm
Altoids seem even stronger than Tic Tacs...I too use these on the go, but the baking soda idea sounds great for home.  Thanks for the great ideas, everyone.
 
Reply by bcdrc, on Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:13 am
works awesome thanks for the tip
 
Reply by Gus, on Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:24 pm
                                 
gutenberg wrote:
                                 
shitzengiggles wrote:
Yup I use it too, isn't it amazing how the simplest things are usually the best!!!!


How true as sometimes I'm amased at how people come up with these wonderful ideas and SHARE them, the greatest part, Ed


Necessity is the mother of invention. Some of the smells I produce make iot really necessary
 
Reply by beyondpar, on Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:51 pm
Gus ,  sometimes you kill me...LMAO
 
Reply by Pinky, on Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:43 pm
Altoids...interesting idea.  I use those mentol-eucalyptus cough drops in my pouch when I'm on the go - I can't claim credit for the idea - I read it in the Phoenix magazine.  This sounds bizarre, but they dissolve and actually make a good scent - I know, hard to believe.   Smile
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