Monday, January 19 2015
I try and be as ostomistic as I can about the whole 'having an ileostomy' thing, and never try and say that I hate it (because truth be told it is SOOOOOOO much better then sitting on the toilet in agony for most of the day). But there is one thing I absoloutley HATE and feel embarrased over, is the stench that is left behind when I empty my bag.
If you have read my post of the 10 things they don't tell you when you get an ileostomy, you would know my 4th tip was that "your output will smell horribly", which it does. I made a comment about how you should "be prepared to have many cans of air freshner, and one in your handbag" for when your out and about.
So I must admit I have tried the whole taking a can of toilet spray with me in my handbag when I go to the shops, and boy has there been some awkward stares when you are at the checkout line rifling through your handbag to find your wallet when out falls a can of toilet spray or as my husband likes to refer to it as "the stink be gone can", and you have to try and justify THAT YOU ARE NOT STEALING TOILET SPRAY... let's just say shit gets really awkward.
So what if I told you that I have found the perfect addition to your stoma kit, that not only will it not cause awkward or embarrasing stares, but will at least help you retain some of that dignity (that is otherwise flushed away).
For Christmas, my husbands mum and sister had made up this cute little basket filled with all these delicious smelling products, and one of them was a Bora Bora Blossom Room Spray. So when my mother-in-law mentioned well gave examples of times where it has come in handy and after seconds of spraying the mist the house smells so much nicer and the smell has completely faded away...
So of course my darling husband pipes up and says "Oh that would be awesome so you no longer stink up the house" (gees thanks Russ I love you too) it actually gave me a great idea for its use.
So off I went to add this spray to my stoma kit, and it is amazing! I spray it just before I empty my bag when in a public toilet (or at someone else's house) and then again once I have finished to be safe. And I love it!
It is compact and not bulky, it is discreet in the sense that it looks kind of like a body mist or perfume, AND IT IS SILENT!! No more of this "shooooooosh" sounds from the toilet cublicles as I spray the smell away, and no more waiting until everyone leaves the toilet before I emerge to avoid those judgemental stares!
Best of all, it is only $12.25 and comes in a 80ml bottle, and as you only need a couple of sprays/squirts at a time, you won't run out in a hurry!
Oh and did I mention it comes in a large variety of scents too?
Seriously though, this is my favourite item in my stoma kit!!
I am the above mentioned Sister-In-Law! :-D I am SO glad that there is another useful use for this wonderfully delicious product and I am very grateful that Talya has blogged about it! Just for your information - these sprays also come in a 3 pack for $35.75 or a buy 5 get 1 free (6) pack $61.25. If you are unsure of the scents, I am more than happy to help you in choosing them or sending some samples. www.Facebook.com/Scentsy.BlueBuggs *shameful plug I know!* I am SO thankful that you are happy Talya and that I can help make things a little less embarrassing for you! Love and Hugs xxxxxxxxxx
Posted by Katt Wade on 20/01/2015 - 05:52 PM
Oooh! I have totally tried this stuff! I have an odour out one in my kitchen. I hate after cooking smells. Ugh. Do you have a website I can shop through direct?
Posted by Ange on 20/01/2015 - 06:50 PM
Hi Ange, the stuff is pretty great!! You can shop directly via https://bluebuggs.scentsy.com.au/
Posted by Feeling Ostomistic on 20/01/2015 - 07:45 PM