The Art of Doing Stuff is branching out into the world of product testing.
To ensure 100% honesty in these reviews all products tested have been bought and paid for by me, Karen.
Claims made: Spray this into the toilet bowl before you go poop and there will be no icky poop smell.
Size tested: 2 oz
Cost: $10.99 + $5.54 shipping and handling
I ordered Poo-Pourri from Amazon and it arrived safely through the postal delivery service (the mail) just a few days later.
Once I opened it, what I found was a very small, plastic bottle, with a paper label. Hanging off the neck was a little chain with a “P” charm hanging off of it.
That little “P” made all the difference in the world. It elevates this little bathroom spray from just a plastic bottle to an accessory. And a fun one at that.
I removed the lid and sprayed a little Poo-Pourri into the air. It smelled citrusy. Lemony. Which makes sense, since what Poo-Pourri is, is a blend of essential oils.
How it works
Poo-Pourri isn’t an air spray. You spray 4 or 5 sprays onto the water in the toilet bowl (pre-pooping). The essential oils form a layer over the water. Then you sit down and you poop. The poop breaks through the essential oil barrier into the water below. Once it’s done that, the essential oils come back together reforming their stink seal on the water’s surface.
Does it work?
I recruited some family members to give this a try. Ones that are known to have remarkable pooers in their households. Plus I tried it myself.
Family members who tried it LOVED the Poo-Pourri and were incredibly impressed with how well it worked. In fact, we were discussing the results at my house one night and a friend, who was also over, shrieked when she realized what we were talking about. She had just taken a trip to London, England and stayed with friends. Knowing she was going to be in close quarters and sharing a bathroom, she brought Poo-Pourri along. She also said she loved it and thought that it worked great.
I am going to spare you the horrifying walk through of my own testing of this product, but I will give you my thoughts.
While I wasn’t quite as impressed as everyone else, I do acknowledge Poo-Pourri does go a long way to reduce the gross odour associated with number 2. Of course, I may be a slightly harsher judge with this sort of thing because the only bathroom in my house is right off of the kitchen. It makes me hypersensitive to the possibility of poop smells.
To test the product my self I had to perform my “test”, run out of the bathroom as far away as I could and then turn around and run back into the bathroom and take a big sniff.
The first time I did this (yes I did this many, many times) I felt the odour emanating from the bathroom would give a passerby the impression I had eaten a lot of lemons the day before and had just pooped them out. Lemon scented poop.
I continued to use the product for a couple of weeks and the more I used it the more I realized Poo-Pourri really does do a pretty good job of stopping bathroom smells; not just covering them up.
The product says “Spritz the bowl before you go, and no one else will ever know”. But they will know because the bathroom will smell like a lemon meringue pie after you go.
But if given the choice of having my bathroom smell like poop or the tell tale “she had to spray the Poo-Pourri” signs of lemon scent, I’ll go with the lemon scent every time.
Does the product do what it says?: Yes. Mostly.
Uses: Home use, great for travelling, perfect for those with shy bowels.
Would I buy it again? : Yes.
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