Tuesday, July 29, 2008

PRODUCT REVIEW: Poo-Pourri


I just want you to hush up right now, because I can hear your incredulous laughter ALL THE WAY FROM WHERE YOU ARE. All I can say is, if you haven't tried it, don't knock it.

Because I have tried Poo-Pourri. And without going into too much indelicate detail, IT WORKS.

But maybe you haven't heard of Poo-Pourri? Then please let me tell you what it is.

Poo-Pourri (patent pending) is a bathroom air freshener, but it is an air freshener with a difference. It doesn't come in an aerosol can that you keep on the back of the toilet and then spray around the powder room after you've done your business, which we all can still smell, even though you've tried to discreetly mask the odor with the scent of apple pie or French vanilla or a tropical garden or whatever. And I don't want to be too bold right here, because it will bring my mother down on my head like a duck on a June bug, but all that spraying only makes it seem that you just did a poo in your grandma's kitchen, a Breyer's ice cream manufacturing plant or some botanical gardens in Thailand or similar. The aerosol sprays that come after the fact don't really work.

Do they? Let's be honest. We can do that because this is the internet and we can't see each other blushing. YOU CAN STILL SMELL THE POO.

That is the beauty of Poo-Pourri. Poo-Pourri is a liquid that comes in little spray bottles. It consists of natural, plant-derived essential oils in a citrusy blend of bergamot, lemongrass, grapefruit and more, according to their website. Their tag line is "Spritz the bowl before you go and no one else will ever know" and that's exactly what you do: Give the little bottle a shake, spray 4-6 sprays on the water in the bowl, and discover that the essential oils form a barrier on the surface that traps the, er-....odor of whatever you did when you....sat down.

Obviously, this product is a wonderful find for anyone who has to use, heaven help us all, a public restroom, but possibly even more useful for those who have to use a company ladies' room at work. (Poo-Pourri also makes a manly blend of essential oils called "Royal Flush" for the gents who don't want to slay anyone who enters the restroom after them.) Or when you're visiting friends and nature calls? Poo-Pourri has you covered. Literally. Tuck that little 2 ounce bottle in your handbag and you'll leave your hostess's bathroom with confidence. The next person who wanders in (or the next person walking down the hall, as the case may be) will think that you merely stopped by to powder your pert little nose and give yourself a refreshing spray of body mist.

Poo-Pourri comes in absolutely adorable little bottles in a couple of handy sizes, one to carry in your purse and the other to place near the potty in your house. Each bottle is decorated with a little bit of bling to make it hip and fun, which totally works for me because the clever packaging is what initially caught my eye. You can order it online or find it at a number of retail locations, nation-wide and internationally.
Image used with permission. Copyright (c) 2008 by Poo-Pourri. All rights reserved.

6 comments:

Susan said...

Love your review snd totally agree. Thanks so much for bringing this as a hostess gift for Cousin Fest! I plan on buying it up and distributing to all my friends. What an ingenious idea!!!

Kayte said...

Okay...NOW. I. HAVE. HEARD. IT. ALL.

lol!

JohBD said...

Great review Shelley. If you have any Australian readers, Diamond Bay Imports is the Australian distributor for Poo-Pourri and Royal Flush. To place an order please contact Diamond Bay Imports on (02) 4353 9980, email diabay@bigpond.net.au or log on to www.diamondbayimports.com.au.

Shelley said...

Thanks, johbd, for the info about Australia's imports. There apparently ARE some people who live in Australia who have actually bookmarked this blog into their favorites, which I think is one of the nicest things, like, EVER.

It's pretty cool that Poo-Pourri is so international.

Shelley said...

Kayte, Poo-Pourri is a wonder product, right up there with sliced bread, food processors and television remote controls. We lurrrrrrve our Poo-Pourri around here and you can tell because our house smells so good. Hee hee. :>)

jack said...

Obviously, this product is a wonderful find for anyone who has to use, heaven help us all, a public restroom,
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