Lets face it - coping with urinary incontinence (UI) is bad enough - but add to that the issue of bowel incontinence - and you've got a whole new situation to deal with. A particular clump of headaches to cope with.

If you live with bowel control issues, you know first hand the embarrassment that odor can cause.

At times life happens and you can not get away to change your adult diaper. You're at the mall, on on the train, you're at work, or maybe you're at school and you have forgotten your extra supplies, or you can't get away to change now that there's no location to change. The event is worse if it's a hot, maybe even sticky, summer day, and odors are compounded.

The loss of face as people around you start to sniff the air, and you're keeping your eyes pointed forward praying, hoping, that nobody recognizes that it's you. Or, better yet, you're faking because you're sniffing the air too - trying to redirect the attention away from you.

As a rule people do not choose to sit in a messy adult diaper - but when life happens and you can't get to a restroom - what can you do to obscure the... ahem... scent?

When you're desperate, you'll employ anything to try and disguise the odors broadcasting from the adult diaper. Search out a gas station and stock up on those air freshners and wear them in your adult diaper. That is a visual for you!

In all seriousness it doesn't have to be that way...the solution is easier than you may surmise - and quite money friendly! A travel sized spritzer bottle filled with water and a drop or two of essential oils. Hold-up - men - before we kiss goodbye your attention -- not all essential oils are 'girlie' smelling. So, utilizing essential oils won't make you 'womanish'.

You will need a standard and a small (purse-sized), spray bottle, essential oils and water. Essential oils can be sold as a single oil or an oil blend. Many big retail stores and your public drugstore carry these oils and they can also easily be found online. Many malls have specialty shops dedicated to soaps and oils. You can find "feminine" oils (floral scents like Geranium, Lavendar, Jasmine) or masculine (earthy like Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Oakmoss, Black Pepper, most citrus scents, etc).

While some of the more hunk scents aren't by definition freely available (like Black Pepper) at your community pharmacy stores, if you look for masculine blends - you will find that many blends incorporate several essential oils into a blend.

Take your spray bottles, drop in1-3 drops of the essential oil (3 drops for the run-of-the-mill spray bottle, 1 drop for the small (travel-sized) spray bottle - and fill with water.

Before going out for the day - take your normal-sized spray bottle and freely spritz your adult diaper - one quick spray will do it. Pack the small (pocket-sized) spray bottle in your supply bag, within easy reach. This will help hide any shameful odors. And, because the smaller spray bottle is pocket-sized, it fits readily into a pocket or carryall - rucksack, laptop bag - you guessed it - no one has to know. Then, if you realize in the heat of the day that you're not smelling as fresh - you can discreetly bring out your bottle and add another spray. All people will know is the essence of your preference of essential oil.

An added fringe benefit to this cost effective way of handling odor, is that you and everyone around you benefits from the properties of the essential oil. As we all know, Lavender has a relaxing affect, Grapefruit aids concentration, eases stress and lightens the spirit, Peppermint helps alleviate headaches.

You can even have a little bit of merrymaking during Christmas season - by using holiday scents - so everybody thinks you're genuinely in the Christmas spirit!

Author's Bio: 

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Tammy Chamberlain is an incontinence products specialist at DryDiapersPlus.

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