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    Everyone Needs A Bottle Of Travel Poo-Pourri In Their Purse

    You gotta be prepared for when you have to go on the go.

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    How many times has this happened to you: You're at bae's house, you've had some tacos, and then you get ~that feeling~.


    But you can't relieve yourself without fear of leaving behind incriminating olfactory evidence.


    Or perhaps you're leaving a public bathroom stall and end up making silent, apologetic eye contact with the next person in line because they're gonna know EXACTLY what you did in there.


    We've all been there.

    But you don't have to live with such humiliation. You're probably already familiar with the original Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray, which you spritz into the toilet bowl before you unload.

    It coats the water with a layer of stink-trapping essential oils, so it's way more effective and natural than using air fresheners to clear the air after the deed is done. The original scent is a fresh blend of lemon, lemongrass, and bergamot orange oils that'll leave the bathroom smelling like a lemonade stand, not a toxic waste facility.

    Well now you can check your worries at the (bathroom) door no matter where you are β€” with a travel-sized bottle of Poo-Pourri goodness!

    This 4-milliliter spritzer is easy to fit in a purse, pocket, or desk drawer (it's around the size of a tube of lip gloss). You can use it for three to five trips to the commode, and can also refill it from larger Poo-Pourri bottles. It's portable, discreet, and deserves to come with you everywhere (if you've got a little more room in your bag and need some extra stink-proofing power, the 1-ounce bottle can work for travel too). In addition to the original scent, it's also available in five other aromas, including lavender vanilla or the floral "Deja Poo."

    While it may sound too good to be true, it really works. Over 8,000 Amazon reviewers say Poo-Pourri is the shit.

    "I have the standard size, a travel-size one, and an extra one to refill all my travel-size bottles. I keep one at home and one with me at all times. I was always too self-conscious about pooping in any public or private bathroom unless it was my own. I would hold it in no matter how long I'd have to wait. Eventually my body got so used to using the bathroom irregularly that I would sometimes go only twice a week. This bad habit put me in so much pain that it landed me in the hospital. When my friend heard about Poo-Pourri, he ordered it for me. It masks almost all of the scent. It has helped me regulate myself by allowing me to relax enough to go no matter where I am and who's around. Little by little I got comfortable enough to say, 'When you gotta go, you gotta go,' and put my health before worries about the stranger in the next stall." β€”AriQuinn

    "I think this is the most adorable thing ever. I bought it so I could keep it in my purse, but once I started working in an office, I decided to tuck it into my desk drawer. It's discreet, and when I need to go to the restroom, I can bring it along without anyone noticing. Now I don't need to use obnoxious chemicals to mask the smells. One of the women in my office has a sensitivity to chemical perfumes, so I'm sure she'd appreciate that I'm not contributing to her suffering." β€”brinnet

    "I bought this size because I wanted something small and concealable to take with me into public restrooms. I already had the 2-ounce tropical hibiscus scent, which I adore but don't want to drag around everywhere with me. I took the cap off the travel size and removed the sprayer tip, and then bit gently onto the top of the bottle while twisting the bottom in a slow, circular motion and gently pulling downward. It came apart and I replaced the original scent with my favorite hibiscus scent. It works perfectly! Even though they call it disposable, you only need one of these little babies, and you can refill it with a little work." β€”Christy

    "The person who invented this product most certainly deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. Two friends and I went on vacation together and decided to bunk in a single hotel room for the duration of the trip. This meant three grown men sharing a single bathroom, in a somewhat enclosed space, in New Orleans. The potential for disaster was great. I purchased Poo-Pourri in an effort to try and at least minimize the nostril impact, and made sure everyone knew to use it prior to excommunicating the contents of their previous day's food/alcohol binge. The product overdelivered! Not only did it completely prevent the smell of death from emanating throughout the room, it actually improved the overall smell of the room. Poo-Pourri is a godsend." β€”Kevin Rees

    So basically, you're not prepared for life if you don't have a little Poo-Pourri with you. Five bucks to be able to walk confidently out of a public bathroom? It's a no-brainer.

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    Get it from Amazon for $4.98+ (also available in nine other sizes for all your bathroom needs).

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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