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16 Things That'll Help Save Your Life Next Time You're In A Public Bathroom

So... can we collectively agree we hate them?

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1. A public toilet survival kit, because you're not alone in hating public restrooms. So many other people hate them too, that's why they have an actual kit for it.

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Kit includes two antiseptic wipes, one pair of disposable gloves, and a toilet seat cover.

Promising Review: "Purchased as a joke gift for a germaphobe. She loved it, and said it's very useful for when you're too far away from home to 'hold it,' and need to use a public toilet." —Julie F.

Get it from Amazon for $6.72.

2. A toilet seat handle, just in case you're in a situation where you need to lift or lower a public restroom's seat, this baby will tackle the germs for you.

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Promising Review: "Such an ingenious product! No more touching the toilet seat, which is perfect for my 4-year-old. Love this!" —Laura

Get it from Amazon for $6.28.

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4. A bottle of Poo-Pourri if leaving behind a not-so-nice stench is something you find nerve-wracking.

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Promising Review: "My life has never been the same. I use this at home, and in public restrooms in case of emergencies. I didn't realize the scent would be so strong. It fills the entire stall with the smell, but it's great. People will have no idea what you just did." —R. Bun-Ross

Get it from Amazon for $9.29+ (available in 16 scents, and six sizes).

5. Or a bottle of unicorn gold spray, because choices are important, and this is hella on-brand for the unicorn trend sweeping the nation.

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Promising Review: "Initially ordered because the ad was hilarious, and was shocked when I used it, and it really worked well!! If you are paranoid about pooping in public spaces, order this stuff and poop in peace." —Andi

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five scents, and two sizes).

6. Lysol to-go, for those who just need to disinfect the public restroom when it's their last resort.

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Promising Review: "I have a toddler who just started using the 'big potty,' and we use this in public restrooms if we have an emergency that can't wait until we get home! It's the perfect size to carry along, and I've used it about four times now, and still have some left in the first bottle!" —TISLWS225128

Get it from Amazon for $9.55.

7. Dude Wipes. Public restroom toilet paper is thin, flaky, and awful, so bring some aloe and vitamin E infused wipes for a better experience.

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Promising Review: "This is a great product! You can carry it discreetly, and not worry. It makes you feel very fresh and clean. A great option for public bathrooms, or hiking." —Trevor Mascovich

Get a 60-pack from Amazon for $15.81.

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8. A Go Girl, basically a way for all the fine and fierce females out there to pee while standing, AKA no risk of yucky stuff touching you.

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Promising Review: This thing is AMAZING! So easy to use! Practice before you use it in public is the best advice I have! It's a great solution to a cold toilet seat, too!" —Shannon Love

Get it from Amazon for $9.69+ (available in two colors).

9. A portable bidet. If bidets are your thing, now you never have to be without one in public.

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Promising Review: "This is a great product. I live in an apartment, and cannot alter the bathroom fixtures for a bidet, so this QLav fits the bill totally." —Lyn morris

Get it from Amazon for $38.

10. Travel-size hand sanitizer, because no matter how long or hard you wash your hands, there's no such as being too clean after using a public bathroom.

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Promising Review: "Very handy to have! Lots of germs out there, protect yourself and your family, everyone carries one!" —Christopher

Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $15+ (available in two varieties).

11. And if you're one of those people who agrees that you can never be too sure about your cleanliness, these hand-sanitizing wipes are easy to carry around and provide for an extra layer of clean.

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Promising Review: "You can never have enough hand wipes. These are much more convenient than big tubs of them." —The Branch Ranch

Get a 100-pack from Amazon for $7.16.

12. Disposable toilet seat covers, let's be real, going into the stall and finding out there's no more covers is basically the equivalent of the heavens telling you to just not go to the bathroom. So, bring your own!

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Promising Review: "This is a must-have for anyone who travels, or uses public restrooms. The package is the perfect size. I am able to discreetly place it in my pants pocket." —DaraLovesCoupons

Get a 40-pack from Amazon for $9.50.

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13. A bottle of odor-elimination drops helps get rid of any nasty smells that were in the stall you chose, or ones you may leave behind on your own.

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Promising Review: "Love this stuff! I keep this in my purse for that unexpected moment when you have to 'go' in a public or work bathroom. It really does mask the odors, and leave a clean scent after flushing." —Jenbc23

Get it from Amazon: one for $9.19 or two for $16.15.

14. Subtle Butt (lol, sorry), but for real, for those who hate having to resort to finding a gross public bathroom to get gas out of their system, this stuff lets you comfortably pass it in public, without worry of leaving behind a smell.

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Promising Review: "Finally a product I can use, and feel comfortable about having gas in public! And, you can hardly tell I'm wearing them!" —Bleav

Get a five-pack from Amazon for $12.95.

15. A period starter kit meant for those getting their very first visit from Aunt Flo, but can also be super great to keep on-hand in emergency moments when the public restroom is out of pads and tampons.

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Promising Review: "Perfect! It was very helpful. I wish I got one of when I was a young girl." —Alisa P

Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

16. And a toilet sound blocker — usually half the battle with public restrooms is actually feeling comfortable enough to go with others in the room. With this contraption, there's no need to worry about others hearing you.

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

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