The Spoonie Mummy Reviews – Phew!

Hello lovelies! I hope you are all having a good start to the week, I didn’t sleep very well but pushing through and getting some jobs done. So pleased to see the sunshine and it’s set to be a lovely weather week!

I was added on Twitter by Phew! a couple of weeks ago.

Take a look at Phew! (@Phew_worldwide):

I had a look at their recent tweets and they have just released a new, natural toilet freshener. I requested a sample as was interested to see how it compared to other, similar products. The person I communicated with was very polite and friendly and the spray arrived really quickly which was impressive.


I read the instructions which said I was to spray the product in the water three times before or after using the toilet. I first tried out spraying it prior to using the toilet. As I stand to empty my ostomy bag, I place toilet tissue in the toilet to prevent ‘splashback’. This was the major issue with this product and method, as my output didn’t enter the water. It is supposed to work by creating a film over the water and ‘trapping’ the odour. The fragrance is pleasant, it smells clean and fresh and not too chemically.

I next tried to empty my bag while sitting on the toilet. I find this awkward but I thought without the need for tissue in the toilet, it might help. Unfortunately a lot of the output still went around the toilet bowl so didn’t go into the water. Experiment two fail!

The other option is to use the spray after using the toilet. Again, it suggests three sprays. This worked really well! The fragrance took the smell away almost straight away, replacing it with the scent of fresh lemon.

I’m not sure I would use this product at home as I have air fresheners which work well for me currently which are cheaper, but I do think it is going to be a staple product in my handbag for out and about! It will help give me more confidence when emptying my bag in other people’s toilets and when using public toilets. The size is great for this and the fact it works so quickly and is a nice, clean scent is perfect. I also think for people without a bag the option of being able to spray prior to using the toilet would be useful. It’s a great product for people with IBD and anxiety when using public toilets.

A big thankyou to Phew! for my sample, I’m impressed! I’m also looking forward to the new Marine Mint fragrance coming out and will be trying that out once it does! I’ve included the link to Phew’s Twitter account above so you can check it out and there are the links to order from Amazon. The bottle is £4.99 and contains around 80 sprays which is almost 30 toilet trips! It’s also natural and eco-friendly which always makes you feel better for using it.

Let me know your thoughts on this product if you place an order. You can also let me know in the comments what you already use and how it works for you.

Hope you enjoy the rest of this gorgeous, sunny day.


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