Hollister M9 ostomy pouch deodorant – REVIEW

I received a sample of the Hollister M9 deodorant and I’ve been using thoroughly over the past week.

In this review, I’ll cover the product’s use, effectiveness, and cost.

Disclaimer: The products in this review were purchased out-of-pocket.

The one I’m using comes in liquid drops; Hollister also makes M9 spray, which I haven’t used.

These drops are added to your pouch every time you empty it.  

The liquid is blue, like the SG3 product, and also doesn’t smell like much (it almost has a slight Play-Doh scent) – these drops are intended to eliminate the odor in your pouch, rather than add any new scents to it.

Hollister m9 drops
Hollister m9 drops

The instructions say to add 4-12 drops, and I’ve been using anywhere from 4-20 in order to test it.  

12 seems to work fine – 20 works better, but I don’t like having to exceed the manufacturer’s recommendation.  

In most of my time in the bathroom, I noted little odor to some odor from the output, perhaps slightly less effective than the SG3 drops.  

And like the SG3, even with some odor, it’s not very offensive.

Keep in mind that how strong your output smells has a lot to do with what you eat – vegans generally don’t have highly offensive stools, but deodorant is still useful to bring down any odors.

My output tends to be fairly thick, and loose output tends to smell more in my experience.

Those with colostomies tend to have stronger smelling stools and I don’t know how well this product would work for them, or in a urostomy pouch. As for a sample to try.

At the time of this writing (Nov 2013), the cost of a 240ml bottle is CDN$30 and about US$18. Hollister also offers a 30ml size as well (Hollister #7715), which is great for travel bags. This product is sold worldwide.

Recommended, but…..

For Canadians, it’s hard for me to recommend this product because of the high cost compared to the SG3 drops I reviewed previously.  

If you are living outside of Canada and don’t have access to the SG3 drops, then this product is similar.  

The M9 drops easy to find, and almost any ostomy supplier will carry them.  The product does help with neutralizing odor in most cases, and many ostomates swear by it.

If you’re interested in trying the M9 drops out, contact your local Hollister office and request a sample.

For more info, visit www.hollister.com

Question: Have you used these drops? What do you think of them?

9 thoughts on “Hollister M9 ostomy pouch deodorant – REVIEW”

  1. Love love, love M9…It is not covered for me but it really should be! I was sure I was a stinky person like a child in a full diaper. I was terrified to go anywhere with an active  stoma. It affected my life something  awful. I would turn down invites because I needed to stay close to the throne room. Then the pharmacist  in another  town said to try M9.  This product made all the  world of difference for me. I go where I please,  when I please, all the time now. I also got brave about confronting store managers about needing to use there toilets and being  told  to go to a restaurant nearby to use that instead. Well, when you need  to empty, you need  to empty! Once I smile and explain my situation I also promise to leave the room as clean as I find it, It became  like a key to the throne room of life!!! Okay, on the odd occasion, some  would hold out and I would say fine, if my pouch falls off before I get to the door, I’m not stopping to clean it up. That always gets me in! Lol!!! Where there’s a will,  there’s a way. 

  2. m9 is the best product i have found so far; very appreciative of it. I use one very small squirt every time i empty, probably about 20:drops or so.

  3. All I can say is “Woo hoo!" This stuff really works! I am one who loves garlic and as I have a colostomy, and the output tends to have a strong odor, this has been fantastic!

  4. I am using this product currently. I’m not impressed. It’s so thin so it all just runs down to the bottom of the pouch, what good does that do?

    • Hi Julie,

      The M9 drops are not a lubricating product, so it won’t stick to the inside of the bag. But it should mix with output at the bottom of the bag,like other non-libricating deodorants.

      If you’re looking for something that isn’t as runny, check out the lubricating deodorants and see if they work better for you.

      Take care,


  5. My mom has an ileostomy. Recently she’s becone incapable of caring for herself, and we tried the M9 drops. I can’t believe how well this product works !!! It is pricey, but the advantage of being able to feel comfortable emptying your bag anywhere, is well worth the cost.
    Yes I do find it works better if you use slightly more than suggested on the label.


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