Na’Scent deodorant for ostomy pouches – REVIEW

When looking for an ostomy pouch deodorant, the product “Na’Scent” comes up quite often in ostomy-related forums.

Disclosure: I requested a sample of this product for review.

Today, I’ll be sharing my thoughts and experiences with the product.

Na’Scent comes in liquid drops, which are available in 1oz, 2oz, 8oz and 12oz.  The drops are meant to be used every time you empty your pouch.  The liquid is clear and is odorless. This product is meant to eliminate odor by killing bacteria which cause the odors. A full description of how Na’Scent works can be found on their website HERE

Before using the product, I had emailed NB Products (the makers of Na’Scent) to ask a few questions about this product.  Here was their reply (edited to remove non-essential stuff):

“No, NaScent does not contain hydrogen peroxide or anything that may be harmful to your skin. The warnings are things as a manufacturing that we have to put on our bottles. NaScent is sensitive to sunlight and over exposure to the air if cap is not kept on tightly. This is for the purpose of proper storage for the bottle. If not kept according to instructions it can affect the effectiveness of the product since it is a water based formula.

Also, NaScent is not made with any animal based ingredients. We are the developers and manufactures of NaScent and none of the manufacturing is outsourced. Our product is 100% Made in the USA.”

We are the developers and manufactures of Na`Scent and none of the manufacturing is outsourced. Our product is 100% Made in the USA.

This was great to read, and I appreciate the thorough response from them.

Nascent bottles
Nascent bottles

The instructions say to add anywhere from 10 drops to 5ml (100 drops) depending on the consistency of the output and the diet.  I tried anywhere from 10 drops to 100 drops (5ml) and felt that using 5ml would increase the cost of using this product quite a bit.  

Unfortunately, I experienced poor results even at 5ml.  

There always seemed to be odor, unless I used 5ml and emptied when there was very little stool in my pouch (i.e. 1/4 or less in the pouch).  

It was disappointing to say the least, as this product is priced lower than most other deodorants and had it been effective at 20 drops (like some of the other products I’ve tested), then it would have offered big savings on supplies.  

Reading other experiences with this product, I wonder why it didn’t work as well for me.  

The odor from my output isn’t that bad to begin with, and I know others have it much worse, but for me, I just wasn’t getting the results I was looking for.

At the time of this writing (Jan 2022), the cost of an 8oz bottle is approx. US$9.95 and about US$16.95 for the 12oz bottles through the Na’Scent website.  

This product is sold worldwide and their site lists their distributors.  You can request samples right from the Na’Scent website.

Not recommended. 

I wish I had better luck with this product.  I like the company and the where the product is manufactured.

While my main supplier doesn’t carry this brand, I would have gone out of my way to order from another supplier IF it worked as intended.

Considering that so many people have given Na’Scent rave reviews, I’d suggest trying a sample for yourself, before you commit to purchasing this product.  Maybe you’ll have better luck!

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Question: If you’ve used these drops, how have they worked for you?

1 thought on “Na’Scent deodorant for ostomy pouches – REVIEW”

  1. I have used Coloplast Brava Lubicating Deoderant for the 6 years I’ve had a colostomy but still had problems with odor & needed to change pouches every 2 days they smelled so bad. I was excited to try Na’Scent. I ordered 2 samples paying a small postage fee before buying an 8 ounce bottle. The samples didn’t provide enough to know whether it would make a big difference. While it did help some, I found it changed the “normal” odor to a strange smell similar to limestone/cement. Sounds crazy huh? I found I had to use WAY MORE than suggested to get it to work better. The 8oz lasted about 2 1/2 weeks. I usually empty my pouch 4-5 times a day. I read another review that mentioned having to use much more product. It might work better for some since it works on bacteria instead of masking odor. Through the end of February they are having a sale so I will try it again but it’s too pricey for the amount I have to use.
    Thank you for all you do for us ostomates. It can be so confusing especially at the beginning. Now if I can just find a comfortable parastomal hernia solution. Thanks again.


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