A couple of months back I had written an article (read here) on how to manage your hydration during long runs due to lack of clean public loos. We girls grow up learning to hold the urge to pee by drinking less water and are masters at squatting so that no part of our body touches the toilet seat. But the fact is that it isn’t just unclean loos that cause UTI, it is also dehydration and not emptying the bladder on regular intervals. In Philippines I came across a product (a tiny bottle) which I could spray on a toilet seat to kill germs, wipe it and sit conveniently to relieve myself. However, once I shifted to India, I couldn’t find anything like that. So I was back to putting layers and layers of toilet roll like most of us do, to use the washroom. And I’m talking about even the better washrooms in good hotels, restaurants, parlours and spas. I still wouldn’t dare to even think about venturing into the ‘actual public loos’.
And then, as I was about to request a friend to get me some of those seat sanitizers on her next visit, I got Pee Safe in one of my race goodie bags for one of the events I had registered and then for its review. So, basically my search for a seat sanitiser ended as Pee Safe apparently kills 99% of germs. I use one layer of toilet paper even now and I think that’s more psychological. It gets rid of the dirty smell in the washroom as well. Also, I used to always use a strip of toilet roll on the door handle and the handle of the flush to avoid any contact whatsoever. Pee Safe can be used on these well. The best part about it is the 3 sizes the sprays come in. There is one tiny bottle which nicely fits into my running belt (good for 10 sprays), a mid size can which fits in my smaller sling bags and the big one in my work bag. So, basically I have been carrying them with me irrespective of where I go or which bag I carry. Alternatively, they have Pee Safe wipes for multi use as well.
How to use it? – Hold it 25 cm away from the seat and spray on the surface.
Where to pick it up from? – http://safetykart.com or just click on Pee Safe link above.
They have a lot of other women hygiene related products too. In case you happen to buy and use them, do drop in your review in the comments. Oh! And they have Pepper Spray too.
**This post contains affiliate links. I only link to products that I personally use and like from reputed sellers. All opinions expressed are my own.**