Disclaimer: I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.
I was given Fresh Assist to review and it is a pretty neat product. I was pretty interested in this spray because of my IBD. I’ve already tried wet wipes and a bidet. I was definitely interested in Fresh Assist. Especially because it’s so portable.
It’s been really nice to be able to carry around Fresh Assist in my purse. It’s easier to carry around than portable wet wipes. And it lasts a lot longer too! The recommended number of sprays on toilet paper is 2-3 but I use 4-5. Two to three sprays do not seem like enough sprays to me.
There are two scents that Fresh Assist comes in; Soothing Lavender and Cooling Chamomile. I have only tried the Soothing Lavender, and I like it a lot! I plan on eventually getting the Cooling Chamomile! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who has to worry about diarrhea. Or just wants a cleaner wipe. This stuff works better than the bidet that I have.
I also used the Fresh Assist during my prep for my colonoscopy. I actually liked it better than my travel bidet and my wet wipes. The travel bidet and wet wipes burned while the Fresh Assist did not! Which is huge! Because prepping for a colonoscopy isn’t any fun and can cause a lot of irritation down there. I don’t think that this will get rid of all irritation while doing a bowel prep, but it definitely helped.
The Soothing Lavender actually has lavender oil in it! And aloe leaf extract. To me, these ingredients make a big difference. It helped a lot with the burning sensation that I was having when I was prepping for my colonoscopy last month.
Another advantage of this spray is that it’s septic safe because you spray it directly onto your toilet paper. You don’t have to worry about whether this product is flushable or not, as long as you have septic safe toilet paper!
How long does a two-ounce bottle last? According to the Fresh Assist website:
On average you get about 400 sprays from a 2 oz. bottle. Figure that will get you through at least 30-40 days of consistent use if not more.
Having the bottle last for 30 days, is really not a bad deal. I pay around $6 for my wet wipes and it only comes with 40 wipes. Now, if I was in a really bad flare, this bottle would definitely not last me 30 days. I’d go through it much faster than that. But I would buy more of it if I needed it during a flare. To me, this stuff is that good.
With the holidays being right around the corner this would be a great product to buy your friends and family as a stocking stuffer! You can get two bottles of it off of Amazon for $12.79. It’s also available for Prime shipping!
I have yet to find any cons for this product. I like it. It smells decent. And it does not cause butt burn when my butt is raw.