Where to Buy Scented Incense Matches for the Bathroom

Updated on November 26, 2016
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The Bathroom or Incense Match Can Really Save the Day

Nature is calling. You're at work and it's time to go to your second office, the one you visit every day. You can attribute some great ideas to your second-favorite chair! You get up from your desk, walk down the hall with single-minded focus, and before you even enter the restroom you know ... Someone just dropped a serious bomb in there, and it wasn't too long ago!

You're about to drop a bomb yourself, so you know you're about to spend some quality time with your coworker's gaseous cloud of fecal matter. But, this would be much more tolerable had they lit a match! Or even better, they could have lit a bathroom match that smells nice, like incense.

In this article we're going to talk about

  1. what a bathroom or incense match is,
  2. what type to use,
  3. where to get them,
  4. why the match works, and
  5. why the incense match is superior to a regular match.

NOTICE: This article may (definitely does) contain adult humor. Not intended for children.

What Is a Bathroom or Incense Match?

Sometimes you cannot avoid the need to use the restroom after someone has already--well--made the environment "less tolerable" with certain bodily functions. That's life. A bathroom match is simply a match lit after the deed is done, and it is intended to mask the odor. Any match will work, but the term bathroom match typically means a match infused with an aroma and designed to burn similar to incense.

The Incense Match, is a popular brand of incense matches used all over the world to make the trip to the bank, after someone has already made a deposit, a little more easy on the ol' olfactory.

The theory is simple: you light the incense match, let it burn for a short period, and then blow it out. You will see the smoke waft off the match and start dispersing into the air, getting to work on that nasty cloud you just created (or that other person so rudely left for you!), then you can drop it in the toilet, or you can place it in a shallow ashtray, either way has the desired effect. Later on we're going to talk about exactly why does lighting a match remove the odor from the bathroom?

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Where Do I Get Incense Matches?

You can do like we do here and buy them from Amazon, or you can purchase them from a local store (if you're lucky) or you can go directly to The Incense Match's website and order from there. It's your choice, really.

On the left you'll see a variety of different incense match products, quantities, and some other incense related items. If you get the variety pack of the Incense Matches you will get a nice assortment of the following (15) fragrances:

  1. Bayberry
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Coconut
  4. Frankincense
  5. French Vanilla
  6. Hollyberry
  7. Jasmine
  8. Musk
  9. Oriental Blossom
  10. Patchouli
  11. Potpourri
  12. Rain
  13. Sandalwood
  14. Spice
  15. Strawberry

I'm recommending that you order your bathroom / incense matches from Amazon just because they are so trusted and most of us have an account and the ordering and shipping is really easy. And in the light of full disclosure, I will get a little kick-back if you order after clicking the Amazon link I've provided. So if you've enjoyed this article, consider supporting me by ordering like that : )

Why Is the Bathroom Incense Match Superior?

Like much in the world of bowel-movement debates, the match-method to remove odor is a hotly debated topic.

  • Does the match eliminate the odor, or just cover it up?
  • Is the flame actually burning the fart smell?
  • Are the smoke particles absorbing the fecal particles?
  • The incense matches don't work as well as lysol, or other air fresheners.
  • Or, another fierce competitor: the candle. People love their candles.
  • And then there is always this guy ... I prefer the smell of other people's sh$%# (*shudders*)
    We're going to ignore this guy ...

Perception is the key, and the incense match works the best.

No matter what, short of cycling the air in between 'sessions' you're not going to get rid of the writhing cloud of disgust floating through the air. But, as long as it feels better--to your senses--then it's not so bad. Life is perception, right?

Your smell receptors are extremely sensitive to sulfur dioxide, a chemical released after a match is lit. The human body is able to sense an minute amount of this in the air and it will take precedent over the commonplace smell of feces. There is no real evidence that the smoke is absorbing the smell, or the flames are burning it away. All evidence points to the fact that an incense match, lit in the bathroom after healthy a deuce--a ripe #2--is simply masking the smell; effectively distracting your senses from it.

Lighting a candle with a match will produce a similar effect, and--of course--the long term smell of a candle can be quite inviting. But, light the candle with a lighter, and well ... you could be missing out on that glorious shit-masking effect caused by our new friend sulfur dioxide. Lysol and air fresheners are disgusting and horrible chemicals. Don't use them if you can avoid it (you can). And if you like the smell of rank ass more than sulfur dioxide, then get a scented match, like the incense match. It masks the sulfur smell with a variety of pleasant fragrances.

Look, each book of incense matches even comes with instructions!
Look, each book of incense matches even comes with instructions!

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        Kostas 

        5 years ago

        You can also order them directly at http://www.incensematch.com/

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        rose young-stewart 

        5 years ago

        If I ever spent five minutes with you, i'd be having a laughing heart attack. I bet you are hilarious when in a crowd. i like you and your humor.

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        Time Spiral 

        5 years ago from Florida

        Where did you find that information, Sredni? I updated some of the links so people can still buy them.

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        Sredni 

        5 years ago

        Unfortunately the Incense Match seems to be out of production as of 12/2012. This is not surprising if it's sold, as in this column, as a solution to a problem. In our house we prefer to think of it as a ritual observance, in part favoring the next bathroom use -- though that's often the same user who lights the match.

        This is a great product. Too bad it's misunderstood -- as most things seem to be -- by my fellow Americans.

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        Hillary 

        6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

        Ha Ha - I really enjoyed your humorous take on a very real problem. You covered all the issues, but then there's always someone who will flag you for smoking in the bathroom! :) A for TP (another interest of mine as you may well know), I must assume your next installment will be about moist wipes. Cheers

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        Hillary 

        6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

        Ha Ha - I really enjoyed your humorous take on a very real problem. You covered all the issues, but then there's always someone who will flag you for smoking in the bathroom! :) As for TP (another interest of mine as you may well know), I must assume your next installment will be about moist wipes. Cheers

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