View Series How Poo-Pourri Founder Suzy Batiz Turned Stinky Bathrooms Into a $240 Million Empire

“I’m living proof that anyone can transform their poo into a pile of cash,” the mom of three tells PEOPLE

Poo-Pourri creator Suzy Batiz considers herself the “Queen of Transformation” for good reason.

“I’ve had bridal salons, a tanning salon, a beauty salon. Tanning bed repair,” Batiz, 56, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “I’ve sold lingerie to strippers. I’ve entered bikini contests at bars. You could win 200 dollars. I’ve been bankrupt twice. I mean I hustled, okay?”

For Batiz, that’s an understatement.

“You know those rodeo riders that come out of the gate and fall flat on their face?” says Batiz. “That was me.”

But she always got back up.

“I had this resiliency,” says Batiz, who survived a chaotic childhood, sexual abuse, depression and more than a few business flops.

But a chance remark by her brother in law at a dinner in 2006 — “Can bathroom odor be trapped?” — became her eureka moment.

Read the article here.

By Liz McNeil July 09, 2020 02:00 PM-People.com