Patented is a composition for controlling odor produced by human waste retained in a disposable hygiene product. The composition includes a hydroxydiphenyl ether in a modified aliphatic acidic carrier provided on a base substrate material in the form of a dispersing layer. The base substrate material consists of a nonwoven fabric and a polymeric film. An aqueous admixture is applied topically to the hydroxydiphenyl ether and the aliphatic acidic carrier on the substrate. The acidic carrier shifts the pH of the hydroxydiphenyl ether environment to an approximate range of 3.0-5.0.