This is a sponsored post on behalf of Meijer and Unilever. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
We constantly marvel at how technology improves the quality of our modern lives. We wonder how we ever survived doctor’s office waiting rooms without smartphones to play Candy Crush for 20 minutes. We ask what parents did when they actually had to talk to their kids instead of sending them off to their rooms to play Minecraft. We can’t imagine a world where the basic necessities of life, like books and shoes, weren’t delivered to our doorsteps with a few strokes on a keyboard.
But there are other essentials, less flashy and fun, that we take for granted and fail to appreciate how they enrich our lives.
Imagine for a moment a crowded city bus on a sweltering summer day, a high school gymnasium packed on a Friday night to watch the basketball game or worship service on Easter morning without deodorant. That gives a whole new meaning to church pew, doesn’t it?
You probably put it on every day without thinking about how stinky life would be without deodorant.
Have you ever forgotten to put it on? Oh, I have! Sometimes if I don’t have enough coffee for breakfast and I’m in a sleepy haze, I miss that little part of my morning routine. It’s the worst thing in the world when you realize. Usually it’s a certain odor emanating from your underarm that reminds you. Then you spend the rest of the day walking around with your arms glued to your sides, keeping a ten foot distance from everyone in an effort to keep the stink at bay. When I commuted to work regularly, I kept a stick in the glove compartment of my car for such occasions.
My oldest son turns 10 next month, and there is nothing like a tweenage boy to increase your appreciation of deodorant. I know if he forgets to put it on, because I can smell him in the next room. Every once in a while his little brother just bluntly tells him, “David, you stink! Go sit somewhere else.”
Yes, thank God for the invention of deodorant. But even when it keeps your pits dry and the smell away, it can cause problems. What woman hasn’t applied deodorant then put on a black sweater only to look in the mirror and see white streaks smeared all over. You can apply it after you dress, but it takes an enormous amount of arm contorting and fabric stretching to do so. It’s like doing yoga.
While it won’t get as much fanfare as the latest gaming console, Unilever recently launched an innovation in deodorant and antiperspirant that will change the way you keep yourself smelling nice. Their new Dry Sprays create a whole new experience. As soon as you apply it, it’s instantly dry. No waiting for it to dry so you can finish dressing. Since it doesn’t have any wax or other solids in it, there isn’t anything to get on your clothes either.
I tried it out, and you barley notice when you put it on. You feel a cool blast and that’s it. It really is immediately dry. But it does work. It lasts up to 48 hours. I recommend daily use, but if you have on of those mornings where there isn’t enough caffeine in the world and you forget, you’re probably covered until you get home.
The new Dry Sprays are available for both men and women in a variety of scents from Dove, Dove Men+Care, Degree, Degree Men, and Axe at Meijer right now. For myself, I really liked the light scent of the women’s Dove Dry Spray. For men I liked the Axe Dry Spray in Night scent. It smells like a nice cologne.
With Christmas just around the corner, these new Dry Sprays would make ngreat stocking stuffers. They’re fun and different and smell so good.
I for one am thankful for hygiene technology, and it’s nice to know that Unilever will keep us all smelling fresh with innovations like these dry sprays. I mean, I have two boys, and let’s face it. The older they get, the smellier it’s going to get around here.