Mar 302015
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A few months back, Austin made it official: he swore in for the service.  He leaves in a couple of months for basic and following directly that some additional training for paratroopers.  Yes, he wants to jump out of planes and helicopters.  I’m more one of those “Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane?” people, but it’s something about which he’s very excited.

Swearing In

The Army has a tag line associated with them: Army Strong.  While I’m sure that it refers to their mental and physical prowess, I’m confident that it could also refer to something else: the smell of a soldier and his laundry after PT.

I know this because Austin has been doing some training with the local guard base on the weekends.  Austin is already extremely fit – he spends a good deal of time at the gym – but they do a lot of running and other exercises.  Let me tell you, it’s a powerful smell that gets conjured up.

Easter Basket ideas for a Military Man: Give him shower power with Irish Spring Signature for Men products #MySignatureMove

It may be awhile again before we’re able to get everyone together for Easter, so even though Austin and Ashley are probably past the age where they would (admit to) want an Easter basket, I’m doing them again this year.  For Austin, I thought it was a great opportunity to make him a military-inspired Easter basket that would keep him smelling and looking good while he’s away.

Easter Basket ideas for a Military Man: Shower shoes, camo scrubber, eggs filled with quarters (for laundry), and Irish Spring Signature for Men products #MySignatureMove

I started with a camouflage-print plastic bucket that was large enough to hold a good amount of items.  Then I selected the following items that matched in color and theme:

  • Camo-print scrubber
  • Flip flops (for the shower)
  • Irish Spring Signature Body Wash
  • Irish Spring Bar Soap
  • Roll of quarters (for laundry)

I broke open the roll of quarters (you want your clothes to smell as good, too) and filled up a few plastic Easter eggs.  They went on the bottom of the basket to add a little weight and also create a platform for the rest of the fillers.  I know they make camo-print eggs, because I’ve seen them, but of course I couldn’t find any when I actually wanted them.  So I ended up just going with (a little on the bright side) plain green.

Irish Spring Signature for Men products including body wash and bar soap #MySignatureMove

The Irish Spring Signature Body Wash (both a 3-in-1 and Hydrating) and 3-packs of Irish Spring Signature Bar Soap (Hydrating and Exfoliating Scrub) were chosen not only for their color – a perfect match – but for their scent.  I have smelled a lot of body wash and soap for men while trying to choose over the years products for hubby.  These smell awesome – so awesome, that I may or may not have had to go back to Walmart to buy more because hubby snagged the first ones I brought home.

Pair a bottle of Irish Spring body wash with a scrubber for a quick & easy gift for a guy #MySignatureMove

If you have a military man in your life – husband, son, father, brother, whatever – borrow #MySignatureMove and add some of these to an Easter basket or other gift for them.  You could even just do a single pairing of a bottle of body wash and a scrubber (like above).  They’ll appreciated the Man Sized soap to tame their man-sized smell.

Irish Spring Man Sized soap for his man-sized smell #MySignatureMove

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Irish Spring Signature for Men Body Wash and Bar Soap at Walmart

How do you handle man-sized smells?  Do you know that would love new Irish Spring Signature products?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  One Response to “How to Tame a Military Man’s Man-Sized Smell”

  1. My husband is a restaurant manager and he smells like FOOD and SWEAT when he gets home. It’s really disgusting. I think Irish Spring Signature is just what he needs to kill the scent. This is a great Easter basket for a military man! #client

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