Today’s topic is spine-chilling – one that causes grandmothers worldwide to clutch their pearls. Today, we speak of uncontrollable FOOT ODOR.
Growing up in a house of all males, I thought my feet smelled the best of the worst, even when I got in the car after a full day of playing in the snow and kicking off my sweaty moon boots.
Later in life, driving to one of our first awkward restaurant gatherings, my future mother-in-law commented that my feet smelled a bit like buttered popcorn. Charming. (I can’t look at movie-theater concessions the same.)
I TRIED THE USUAL FOOT STANK REMEDIES, BUT NOTHING WORKED!
I’ve tried everything from scented sneaker balls to a special scrubbing tool in the shower to scrape off the smell-inducing rough skin.
In high school, I attempted to deal with the issue by throwing a bunch of baby powder on my sweaty feet. (Nothing says, “I have a foot odor problem,” like leaving a trail of white footprints behind!) Needless to say, the powder attack ruined my socks and self-esteem.
Even after getting set up with a whole new foot wardrobe – sweat-wicking socks and comfortable, non-plastic shoes – I found my sweaty feet always stomped out any efforts to combat the odor.
Regardless of how often I’d wash my feet, the foot funk would return. No matter what, I couldn’t outrun my stinky toes!!
TURNS OUT, I NEEDED TO ADDRESS THE REAL ISSUE BEHIND THE ODOR...
It wasn’t until recently that I discovered the real reason behind the stench of my feet. As with other sweat-inducing areas of our bodies, it isn’t the actual sweat that smells – that’s simply our body self-regulating to keep us cool.
The real problem is the micro-organisms munching on our sweat, skin cells, and other fluids our body produces (yuck!). As soon as they digest their meal, they create their own form of stinky release.
I’ve tried covering up the smell, but by then, it’s too late; the bacteria know what they want and go after that sweet sweat, leaving your feet smelling like cheesy cologne. (Sorry for the imagery.) Some sweating is necessary, so completely stopping our bodies from that natural process is not ideal.
THANKFULLY, THERE'S MANDO TO ADDRESS THE ACTUAL CAUSE OF FOOT ODOR
With this in mind, Dr. Shannon Klingman: Mando Founder Story, set out to create a product that could hone in on the actual culprit to all human body odor – bacteria. Mando Deodorant for Pits, Packages + Feet targets the bacteria on our bodies that consume bodily fluids and produce stench, which prevents the stink from ever being created in the first place!
Mando is a whole-body deodorant made without aluminum, baking soda, parabens, or sodium lauryl sulfate. Klingman developed Mando with a purpose and a passion for helping people feel confident about their bodies and place in this world – even in small spaces such as a ride-share vehicle.
Mando Deodorant is skin-safe and works from my pits to my stinky toes!
Using a thin layer of Mando Deodorant on my feet before I kick into overtime with my ride-share gig leaves me feeling confident on the road, in my home, and even in the car with my mother-in-law (sort of).
And, because Mando provides me with 72-hour protection, my weekend tips can keep rolling in well beyond closing time. Regardless if my passengers can’t remember my name on a two-mile drive to the next hot spot in town, at least I know I won’t get bad reviews for the smell!!
When I don't have time or if I smell a bit ripe when I'm out doing my thing, Mando Deodorant Wipes keep me fresh on the go. They're more than just a wet wipe. They prevent odor before it happens, just like Mando Deodorant.
I can't praise Mando enough for allowing me to do my thing without a second thought about what I smell like. Thanks, Mando! My skunk toes don’t make babies cry anymore.