When you try a new skin care product, do you read and follow the usage instructions?
If you don’t, read this and let me know if you change your mind about that. 😉
A few weeks ago, a good friend of mine approached with a request for some foot powder. It was for her husband. He would have asked me himself, but was a bit shy. He wanted something to help keep his feet nice and dry, especially during the hot, and sometimes sticky, summer months.
He had tried a few foot powders from the pharmacy, but none of them was absorbent enough for his feet.
Peppermint Foot Powder
Of course, I was more than happy to help. I set out and made a super absorbent peppermint foot powder. Given all of the controversy about talc, I made it talc-free too. I used some arrowroot powder, baking soda to help absorb the odor and some white clay for extra moisture absorbing power. I scented it with peppermint essential oil, thinking it would both smell good and have a cooling effect on the feet. Honestly, it was a pretty simple assignment.
I happily made up the powder and gave it to my friend, who then passed it on to her husband.
A few days later, I got a call from my friend. She called in a fit of laughter. In fact, she was laughing so hard, it took me a while to decipher the tale she was trying to tell me. Here’s what I eventually figured out.
She had given the foot powder to her husband. He was both grateful and excited. He was so excited that he decided to try it on his entire body. Yes, his ENTIRE body. He left no part of his skin uncovered. Very shortly after applying the powder, he noticed that his nether-regions were getting kind of cold! That’s right, his nuts were especially sensitive to the cooling effect of the peppermint. (Did I mention that I might have actually overdone it on the peppermint oil? If anything, it was on the strong side!) He came out of the bathroom, buck naked, hopping around in the futile effort to distract himself from the intense cooling feeling.
Unfortunately, there was nothing that he could do to help himself, except wait it out. I understand that the cooling lasted a good half hour, well into his work day. 🙂
And the moral of the story?
Always read the labels!
July 30, 2013 at 10:02 am
Men are funny 🙂 He should have known not to put it on his nether regions!
July 30, 2013 at 10:05 am
No kidding! After this incident, I’m convinced that men just think differently than women! 🙂
July 30, 2013 at 10:39 am
I’m sitting alone at my desk right now and can’t help but laughing. That sounds like something my husband would do. I’m sure he figured it would help to absorb sweat all over. I still can’t believe he actually put it “down there,” though. LOL
July 30, 2013 at 1:29 pm
So glad you got a chuckle out of this post, Casey. I’m sure he had a good reason for using the powder all over…at least, at first he did! Have a great afternoon!
July 30, 2013 at 1:36 pm
That’s really funny!
July 30, 2013 at 1:50 pm
I thought so!
July 30, 2013 at 8:34 pm
August 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm
LOL! That is hilarious! Someone got a little carried away!
August 1, 2013 at 8:41 pm
No kidding! Glad you got a chuckle out of this one!
August 7, 2013 at 1:35 pm
This is hilarious! My B also laughed out loud when I read it out to him. He does get uncomfortably hot down there in summer though so….
August 7, 2013 at 10:27 pm
I’m glad you got a laugh out of this one. Just tell your B to be way of the peppermint!
August 20, 2013 at 9:18 am
I love peppermint, but I’m not soooo sure about this. Haha. Great post! ❤
August 20, 2013 at 2:19 pm
I love peppermint too, but moderation is always good!
August 20, 2013 at 9:19 am
Hahahahahah! This is so funny! I had a good laugh for a minute here 🙂
August 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm
Glad you got a giggle out of this one! I know I certainly did!
August 20, 2013 at 11:58 am
hahahah xDDD!! so funny poor men xD
August 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm
Seriously…men do the funniest things sometimes!
August 20, 2013 at 2:02 pm
Hahaha, oh my…so funny! Great story, poor boy! 😀
August 20, 2013 at 2:17 pm
August 20, 2013 at 8:24 pm
Hilarious! Why on earth did he apply a foot powder all over? But I do see the appeal of being sweat free in this terrible weather hahaha~
August 20, 2013 at 9:34 pm
Desperation rules everything I guess! 🙂
August 21, 2013 at 7:13 am
hahaha! great story… bet the products was AMAZING! 😀
August 21, 2013 at 4:10 pm
August 22, 2013 at 4:52 am
That’s too funny!! the poor guy!! but why would anyone think of putting it over “there”!?? 😀 😀
August 23, 2013 at 11:31 am
Good question! I guess that sometimes it gets a bit moist during the hot summer months!
August 23, 2013 at 10:48 am
hahaha. your story made me laugh inside (as I am at a cafe right now). Thanks for that 🙂
August 23, 2013 at 11:30 am
Glad that you got a laugh out of it!
August 23, 2013 at 12:42 pm
LOL that’s really funny! Brings GV~
August 23, 2013 at 1:34 pm
August 23, 2013 at 11:09 pm
I always make sure I read labels. It is very important.
August 24, 2013 at 7:49 am
August 24, 2013 at 8:57 am
We are men. We don’t read labels.
We will figure it out later.
August 24, 2013 at 10:01 am
Haha! Isn’t that the truth! 🙂
August 24, 2013 at 11:40 am
OMG thats so funny.
read the labels is very very important *note to my self* LOL 😀
August 24, 2013 at 11:41 am
Ha ha — there’s definitely a potential downside to NOT reading labels!
August 25, 2013 at 10:19 pm
OH MY GOSH!!! Thank you for the laugh Alia!
August 25, 2013 at 10:25 pm
Haha, glad you enjoyed this one 🙂
August 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm
oh, this is such a fun article! 🙂
August 26, 2013 at 3:26 pm
I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
August 26, 2013 at 5:36 pm
August 26, 2013 at 5:49 pm
August 29, 2013 at 12:51 pm
lol totally reminded me of that scene in mean girls! he must have a tingly body! 😛
August 29, 2013 at 4:25 pm
Ha ha — I think it was quite the intense sensation for him!
August 30, 2013 at 1:33 am
Haha! that is funny :p Id love to give it to my bf and see what he does with it 😀
August 30, 2013 at 7:17 am
I can just imagine!
September 1, 2013 at 5:22 am
Hahah now that’s a funny story. Well I have to confess, I’m too lazy to read the instructions on the back. But nothing bad has happened till now though. LOL I think I might start reading them afterall! 😀
September 1, 2013 at 11:00 am
Sometimes it’s worth it!
September 5, 2013 at 6:27 am
Oh my goodness. I just laughed out loud at this. Just like a man to not read the whole story, and just like a wife to tell someone else about it! It’s hilarious.
September 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm
Thanks for stopping by and I’m glad that you got a chuckle out of this. When I heard this story, I couldn’t help but share it!
September 6, 2013 at 9:08 am
People, people, people, please….
Why do I have to repeat this over and over??
Men are men, and men do not read labels as a rule.
Get over it.
Don’t get me wrong, the labels are there to be read.
But if the female partner is responsible enough to read the label for the man, then life will be sooooo much easier for all, and the world will be a happier place.
Your friendly male advisor
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