Friday, November 4, 2011

Holiday Gift Giving Guide 2011 -- Products for Athletes Young and Old (Review and Giveaway)

Closed.  And, the winner is:  Janet Faye!!!!

Do you have an athlete in the family?  Or, maybe you are a mom on the go, who likes to hit the gym or walk the track while your children are participating in after-school sports and other recreational programs.  Well, do I have some great products for you.
I recently had the opportunity to try out the following athletic products to help keep you dry and pain free.  And, for those with allergies or sinus issues, I am including nasal sprays that work wonders and aid in keeping your nasal passages clear and moist. 

Safari Towels
New Safari Towels from the folks who make Anti Monkey Butt Powder, the go-to powder for those who work or play hard! Anti Monkey Butt Powder’s unique formula helps prevent and soothe “monkey butt” (a fun term used for the soreness, itching, and redness that affects one’s backside as a result of friction and sweat).
The new Safari Towels are pre-moistened, heavy duty disposable towels that you can take with you anywhere. At 14”X24” they’re big enough to clean yourself head to toe, and tough enough so they won't tear or shred.
Safari Towels come in a convenient 3-pack, so you and your family can have a Shower-to-go the next time you're at the beach, camping, fishing, biking, or anything else that gets you hot and sweaty away from home.  Use them with Anti Monkey Butt Powder or Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder for ultimate freshness.
Please let us know if you’re interested in trying out the Safari Towels, along with Anti Monkey Butt Powder, or Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder for review. You can even offer your readers a giveaway (we’ll handle the prize fulfillment for you).


Stopain is available in four formulations: Stopain Spray, Stopain Extra Strength Spray, Stopain Extra Strength Roll-On and the new Stopain Gel. The spray and roll-on formulations feature a convenient hands-free application. Stopain Spray, Stopain Extra Strength Spray and Stopain Roll-on are top-sellers in the topical analgesic category. All Stopain products provide fast, temporary relief of minor pains and stiffness of arthritis, muscle aches and back pain…so you can stop pain and get back on track again. 

The active ingredient in Stopain is menthol, recognized by the FDA as an analgesic indicated for the temporary relief for minor pains and stiffness of arthritis, muscle aches, strains and simple backaches. It also contains peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil, recognized by the FDA for their analgesic properties. Extra-strength Stopain is also formulated with glucosamine and MSM, essential nutrients that support joint health and mobility. Stopain products include the #1 selling spray and the #1 selling roll-on in the topical analgesics category.

In addition, for every Stopain product sold in 2011, a portion of the proceeds is donated to the Arthritis Foundation  (with a minimum contribution of $25,000).

We’d like to offer you a Stopain product for review (your choice of which one), and the same product as a giveaway to one of your readers (we’ll handle the fulfillment on your behalf). 

For more information about Stopain products, I’m happy to send along our product fact sheet, or you can visit  Also, stay connected to them for great pain-fighting tips and giveaways, including the Stopain “Spring in Your Step” giveaway, going on in May at:

We also have product photos/videos available on our blogger asset page.

OCEAN Nasal Care Products

OCEAN nasal care products can help you breathe easier this fall. Many allergists recommend the use of a non-medicated saline nasal spray, like OCEAN, as a safe way to thin the mucus and rid the nasal passages of harmful irritants.  Unlike medicated sprays, saline nasal allergy products may be applied as often as needed.  Plus, they are frequently recommended as co-therapy with nasal steroids and other prescription medications which can have a drying effect on the nose.

Ocean Complete:
  • Two-in-one saline solution for sinus and nasal relief of congestion
  • White tip contains the saline mist for nasal moisturizing
  • Orange tip contains an even bigger saline stream for sinus irrigation
  • Pre-mixed, easy to use, and non-medicated

Ocean Premium:

  • Perfect for people suffering from dry nasal passages, nose bleeds, nasal congestion, or sinusitis
  • Best-selling nasal spray “recommended by most doctors coast to coast”

Ocean For Kids:

  • Specifically formulated for newborns to children up to 12 years of age
  • Perfect for children suffering from dry nasal passages, nose bleeds, nasal congestion, or sinusitis

Please let me know if you would like to review OCEAN products. I can offer you both review samples (please try them out!) and samples to give away to your readers.  Additional images and video can be found here in easy-to-embed formats. Also, be sure to “LIKE” the OCEAN Facebook page and OCEAN Twitter page, where we have more great giveaway and sinus tips!

Certain Dri Solid

Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant is the number one over-the-counter antiperspirant recommended by doctors for treating excessive perspiration. While other over-the-counter antiperspirants claim to be “clinical strength” and “waterproof”, the Certain Dri formulations – 12% aluminum chloride –Roll-On and 25% aluminum sesquichlorohydrate –Solid- are the strongest available without a prescription, providing 72-hours of protection with each application. 

Retail price for Certain DriDri Anti-Perspirant is available at mass market retail, supermarkets and drug stores nationwide, as well as online at

Be sure to visit the Certain Dri Facebook page at

My Thoughts:

Being pregnant, I am not as active I usually am, so I enlisted my husband to try out a few of the products while he was recently training for and then running a local half marathon.  But, I tried the Safari Towels, Anti Monkey Butt Powder for Ladies, Certain Dri and the Ocean Nasal Care products. 

Have you ever seen the Anti Monkey Butt Powder products at the store?  I did, and always thought they were gag gifts.  But, I was wrong.  With each of my pregnancies, I have experienced sweats and chills, and the dreaded 
hemorrhoids from the pressure of the baby.  And, with my current pregnancy, this is following suit.  With hemorrhoids comes soreness and itching, but thanks to to Anti Monkey Butt Powder for Ladies, I finally found relief.  Who knew a product with a funny name could actually work and provide ladies and men with relief.

As for the Safari Towels, I ended up carrying these in my diaper bag, and when I was experiencing hot flashes or sweats from the pregnancy and wanted to feel refreshed and clean afterwards, I simply had to pull out a few towels and wipe myself down.  In seconds, I felt refreshed and clean.  Prior to using these towels, I was self-conscious entering rooms, as I wasn't sure if I had body odor from my pregnancy sweating.  But, after using the Safari Towels, I didn't have to worry about this anymore.  And, these worked great on Savannah, too, who seems to sweat while sitting in her car seat. Once we remove her from the car, not only is her hair and outfit soaked, but she is fussy.  So, with a quick wipe of the Safari Towel, not only does she get cooled off, but she feels refreshed and is a happy baby again.
And, thanks to Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant, I stay drying longer.  Applied at night, I notice that I don't wake up in a sweat and feel dry in the AM.  After trying other so-called waterproof and clinically strength anti-persperiants, I only found that I had to use more product to stay dry, and in the end I ended up sweating more than usual.  But, after using Certain Dri for the past few weeks, I have seen a great improvement in how I stay dry, which is great, as I am always on the go and lifting my daughter, causing myself to get overheated or sweat more.  Before I would lift my arms and see wet spots on my shirts, but after applying Certain Dri at night time, and then again the next AM after my shower, both my shirts and I stay dry all day long.
Having had nasopharyngeal carcinoma a few years ago, I have since had to deal with dry nasal passages.  In order to keep these passages clear and free of irritants, I have to use nasal sprays throughout the day.  I found, however, that many over the counter nasal sprays contain ingredients that actually dry out your nasal membranes with excess use, instead of helping to keep them moist.  So, I couldn't wait to try the two products sent from Ocean.  Having battled a recent cold, I found myself using the Ocean Complete sinus irrigator and lubricant.  What a great product this is.  Instead of whipping out the Netty pot and then having to follow up with nasal sprays, I can kill two birds with one stone and cleanse and moisten my nasal passages in minutes.

I haven't had to use the Ocean nasal spray for kids with Savannah yet, but know that it will do its job and provide relief for nasal congestion or dryness, as the adult version works great!
And, as for the Stop Pain roll on stick and Anti Monkey Butt for Men Powder, my husband really put these two products to the test during his recent training and running of a half marathon.  He couldn't believe how quickly it worked, providing both hot and cold relief to sore and aching muscles.  After running his marathon, he had pulled a muscle in his leg and needed quick relief.  After 2 days of applying this product, he felt good as new.  Compared to other roll on pain sticks and pain patches, my husband said this product actually worked and didn't leave a funny or strong smell, which was always a turn off when choosing and using these pain relief products.  As for the Anti-Monkey Butt  Powder, he was reluctant to use it, as he too thought it was a gag gift, but after coaxing him into it, he began using it during his training.  He couldn't believe the difference this powder made in helping keep him dry and preventing rashes or skin irritations from the friction of his running pants after strenuous running or trips to the gym.  Now, he carries this powder in his gym bag and uses it every time he works out.
So, as you can see from the above review, these various products are great for athletes, pregnant women and those looking to stay dry and fresh day in and day out.  If this sounds like you, why not pick up one or more of these products at your local retailer to try today.  They would also work wonders for teens going through puberty or carry that funky smell after participating in sports, etc.


One lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will win all the items listed above to try for themselves, or to share with family and friends.  To enter, please complete the MANDATORY ENTRY first, and then as many EXTRA ENTRIES as you like.  Make sure to include your email address in the first comment, so that I can contact you if you win.

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Disclosure:  I was sent samples in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.


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  3. My husband could use all these products! The stopain would be great because he always has something achy! The towelettes would be convenient because he uses the glide sticks. And he has tons of sinus issues - nosebleeds, sinus infections, etc., so that would be great for him too! Great giveaway!
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  13. I would love to try the AntiMonkey Butt Powder. I see it in stores and laugh every single time, even though I'm sure it has SOME purpose, they still coulda have come up with a better name lol.
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  14. I would like to try Safari Towels.

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