This is a sponsored post with FunkAway and BraVoMark. All opinions are mine.
We’ve all seen it; we’ve all dealt with it. I’m talking about “The funk”, and I don’t mean the Daft Punk song. You may have encountered the funk while emptying a gym bag, putting on your running shoes, or unloading your children’s athletic gear and jerseys. No matter how fastidious you are, sweat is an unfortunate part of an active lifestyle. I only like to get funky on the dance floor, not in my closet, so I buy a lot of deodorizers and throw items out readily.
Traveling, for example, takes a toll on my shoes, as I’ve mentioned before. You can only hustle through sweaty airports for so long before it wreaks havoc on your footwear. I try to bring deodorizing powders in my suitcase whenever I can to freshen my shoes at each stop – which has sometimes led to extra screening from TSA – but there’s only so much that can do before it’s time to toss out my shoes and buy a new pair. This gets really annoying, because orthopedic-friendly dress shoes are not easy to find! So when I received a shipment of FunkAway in the mail, I was eager to see how it would stack up to other deodorizers I’ve tried. FunkAway is made with a patented compound called OM Complex™, which is meant to absorb odor molecules and encase them in a bubble to break down odors. Apparently, the cause of sweat-related odor is a bacteria that feeds on perspiration, so FunkAway was scientifically designed to tackle this funk on a molecular level rather than disguising it with perfume. I was intrigued to see how this would work, so I gave it a try this weekend.
I’m getting ready to have a big garage sale over Memorial Day weekend, so I’ve been pulling clothes and shoes out of storage to purge. I thought this was a convenient time to put FunkAway to the test! The spray comes in two sizes: a 13.5 oz aerosol can and a 3.4oz spray bottle. I put sprayed a generous amount of FunkAway into several pairs of shoes and slippers, and the formula was distinctive immediately. The entire living room smelled like the FunkAway spray, and still does a little bit today – I sprayed down my shoes last night. Next time, I might do this on the porch instead – keep in mind, I sprayed a large amount of FunkAway in five pairs of shoes, so suffice to say, I really went to town. 😉 To me, the strong deodorizer in the air signaled that it was certainly doing something. I left the shoes to air out overnight and checked back in this morning.
I could notice a difference in the shoes, which had the fresh FunkAway scent. Most impressive to me was a pair of slippers which I thought I needed to toss out; the only reason I hadn’t is because they 1.) are shaped like narwhals and 2.) are heated inside, which is super cozy, but also conducive to sweat. I was hoping to try and launder them somehow without frying the electronics, but hadn’t come up with a good system yet and figured they’d have to be tossed. Lo and behold, after a good spray down with FunkAway, they smell fresh as a daisy! I’ve been wearing them around all morning and continually checking to see if they’re still fresh, and they are. That’s pretty impressive! The slippers were otherwise in great condition so I’m very happy to be able to keep them!
The large aerosol can is definitely the most heavy-duty of the two options, but the small spritz bottle can get into crevices that they larger one can’t, and it’s also 3-1-1 compliant which means I can bring FunkAway in my carry-on baggage when I travel and spritz down my shoes at the hotel to keep them fresh after a long day of travel. Genius!!
In addition to sprays, FunkAway also make an Odor Eliminating and Stain Removing Laundry Detergent Booster that is used in tandem with your normal laundry soap to combat funky clothes. To put this to the test, yesterday I went for a 3 mile run and pushed the pace until I was dripping with sweat. I changed out of my sweaty running clothes and FlipBelt, a runner’s belt that holds my phone and keys. I put them in the laundry basket and purposely left them sitting there for several hours. While those sat, I went through my clothes and organized some that had been getting stale in storage for ages. I then tossed them all into a load of laundry with the FunkAway Detergent Booster, and my clothes are clean and ready to go back into the closet!
I’m impressed with the performance power of FunkAway and now look forward to being able to slam dunk the funk anytime I want! Get yours today at FunkAway.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!