This is a sponsored post for Doc Spartan. All of the opinions are 100% mine.
Creating care packages comes in stages. Generally, the first stage is excitement. You are full of crafty designs and clever puns.
Your boxes are so carefully made and full of goodies. Then after a few months, you’re searching Pinterest for packaging ideas, puns, and ideas for what to send. You might even try (and fail) at making cakes in jars. Or maybe those cookies were mega-stale by the time they arrived.
I see it all the time. I love watching the care package groups on facebook, collecting ideas for when my husband gets deployed. I’ve had moments of “Oh, that’s a great idea!” and also moments of, “Really? How is that helpful?” I often find myself wondering if their spouses ever get tired of candy, I mean my husband has a major sweet tooth but still.
Sometimes, I even notice people sending products that go along with the care package “pun” but are completely useless otherwise. I guess it’s my frugal side coming out but if you are going to spend money on something, shouldn’t it be a product they need instead of something that’s “cute”?
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That is where Doc Spartan comes in.
Not only do I love awesome Veteran-Owned companies but their products are exactly what you should be sending in your next care package. Their products are all-natural, handmade, and combat ready. Whether it be razor burns, cuts, scrapes, or blisters- their combat ready ointments are the cure. As a nurse, I am totally in love with these products. I can’t even imagine how uncomfortable things like blisters or razor burns can be when you are deployed- especially in the desert. I mean, your hot, sweaty, and uncomfortable enough as it is right?
What kind of care package themes pair with the Doc Spartan collection? Two perfect themes are hygiene and combat-readiness!
For the hygiene theme, you will want to send all the basic hygiene necessities such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, tissues, cotton swabs, razors, etc. What you can skip is the lip balm, vaseline, triple antibiotic ointment, and liquid soap (which will probably leak all over everything anyway) because all of that can be replaced by purchasing the Doc Spartan Hygiene Bundle which includes ArmPit Armor Deodorant, Man Scrub, Grenade Soap, Handheld Wound Device. If your hubby is sporting a beard, you will also want to include the Beard Bundle which contains beard wash, beard oil, and beard balm. (Check out the shop page for more info on these products)
Want some good hygiene puns? Try these:
- Rub a dub dub, I miss you in the tub
- So fresh and so clean
- I like you better dirty
- Let’s stay clean for now
- You are the bubbles to my bath
- Splish splash I wish you in my bath
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The combat-readiness care package is perfect for those deployed to the desert and can include the basics such as Gatorade, bandaids, Coban, Ace wraps, etc. Then load up on the combat ready ointment, you can’t have enough of that stuff anyway! Doc Spartan offers combat ready ointment in a variety of sizes and packaging to make it easier to have with you at all times. This includes a Big Tin, Everyday Carry, Handheld Wound Device, and Triple Threat. (P.S. If you’re married to a medic, MP, or just someone that likes to be prepared- look into the Trunk Can Emergency Medical Vehicle Kit. It has already been added to my husbands Christmas list)
Doc Spartan supports other Veteran-Owned businesses as well and has donated money to businesses such as Team Some Assembly Required. I know I’ve said this before, but the military is one big family, we need to support each other and take care of each other- even after service is completed. Veterans have done great things for our country and deserve our support every single day!
I can’t say enough about this company. Not only are the products all Made in America but they are crafted from organic and natural products such as essential oils and vitamins. All of their products are 100% safe to use daily and you should use them every day, they can help prevent some really uncomfortable situations!! Plus, while you are placing your order, you might as well pick up some Badass Chick Scrub for yourself. Deployment deserves pampering, it’s not easy to wait!!
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