“My angel and my dude. They are my life” — Maria
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
The name “Angels n’ Dudes” is inspired by my kids. I have one angel and one dude, and since this body wash was originally formulated for them, I thought that the name was fitting.
I never really set out to make soap, let alone sell antibacterial soap. It sort of fell into my lap. My daughter started having issues with bad body odor when she was about 6 years old. This was especially disturbing to us, her parents, because we always thought of our little girl as smelling like “sugar and spice and all things nice.”
But when the bad body odor started we were taken aback. We thought something was wrong. We talked to her pediatrician about it who told us that it was normal. Although that was supposed to be comforting, it wasn’t. I didn’t want my daughter smelling like a grown man who has been working outside in 90-degree weather without any deodorant.
So the search for the best deodorant to use on such a young child — or so it seemed to me — started. I wasn’t happy with any of the choices but I settled on one because I thought, at the time, that I didn’t have a choice. I also decided to change her diet, which didn’t go over so well because she loves junk food.
We tried these changes for several months but the body odor persisted. It seemed to be coming out of her pores, and it was starting to become unbearable! We looked at antibacterial soaps on the market but none of them appealed to me. I wanted something natural to get rid of her body odor but that wasn’t available. That’s when we decided it was time to start using the herbs that are widely used in Africa for body odor. Since I grew up in Africa, I was familiar with these herbs and I knew that they were effective in getting rid of body odor.
There are several herbs and plants in Africa used to get rid of body odor. The locals have used them for generations, and the health benefits of these herbs and plants have been documented. The locals use them by getting the leaves, crushing them, and then washing themselves with the liquid from the leaves. We did the same thing with our angel and the results were amazing! The body odor disappeared! Yay! Everything was going great for a while but then she started complaining that she didn’t want to bathe with leaves. She thought it was “weird.” At times she wouldn’t even use the leaves and of course, the body odor returned.
So that got me thinking…why not learn how to make soap and incorporate the body-odor-blocking herbs and plants into the soap?
I came up with a recipe that worked for us (it had to be a body wash, not bar soap because she doesn’t like using bar soap), experimented with how much of the herbs to use, and also picked out a scent she liked. Once again, the results were amazing! I even gave some to my friends who have kids that are experiencing bad body odor with the same amazing results.
When I realized how great the body wash worked, I decided to share the incredibly powerful odor-blocking properties of this product with the world.
And so Angels n’ Dudes came to life.
I make all of the products myself, sometimes with the help of my angel and dude. My goal is to provide a high quality and innovative product with great customer service and experience.
MESSAGE FROM ANGEL AND DUDE
We love the Angels n’ Dudes products because they smell good and make us feel good. They were literally made just for us kids. If you’re anything like us — and we think you are — you are tired of your boring body care products.
Well, Angels n’ Dudes products are just right. The stuff in here feels good on our skin, we love the different scents, and we smell great! And our mom loves that! It’s a must-have for EVERY ‘tween, teen, and kid, and parents can feel good about it.
The scents and scent names we picked are fun and unique. They encourage you to be proud, to have fun and enjoy being you. Love being a kid…because all kids are special.
Sarah M. and Steven M.
CONNECT WITH US
ME, MY ANGEL, AND MY DUDE
I started Angels n’ Dudes because I needed to get rid of my daughter’s bad body odor. I make all the body washes for Angels n’ Dudes, source the herbs and plants from Africa, and pick the scents with the help of my kids. I love food (especially dessert), wine, spending time with my kids, and challenging myself.
Angel, Sometimes Helper
My favorite food is pizza. My favorite color is orange. I like art, especially drawing different kinds of animals. My favorite animal to draw is the unicorn. I really love unicorns because they’re magical and cute. I like doing cartwheels, styling my dolls’ hair, and watching how-to-draw videos on my iPad. My hobbies are swimming, baking, and riding my bike.
Dude, Rarely Helper
My favorite food is pizza. My favorite color is aqua. My favorite subject at school is writing. And my favorite animal is a dinosaur (the Indominus Rex). I love to watch videos on my iPad about space, the different solar systems, and dinosaurs.