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If you’ve been wondering “When should kids start using deodorant?” we have everything covered right here for you.
You may have assumed like I did, that sometime around puberty my son would come home from playing baseball, we would all gasp at the smell he had brought in, and I’d know it was time.
As for my daughter, I hadn’t spent much time considering her need for deodorant at all.
But like a lot of things in parenting, I quickly realized how wrong I was in my presumptions.
It wasn’t my son that came home with body odor first, it was my daughter. And she wasn’t hitting puberty, she was only seven years old.
And that is OK! Every person has a different body with different a skin microbiome.
When Should Kids Start Using Deodorant?
It’s easy: when they need it!
As long as you are using a safe, natural deodorant go ahead and start kids on deodorant the moment they need it. (Trust me, you’ll know when that is.)
How To Pick A Safe Deodorant for Kids
I searched and found the perfect deodorant for her. Chemical Free and Cruelty Free. I was certainly not going to run to the drug store to grab something full of toxins. (Seriously, google some of the ingredients in your deodorant. Gross!)
What I got for her is a deodorant for kids made with coconut oil, beeswax, mango butter and essential oils.
- No Toxins
- No Gluten
- No Aluminum
- No Synthetic Fragrances
- No Nuts
- No Soy
- No Parabens
- No Phalates
This kids deodorant is so perfect for a little girl. It’s smells like birthday cake and it’s got confetti on the package. It doesn’t look like her dads deodorant, or her brothers, or mine. It is specifically for her!
The Difference Between Antiperspirant and Deodorant
Deodorants get rid of the odor of sweat by covering it up, and antiperspirants actually stop or dry up perspiration. That’s not good because sweating is important and it’s how you release toxins from your body. You don’t need to fight the sweat!
The antiperspirants are the ones usually containing aluminum, which is the worst ingredient of all. For kids, you want to stick with deodorant only.
Starling Skincare has a lot more than just awesome kid deodorant. They have all clean products for skin that are plant-based, organic and easy on the wallet. Next on my list is the Sleep Balm, Anti-Aging Serum and Relaxing Bath Soak.
No matter when your kiddo needs to start wearing deodorant is OK. There’s no reason to feel embarrassed or self-conscious. Go grab them some clean, natural deodorant and they’ll be just fine. ♥
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Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.