Updated October 2016
When your tween daughter is ready for deodorant, there are a few things to consider before you go shopping:
- Try rubbing a little baking soda under her arms first. This may do the trick for a while, especially if she is just starting to have an underarm odor. When it’s time to move to deodorant,
- Make sure you’re choosing a deodorant, not an antiperspirant, at least to start. Wondering how they differ? A deodorant eliminates the smell of sweat, while an antiperspirant prevents the body from sweating. There are varying schools of thought on the safety of preventing the body from sweating, so I say why chance if you don’t think it is necessary.
- Avoid products with Aluminum and Parabens.
- When she gets deodorant, let her know it is unsanitary to share a stick or roll-on with others.
Here are Four Great Deodorant Choices For Kids and Tweens/Teens
Truly’s Deodorant For Kids. This deodorant is organic and has only four ingredients that you can not only say, but easily recognize! Plus, it has rave reviews across the board. I love that it uses coconut oil and it’s a cream.
Junior Varsity Naturals Unscented. I like that this only has seven ingredients, and receives positive reviews on many sites. It glides on easily and dries clear. If you want a scent, the cherry blast smells lovely!
Primal Pit Paste. This one is also organic and works for kids, tweens or anyone with sensitive skin.
If you’re looking for something you can pick up during your Target run, or another local retailer, Tom’s of Maine Wicked Cool is a good choice. It’s affordable, natural and smells like berries, :-).