3 Natural Deodorant Brands for Kids
Typically, parents start buying deodorants for their kids once the child hits puberty; it’s seen as unnecessary for pre-teens to use a deodorant. But in fact, even younger children can suffer from sweating and body odour, depending on factors like their diet or level of physical activity. So don’t assume that just because your child is under 10 or hasn’t yet hit puberty that they don’t need to use a deodorant. However, any sweating or body odour may be able to be controlled by simple measures of hygiene. A daily shower or bath, especially after exercise, and changing clothes every day, can often deal with the problem or prevent it arising.
But what if it becomes clear that your child really needs a deodorant? Parents often worry about using products containing chemicals on their child’s delicate skin. You should look for a product made of natural ingredients, which are much kinder.
Avoid any product containing ingredients like parabens, aluminium, or any chemicals derived from petroleum. Fortunately there are now brands that offer deodorants made for children from natural ingredients.
Fresh kidz by Keep it Kind
Fresh Kidz from wekeepitkind.com is a British range that offers deodorants free from parabens, aluminium and alcohol (another harsh ingredient), replacing these ingredients with natural ones. They offer both unisex products and products for girls; the roll-on version can be used from the age of 8. Products are dermatologically tested (but not on animals), offer 24-hour protection (although reapplying more often may be recommended if your child has been exercising), and do not block pores or stain clothing. The range comprises a unisex roll-on, a roll-on for girls, a spray for boys and a spray for girls.
Good for Girls
Good for Girls is specializing in natural skin care for growing girls. Their products have been developed for the special needs of growing girls. Starting in 2007 the brand develop beauty products that make sure that girls are kept away from chemicals during a crucial time in her bodies development. Made with only the finest good-for-your-skin botanicals, all products are free of parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, PEG’s, synthetic fragrance or dyes. The products are also gluten free, vegan and made in the US.
The quick drying roll-on deodorant is made with the finest natural and organic ingredients without aluminum or other harmful chemicals. It contains beneficial botanicals that are soothing and gentle to the skin. It will not burn even clean shaven underarms because it does not contain any alcohol.
The clean citrus scent is created from a custom blend of 100% natural essential oils and aromatics.
- No Aluminium
- No Alcohol
- No parabens
- No sulfates
- No phthalates
- No petrochemicals
- No synthetic fragrance or dyes.
Purified water, propanediol, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, witch hazel distillate, polysorbate 20, organic arnica montana (organic arnica extract), organic lavandula angustifolia (organic lavender extract), organic chamomilla recutita (organic chamomile extract), organic calendula officinalis (organic calendula extract), organic white tea extract, green tea extract, black tea extract, alpine lichen, grapefruit seed extract, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ethylhexylglyecerin
Junior Varsity Naturals
Another brand that promises to exclude nasty chemical ingredients like parabens and propylene glycol (do you really want to put an ingredient on your child’s skin that is used in manufacturing antifreeze?!) is Junior Varsity Naturals. This American company offers Citrus or Unscented for boys, and Cherry or Unscented for girls. Obviously the only difference between the two unscented versions is the packaging, but if boys want to use Cherry or girls Citrus, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t! All products are made from natural ingredients like sodium stearate, glycerin and baking soda, derived from sources like vegetable or coconut oil.
… and here is a Bonus one:
Truly’s For Kids
Truly’s Natural Products is a small, home based business run by the Collison family in Felton, Delaware. Angela Collison started making Truly’s Natural Deodorant in 2010. Prompted by a personal health crisis and a desire to reduce her family’s exposure to chemicals, she began researching natural ingredients and, after much experimentation, developed Truly’s Natural Deodorant. Both the company and the product are named after the youngest daughter, Truly Mae.
Truly’s For Kids is a gentle, effective, and long lasting deodorant cream specifically designed for the needs of kids. It is made up of entirely edible ingredients. The Deodorant Cream is non staining, non stinging, fragrance free, and won’t show up white on your child’s clothing. You just need to apply it once a day.
Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Powdered Sugar (Organic sugar, Organic Tapioca Starch), Baking soda, Beeswax
So parents can stop worrying about putting nasty ingredients on their children’s delicate skin, and opt for one of these gentle, natural products. Your child may not need deodorant at all, but if they do, there are safe alternatives to products full of chemical nasties.