What is the best deodorant for boys?! Whichever one gets rid of that powerful stench that has moved into his bedroom, bathroom and gym bag! Yea, we get it. He hit puberty and almost overnight, something started stinging your nostrils. Fear not, we’re here to help you find the best deodorant for boys at whatever age he suddenly needs it, so you can reclaim your sensorial sanity.
Before you start your search for boys’ deodorants for your teen or pre-teen, there are a few basic principles to understand. First, deodorant and antiperspirant are NOT the same. Deodorant is designed to eliminate odor, not sweat. Antiperspirant helps to prevent sweating, not odor. Where the confusion comes in (which we clarify completely in this handy, dandy blog) is that sweat can cause body odor when our skin bacteria mingles with our perspiration. Hence, the development of antiperspirant deodorants.
The problem with this combination solution? The chemicals used for double duty: aluminum, parabens, sulfates. If you see these ingredients in a boys’ deodorant, place it back on the shelf and slowly back away. Finding an all-natural, chemical-free deodorant for boys or teenagers is not only possible, but comforting, knowing that you could be helping him avoid health issues linked to these toxins.
Try an all-natural solid like PrepU Natural Deodorant. Free of aluminum and parabens, our boys’ deodorant is made up of 98% natural ingredients making it a safe, effective treatment against odor. You can literally eat this stuff it’s so chemical-free (though we’re not actually recommending that). Granted, he’ll still sweat, but that’s a good thing considering sweat regulates our body temperature.
PrepU Charcoal Deodorant is another safe deodorant for boys of any age that uses activated charcoal to draw out the odor-causing bacteria responsible for his BO. Two nose-friendly, odor-fighting, all-natural boys’ deodorant options. Now, that’s what we call double-duty.
Bottom line, when you’re searching for the best deodorant for boys, you’ll want to ensure the label says aluminum-free or all-natural and touts ingredients you can actually pronounce. Your mission is to tackle the smell without sacrificing his health. Though the deodorant aisle seems more complicated than ever, these guidelines for choosing the best deodorant for boys should help keep things simple.