Whether your kid is just making the change from antiperspirant to a natural deodorant or deciding to care about his personal hygiene for the very first time in his young life, there will definitely be some growing pains (pun intended). Often people who switch to natural products, like body wash or deodorant, can get frustrated easily, not knowing there is a detox period, especially with switching from antiperspirants.
There are always a bunch of buzzwords thrown around when it comes to skincare, so we’re here to break down one in particular: activated charcoal. What the heck is this ingredient, why is it so freakin’ awesome, and why should you care that it’s in your son’s products?
When we set out to create Prep U, a core component of our mission was to create a brand that was age-appropriate for boys 8 - 18 years old. We wanted Prep U to be a celebration of boyhood, to bolster confidence at this important time and help boys establish good hygiene practices that will follow them into adulthood.
In a world where ingredients matter, products are plentiful and labels can be confusing, we want to level the playing field on the difference between Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils once and for all. Breaking it down simply, Essential Oils are naturally occurring (plant-based), whereas Fragrance Oils are synthetic (manufactured).
Mom, we know many of you are on board with the revitalizing power of a soak in the tub. That is, if you can actually get fifteen minutes to yourself without fielding 20 questions about where things are or how many kids you have or where several of those kids you just mentioned are at the moment.
It’s not every day that we are blessed with the glamorous task of tracking the unparalleled stench of moldy football equipment, soiled socks, and mystery stains around the house. Oh who are we kidding? It is every day. EVERY. DAY.
As parents, we all eventually face the dilemma of how to tell our boys they smell. It’s funny, but seriously, on an average day when these guys have been catching frogs, playing backyard football, running wild on the playground, back home to eat lunch (50/50 chance they’ve washed their hands at any point in this) and right back at it again.
There’s enough to be uncomfortable about in the tween years – getting called on in class, first crushes, growing pains both literal and figurative. While we can’t solve all the problems boys face during this transitional period, we can take a few hot zones off the list with our Active Dry Powder.