Best Deodorant for 8 Year Old Boy

Is the time right for your 8-year-old boy to start wearing deodorant? At Prep U, we believe the right time is when he starts to stink up the laundry basket, and we have the best deodorant products to solve the problem!

Prep U was launched in Austin, TX, by founder and CEO Michelle Houp, mother of two active boys, who was seeking all-natural, high-quality personal care products for boys ages 8-17 that could guide them through the transitional years between toddler and adult.

In 2018, we were honored with an Eco-Excellence Award for Best Skincare for Kids. The Eco-Excellence Awards™ recognizes excellence in social and environmental sustainability for products, services, companies and websites.

Tips for Managing Body Odor

While introducing your son to deodorant, it wouldn’t hurt to remind him of some hygiene basics that can help control odor beyond just using deodorant.

  • Bathe or shower daily (and after sports or other sweat-producing activities) to limit bacteria on his skin; let him choose a body wash or other product he would like to use.
  • Wash all body parts thoroughly, including the more smell-prone areas that contain sweat glands, like armpits, genitals, and feet.
  • Wear clean and dry clothes, underwear, and socks daily.
  • Try wearing loose-fitting, breathable clothing that may keep him from sweating so much.
  • Watch what he eats in case something like garlic, onions, or spicy food is contributing to his body odor

If all else fails and his body odor persists, it’s probably time to start using deodorant every day.

Introduce Him to Natural Deodorant

Prep U Natural Deodorant is designed for boys aged 8 to 17. Instead of using chemical agents to fight armpit odor, a combination of essential oils addresses the problem. And, because we make it with organic and wholesome natural ingredients, it will not only fight odor and wetness, but will do it without causing skin irritation.

Prep U Charcoal Deodorant is made for sensitive skin. The addition of activated charcoal helps to draw out and absorb odor-causing bacteria and toxins. It’s also great at keeping underarms dry and odor-free without the use of aluminum, parabens, or other harmful ingredients.

Our products are All-Natural, Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, SLS Free, Propylene Glycol Free, Phthalate Free, Synthetic Fragrance-Free, GMO-Free, Cruelty-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Dermatologist recommended.

Prep U Natural Deodorant has also earned the highest EWG Skin Deep® rating. This means that it contains no ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable” list, meets EWG’s standards for ingredient disclosure on the label; and follows good manufacturing practices to further ensure product safety.

EWG also confirms Prep U’s animal testing policies. We take pride in ensuring that none of our products is ever tested on animals. We only select ingredients from companies that do not test on animals and, when we are in the process of developing new products, we only test them out with human volunteers. 

Now is the best time to introduce your 8-year-old boy to wearing deodorant if he sweats a lot and you can no longer stand the body odor! Prep U deodorants are an excellent choice. Contact us online for more information or answers to your questions.


Information on this site is intended for educational and informational purposes only. Any information on this site is not intended to make claims to any unique individual and/or experience.  Our products are crafted in Austin, TX and are produced in small batch quantities to give you the best possible product.  Our products are all natural and variations will occur from time to time.  Ingredients may be different from what is listed on this site as they may change over time.  Please refer to the package or label for the most up to date ingredients and information.