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Best Deodorant for Boys

If you have been searching for the best deodorant for boys, look no further than Prep U products that are tough on odors while featuring natural, chemical-free ingredients and essential oils.

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.

Our award-winning products are designed to combat boy stink before, during, and after activities and provide parents a better option for how to begin introducing personal care into their sons’ lives and help tackle body odor without the use of harmful chemicals.

How to Choose Deodorant for Boys

Choosing the right odor-fighting, sweat-defending product for your son can be complicated. There are a lot of options, some better than others, and it’s important to understand what the products are and what goes into them before you decide.

Deodorant or Antiperspirant?

Many people use these terms interchangeably, or think that antiperspirants and deodorants are the same thing. But there are clear differences between them.

Antiperspirants are designed to stop perspiration by blocking pores with the help of aluminum salts, and deodorants are designed to curb body odors caused by sweat by using fragrance or antibacterial compounds.


Ingredients to Avoid

Avoid deodorants and antiperspirants that contain aluminum compounds, parabens, propylene glycol, and triclosan, for example.

  • Aluminum, most often found in antiperspirants, is the ingredient that is responsible for yellowing the underarms of your white shirts. It may also interfere with hormones and increase the odor-causing bacteria on your skin, leading to more pungent-smelling sweat. Aluminum stays in the body and accumulates over time.
  • Parabens are artificial preservatives that can be absorbed through the skin and have been linked to cancer. Parabens may interfere with the way the body produces and regulates hormones. They are also suspected to be endocrine system disruptors.
  • Propylene glycol was originally developed as an anti-freeze. It is often used in antiperspirants and deodorants as a moisturizing agent and to improve absorption. Propylene glycol has been shown to be a skin irritant and to cause allergic reactions, even in tiny concentrations.
  • Although banned by the U.S. FDA banned in hand soaps, the chemical known as triclosan is still used in many deodorants to kill odor-causing germs on the skin. Studies suggest that triclosan contributes to early puberty, obesity, and infertility.

The best natural deodorants do NOT contain these ingredients, which is the reason you should always read product labels when choosing deodorant for your kids.

Why Choose Prep U Deodorant

Prep U Natural Deodorant is designed for teen boys. Instead of using chemical agents to fight armpit odor, it uses a combination of essential oils to deal with 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 while maintaining the integrity of the boy’s skin.

Prep U Charcoal Deodorant is made for sensitive skin. The addition of activated charcoal helps to draw out 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.

Body odor is common in tweens and teens, especially when they’re going through puberty. If you are interested in the best deodorant for boys, Prep U has what you’re looking for!  Contact us online for more information or answers to any questions you may have.

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