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When Do Boys Start Wearing Deodorant?

Are you the parent of smelly sons? Have you wondered when boys start wearing deodorant? The Prep U team has the answers you need and award-winning products that will help you introduce personal care into your sons’ lives and tackle body odor without the use of harmful chemicals.

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.

Has Puberty Hit?

If you get a whiff of something stinky from your son's armpits, it may be time to teach him about the basics of personal hygiene, including about wearing deodorant.

Many kids will start to develop body odor when they enter puberty. Some parents are confused to find it happening before the child even hits double digits in age. But, while puberty affects different kids at different times, boys typically start the process between ages 9 and 14.

As his hormones shift into high gear, so may the production of sweat, which is usually the underlying cause of body odor. This is typically the clearest indicator of when your boy should start wearing deodorant.

You may feel your child is too young for deodorant. The truth is, there is no right age for a child to start wearing deodorant. Each parent and child should decide together based on what they feel is best.

If you have questions or concerns about how your son is progressing through puberty, talk to his healthcare provider. A doctor can determine if your teen is growing and developing as expected and help you understand the biology that's at work.

When Do Boys Start Wearing Deodorant?

About Deodorant for Boys

Many people use the terms deodorant and antiperspirant interchangeably, or think that they are the same thing. But there are clear differences between them.

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

At Prep U, we are proud of our award-winning deodorants. 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 combat the problem.

Prep U Charcoal Deodorant is made for sensitive skin. We add activated charcoal to help 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.

Prep U deodorants are packed with only ingredients you can pronounce and find in nature. Some of those wholesome ingredients include shea butter, jojoba oil, neem tree oil, candelilla wax, arrowroot powder, beeswax and essential oils. They are good for sensitive or regular skin, are aluminum and paraben-free, and are effective enough to keep odor at bay while making your son smell fresh.

Your son may be ready for deodorant before you think he needs it. Learn more about when boys should start wearing deodorant and explore Prep U’s award-winning products. 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 tome.  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.

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