When should my child really start using deodorant?

When should my child really start using deodorant?

We’ve all been there, sitting on a busy train or in a crowded office and you catch a whiff of something…ripe…leaving you to spend the rest of the day fearing it might be you. 

Luckily, we’ve got you covered, and a quick swipe of Pit Putty Natural Deodorant will do the trick, but what about the children in your family? The BO discussion can be a bit of an awkward conversation, but it’s an important one to have, so your children know how to tackle their potentially pongy body odour. 

With a lot of parents wanting their children to avoid any nasties near their underarms, we often get asked about children and teenagers using our deodorants, what age they should use them and whether they’re safe to use, so let’s take a look, and reassure you that our natural deodorants are perfect for the whole family! 


What age should my child use natural deodorant?

There’s no set age for a child to start using deodorant, but it’s typically when they start puberty that you will notice a change in their body odour. This can be as early as age 8, but every child is different, and those kids who are especially active may want to use deodorant earlier. 

If you’re feeling like it’s a bit too soon, there are other ways you can manage your child’s body odour, including bathing daily and showering after sports, making sure their pits are washed well, alongside wearing natural fabrics during the day, and even avoiding potentially stink inducing foods, like garlic and onions.


Which deodorant would be best for my child?

Most parents want their children to avoid using products with any sort of nasty chemicals, so our natural deodorant is the perfect and child safe solution - it’s 100% natural, with no aluminium or chemicals. It’s also planet friendly, being plastic free, cruelty free and 100% vegan!

We offer both sticks and tins, so if your child is a bit squeamish about using their hands to rub deodorant into their armpits, the stick might be a better option.

We find the best approach is to focus on what’s best for your child, and their needs at that time, and talk to them about it! 

Don’t forget that as a teenager, they’re going to be on a journey of self discovery, and fragrance can make a big part of their identity, so why not try a few different samples to see what they like.


Natural Deodorant for the Whole Family!

When it comes down to it, it’s between you and your child to decide which deodorant you think will be best for them, and we hope that our natural deodorants will be one of those you decide to try! If you already use Pit Putty, you’ll know how effective it is at combating B.O, so share the love with your whole family, and rest easy knowing that it’s perfectly safe for your children's underarms.

And don’t forget you can grab a sample here to trial application methods and fragrances, and find the perfect solution!