As you know, one of my previous blogs was reviewing the various natural deodorants that I have used, and the ways I have pushed their breaking point! Well, also being a mommy, I want the best for my kiddos as well. This would not only be limited to the handmade soaps and shampoos that I use for them, but also their laundry detergent (Rockin Green or BUST!) dish detergent, and yes.....deodorant.
Now.....I do not know how many of you are familiar with a 9 year old boy's pits. And I am not sure any of you WANT to be familiar with them. Cause believe me, I wish I was not. There are not words to describe the stench that comes from a pre-teen boy's body, not to mention the SMELL that comes out of their pits as they go to give you a hug after running around at gym the last class of the day.
BUT, there was no way I was going to subject him to wearing something that has aluminum in it, or anything that could harm him, his body, OR his skin! The product needed to be "boy friendly" and none of this "my mom is a weirdo" stuff, that would have his friends rolling their eyes, and calling me a granola.
First, I did a search on Etsy for "masculine smell" , and came across this Pink Parchment Soap. They had a scent called Bay Rum, and said it is a favorite with men. SOLD!
But what about his pits? This was gonna be a rough one. I then stumbled across Soap. Yep, plain and simple. They make a deodorant called Ban Stinky Armpits. PERFECT! Cause that is EXACTLY what I needed to do! But they make ANOTHER one called VANQUISH Stinky Pits, which is a bit stronger then the previous one! Sold! I purchased the Black scent, and waited.
When both the soap and deodorant came, both actually arrived quite quickly! The Bay Rum soap worked PERFECTLY in the shower, and Evan loved the smell! It also lasted quite some time, which is a plus when the boys are using it, because they will scrub and scrub to no end in there, and then the soap will be gone in less then a week!
The big test was the deodorant. Evan is VERY difficult to get to do ANYTHING in the morning, and forget telling him to take his vitamins, or put on deodorant! But he is actually excited to put this stuff on! It smells good, but not overpowering! I feel good, knowing it is safe, and does not have aluminum in it. He does need to re-apply it once or twice during the day, as I do also, with mine from Spa Therapy Works, but that is the price you pay for being safe! Plus, Soap now offers Mini Pit Love, which are travel sized, so I think I might grab some of those, and toss it into his backpack for at school!
I would reccoment Soap and Pink Parchment to anyone that has a young son or daughter. Really, buying handmade shold not just be all about pampering us, but also, our kids!