Smelly armpits, a pre-signal of puberty, are to be expected in kids from around eight to ten years old but can occur even earlier than that. Try entering a Year 4 primary school classroom at the end of the day and you’ll know that little girls and boys don’t smell of shampoo and apples forever!
In fact, it was a friend’s plea for make-up artist Tania Rodney to create a deodorant for her daughter, that was the catalyst for creating the entire Platinum Junior Design Award winning, Dandydill Way toiletries range..
Scrubbington’s First Deodorant is another Junior favourite that was born out of necessity when brand co-founder Emma Cranstoun found she needed a natural first deodorant for her son when he turned nine.
Finding completely natural deodorants is a little easier these days, but it’s still hard to find products that are absolutely natural so we’ve brought together a list of our favourite and most effective but gentle deodorants to help keep kids’ niffs and bay without irritating their delicate skin or dosing them with harsh chemicals. These clever formulations will help kids feel more confident and should keep cuddle time a sweet smelling affair – even after PE!
OY! Deodorant, £10 for 75ML, Green People
Devised by the organic skincare experts at Green People, this deodorant is free from alcohol or aluminium and has a soft orange and vanilla scent
Dandydill Way Liquid Powder Natural Deodorant, £17 for 100ML, Dandydill Way
This all natural and delicate but freshly scented deodorant has a lotion to powder formulation that stops odour before it develops. Great for keeping armpits and feet sweat free and sweet smelling.
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The Natural Deodorant Company, £12.50, Planet Organic
Not strictly for kids, but this smells lovely is super gentle and easy to apply with fingertips and contains no harsh chemicals whatsoever.
Scrubbingtons First Deodorant, £3.99 for 50ML, Scrubbingtons
This one looks fun and is great for getting kids feeling excited about using a deodorant rather than daunted. Contains no aluminium or alcohol and is packed in a fully recyclable bottle made from 50% recycled plastic.
Botanical Cream Deodorant, £18 for 50g, Aurelia
This is a cream to powder formulation that is very gentle on the skin making it a great choice for a first deodorant. Containing superfine powdered plant based botanicals, including antimicrobial Arrowroot and pure Kaolin to absorb natural perspiration and Shea butter to gently hydrate.
Salt of the Earth Rock Chick Girls Deodorant,£4.85 fro 90G, Crystal Spring
Kids seems to love the fact that this is made purely from natural mineral salts, providing long-lasting and effective protection from under-arm pongs. A geology lesson and a deodorant in one!
Z&MA Girls Green Tee Organic Deodorant, £11 for 50ML, Smallable
This is such a fantastic French range developed by two friends who wanted to create natural beauty products for teen skins. The contents more than live up to the packaging and this deodorant (there is a boy’s version too) smells délicieuse.
Made by one of the original organic deodorant pioneers, specifically for pre-teens and teens, this deodorant has a lovely texture and glides on easily providing long lasting protection. Great for kids who play a lot of sport.
All Natural Deodorant, £19, Spots & Stripes
A completely natural, aluminium-free deodorant stick created by Charlotte-Anne Fidler, ex beauty editor and founder of teen focused beauty brand Spots & Stripes. This is the one that works and also looks cool on the shelf! Plus S&S is another Junior Design Award winner.
Lemon Ice Natural Deodorant Crème, £11 for 45g, Elsa’s
Ooh… a deodorant that comes in an eco-friendly tin! How great is that? We love these little pots that are super portable and look super cute. The tins come with a tiny bamboo spatula for application if you don’t want to use your fingers and the formula contains Coconut Oil with Arrowroot Powder, Shea Butter, Kaolin Clay and Vitamin E for efficient and effective 24-hour protection. These 4 in 1 deodorant cream will deodorise, soothe, detoxify & nourish young skin. We also adore the Sweet Clementine version.