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The saying they grow so fast when referring to children is nothing but the pure unadulterated truth. A few months ago my son got in the car from school and it immediately smelled….let’s say not so fresh in the car. It didn’t dawn on me until we got home that at the young age of 7 it was time for him to start wearing a long-lasting deodorant, or anti-perspirant.
I wanted to cry from the fact that my sweet baby boy, my first born was moving on to a new stage in his life, and a few tears were also shed when I asked him to lift his arm so that I could make sure that it was his pits and not some onion stench left on my hand from chopping vegetables for dinner.
It was the prior.
Immediately I told his father to speak with him about his new daily task while my mind started to think of some of the bad things I heard were included in main stream deodorants.
Bad things like:
Aluminum: Absorption into the skin has been linked to various forms of cancer
Parabens: Found in a variety of the products we use has known to disrupt hormonal balances and trigger early puberty in both sexes.
Anything to not speed up the onset of puberty in pre-teens is a lifesaver
for both parties in my book.
While I don’t consider myself “crunchy” by a long shot, the more I educate myself on the foods we eat and the products we put on our bodies I am certainly becoming more conscience about what I feed and put on my children. I figure if I teach them early they will consider these things the norm, instead of scrambling to change their lifestyles later on in life like we are having to do.
I live in an area where we don’t really have access to a ton of stores that carry natural beauty products. I grab what we need when I am in the city but often times it seems a little over priced so I am glad to see Amazon carrying Tom’s of Maine products so that I can easily order and have our new family essential item on our doorstep in a matter of days. The switch was not just for him but for all of us and I was able to order a multipack in Fresh Apricot.
Within a few days our package came
That was the easy part. Now the hard part is making sure he remembers to put it on daily.
What age did you start wearing deodorant? I feel like I didn’t start this early. Are you becoming more aware of what you are feeding and putting on yourself and your children?