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Articles: Body Odor

Parents: Help Your Teen’s Body Odor Disappear

Help Your Tween Conquer Body Odor

Sweat and Body Odor  - This one was full of great tips.

If you have never been to this site, you are in for a treat. A wealth of information to read, and I see that it now includes audio so that the articles can be listened to (ok, sounds computer generated but still helpful)

About Body Odors


A few notes I took from the articles, as well a a few personal ideas I came up with—– we are working on improving hygiene…….

-use deodorant

-wipe/wash armpits and privates as needed throughout the day

-get a quick dusting of baby powder across the body

-drink lots of water

-shower daily

-eat a balanced diet

-brush teeth at least twice daily, including the tongue

-Show children from head to toe how to clean themselves (hold a Mom-inar, or just impromptu while you they are bathing; especially the armpits, privates, feet, and hair

-Keep clothes clean, wash them regularly as this could be a big factor as well (in addition to hormones);

-Wash shoes regularly, wear socks. Freshen shoes up with baby powder or baking soda; set a day weekly to check or wash shoes

-Set a regular day every month or two weeks for shaving

-Make hygiene checkpoints at the prayer times where everyone freshens up, checks personal appearance, and cleans up the house





When Should Children Begin to Use Deodorant and AntiPerspirant?

Kids’ Body Odor and Safe Deodorants - “Did you know that naturally occurring bacteria on the skin, not sweat, is what creates the dreaded funkiness commonly known as BO?”



Educational Resources

Deodorant/Antiperspirant Venn 

A good resource to us with this is: The Difference Between Deodorant and Antiperspirants

“Most people think that antiperspirants and deodorants are the same thing, but they aren’t. Antiperspirants work by clogging, closing, or blocking the pores with powerful astringents such as aluminum salts so that they can’t release sweat. (Note that aluminum can accumulate in the brain.) Deodorants work by neutralizing the smell of the sweat and by antiseptic action against bacteria. Deodorants are preferable because they don’t interfere with sweating, a natural cooling process.’

Deodorant Clip Art (stick)





  • After learning about deodorant, make a trip to store to pick out very first deodorant.
  • Make your own homemade deodorant
  • Compare deodorants at the store and determine the best buy or best product for your needs.
  • Research the ingredients in your deodorant and their functions