Friday, 5 February 2016

Review: Just4Kids Natural Deodorant

Children seem to be maturing younger and younger nowadays and it is only recently that I have started to buy my 12 year old anti-perspirant and ask him to use it each day. So I was very shocked when I realised that my 8 year old twins were starting to develop some body odour too.

Of course I am keen for them to smell fresh and wouldn't want them to be the brunt of any cruel jibes and thus about a month ago I started to investigate if they needed anything at their age and what might be available to suit their young bodies.

I've never really considered the difference between a deodorant and an anti-perspirant if I'm honest and it had never even occurred to me that anti-perspirants might contain harmful ingredients. Sometimes I really am too trusting that if something has been approved for use that it is OK. I've discovered that anti-perspirants close, clog or block the pores so that sweat is not released and thus there is no odour or wetness, whereas a deodorant just neutralises the smell of the sweat and has an antiseptic action on the natural bacterias that can form under our arms.

I found a spray deodorant aimed at girls aged 8 years plus at one of my regular chemists and bought some of that for my girls to try but it quickly became apparent that one of them used far too much which made me choke and that the other found it really tricky to apply. I was therefore really pleased to be contacted by Just4Kids to ask if the children might like to try out their products.

We received the 4 different fragrances of deodorant for the girls to try out - Sea breeze, Strawberry, Green Apple and Vanilla Cream. At first the girls discounted the two sticks that had boy pictures on the front but as soon as they smelt the green apple one they declared it a favourite. Miss M is now using that one and Miss E choose the Vanilla Cream and we found all the scents to be agreeable and not too strong.

I like the idea of these products as they were developed by a Mum, Karen Lucas, along with her two sons Noah then aged 7 and Oscar aged 10. With lots of research, help and advice from the experts in laboratories they developed the best natural formula, using the minimal amount of the best natural ingredients. NOOSC are the company behind the brand Just4Kids which derives from NOah & OSCar their very own little experts.

Just4Kids are proud to say that none of their products contain nasty chemicals aluminum, parabens or alcohol.

We've been very happy with them so far, they are easy for the children to apply themselves, I've not seen any stains on their clothes and they smell good - what is not to love?

The price is also reasonable at £3.49 for a 40ml container and I see that postage when bought online is a fixed price of £2.99 for second class post and this seems to be regardless of the amount bought, so maybe best to team up with a friend and buy a few at a time. You can find out more and buy Just4Kids Natural Deodorants from their website.

Disclosure: We were sent 4 natural deodorants for the purpose of this review. I have not been instructed what to write and I remain honest.