Before I head on over blogging about my 7 year old son’s stinky pits, I made sure I secured his permission for me to get this published. Yes, I have a very agreeable son. 🙂 For as long as it benefits others, he says. Our son was around 4 years old when his pits transitioned from that familiar little sweaty boy sour scent to that incredibly pungent, nostril violating, it’s not funny stink. I had to stop for a good while, gathered myself together and wonder where I went wrong. Hahaha! Of course I’m exaggerating! But you can say, I was very much concerned. A boy so little cannot stink this much, I thought.
As I searched the web, I found out that we are not alone in this kids smelly armpits dilemma. In fact, most moms who are in the same boat have girls and boys who have started exhibiting smelly pits as early as two years old are not even from tropical countries, and we are! If that’s any consolation. Haha! 🙂
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Pure Castile Liquid Soap
My son has exclusively used organic soap and shampoo since birth. I have blogged about them in the past. Above are some of the products we have used. Before Plantex, we also tried GIGA VCO soap, Human Nature, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Pure Castile Liquid Soap, et. al. The latter being our favorite and practically have stuck with until I started making my very own castile soap! I know! I have yet to blog about that too. Microblogging via Instagram (follow me! @jenaspacio) is so easy that I share bits and pieces there more often than I do here, including my soap making. 🙂
Tom’s Long Lasting Deodorant
Although Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap has tamed my kid’s stinky pits a tad, it was still pretty much there. I was still set to solving this upsetting olfactory pits issue. And because the least I would do is expose my son to Aluminum, Parabens, or Propylene Glyco, ingredients that are in most commercial deodorants. Those ingredients are said to cause cancer, alzheimer’s and other health issues later in life, I had to choose a natural deodorant to get rid of that stink that continues to upset my olfactory glands. The first I tried was Tom’s of Maine Natural 24 Hour Deodorant on my son’s pits. I found it a total disappointment. Either Manila’s humidity is really so nasty or the product does not exactly deliver.
Human Nature 100% Natural Pure Strength Deodorant
As opposed to the Tom’s pricier P400+, not very effective deodorant, Human Nature has totally nailed it with its Pure Strength deodorant variant and it only costs no more than P89.75! Beat that. I had my son use their other Aloe deodorant first (the one with the green cap) and it does not half deliver, at least for these particular pits. Haha! What Human Nature failed in their former deodorant and even their kid’s bath formula (smells so fragrant from the bottle but my son would smell sour the instant he’d get sweaty), they totally make up with their Pure Strength Deodorant. I love that it is very affordable too! For the record, all three of us now use this deodorant. We just place our own bottle in different places in the dresser to avoid switching. While this issue might not sound as someone needing a long beach rehab, it is still as real as can be. 🙂
From the time we first used Human Nature’s Pure Strength Deodorant, we did not go back to the brands we used before. Don’t be fooled, that very manly packaging does not limit it only for men to use. In fact, its musky lavender scent smells so similar to my Lavender Pure Olive Oil Castile Soaps.
Now that’s not yet the kicker to this Mommy’s stinky pit solution discovery. Okay, that does not sound right. But you know what I mean. 🙂 It took me this neighbor who rang our doorbell asking us for a sheaf of Neem leaves. He then educated us that this tree is what is called, “Miracle Tree.” Apparently, it is called miracle tree for several reasons. And yes, I also plan to blog about it. But as I searched about it online, I found out that it has the ability to to eradicate nasty pit smells! To think I almost thought of cutting that eye sore of a tree.
I did not really search for a recipe for this neem leaves solution for pits. I just used my mommy instinct. I had the leaves thoroughly washed and grind them. Twice a week, before Jed’s midday bath (he takes a bath twice a day, at least), we have this tickling session of me rubbing these ground neem leaves all over his pits. This kid finds joy in very trivial things. We leave the pits soaked with neem leaf juice for around ten minutes before he steps in the tub. True enough, despite the unforgiving summer heat and humidity at its worst, those pits have found their you can’t get more natural ultimate solution – Castile Soap, Neem leaves and Human Nature’s Pure Strength 100% Natural Deodorant. 😀