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Taking Care of Teen and Tween Boys

by Bill Sweeney
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Prep U Charcoal Deodorant - before use

Teen and Tween Boys

It can be tough being a young man. There are a lot of things going on, both physically and mentally. Schoolwork, athletics, and relationships with friends and family are all changing, almost at once. It’s a lot to take in and deal with and Some changes are big and some are relatively small, but I feel like there may not be as much support out there as many kids really need.  I have an 11 year old boy in Middle School right now…with a 5 year old growing up quickly. It’s something I have to worry about. I know how tough it all can be.

Take the basics, boy’s hygiene, for example. There is an almost complete lack of products targeting tween/teen boys out today. It’s really hard to find. How can this not be something that’s addressed in the market??

Prep U Charcoal Deodorant - in the bathroom

Starting with the Basics

I just mentioned good, basic hygiene as being something very important for boys that really needs more time and attention. Confidence starts with good hygiene. While hygiene and body odor might not seem like the frontline in the struggle for independence, it’s the point where physiological changes meet philosophical ones, where tangible problems (i.e., dirt and smells) meet the desire for kids to make decisions for themselves. I’m really pleased to have found a brand out there that is looking out for our boys and trying to help out with just that!!

Prep U

I’m all about this brand Prep U!!! Prep U provides boys something that girls have had for decades which is products that they can grow with that help promote self confidence. It aims to enable tweens and teens to have positive self images and to provide choices for parents and boys that are both age appropriate and empowering at this critical stage of development. I’m all about this for Liam. I think this is really important and something that can make be a huge positive for him as he wades his way to tween-dom and middle school then teen-dom and high school!

This is a brand that always lets boys be boys. They go wherever they want to go whenever they want to go. They never (until now) care about how the look, smell and feel. Prep U gives them the ownership of their own bodies and start becoming the men they and we want them to become. Meanwhile, they feel great about it because everything works and we feel amazing about it because they love being clean, refreshed and revitalized so they can do it again tomorrow.

Prep U Charcoal Deodorant - product on sink

The Products

Inspired by active tween and teen boys, Prep U offers a suite of safe, effective and age-appropriate body-care products designed specifically for the boys who turn any activity into a contact sport. Prep U’s suite of products are the perfect antidote to smells of boyhood, offering parents natural, high-quality products they can trust and kids a line of products that celebrates their growing independence.

Charcoal Deodorant

The first (and favorite) product of mine and Liam’s has to be the awesome Charcoal Deodorant!!! Let’s be honest, Liam definitely has a fight on his hands when it comes to his body odor. I’m just being honest. What can I say?  This great smelling and very effective deodorant really does the job helping Liam get through the day not sticking up the joint!! The scent is really crisp and fresh and Prep U’s pure essential oil scent, Citrus Mint, keeps him fresh and clean without harmful chemicals or synthetic fragrances.

Top Ingredients

I love that it not only works, but it is made with only high quality natural ingredients Made in the USA! That’s important for me and it’s even more important for me with regard to my children. The wonderful ingredient list includes Including jojoba oil, shea butter, neem tree, candelilla wax, arrowroot powder, silk powder and beeswax with pure essential oils!! The reformulated charcoal deodorant does not leave any streaks on clothing or skin.

Prep U Charcoal Deodorant - success

Safe, Effective, and Only The Best

All of Prep U’s products are safe and effective and they won the 2018 Eco Excellence Award Winner for Best Skincare for Kids becuase of it!! They are dermatologist tested and designed to be safe and effective for preteen and teen boys. The activated charcoal binds to draw out odor-causing bacteria and toxins keeping them fresh and odor free.

I also love that Prep U’s products are formulated and Made in the USA (Austin, Texas). The charcoal deodorant is Aluminum Free, Paraben Free, contains No GMOs and or Baking soda. The brand is also Leaping Bunny Approved and cruelty free, with no animal testing used in production.

Find Out More

It’s a brand you can rely on and believe in, that get’s the results you need! If Liam is loving life, then so am I!!! Find out more by checking out Prep U at:

This is a sponsored post. All opinions and love are my own.

Taking Care of Teen and Tween Boys was last modified: December 7th, 2018 by Bill Sweeney

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Stacie December 7, 2018 - 12:28 PM

Prep U sounds like a great line of products! The tween and teen years can be just as hard for boys as it is for girls. I have to get some of this for my son.

Theresa December 7, 2018 - 6:07 PM

I am sending this to my nephew’s mom right now. I have never had a teen boy (just girls) but I know they sometimes need a little help in the hygiene department. Prep U sounds great!

Diana December 8, 2018 - 9:53 AM

My son is 15 and I never knew this existed wow! I am very excited to share this info. He isn’t a triathlete but he is in band and many other things and worries so much about his odor and I get it. Thanks opening my eyes! Girls and use this too?


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