Review: Junior Varsity Naturals Kids Deodorant

I had the opportunity to review Junior Varsity Naturals Kids Deodorant. We received full size samples of both the Cherry Blast and Citrus Sport natural deodorants to try. We kept the Cherry Blast, and gave the Citrus Sports to our friends’ 10 year old son to try.

From the company website

Junior Varsity Natural’s kids deodorant has answered the clamoring need for a safe and very gentle deodorant for kids. Junior Varsity brand deodorant was created by Varsity Naturals. This is an all natural product developed for active children and adults of any age. You won’t find any harsh or potentially dangerous chemicals in our deodorant such as Aluminum Chlorohydrate (may be linked with Alzheimer’s Disease), Paraben’s (may be linked with breast cancer), Propylene Glycol (ingredient commonly used in manufacturing antifreeze).

Instead we produce an all natural antibacterial deodorant derived from only natural sources that are gentle and effective. Our kids deodorant is simple, natural, safe and effective. Our natural deodorant goes on clear and will not leave any white residue. It is strong enough to keep individuals with even the most active life styles feeling fresh and odor free all day!

Our Thoughts

The girls were so excited to review this natural kids deodorant. Coco and I opened the package while waiting for Lulu to get off the school bus. When she got off the school bus, they decided that they needed to take a shower right then and there, but we had company over, a 4 year old family friend, and had someplace to be in about 35 minutes. So they took a shower that evening. I think this was the first time EVER that they were excited to take a shower over a bath. They felt the shower would get them to the deodorant more quickly, I think. Now it is part of their after-bath routine. And I’m okay with that. With all-natural ingredients and a pleasant, fruity smell, I don’t mind that they’re always reaching for their new, natural deodorant.

I reviewed feedback about the deodorant we gave away.  The 10 year old is relatively active, and his parents’ really appreciated that it was natural.  He had been using deodorant before, and this one is working out well.

This product is a good fit if you’re nervous about the chemically-laden products currently on the market, especially when you’re using them on your children. While my daughters are only 4 and 6, we’ve been using as many natural products as we can (afford), ever since my youngest was diagnosed with a congenital adrenal deficiency shortly after birth. And although many people wouldn’t think that 4 and 6 year olds need deodorant, when they’re playing outside, in 100 degree weather (like today, in Columbia, SC), they are STINKY when they come inside. This deodorant helps with that. I also like to rub it across the bottom of their feet, and it helps their feet not to stink and sweat so much.

You’ll have to decide for yourself when it is appropriate for your children to begin using deodorant, but when you do make that decision, reach for an all natural deodorant like Junior Varsity Naturals Kids Deodorant It currently retails for $6.99. Plus, they offer free shipping for US and Canadian customers.

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  1. Sue Brandes says:

    I’m going to tell my daughter about these. My grandkids are 8 & 10. It’s hard to find good stuff for kids that is safe to use. Thanks.