Today marks the official start of summer and in many households across the United States it also marks the beginning of a wide range of seasonal activities. Your son maybe headed off to camp, playing baseball every day that the weather cooperates, or already training for the fall sports season.
Any way you look at it, boys stink.
I mean this in the most reasonable and understanding way. I recall my middle school and high school days with all kinds of great memories. However, I can’t ever remember buying deodorant, aftershave, or cologne. Somehow, someway the Personal Hygiene Fairy (i.e. Mom) took care of me and kindly provided everything that I needed to keep our home from smelling like the bottom of my gym locker. I don’t know if she really did this for me, for her, or for everyone that I would encounter throughout the course of my day.
The point is, she realized what most moms realize when their sons reach a certain age. Boys stink. Period. No need to question, argue, or dissect. It is what it is.
It’s never too early to start thinking about forming good personal care habits. If you pick up any of the widely distributed and popular personal care products marketed towards teens, you should really take a hard look at the label and question the ingredients. Simply put, if you can’t pronounce the ingredients or know what purpose they serve, you may want to rethink your decision to allow your son to use these products.
I used to unknowingly douse myself with all kinds of nasty chemicals just to fit in with the rest of the guys and impress the girl who sat next to me in homeroom. In hindsight, probably not the best idea (that’s a much longer story). If I only knew then what I know now things would have been entirely different.
Part of our mission at American Provenance is to educate consumers about the dangers of using personal care products containing chemicals, metals, preservatives, and artificial fillers. Our products only include the very best all-natural ingredients to make your son look, smell, and feel his very best.
The next time you smell that all too familiar funk, please think about what and how you want to teach your son about personal hygiene and the products that you would like him to use.