Hygiene: Helping Teens Conquer Body Odor

19 May




Parents: Help Your Teen’s Body Odor Disappear


Help Your Tween Conquer Body Odor

This one was full of great tips.


Sweat and Body Odor

If you have never been to this site, you are in for a treat. A wealth of information to read, and I see that it now includes audio so that the articles can be listened to (ok, sounds computer generated but still helpful)

About Body Odors



A few notes I took from the articles, as well a a few personal ideas I came up with—– we are working on improving hygiene…….

-use deodorant

-wipe/wash armpits and privates as needed throughout the day

-get a quick dusting of baby powder across the body

-drink lots of water

-shower daily

-eat a balanced diet

-brush teeth at least twice daily, including the tongue

-Show children from head to toe how to clean themselves (hold a Mom-inar, or just impromptu while you they are bathing; especially the armpits, privates, feet, and hair

-Keep clothes clean, wash them regularly as this could be a big factor as well (in addition to hormones);

-Wash shoes regularly, wear socks. Freshen shoes up with baby powder or baking soda; set a day weekly to check or wash shoes

-Set a regular day every month or two weeks for shaving

-Make hygiene checkpoints at the prayer times where everyone freshens up, checks personal appearance, and cleans up the house

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Posted by on May 19, 2010 in Life Skills: Hygiene


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One response to “Hygiene: Helping Teens Conquer Body Odor

  1. Sumaiya

    May 19, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Assalamu alaikum dear sister,

    I have been a regular follower of your very informative and useful blog mashallah. Sis, will you be able to write a short article on homeschooling as a Muslim mother for our education category please? It can help us a lot in getting to know about homeschooling insha-Allah. Please have a look at our e-mag and let us know insha-Allah. I am looking forward to hear from you sis, Insha-Allah. Take care, wassalam.
    Sumaiya 🙂 [Umm Imran]

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