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Tips For Teaching Active Preteens Healthy Personal Hygiene Habits + The Best Natural Personal Care Products For Preteens

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine . All opinions are 100% mine.

Something kind of great happened in our household  over the summer. In a fit of pregnancy hormone induced fun, I decided to revoke access to the majority of the electronic devices in our home. Both during the week, and during the day on weekends. Basically, the only screen time that I left on the table, was weekend evenings (Friday + Saturday).

I know. GASP! But seriously friends,  it was necessary, and it all turned out pretty amazing. My older children delved deeper into sports, and are living an overall more active lifestyle. They're both healthier and noticeably happier. And honestly, I am so proud for {finally} putting my foot down. I wish I would have done it sooner.  Screens are fun, but they have their place, just like everything else. Finding a healthy balance is key.

As my older children became more active, I decided it would also be a great time to start teaching them some healthy, more grown-up,  daily hygiene habits. 

As with most things these days, I decided to go the natural route. Read on,  for my tips for teaching active kids and preteens healthy personal hygiene habits + some of my favorite natural personal care products for kids, preteens, and teens.

I've always been pretty particular about personal care products; even more-so after I became a mother. For as long as my kids can probably remember, I've been stocking our bathroom cabinets with Tom’s of Maine   products. So, it was a natural choice for me to turn to Tom's of Maine's new Wicked Cool!™ Deodorant line for boys and girls, for my older children, when taking this next step with their personal-care routines.

In teaching them some new habits, I decided to put together a little caddy of products for each of them, to use each day.
Having all of their products neatly packed together in one place, really simplified the process for them. They know that they need to use each of the products in their individual caddy, both when they're getting ready for the day, and after the day is done and they're getting ready for bed each night.

If you're looking to establish healthy personal hygiene habits / a daily self-care routine with your kids/teens/preteens, putting together a caddy or basket of products to gift to them, is a great place to start!

Here's what you'll need:
  • A plastic caddy or basket
  • A washcloth
  • A toothbrush with protective cover
  • Cotton rounds 
  • Witch Hazel (this is  great natural astringent that cleans, tones, and calms facial skin)
  • Tom's of Maine Natural Soap
  • Tom's of Maine  Wicked Cool!™ Deodorant 
  • Tom's of Maine Toothpaste
  • Tom's of Maine Wicked Fresh Mouthwash

Wicked Cool Kids Deodorant is available in two great scent options. "Freestyle" for boys, and "Summer Fun" for girls. After an active day of running around on the basketball court, or climbing, or turning cartwheels in gymnastics - they still smell fresh and clean. Totally WINNING!

With Tom’s of Maine , there's something for everyone in your family - Wicked Cool! Deodorants, Luminous White ™ Toothpaste, Men’s Naturally Dry North Woods™ Antiperspirant, ALL are FREE of artificial dyes, fragrances, flavors and preservatives. Tom's of Maine products are good for the planet and are Made to Matter ® - handpicked by Target.

You can find all of the Tom's of Maine products pictured /mentioned, at Target retailer's nationwide.
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