I love this product! I have purchased this over and over again. I normally keep one unscented & one chamomile:) This works great for me. It does not leave any white residue or yellow stain on clothes. I've just moved to somewhere that has humid summer:( from all-year-around sunny & dry weather. I now have to see how this works next summer in muggy/sticky condition…. Crossing my fingers.. An update to be made soon;)
This has worked better than any antiperspirant I have EVER used in my life no joke. I am trying to stay away from Aluminium and I have tried other brands of deodorant that left my arm pits PEELING from the propelyne gylcol. BAD NEWS. Not only do i NOT smell like body odour using this, but my pits have stayed dry (interesting) and no white film on my clothes.
i am going back to the market and buying the rest of them for fear that I will lose out on another great deodorant
I've been looking for a cruelty-free deodorant. I purchased this in the chamomile scent. It smells great, but it has a very, very wet application and it doesn't last all day. It works better than a few of the other brands I've tried, and it's pretty inexpensive, but it isn't my HG.
Love this stuff! I have it in the unscented crystal for my boyfriend. The lavender and white tea scent I have for me in the spray and roll on which I adore! This product works for me one I'm lucky because i have never been a "sweater" unless I have an anxiety attack or am doing some crazy sports. This allows me to perspire which is normal, and what are bodies are supposed to do. Keeping in toxins doesn't sound appealing to me. Cancer causing ingredients are not sexy at all!
Granted I'm a Boho bordering on hippie chick so I always try to go with the healthiest choice for my body if I can. Heck no matter how you are this is a good choice for anyone. With this I smell good for a long time it doesn't irritate my skin after I shave and is perfect for my hygiene needs. No ruining of my clothes or white marks either:) This is a excellent deodorant and a great alternative over Lush deodorant's which I do not purchase anymore. This has become my skincare staple and I will purchase it for my boyfriend and I again and again. Totally Recommended!
This deodorant is almost perfect! The packaging is great, the scent is amazing, and it's easy to apply. It also lasts a pretty long time, but not the whole day. I'd say it lasts about 6 hours. I wore it out on a 102-degree day for a few hours and I had no body odor, but I was outside all day when it was in the 90s and I smelled a little bit. Overall, it's a really good product though and it's not too pricey. It's definitely worth it. :)
Not only would I buy this again when I run out, I am going to stock up on it.
It controls BO better than nearly anything else I've used. 5-day works as well but is also an AP and more drying. I don't find that underarm wetness is as much of a problem for me as BO. Lots and lots of conventional AP's will leave me with BO after a few hours. This....keeps me stink free all day...unless I do something that induces serious sweating, like going on a run. For daily activities, I love this.
Also....it is CLEAR. HOORAY! I love to wear tank tops and loathe those white marks I get from a lot of AP's.
From the moment I hit puberty I've needed to use a deodorant. For years, the only one that really worked was Mitchum. God I love that stuff. I don't care about an antipersperant, after all, everybody sweats so I'm not worried by that. But I really needed something that would stop me stinking. I've tried the various natural deodorants over theyears, all without success, so when a friend gave me this three weeks ago I was very sceptical, but it works. I no longer smell. It works for a full 24 hours. I just put it on as soon as I've towel dried off after a bath and I'm good to go. It doesn't leave marks on clothing, and it has worked even in high summer heat. Two thumbs up!
Edit: 4 January 2013. Most of Australia is currently experiencing a heat wave with temperatures around 30% above average for this time of the year. The deodorant is still holding up well. I'm a very happy camper.
Got the towelettes as a sample from my doctor and loved them - actually kept me dry too which was weird because I know this is not an antiperspirant (and most antiperspirants can't keep me dry). Anyway, bought the rollon because I thought it would work just as well. It's okay - like the other users have noted, you have to squeeze the bottle to get enough product out so that it is effective (otherwise i found it was not effective at all). So while it works, I have to see how fast I go through the bottle to see if it is worth the money.
Finally found a deodorant I'm really happy with!
-really does prevent odor all day for me, even in warm weather
-doesn't sting even if I just shaved
-doesn't stain clothes or skin
-very few ingredients (water, potassium alum, cellulose)
-doesn't interfere with perfume (I have the unscented version)
-dries quickly compared to other non-solids
-not an antiperspirant (you still sweat)
-applies wet so you have to wait a minute before getting dressed
-must be applied to clean skin (it works by forming a protective barrier) so you can't just add another layer before going out for the evening - you have to spot wash first
I prefer this to their rock version, which I used two sticks of in the past. I found it would eventually break and become unusable. Also, it took that little extra bit of time to wet it before using.
I also prefer this to a spray version (I used the Naturally Fresh brand, but again just potassium alum and water). I found it stung after I shaved, and, strangely, turned my skin yellowy after I'd been using it for a while. Also, as an asthmatic, I try not to use spray products that do get in the airways, no matter how natural the product is.
In comparison to those two previous products and other roll-ons I've tried, I feel this dries quicker. I haven't timed it, but I feel like it dries particularly quickly. I've never had to postpone getting dressed just because of this - I just moisturize my legs and find it's dry.
I had to get used to the application at first. The roller part is smaller and doesn't "roll" as much as other roll-ons I'd used. So at first I felt like it wasn't going on, but when I looked, I saw it was. It can stick a bit, which you can remedy by quickly turning it upside down before you unscrew the cap. Also I learned to make sure to screw the cap tightly when traveling by plane (a small amount leaked into the cap once).
I highly recommend this if you're looking for a deodorant (not an antiperspirant) that works and you don't mind using potassium alum (I know there are some people who feel healthwise it's not that different from using aluminum chloride.)
A tip - because this has to be applied to clean skin, make sure your body wash is really cleaning your underarms (do a sniff test before stepping out of the shower). You may find it best to use something stronger, maybe a soap, just in that area.
I'm on to search for a natural antiperspirant, is there such available at DS? I purchased this fragrance-free item many, many months ago at Walmart for less than $4. I've been a loyal Dry Idea (does contain Aluminum) user for years. After 2 weeks and as time progresses, I think the Crystal is a working better meaning that even if I do sweat there is no odor. Of course, during moments when I'm under intense "pressure" or the rare moment of rage (smile) it does not prevent the underarm perspiration. So, I only use it when I'm not on a business trip.
Edit: December 2, 2012. Found another use - my boyfriend's feet! Purchased 1 bottle where the ball wouldn't roll properly and if you squeezed hard then the liquid just ran down the sides of the bottle , so passed it on and (praise) it's working! I know that it's working because of the missing odor -he lives in boots. I'm also using it occasionally on the bottom of my feet and although I didn't have a malodor issue there's no longer that typical foot odor that occurs if you're feet sweat , eg., when wearing socks and closed-toe shoes. Still using it in the same manner as described above and noticed that no matter how much I sweat (started exercising) it prevents underarm odor. Very pleased with that!