I bought the version that looks like a big block of salt. First off, this stuff is awesome. One block has lasted me 2 years. Yes, 2 years. Now I need a new one because its getting too small, and it broke off from the plastic container. You just wet the block and rub it on. No residue. No scent. You still sweat with this, but it wont smell, which I think is a lot healthier than clogging your pores with aluminum-filled anti-perspirants. I'll definitely buy this again. This is a great deal, 6 bucks and it lasts for years. This is so weird, but it works.
i have been through many solids and roll-ons -secret, mitchum, arrid, ban, degree - they will work for about a week, then i start to develop this 'musty' smell... i use dial or lever 2000 soap under my arms, so i *am* clean...
i have just started using the roll-on of this along with certain dry at night - so far i love it!! i'm dry and non-stinky! i will definitely buy again.
I have the roll-on and I have to say that this stuff is amazing. It looks like clear watery gel in the bottle and it applies like liquid, obviously. I had high doubts that it would be enough in terms of odor-control, since I sweat like a mofo (how girly) but it really does work. Like another poster, I use Certain Dri the night before and use this the next morning to prevent any stinkiness, should I happen to start sweating. And it works! It was $3.99 for the roll-on, I found it at a health food store.
I've been using this for 7 years and haven't strayed! That's really very good for me since I'm usually quite fickle with my products because I can't help but wonder if there's something better out there. It really does what it promises but once in a long while, for no particular reason, I will just stink a little even though I've used it. Like another user has mentioned, I suspect this might be giving me a rash in a small area by one armpit but it's nothing a little hydrocotisone cream can't fix. One complaint about this product is that the base of the crystal eventually dissoves and the whole rock just falls out of the holder. I've tried both the spray version and the roll-on version, but neither of them seem to last half as long as the actual crystal. The only other problem with this product is that although it is natural, the crystal will sting an open wound or cut if it touches it. Overall, I wouldn't give up this baby for anything!
I am using the Crystal brand crystal deodorant, but it has the same ingredients, mineral salts, as this one. I've been using it for about two weeks, and it has been really hot here. I decided to throw it to the sharks and see if it swam, plus I'm a stay at home mom, so if it didn't work it's not like I'm stuck in an office with other poor souls. So it's been really hot here, and so far I've been thrilled with this stuff. I had one day where I was smelly, and I would have been, I think, worse if I had used my regular deodorant. For the last year or so conventional deodorants have been mixing with my own scent to produce something even more unpleasant than if I wore nothing at all. Like just sour, after a couple hours.
It is not an antiperspirant, so it does nothing for wetness, but after I really started researching this product I came to the conclusion that perspiration is your bodys natural coolant, and if you are suppressing that under your arms, then that perspiration is going to come out somewhere else. So while your pits may smell okay, there are other areas of your body that may not be so lucky. I have found that I am less sweaty everywhere now that I'm not blocking my underarms.
What the mineral salts do is kill the bacteria that your perspiration causes. It goes to the root of the problem. I have never had a big problem with wetness, my problem has always been smell, so it really is doing well for me. And my husband has been using it, in the spray formulation, and he does mans work, lifting very heavy things all day long, and he is liking it too. Neither of us are walking around with big wet underarms. So while it may not work for some, it is worth a try if you are also having unpleasant results with conventional deodorants. Edited to add-You have to use it right out of the shower, before you have any chance to sweat.
I hesitated with this product for a long time, thinking it was just a bit too weird to try. (And at $6 I thought it was overpriced too) ... But my sensitive skin started reacting badly to many products and I decided to give it a shot - and now I'm thrilled that I did.
I'm a big fan of natural products, and the fact that this one works just as well as it claims is a big plus! It really does leave you smelling fresh all day long and last a long time!
The price is right on target, as this deodorant really will last for at least a year (mine is on year two and I just bought another one to replace it soon).
I read about this product so many times before and I finally got to try it. I use this at night and an anti-persp. when I'm out of the house. This keeps the odor away under my arms and on my feet. When I finish this, I'll definatly buy another. Also, the rock makes a definate conversation piece for the bathroom.
I bought this in the roll-on form after using the rock form for yrs then going to the spray in the last yr. The roll-on version is definitely my fav. as it seems to actually apply an effective layer evenly and thickly enough. It actually does keep odor at bay, particularly if applied after showering. Like all roll-ons, you will want to let it dry before putting blouse/top on.
LEAVES NO WHITE RESIDUE. I love this. I use Certain Dri the night before to ensure dry underarms, and Crystal Stick in the daytime to smell fresh all day, although it seems to need to be re-applied throughout the day.
Edited to add: I just bought it in roll-on form (no need to wet it). This is much more convenient.
This crystal deodorant is seriously wierd. My experience with it, and the experience of several of my friends, is that it works for a month or two but then completely ceases to be effective. I would not buy it again.