I use the powdered crystals (underarms and elsewhere.) It is an OUTSTANDING product, especially when used in conjunction with (my recipe:) Herbal Clear's Naturally (aloe swipe-on), followed by a blend of Thai Powder and Gold Bond Powder. No aluminum, no poisoning, no Alzheimer's! And it keeps me dry, fresh,odor-free, and bacteria-free for 24hrs+, if needed.
The first time I used it, I swiped it about 50 times under each arm, and OMG!! I've been sweating ALL DAY! from working in the kitchen, running back and forth, then sweeping and mopping at the end of the day. And best of all! I was ODORLESS! I LOVE it!! then days after that, I only swiped it a few times under each arms, works just as good. This is definitely HG! It's also odorless so it was clash with what ever scent you're wearing.
I got this for about 6 bucks from Vitacost, but there are a lot cheaper ones out there on other sites.
Crystal deodorants work about as well as normal doedorants without any health risks. Enough said.
I just adore this product! It is a wonderful deodorant and does not irritate my skin at all. I spent $7.00 on it at Whole Foods and it lasted for TWO YEARS! You just can't beat that price.
If you get the product in stick form, let the stick dry out completely, before screwing the top back on. If you don't, it may get moldy like my first one did.
I have been searching for an effective deodorant for ages and this little crystal rocks! I have tried Tom's of Maine, Jason, Kiss My Face, Alba, Weleda and they work but they're all just okay. I often had to reapply haflway through the day. I'm not concerned about sweating because its a natural process and I don't sweat very much unless I'm exercising, but obviously I don't want to be smelly. The crytal is so easy to use. I wet it under the tap and apply about 10 times/armpit and then rinse it off. My armpits have been dry all day and no smell. The crystal kills the bacteria so you don't end up with BO. Even by the end of the day when I smell my armpit (gross I know but how else am I supposed to tell if it works) there is no smell. Sometimes I put a bit of LUSH Silky Underwear Powder over it just for the aroma. I bought the trial size at Whole Foods for $2.95 CDN and I think it will last a really long time. The benefits IMO of using deodorant over antiperspirant are: no irritation, my armpits are soft and smooth, no white marks on clothes and no pit stains on white tshirts. I will admit that I was skeptical about the crystal, but it really works.
I've bought this over and over again. It works BETTER than conventional deoderant and is all natural. The trick is you HAVE to put it on after you shower and swipe it about 50 or so times under each armpit. Yes, it takes longer than regular deoderants but it is worth it!
It is NOT an anti-persperant, so you WILL still sweat but not abnormally so. Also, sweating is normal anyways..
This stone is unbelievable! Thank you MoonandtheRiver for your review! I actually tried the Kiss my Face liquid stone first and had no success. Then tried the Thai stone; at first I smelled a little then I put a bit more on and packed my Dove just in case. Well halfway through the day I realized I didn't have an odor at all, and I woke up the next morning as fresh as "nothing". I've been using it for a week and I'm a true convert of the aluminum based deodorants. I got mine for 7.99 and looks like it's gonna last for a while.
I like this natural deoderant, and overall it works pretty well. The downsides are it goes on wet as a spray so takes a little bit to dry. I have to use quite a bit to make sure it works well. On days that its really hot or I sweat a bit, it doesn't hold up like most regular deoderants and I still sweat.
However, the upsides are:
Its unscented and doesnt irritate my skin at all. It still works most of the time very effectively. It doesnt block my sweat glands and I dont end up with painful lumps that regular deo/antiperspirants seems to cause me. Its easy to use.
So while I may be on the hunt for a perfect natural deo, this is a good one and I do like it. Will likely buy again.
I bought this for my husband from a Whole Foods Store. It runs about $7. He absolutely loves it. He's never had a problem with sweating ever, so he didn't need to try my Certain Dri. He's very health conscious anyway so he didn't want to use anything with aluminum of any sort. He had been looking to find something all natural, so I got this for him to try. He was skeptical at first, but he used it and after a day of working outdoors, he was amazed that there was no odor at all. He's never really had a problem with odor anyway unless he actually did get all sweaty from working outdoors and even then he never really had a"stink". He was really happy that this works for him. I also bought another brand for myself which I will write a separate review.