This is the first natural deodorant I've tried. I wanted to go with something more natural that didn't contain aluminum and I was also sick of dealing with white marks under my arms and on my clothes. You do have to wait a bit for it to dry and it since it is not an anti-perspirant, you will still sweat, but I love this stuff. It works well even after working out and sweating a lot. The only thing is you can only reapply to freshly washed pits, otherwise it won't work as well. I have since bought an actual crystal rock I use instead of the liquid as one crystal lasts for years and there's not as much plastic packaging waste or expense involved...also the rock is more travel-friendly.
I had always needed to use clinical strength to prevent odor and I was so suprised to see that this really works. I'm so glad I can stop buying deodorants that irritate my skin and have harmful ingrediants.
I like this deodorant a lot! It works pretty well keeping BO away, but does not fully work as an antiperspirant... Which is ok for me, since I don't sweat that much anyway, and I think sweating is absolutely normal for the body ( and trying to stop it doesn't seem right ). I just had problems with this deodorant once, when it was almost that time of the month, and i was stressing out badly with exams. Otherwise it's just perfect. For me, it works way better than drugstore aluminum deodorants.
Update: this still works as a deodorant, but for some reason I developed a rash from it, so I can't use it anymore. It worked perfectly for a year, and now, every time I try to use it again, I get an itchy rash. very weird...
I was soooo skeptical when I bought this. I thought I was wasting my money. I had tried all kinds of deodorants...clinical strength, the crazy burning kind, everything. I picked this up at a health food store and I've been using it every day for 2 weeks and I am completely amazed! It feels like you have no deodorant on (which is kinda weird at first) and it keeps me smell free allllll day! I wish I had found out about this sooner.
I love this deodorant and the fact that it is free of aluminum. I've used Secret Clinical Strength for the longest time (since it first came out) and it worked wonders, but then it stopped working for me. I started to sweat through my clothes and the smell of the deodorant itself was too much. When mixed with my sweat (sorry for the grossness) it just made it worse. Although, the Crystal deodorant isn't an antiperspirant, I think it works really good. I have dance in school and when I use the deodorant by itself I still have a little stench, but I just put Dove deodorant over it.
This is my go-to deodorant. It really works. It is NOT an antiperspirant, but of course this means it is free from aluminum and other questionable ingredients - I find the concept of blocking ones pores from emitting sweat questionable in itself. But for odour this does the job, and with no marking or other side effects. It has the most delicate barely-there scent. I continue to search for a comparable natural product with a pretty fragrance, but so far to no avail. Highly recommended.
I have bought so many containers of this over the years that I have lost count. This is the only deoderant that doesn't give me rashes or stain all of my clothes yellow the way conventional anti-perspirants had a way of doing. It will not prevent you from sweating of course, but as far as odor control goes, this is top notch. This is pretty much the definition of a holy grail product for me, and I don't find myself looking at anything else.
Tried this after reading the reviews on MUA. Years ago, I tried the solid rock form and found it awkward and ineffective as a deodarant. This is dirt cheap compared to other deodarant products. I've been using this for 3 months now, and only used 1/2 of the bottle!! I was leary of using a deodarant w/out an antiperspirant, but this blew me away. No sweating, no odor, even after vigorous excercise. Lasts all day and my Kroger store is now carrying this for $2.49 a bottle.
I've tried several natural deodorants and have always been disappointed--until I found this. This roll-on works wonderfully and I like that there's an unscented version (I don't like smelling like essential oils.) Now I know why it's been popular for so long! I roll it on after a shower and let it dry. Then I pat some cornstarch baby powder over it to absorb wetness. It lasts all day. The only downside is that it only works on completely clean underarms (it stops the bacteria that causes odor), so you can't just reapply it the second day without taking a shower.
The past year or so I've had horrible problems with my armpits becoming painfully sensitive to deodorants. They were peeling, burning, and itching. I tried deodorants for sensitive skin, moisturizing ones, and unscented. I also tried applying lotion or body butter to my armpits *before* the deodorants, but they all had the same effect - burning, itching, and peeling.
After taking about 4 months off of deodorants and using nothing but lotion under my arms, I decided to try this product. (For the record I'm a serious sweater. I don't "perspire" or "glow", I SWEAT! And YES, I did smell bad initially, but after a month or 2 the really strong, gross smell was gone. Maybe from the old chemicals and backed up sweat clearing out?)
This Crystal Roll-On Deodorant doesn't irritate the skin there as bad as other deodorants but I can't use it on bare skin. I MUST use a lotion first, then this product. It doesn't stop me from sweating the way an antiperspirant does, but it seems to reduce the amount I sweat a little while neutralizing the scent of the sweat.
Currently I go without any deodorant products most days and only use this when I'm wearing a shirt that absorbs odors or I'm worried about sweating A LOT(hot & a lot of activity, etc.). But now, even if I wear nothing but lotion and my sweat gets onto my shirt, it still doesn't smell nearly as bad as when I wore deodorant. Give it a try. Oh, and this product too. ;-)
Will repurchase for those days that I worry about sweating excessively.
P.S. I took off 1 lippie because I still can't use it on bare skin and if I use it too many days in a row with a lotion that is too light my underarms feel sore and dry. But my armpits are freakishly sensitive now. Don't let that stop you from trying this great ALL NATURAL product. :-)