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Crystal deodorant
« on: April 19, 2019, 12:30:42 PM »
Iíve long searched for a deodorant thatís effective, economical and doesnít come in packaging thatís contributing to the worldís waste problem.  Until recently Iíd come up empty.  Then I came across a video of a woman on YouTube showing the right way to use a deodorant crystal, something Iíd tried a few years back.  After watching this video I realized Iíd been doing it all wrong. So I retrieved the one Iíd bought from the back of my bathroom cabinet (that I jokingly referred to as the B.O. stick) and applied it as she recommended.  Not only did it work, it worked better than any other deodorant Iíve owned previously.  The trick is to wet it very slightly and then rub it all over the underarm area for 20-30 seconds, depositing a thin layer of the salt onto your skin. You donít apply it like a regular deodorant, it requires this longer rubbing to work.  It works so well that when i pick up T-shirtís after a dayís wearing they smell of nothing. No deodorant and certainly no sweat. Moreover, deodorant crystals last for years (up to 3 years Iím hearing).  That was about 8 months ago and Iíll never go back. 

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Re: Crystal deodorant
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2019, 02:50:47 PM »
Ten years ago, I found a crystal deodorant in my bathroom cabinet after my wife and I got married. At first, I just dismissed it as one of her BS new-age ideas. For fun, I started using it. Amazingly, it worked better than the traditional deodorant I was using. Ten years later, I am not going back. I am very active, live outdoors (in my camper) practically year-round with limited access to a shower, and yet I don't have body odour and my clothes do not reek even after a day of hiking, because if I did, my Japanese wife's traditional horror of smell and bacteria would kick in. They do work if you use them as you described, and last at least 18 to 24 months, if not longer.

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Re: Crystal deodorant
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2019, 11:17:25 AM »
Seconding the love. I apply mine when I step out of the shower (while my armpits are still wet). If I have to use it otherwise, I've had luck putting water on my pits, then applying the stick (rather than wetting the stick).

Love the near lack of waste.

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Re: Crystal deodorant
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2019, 01:07:44 PM »
I love my crystal too, and apply it as you described, but I find it just doesn't work well enough through our humid summers. *I* don't get smelly, but the pits of the clothes I'm wearing do. Like, bad. So annoying, because it seems to otherwise work really well!

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Re: Crystal deodorant
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2019, 09:05:49 AM »
I also use this and it seems to work well.  It's not antiperspirant but does prevent smell.  At first I ran water over the crystal itself but that wore the crystal more and didn't work as well.  Now I wet my armpits and put it on.  You do have to cover the entire area.  If you miss a spot you will smell. 

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Re: Crystal deodorant
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2019, 02:02:44 AM »
I've never heard of crystal deodorant but am intrigued. Nearly every deodorant I try causes irritation or even a rash. Is crystal going to be better in that regard? What specific products do you recommend for a dude? Thanks.

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Re: Crystal deodorant
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2019, 03:36:33 PM »
Never heard of this!  My stick is about to run out, so this might be the perfect time to give it a try!  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Crystal deodorant
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2019, 03:51:44 PM »
I've never heard of crystal deodorant but am intrigued. Nearly every deodorant I try causes irritation or even a rash. Is crystal going to be better in that regard? What specific products do you recommend for a dude? Thanks.

I started using crystal deodorant because other natural ones would give me a rash. And the waste/cost benefit of using a crystal with little plastic packaging that lasts years. And no more stains on my T-shirtís!

I donít shave my pits generally, but when I do applying it right out of the shower can sting a bit. Literally the only downside. Iíve even converted a lot of my family members. Iím in danger of becoming a crystal deodorant evangelist!

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Re: Crystal deodorant
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2019, 03:12:07 AM »
Can anyone recommend a good crystal deodorant brand/where they get it from please? Keen to try!

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Re: Crystal deodorant
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2019, 10:02:49 AM »
Can anyone recommend a good crystal deodorant brand/where they get it from please? Keen to try!

The last one I bought, about a year ago, is simply called Crystal Body Deodorant Stick, in a pink plastic case. Got it from Amazon but they sell it in big box stores. I used other brands in the past and I could not tell the difference. Like all crystal deodorants, just hold it firmly when you use it and don't drop it on a hard surface, because it will break in pieces and will be practically useless.

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Re: Crystal deodorant
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2019, 01:52:09 AM »

The last one I bought, about a year ago, is simply called Crystal Body Deodorant Stick, in a pink plastic case. Got it from Amazon but they sell it in big box stores. I used other brands in the past and I could not tell the difference. Like all crystal deodorants, just hold it firmly when you use it and don't drop it on a hard surface, because it will break in pieces and will be practically useless.

Thank you, nice recommendation! Looks like it's quite a cheap one

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Re: Crystal deodorant
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2019, 05:31:53 AM »
Can anyone recommend a good crystal deodorant brand/where they get it from please? Keen to try!

Any brand! I got my no-name one from the supermarket and works very well!