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Crystal Deodorant: 100% Natural

Recently, I've received a few questions about natural deodorants, and here's one I can recommend - Crystal Deodorant. It has been around since 1984, and it's the all natural alternative to mainstream chemical-filled deodorants.

It's hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, non-sticky, non-staining, and it is made of 100% mineral salts. That's it - no artificial colors or ingredients. All you have to do is moisten the top with water, apply, and you're good to go.

How does it work? It is not the sweat that smells, it is the bacteria that collects in it that makes the actual body odor. Using Crystal deodorant creates a layer of of mineral salt on the skin, making an impossible environment for bacteria to thrive.

Other deodorants attempt to mask the smell with strong scented perfumes. Antiperspirants often contain alcohol which shrink your pores, or aluminum that clogs your pores to prevent sweating. They actually discourage your body's natural removal of toxins.

Crystal Deodorant is a healthier approach to dealing with your sweat, but it used to be a little annoying to use. Before it was just, well, a piece of clear rock. Now it's in a handy stick applicator, so it's much easier to apply and pack on trips. Another great thing? It can last up to 1 year.

Fit's Tips: Have I piqued your curiosity? You can pick one up at your local health food store or buy it directly from Crystal Body Deodorant for only $5.99. If you don't love the stick, you can also get the liquid version in a roll-on.

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jendudley jendudley 10 years
I have really sensitive skin and my Secret JUST now started giving me a rash. Maybe I should switch.
SU3 SU3 10 years
Very interesting! I'm going to have to check it out next time I'm grocery shopping - thanks for posting!
muchacha muchacha 10 years
hmmm.. this is really interesting, i'll have to keep my eye out at the pharmacy the next time i'm shopping for deodorants/anti-perspirants. I'm a little apprehensive because I did try Tom's of Maine for awhile, and it did not work at all!! Would someone please provide a comparison between Tom's and the Crystal deodorants?
clutch26 clutch26 10 years
Adidas makes two aluminum-free sticks for women. I think it works pretty well but I tend to have to apply it more often than I do with the deodorants with aluminum. Rather not take the chance with alzheimer's.
nubiantigr nubiantigr 10 years
the new secret clinical strength is good for sweaty folks like me. I don't think it has aluminum.
nubiantigr nubiantigr 10 years
i know my mom was advised to use this during cancer treatments.
katiekat katiekat 10 years
For most natural deodorants to keep you from stinking, you have to apply a few times a day. Because I'm concerned about the harmful effects "commercial" deodorants can have I have made the switch to natural deodorant. I am not a sweaty girl...but I do get REALLY stinky pits. To combat this, I keep sticks stashed everywhere (car, desk, purse, beach bag...) None of the products I have tried work as well as the super toxic brands, but I figure that by avoiding extra chemicals in my many beauty products, I'm increasing my chances of leading a long & healthy life.
jendudley jendudley 10 years
LOL @ cubadog!!!!!!
cubadog cubadog 10 years
My old rommie used this stuff and she was still stinky!
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
i wore this for a year, i wanted so badly for it to work. it doesn't really prevent odor and i still sweat all over the place, lol. i like tom's of maine, that works pretty well. it's not perfect but i won't be using anything with alumninum in it. the breast cancer link may be an old wive's tale but i'm not taking chances.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Right on Pixiedust! Koreniebear - is the Adidas brand deodorant the aluminum-free kind? If so, I like that one too.
koreniebear koreniebear 10 years
i really wanna try this. i don't have much of a sweat problem but boy i stink sometimes. lol. i just started using adidas deodrant and so far its been workin realy good. no sweat and no smell!!
sailing-chick sailing-chick 10 years
This stuff is fantastic. I used it when I was younger when it was in the shape of a rock. Antipersperants don't work on me - even the ones that say 24hr protection. However, I do use them to help with the smell. I'm definetly going to try this in rollon. I sweat heaps but am going to use this when I exercise - cos no one cares then!!
Leanne1078 Leanne1078 10 years
As of yet, there are no natural antipersperants. The aluminum in standard sticks is what keeps you from sweating by clogging your pores. Even though all the stories about this leading to breast cancer have been proven as myth, there is still some evidence that people with alzheimers and parkinsons have high levels of this aluminum in their systems. I'd rather be safe than sorry, and I have grown to LOVE crystal deodorants. I use the Lafe's roll on version right now and it works great. Sweating is important in order to remove toxins from our bodies, and crystal deodorants keep the smell away better than anything I've ever tried!
muchacha muchacha 10 years
I would be interested to find out if any natural anti-perspirants exist and work..
kendallina kendallina 10 years
I used a crystal deodorant when I was a stinky kid going through puberty. From what I remember it worked better than regular deodorant. I prefer Secret now though.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Tom's of Maine is a deodorant - NOT an antiperspirant, just like this Crystal deodorant. Both do not prevent you from sweating, because that goes against your body's natural process (it does this to cool you off and get rid of toxins). If the sweating is is what you want to stop, then make sure you buy a deodorant that says "antiperspirant" on the label.
kimbit kimbit 10 years
I have tried it and you do still sweat, and I am a very sweaty person, so I didn't like it for my under arms. I do use it on my feet in the summer time though, it works well to help stop them from being smelly in my sandals.
Crisonce Crisonce 10 years
ok yes that is my question too sugar, i got the tom's deodorant but i still sweat in it. are there any natural antiperspirants??
Moni-B Moni-B 10 years
Amazing. I saw this is my local CVS and was wondering if it was any good. As of now, I'm using Tom's of Maine deodorant and that works okay but doesn't prevent all odors. ~M~
sugarb sugarb 10 years
I am all over this concept, but I have just one question....doesn't this stuff still let you sweat? What can you do about that?
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