Stone Crystal Deodorant is made from minerals and salts that occur in nature. In theory, the thin layer of salt applied to your skin can prevent the growth of bacteria, and thus control odor. A crystal can be very low cost and can last up to a year. But does it work?
- It actually works – odor protection for 18+ hours
- Better for You – crystal deodorants have a hazard rating of 0 on the Environmental Working Groups Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.
- Saves Money – the cost of a deodorant crystal is about the same or less than commercial antiperspirants, but can last for months and months.
- Does not stain clothes
- Fragrance free
- Easy to travel with, not messy at all.
- Not an antiperspirant – does not prevent sweating, only odor
- Must be applied wet and then allowed to dry
After my homemade deodorant fail, I still wanted to find something more natural than my commercial antiperspirant that helped prevent odor. I was vaguely familiar with crystal stone deodorant, but it seemed so silly in concept that I didn’t really believe it could work. I even ended up buying one as a research product, but it sat in my drawer for months. I just couldn’t find the time to try it out on a weekend when I didn’t mind getting stinky. Then a friend mentioned that she used crystal deodorant, and was happy with it. I started using the next weekend, and never looked back.
The crystal deodorant looks just like a giant, clear crystal. Each morning I run it under water, shake off the excess drips and give my armpits a good coating. I always do this between putting on my undergarments, and my outer layer as the product needs a couple of minutes to dry. Any product that gets on my fingers rinses easily away with no yucky residue. This product is so clean that I don’t mind my kids playing with it because they cannot make a mess with it!
Amazingly, I found this product protects from body odor all day long! Even the next morning, I am relatively BO free. Sometimes, there is a scent, but I’ve realized that it’s the the scent of me – not sweetly fragrant like a perfume, but a mild, non-offensive scent. The product does not protect from sweating, so you need to be okay with occasionally damp pits. Even when dampness happens, however, I’ve not experienced offensive odor. The crystal is so effective, it can be re-applied the next day to unwashed skin and it knocks out any bit of odor that may have developed and continues to work through the second day (I know I’m not the only mom out there who doesn’t get to shower every day!). The only complaint I have is that application onto freshly shaved skin can sting for a few seconds.
Overall, I highly recommend the crystal stone deodorant. It is clean, and easy to use. It is low cost, natural, and highly effective. I’ve heard it also works on stinky feet, although I’ve not tested it on feet yet. Most importantly, it’s safe to use everyday without worry about cancer causing chemicals leaching into your body. The crystal deodorant is everything I’ve been looking for!
Note that my review is based solely on my use of this product, and I have not tried any other brands of stone crystals, but my understanding is that they all work in the same way.
Have you ever tried a stone crystal deodorant? What was your experience?