I used the spray crystal deodorant for some time but developed a rash and had to stop using it. Too bad because it did work. I've tried all the other natural ones and they made me stink more! The only one that works for me right now is the pricey Lavanila Healthy deodorant in the Lavender scent.
oh my gosh- I hate the deodorant problem. It seems like NONE of them work! I'm still having problems, but I recently started the thai crystal, and it seems to work better and better each day. Maybe our bodies just need to get used to using less chemicals?! Does anybody know if that's true or not? Has anybody else had success with crystal deodorant?
I like the crystal deodorants, but you have to know how to use them exactly right. You use them the second you step out of the shower, when your pits are still wet. Rub the entire area, not just the area you have to shave. The idea is to create a barrier, so you need to rub it on a lot. If you're wearing something with sleeves, you might have to spray the underarm area of the fabric with the liquid version of the crystal, because if the sweat combines with bacteria on your clothes, it will stink.
I've started using the roll-on crystal, and I find it really effective, too, plus you don't have to worry about wetting the stone.
@ Chelsea - a worker at Whole Foods told me she uses the Thai spray and that it can take time for your body to adjust. She said you might have to respray it once or twice during the day at first, so you're not imagining things!
As D. Train mentioned about crystal deodorant, I have noticed that all natural deodorants (I have tried a lot!) work much better if you apply right out of the shower, and then again later. I tend to shower at night because it helps me sleep better, so I apply out of the shower, then again in the morning. I used the crystal stone a long time ago, but it seemed to stop working, so I'm now using Bubble and Bee Pit Putty, after trying many others. I was skeptical, but it has worked well. I think it is partially because of the rubbing-it-in factor, like using baking soda, and partially because of the essential oils. I've been very happy with it so far, though would like to try the Thai spray as well.
I just pat some dry baking soda under my pits, and i'm good to go. it absorbs odor and seems to kill bacteria bc i never have odor problems, even on busy days...that's changed with my diet too, but bs is definitely enough to get me through the day.
if you want some more fun in your morning routine, put some water in a spray bottle, add a few drops of essential oil, and about a tsp or so of collodial silver (bacteria killing). the hubs and i spritz with that if we're feeling extra fresh....tea tree oil has a cooling effect and can be a great addition in the dog days of summer.
works for both of us and graham wasn't having it, but now he's totally on board (...i had to hide the deodorant repeatedly...poor guy, he lives with a 5 year old... ;)