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Crystal Deodorant Crystal Body Deodorant Stick - 4.25 Oz
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57 Reddit comments about Crystal Deodorant Crystal Body Deodorant Stick - 4.25 Oz:

u/ecafsub · 27 pointsr/Austin

I’m guessing you’re using this to avoid aluminum (and other nasty evil chemicals). I don’t know why, because we’re likely exposed to more naturally-occurring aluminum in the environment every day than you’d rub on your pits. And no, not from manufacturing. Aluminum makes up about 8% of the Earth’s crust and is the most abundant metal in the crust. It’s the 3rd most abundant element following oxygen and silicone.

That said, the ingredient for this thing is potassium alum, aka potassium aluminum sulfate
(which is a chemical compound despite their claims that it’s “completely free of chemicals.” Because literally everything is a chemical.) so: aluminum. Screenshot of their Amazon page.

Btw, that “chemical-free” hunk of potassium aluminum sulfate you’ve been using is also used as an organic fertilizer. I figure you probably buy only organic, so there you go.

So while you’ve pointlessly tried to avoid rubbing it on, you’ve likely been eating it.

In other words: you and everyone else who bought into the fear-mongering got played. As usual. For something that almost certainly does not work. Which they actually admit on the above product page.

Edit: note that I said “I’m guessing,” because there may be other reasons people have for rubbing a rock on their pits. But the vast majority of users are in fact scared of the eeeevul aluminumz chemikillz. Sadly, they just believe whatever garbage scam these companies push and throw money at them.

u/colenotphil · 26 pointsr/hiphopheads

This is gonna sound like some hippy shit but Kdot is part of black hippy so hang on a sec: most deodorant+antiperspirant contains metals which are bad for clothes and more importantly may or may not play a factor in various cancers, though the jury is very much still out on this.

Regardless, for 2 years I have used a combination of salt-based antiperspirant (link) and using cologne as my deodorant. I am consistently complimented on my scent, I feel clean and great, and none of my shirts have even remote staining. I don't like to wear undershirts under button-downs so it is very important to me that I not be staining them. Oh, and the antiperspirant I linked lasts 1.5 years easy, mine is going on 2 years now for like $4.

Fuck Old Spice and their marketing, you don't need that shit and it smells horrible. I don't have proof but knowing large mutinational corporations, you can make a decently educated guess that they purposefully developed a product that sorta works but only for a short time, because then how would they sell more of it? It's like planned obsolescence but more so planned rapid depletion.

u/sunset7766 · 22 pointsr/AskWomen

I got the travel size of this. You wet it and also wet your clean armpits (can't be put on without cleaning your pits wth soap first) and rub it all around each pit for 30 seconds. It neutralizes the zone, making all the smelly bacteria not smelly anymore. People say you still sweat with it, I say I sweat even less than what I was with regular deodorant, and now I smell like literally nothing in there. Also, the rock lasts forever. That is, unless you drop it in your sink and it breaks, which is why I went with a travel size. I know someone who has the kind where it's a whole rock in a dish like this and she's on year 5 and the darn thing is not done yet.

Also, it was explained to me that one of the reasons aluminum in regular deodorant is bad for you is because since it's a large metal particle, it literally clogs your sweat glands. So in doing that, your telling your body it's basically not doing a good job of sweating (because you're blocking the sweat) so your body is like "omg we need to work harder!" so it produces more and more sweat. After a few years of that, your body is like on hyperdrive of making you sweat, rendering your deodorant useless. So when I switched to the crystal and quit blocking the sweat glands from doing its natural thing, my body was like "hell yeah we're doing a kickass job we don't need to work as hard to push this crap out anymore" and now I don't even sweat almost at all anymore.

u/stoavio · 14 pointsr/AskMen

This can be dealt with.

Here are a few options to consider. First, Zinc will help with the stink. You can take a Zinc supplement AND use a topical ointment on your feet. If you decide to take a Zinc supplement, don't take it everyday and be mindful of your copper levels. OptiZinc has copper included although you want to supplement even a little more. The ideal zinc-to-copper ratio is 10:1.

  • Boudreaux's Butt Paste Maximum Strength Diaper Cream

    This works very well because it contains 40% Zinc. One of the highest you can find. I've used this on my feet with success and I've even used it on my face before to help with complexion issues and it never dried me out. I think using daily on your feet would be fine although I wouldn't recommend putting it on your face every day. You can find this in Walmart in the baby isle (where the Pedialyte is located). Start with a small amount and rub it in. A little goes a long way with this stuff, you don't want your feet feeling greasy all day.

  • Crystal Body Deodorant Stick Deodorant

    I bought this because I was looking for safer deodorant options. I was amazed at how well it worked on my armpits (much better than traditional deodorants containing aluminum) and the upside for you is, it even specifically mentions being used on feet to treat foot odor. I haven't done that but I imagine it would working swimmingly.

  • Nature's Way Chlorofresh

    This product is along the same lines as BodyMint, but much cheaper. It is typically used to deal with bad breath that originates from odor created in the gut, but it has also been used to treat general body odor as well. I recommend starting with the top 2 recommendations first but considering this can be tried for only ~$7, it may be worth just adding it to your odor fighting stack.

  • 10-Seconds Deodorant & Disinfectant

    I was told this is the product that bowling alleys use to disinfect the bowling shoes. I bought a can sometime ago when I was running and wanted to keep my running shoes from getting rank. I can't find it right now but I seem to recall a warning about harmful/caustic chemicals coming into contact with skin so use this one carefully if you decide to try it. You should be disinfecting your shoes anyway since it sounds like your issue could be bacterial or fungal, seeing as it spreads so rapidly to new shoes.

  • Drymax Run Hyper Thin No Show Socks

    I got these for running and I love them. They are super light and are made from a breathable mesh. The thicker your socks are, the more likely your feet are to get hot and begin sweating. These are a bit expensive but you can think of them as an investment that pays dividends.

  • Mini Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag, Charcoal

    These are designed to naturally remove odor. I keep them in my shoes when they're just sitting in my closet. I assume they are working because my shoes don't stink. They are cheap and got good reviews on Amazon. Check 'em out.

    In conclusion

    I believe if you are washing your feet thoroughly, making sure your socks are clean and your feet have some Zinc ointment rubbed into them (or the crystal deodorant applied) and your shoes are properly disinfected and dry, I think you will see an appreciable reduction in foot funk if not a complete eradication.

    Good luck.

u/ashwinmudigonda · 8 pointsr/LifeProTips

As skeptical as I was, I found the crystal deodorant to work just fine. It is colorless, odorless and just plain works.

u/10noop20goto10 · 7 pointsr/LifeProTips

Alternative LPT: Switch to one of those salt stone deodorants.

I threw out all of my old white undershirts (I keep around 30 on hand. I'm pretty serious about white t's), and made the switch from antiperspirant at the same time. No more pit stains! Haven't looked back. It's amazing!

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/blackladies

Tried Crystal deodorant yet? It's natural, goes on clear and no zinc so it doesn't darken your pits.

u/nubbinator · 6 pointsr/AskReddit

This is what I use. It works great and lasts a long time. It isn't an antiperspirant, but it's a great deodorant. If you get smelly feet, you can also use it on them and it will kill the odor.

u/erin_said · 6 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I use the crystal deodorant, and it's a little odd to get used to at first, but it works great! You have to reaaaaallllly get it all over your underarm area though, not just in the pit...I rub mine a little bit on the sides of my armpit and then a lot farther up and down (like a bit down onto my sideboob area and on my arm where it touches my side boob area). I definitely had a few days where my body was sort of getting used to not having traditional deodorant on, so I was a bit stinky, but it didn't last long. Now the only time I get stinky is if I'm doing really heavy physical activity in the heat, but that would have happened even when I wore normal deodorant. This is the kind that I buy because I hate the dispenser on the stick version, but the stick version works just the same. My favorite thing about it is that it's cheap and it lasts a super long time. The only time I've had to buy new deodorant since I've started using it wasn't because I ran out (I wasn't even close), but it was because I dropped the crystal chunk and it fell awkwardly and shattered.

u/fmngblch · 4 pointsr/beautytalkph

Not OC but I use a Crystal deodorant and it works. You just have to use it on your clean and damp underarms. It really helped in lightening my armpits tbh.

u/CharmedInBaltimore · 4 pointsr/Parenting

Where is the odor coming from? Remember because she is female she could have a yeast infection or vaginitis. I'm someone who has to wear particular deodorant or I smell. The Crystal works best for me. ( ). Keeping things shaved also helps but that may not be an option. Also remember you are her dad. Not some pedophile so don't be afraid to help if needed. Is there a female she trust that could have a heart to heart with her? Or maybe make it fun and present like a makeover/spa day. Could be a way to teach her some tricks without making her feel targeted. I also work with a lot of Young adults with autism and one thing we do is make checklist. That way steps are at forgotten and there is a routine and pattern which could be helpful for people with autism.

Finally, if the odor is coming from her clothes you can spray the hotspots like under the arms with Listerine. I do this to my gym clothes before washing them. The alcohol kills bacteria.

u/philoneous · 4 pointsr/Paleo

Not sure what a Paleo deodorant would be, but you could try mineral salts like this.

u/invertedearth · 4 pointsr/LifeProTips

If you have never tried using the crystal-type deodorant, give it a go. BO comes from certain bacteria digesting the sebum secreted from certain parts of your body (the smelly ones: pits and crack to crotch). Deodorants typically only provide some fragrance to cover the stanky build-up, but the crystal works by killing those bacteria. It takes a few days (one week at most) for its effect to build up, but it does work.

Years ago, as a starving college student, I worked construction ~30 hours a week to pay for tuition, etc. Working in the hot, humid central Alabama summertime and scrambling to clean up for classes resulted in the desperate fetid stench that can only be described in relation to the swamps of Dagobah. Repeated showers didn't work. Antiperspirants didn't work. Industrial strength scents designed for pubescent boys didn't work. As someone who had always prided himself on his personal hygiene, I was really deeply traumatized; suddenly, for reasons beyond my control, I had become the stinky guy that everyone avoids. The only think that worked was that crystal.

Finally, as an added bonus, it is remarkably cheap since one stick will last for years if you ignore the directions and apply the dry stick to a wet armpit immediately after showering instead of wetting the stick under the faucet.

u/GreatThingsTB · 3 pointsr/florida

There is rock deodorant. While it has a higher melting point than gel or the white stuff, it also doesn't work.

How about old school roll-on, powder, or undershirt combination?

u/EmperorSelassieEye · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

Crystal deodarant

Edit: Oh this won't prevent sweating. Lo siento.

u/maisiedaise · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

I use Crystal brand natural deodorant (this stuff). No gross baby powder/flowery scent & it lasts forever.

u/ummmily · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I found some on Amazon.

I dunno. My rock looked like this, but less pink and more white, irregularly shaped, and scratchy-lookin'. Apparently it's salt.

As long as I put it on right after the shower, it's miraculous.

u/estrelle84 · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Sure thing! :) I didn’t find any information about it being an antiperspirant, unfortunately, but reading through the amazon reviews, it seems quite a few people find it more effective than their old regular deodorant (Dove, Secret, etc.), which is cool, especially considering that the Crystal deodorant in the stick form is primarily made of mineral salts.

u/Please_Try_Again · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

I use this one on my legs. I've heard people say the alum in this isn't the same as in the alum blocks sold for shaving, but idk. It seems to work, but may sting more than other ones. Honestly I only use it for about 25% of my shaves because I'm lazy, so maybe I'm not the best source...

u/JpSpade · 2 pointsr/funny

It does not prevent sweating. Antiperspirants are designed for that and often contain aluminum chlorohydrate. This is how I differentiate if I am confused by the labeling.

As for the smell, deodorant definitely helps but if it is a long day and you sweat a lot it can mix with your BO scent and make something unpleasant for some like skylla's example of the freshener + shit nasal DP . Try stuff out and see what works best but if you sweat a lot you may want to keep in mind the mix of scents it creates.

If you wear any cologne, you will want to look for a very mild or even completely fragrance-free deodorant. I use the crystal stick and I am pretty satisfied. The stick itself lasts a super long time as long as you don't drop it, does not leave any stains on clothing, as natural as you can get in the deo aisle and doesn't conflict with any cologne. The only drawback for me is that I have to apply a LOT to make it as effective as some other more potent deodorants but that just means rolling the rock for longer as wetting it.

I get mine from the drugstore in my area but here is their site:


u/happyjoylove · 2 pointsr/NaturalBeauty

This. Also I've been using it for over 4 years and haven't had to buy more, it laaaaasssstttsss.

u/laurenkk · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Do you specifically need an antiperspirant?

If not, try a natural stone deodorant. I've been happy with it for 18 years now.

CRYSTAL BODY DEODORANT Stick - Unscented (4.25 fl oz)

u/toegram · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Arm and Hammer somehow made me smell worse halfway through the day than if I hadn't applied deodorant at all so I recently started using this. It's kind of goofy and you need to apply it on clean, damp underarms but it's working pretty well. I also like that it's totally fragrance free. On my recent return to the U.S. from a trip abroad, after rifling through my shit the customs agent told me that a lot of her coworkers it too so idk it must be good??

u/mastiii · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have no idea what the answer to your problem is, but I can suggest products that I use. First is Crystal deodorant - it is literally just a salt crystal rock thing, just one ingredient. You can buy a travel size at places like Whole Foods to see if it works for you. If one of the ingredients in your deodorant is causing trouble for you, maybe using a simpler product will eliminate the issue.

The other product is Certain Dri. It works a little differently than your average deodorant. It stops you from sweating and lasts a few days, even after you shower.

u/RikuKat · 2 pointsr/homestead

This is the link I purchased from. I'm guessing we triggered some sort of pricing algorithm with our sudden interest, because the price has gone up.

u/LavernicaDeLuca · 2 pointsr/Frugal

This is an example. It uses mineral salts. You have to get it wet to use but I just put it on after my shower (when my armpits are already moist) and it works just fine like that. They also make a roll on version but it doesn't last nearly as long, in my experience.

u/thelan · 2 pointsr/timferriss

This is the one recommended in the May 5, 2017 email.

u/Honeymaid · 2 pointsr/AmItheAsshole

No your boyfriend is being a fucking asshole baby about this; there are natural salt based deodorants that could work for him, just break up with him he's being an idiot

u/shes-a-cunt · 2 pointsr/keto

I really like Dove - they have a prescription strength version. I haven't tried this particular one before. Degree has a super-strong version (or they used to) - that's what I used in high school when I was athletic and at my stinkiest, as a teen.

To be honest I use something similar to this but I do have to re-apply on really hot days. I'm more worried about chemicals than reapplying, though.

You'll get more replies in /r/xxketo.

u/algbs3 · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Ah, it's not the end of the world. Tom's also makes a liquid that uses a salt crystal like this which I've heard is an alternative. Some of the reviews say that Tom's gave them a giant itchy rash though? Now I'm a bit scared.

u/2_4_16_256 · 2 pointsr/asktrolly
u/My_50_lb_Testes · 2 pointsr/pics

I used this one for about a year and it was fantastic until I got some sort of weird infection and my doc told me to stop using it. It went away shortly after but it wasn't bad and it may not have even been that. I'd give it a shot if I were you, can't beat that price.

u/YetiYogurt · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I don't care about anti-perspirant, and I use natural deodorants as much as possible. I use the Crystal (salt) rock deodorant after I shower.

u/Happy_Airplane · 1 pointr/vegan

Try the crystal deodorant. I had a hard time with sweating and getting rashes from normal deodorant. The crystal helps neutralize your sweating. I no longer have to worry about BO.

Edit: Am male, but wife uses same deodorant too and has no problem with sweat now :)

u/damnlooneyhats · 1 pointr/knitting

This suggestion can't help with the current situation - but have you ever tried Crystal Mineral deodorant? it forms a mineral layer where the bacteria that cause underarm stink can live in so you sweat, but no smell

If nothing else works, try buying a bag of activated charcole and putting it in a plastic bin with your sweater and sealing it shut for a few days

u/stonedandlurking · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

My holy grail is Crystal Deodorant. It’s about $5 and lasts me over a year with daily use. It works better for me than any regular, “clinical strength,” or natural deodorants I’ve tried. And it doesn’t stain my dark clothes with white streaks, nor does it make the pits yellow on my white shirts.

u/NapoleonThrownaparte · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Me too, I'm nosey about the change even if I can't afford it.

If I may make another suggestion, assuming you don't already: particularly if you're going to put proper money into aftershave then consider changing anything else scented so it doesn't interfere.

  1. Pure witch hazel or an alum block are unscented and are for literal after shaving, not in the "part of your outfit" sense. I prefer the former since it's liquid and I like to keep the splash-on feeling. WH can come with or without alcohol, it's down to preference.

  2. Use a mineral salt instead of deoderant. YMMV I'm sure, but I've found it better in every way, sucks that they tend to aim it at the chemical-fear market. I wouldn't even have looked at it if I hadn't given up on the rest and found such positive reviews. Here's an example.
u/intheafternoon · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I use the unscented crystal deodorant stick (amazon). If I do sweat under my arms while using this, there's no smell. I use the dry stick version so it is kind off a hassle to use, my underarm as well as the stick have to be wet in order for it to get on my skin, then it has to dry completely. But it always works. I have tried certain dri but it gave me a rash and it made my armpits sweat even more, and I feel like any deodorant/antiperspirant with a scent smells way too strong.

u/thecravenone · 1 pointr/AskMen

Mineral salt deodorant (Non-affiliate Amazon link)

Basically a brick of salt that you get wet and rub under your pits. All that salt kills the bacteria that make you stink. It's unscented so it doesn't clash with your cologne.

u/contradictionchild · 1 pointr/sexover30

Wow, not even the [crystal deodorant ] (

All my sympathy!

u/whatthebbq · 1 pointr/AskMenOver30

My wife recently had me try her hippie crystal deodorant stick. I was very skeptical because I'm a pretty stinky guy at times, but I'll be damned. It works super damn well on me.

Most days that's all I use, but some days I combine it with my regular deodorant. I still sweat obnoxiously too much, but antiperspirants irritate my skin too much.

u/sweet__leaf · 1 pointr/vegan
u/bigbangtheory_ · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

This. Best stuff ever. Lasts for years. No scent, just makes the environment inhabitable for the stinky bacteria.

u/wavyformula · 1 pointr/keto

Is it this? I didn't realize Crystal was a brand, thought it was just a type.

u/eluusive · 1 pointr/bicycling

Get some Crystal Deodorant. Take a shower before your ride, and put that on anywhere you expect an oder. The minerals keep you from sweating in your nether regions and kill the bacteria that produce the stank.

u/fgiveme · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

For deodorant you should keep the alum crystal one, like this:

The thing last forever and will not melt even if you put it in the trunk of your car during hot summer.

u/zieen · 1 pointr/malegrooming

I switched to Dove Men Care, but found today that it also gives me a burn/rash. Crystal is the only deodorant not to do that to me so far ( I found it at CVS for around $3. It's just potassium alum, which is the same alum you might use shaving.

u/Isis13rules · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I don't suffer from excessive sweating but I use this and it works so so well. I want people who have a sweat or odor issue to try this. It can be found at Amazon but some drug stores and Wal-Mart stores have it. It's inexpensive and lasts forever.
I would recommend using it before bedtime and also right after showering. For best results, your skin needs to be dampened or just put a little water on the top of it. You can put deodorant over it too. It will take a week or two to get full results.

u/BeneGezzWitch · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

That looks right, here's the one we use: Crystal Body Deodorant Stick - 4.25 oz

u/JoeSchmoe2000 · 1 pointr/AskMen

I have been using Crystal for about a year now and will probably stick with it. It is a big salt rock. It isn't an antiperspirant but it is excellent at preventing odor.

u/almightywhacko · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

Potassium alum (baber's alum) like that stick you linked to is intended for use on your face. Deodorant alum is almost always ammonium alum, which often stings when applied to your face but works better as a deodorant.

And not to get into too much detail.. but why would you ever want to rub something on your face that you have already rubbed into your armpits? Sure you may have showered first or whatever.. but even then I don't think I would want to use the same product on both areas.

u/bikerwalla · 0 pointsr/wicked_edge

You're going to want an alum block to rub over your wet face right after the shave. It tightens your pores, disinfects, and controls any bleeding if you have cut yourself or scraped your skin. If you want one purpose-made for shaving, you can get the one by RazoRock, but you should save a few bucks and instead use a Crystal Body Deodorant; it's chemically identical and comes in a plastic applicator that is easier to hold.

After rinsing off the alum, I would use a toner splash, like Thayers witch hazel and lavender or Ogalalla bay rum, followed by a balm, like Nivea Aftershave for Sensitive Skin.