How to use a deodorant crystal

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 20, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Hey folks. I've been using this deodorant crystal for a couple of weeks now. For the first 2 weeks, it worked wonderfully. I'd wet the crystal slightly, apply it liberally to my arm pits and some of the surrounding skin, and I wouldn't have any BO for the whole day.

However, the crystal is stinky now, and is no longer effective.

Is there anything that needs to be done to ensure that the deodorant crystal continues to work?

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on June 20, 2010
at 08:39 PM

The stones actually seemed to be rather ineffective for me. Mine started stinking as well and even if they kept my pits from smelling, the resulting sweat would still stink up my shirts. I have tried the spray and powder as well. The Crystal spray seems to work great on my feet, but not my pits.

The best solution I have found is drying my pits thoroughly, rubbing a little bit of coconut oil on them and then liberally applying some baking soda. I have been doing this for 3 weeks and it has lasted through work, interviews, working out, running outdoors and even running around a farm in 92 degree weather for a day. No smell at all! It's actually better than any deodorant I have ever used.



on June 21, 2010
at 12:00 AM

I've been making a spray deodorant but heating some distilled water, dissolving some baking soda in it, letting it cool, then putting it into a little travel spray bottle. Inexpensive and it works fine. After a while (weeks) it may start to form crystals or the nozzle may get plugged...clean it all out and refresh.



on June 21, 2010
at 02:16 AM

This is like my last remaining chemical laden item in my bathroom...deodorant. I am very curious to the responses here as I tried the crystal before with no effect. Lots of baking soda uses I see so far....



on June 20, 2010
at 09:49 PM

Not sure what that crystal is made of buy the alum crystal didn't work for me either. I resorted to about a month of washing with washcloth only (no soap), toweling off, then liberally rubbing for about 15seconds with alcohol. The stink is gone, even when I sweat. Now I'll either just do coconut oil and baking soda, but if for some reason a hint of stink comes back, I'll use an alcohol rub again. I haven't been this stink free since before puberty!


on June 20, 2010
at 08:26 PM

I've experienced similar stone funkiness. I rinsed under warm running water for a few seconds and rubbed the stone on a towel. I rub a little rubbing alcohol on it for good measure. If it has a top, consider leaving it off to let it air dry. Prevention was the the better approach, though. I wash my pits a couple times with soap and a washcloth to dislodge the stink.

Good luck.

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