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  • Anyone else ever try rock crystal deodorant?

    For me, part of this whole primal experience is keeping an open mind about trying things that I wouldn't have considered trying just a few years ago. Just because something seems weird doesn't mean it isn't good, so I figure that once I assure myself I won't be harmed, might as well give it a go.

    I'm into making stuff I used to buy, so I was combing the net for a good deodorant recipe. I found a great one using coconut oil, but my armpits started having a reaction, probably from the baking soda that was in it. At first, I didn't mind a little redness, but it started hurting. I don't like pain, especially in such a sensitive area. I found this: Deodorant | Tammy's Recipes

    It's basically a rock crystal that you wet and rub on your pit, and it eliminates odor. I decided to give it a try, found one on eBay (is there anything you can't find on eBay?), and I've been very pleased with it. It doesn't keep me dry, but it works about as well as your standard deodorant, minus the pleasant smell (it is, after all, a rock). I don't really smell like anything. It's supposed to kill the bacteria that makes your sweat smell or something like that, and it's rumored to last forever. I paid $5 for mine, which includes the shipping cost, and it doesn't seem to have shrunk since I started using it.

    Any other experiences with this kind of thing? I think it's danged cool, and much easier on me to wet down a rock than to mix up my own deodorant each month.
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    I've used one for the last 7 months. I love it and don't smell at all!

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    • #3
      I bought one when I was doing the HCG with injections long ago before I got smart..LOL They last forever and work fairly well. Keep it dry after use.

      Hey, just remember if you can not find it on ebay, its on Amazon LOL
      Karin


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      • #4
        i went deodorant free about a year and a half ago, and i keep one of these on hand for any time i find myself getting a little funky. they work great. i do miss the deodorant/antiperspirant sticks that could keep my dry from time to time, but i prefer going with nothing and using the crystal as needed.
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        • #5
          Also, if you prefer a spray you can break it up into small pieces, put it in a small spray bottle and add water. As long as there's crystal in there you can just keep adding water. I find it works better for me than rubbing the crystal directly on my skin.
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          • #6
            you can buy the spray too

            The directions on mine say, moisten with water, use then dry off crystal
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            • #7
              I have used this for years, have reactions to everything else. I use lavender water on mine, from my spray bottle of water with a few drops of lavender oil in it - lavender oil being good for itches an rashes - and it seems to work better and last longer. I know that sounds goofy, but seems true for me. I spray my armpit with the lavender water, rub with crystal, and rinse crystal with plain water and dry after use. They do seem to last forever (unless you drop 'em on the tile floor - Ooops!)
              Odille
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              • #8
                works great.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Analog6 View Post
                  I have used this for years, have reactions to everything else. I use lavender water on mine, from my spray bottle of water with a few drops of lavender oil in it - lavender oil being good for itches an rashes - and it seems to work better and last longer. I know that sounds goofy, but seems true for me. I spray my armpit with the lavender water, rub with crystal, and rinse crystal with plain water and dry after use. They do seem to last forever (unless you drop 'em on the tile floor - Ooops!)
                  Ohhh... now with a bit of essential oil scent I might just like this!
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                  • #10
                    Rather than the crystal, I make a solution of baking soda and water and add a little essential oil for fragrance and use an old roll-on bottle to apply it.
                    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                    • #11
                      I have used one of these

                      Ice Guard Natural Crystal Deodorant - Twist Up | Holland & Barrett

                      for 2 years now and it is just wearing out. I put a few drops of either tangerine oil or rosemary oil in water and wet pits with that before rubbing on the crystal deodorant. Keeps me fresh all day and lovely scent too.

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                      • #12
                        This brings a whole new meaning to PET ROCK ! ! !

                        Bwahahahaha - Mwahahahaha

                        Amazon has a full selection of these Pet Rocks:
                        http://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Body-D.../dp/B00028QA72
                        I think I will try one out. I always wanted a . . . . . PET ROCK

                        Grizz
                        Last edited by Grizz; 01-30-2012, 03:41 AM.

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                        • #13
                          I've been using it for six months and it works great. It even seems to have a mild antiperspirant effect on me, although I don't see how it could. Has anybody else found that?

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                          • #14
                            I haven't used deodorant, shower gel or shampoo in years. Takes a bit for the body to re-assert itself but most people simply don't need it.

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                            • #15
                              I have a deodorant crystal and I love it. I found it at my local grocery store for $3, and it lasts more than a year. Cheapest deodorant ever, and I don't get that heavy chemical smell when I sweat.

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