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Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal Stone Review

Updated on July 7, 2016

Why I Use A Crystal Deodorant Stone

Why does it always come down to the simple things that work. I've not used commercial deodorant or antiperspirant for over 25 years. I've put it to the test and swear by it. Even during the summer when I do heavy work in the hot sun and sweat buckets, I don't exude the bad malodorous body odor. I have even skipped a day with no odoriferous results.

The health risks of using aluminum based chemical deodorants has been a proven contributor to many diseases so why would you willingly poison yourself when there is such an easy solution.

Let me recommend this amazing crystal deodorant stone to you and stay fresh naturally.

Sweat Doesn't Stink

Clean sweat does not stink. The bacteria on your skin are what produces the odor that is attributed to stale sweat. Allowing that bacteria to grow, provides the basis for creating body odor. And your odor is distinct to your bacteria.

Bacteria grow in warm moist areas so the armpits, loaded with sweat glands, is a prime location. Even more so if one uses the conventional aluminum-based anti-antiperspirants. These products control sweating by clogging and restricting the pores. This gives the bacteria a perfect growing environment. So much so that antiperspirants also contain perfumes and deodorants as well.

That's typical modern thinking. Solve a problem by throwing more chemicals at it. I don't like that mentality but there is obviously money involved. Create a product that solves one problem only to make another which needs another product to solve... and so on and so on.

I came across the first crystal deodorant stone at a flea market trade show. That was twenty five years ago and I am still using the stuff. It is a natural alum based mineral crystal that kills the bacteria living on your skin on contact. Kill the bacteria, get rid of the odor.

Thai Deodorants Thai Natural Crystal Deodorant Push-Up Stick 2.125 oz
Thai Deodorants Thai Natural Crystal Deodorant Push-Up Stick 2.125 oz

It also comes in a traditional roll-on type package but don't be fooled into buying it this way. The extra packaging is just a gimmick and the stone will soon enough fall out of the package. The only time I consider this format is when traveling on an airline .... customs people are so curious.

 

The Science That Kills

Aluminum chlorohydrate is the active ingredient in most commercial antiperspirants. The American Food and Drug Administration allows aluminum chlorohydrate in concentrations of up to 25%, considering it safe up to those levels.

I love that term. "considered safe up to those levels". That means it is not safe over those levels? Who is preventing some over enthusiastic teen from over applying his pit stick? Besides who reads the labels on these things anyways.

There is fears and suggestions that high levels aluminum concentrations in the body is attributed to some diseases like Alzheimer's and breast cancer. The word is still out on that. I, for one, don't plan on testing the theory.

Wiki Speaks ...

"There is no adequate evidence that exposure to aluminium in antiperspirants leads to progressive dementia and Alzheimer's disease."

Ted S. Gansler, MD, MBA, the director of medical content for the American Cancer Society, stated "There is no convincing evidence that antiperspirant or deodorant use increases cancer risk"

Quotes from Wikipedia.... aluminum chlorohydrate

How I Use It

Using the crystal deodorant stone is simple. All you do is wet the stone and wipe over the armpit area. It doesn't take much. Remember to rinse the stone off after you finish. One three once stone lasts about three months so it is much cheaper than regular deodorant as well.

Now how simple is that?

In all fairness I must caution you. It takes a while to become totally effective. It's basic biology that you have to contend with. The stone is effective right away but if you've been using antiperspirant for any length of time, your pores will be clogged. It takes a couple of weeks to a month of continual use before you'll feel completely free. During that time you'll sweat more because your body is used to sweating profusely because of the blocked pours. Gradually the sweating will lessen and the odor will be gone.

I once had a reaction when using the stone that I assumed to be a resistant bacteria. I quite using the stone for three days and let nature take its course. After that I started using the stone again with no adverse effect. Be sure to rinse the stone thoroughly after each use. This will prevent resistant bacteria from forming. In 25 years I only had that one reaction and I don't blame the stone for it.

After three months of regular use, your body will have settled in. Sweating will happen but is not odoriferous and will soon reduce in quantity. Your body regains its efficiency and requires less sweat to cool itself. You will find you can even skip a day of using the deodorant stone without ill effects.

I personally like the natural crystal form but the stone comes formed and packaged in a roll-on type package. In my opinion it is a waste of both packaging and money. We bought one once because our regular supply of the stone was lacking. The price was three times what I usually paid and the stone was smaller. It also on lasted in the container a few weeks before it eroded enough from regular use to fall right out of the expensive container. Don't waste your money on the prepackaged stone.

The biggest cause of failure when using the stone is not giving it the time in the beginning.

Sources of Crystal Deordorant Stones

Thai Deodorant Stone Crystal Stone in Basket
Thai Deodorant Stone Crystal Stone in Basket

This is the first stone deodorant I came across and still one of the best. The oval hand-formed crystal usually lasts the longest and it fits the hand better. They also come with great little designer holders.

 

Other Uses Of the Crystal Deodorant Stone

  1. I use left over pieces crushed to a powder and added to my hot bath water for a cleansing soak. I don't do it often but then again I don't have a continuous supply, I just use the left over pieces.
  2. I used a couple of pieces in the drip tray under my old freezer. It used to collect water once in awhile and I'd notice a odor. Since I've thrown in a couple of stone chips I no longer have that problem.
  3. If you suffer from foot odor, soak your feet in water that contains the remnants of this crystal stone.

How To Buy Crystal Deodorant Stones

Buy from a reputable company. Some I have tried are better than others in their quality control. The original Thai stone was hand packed and seemed to be the best of the companies I've tried so if you buy online, I would buy those.

Find a local dealer. I like to personally inspect the stones before I purchase. The clearer the stone the easier it is to see if there are any internal cracks that would cause the stone to split before you have used it a full three months. Pick clear over cloudy.

Crystal Deodorant Comments - Give me your thoughts.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @WebMarketingPro: Thanks for visiting. Yes, That is a common problem with those that start using the crystal deodorant stone. Most don't take the time to let the body start working for itself again. The longer you've been using the chemical deodorants, the longer it is going to take to cleanse the body before it starts working. It is something one learns from experience as I don't see that information on the product website apart from a vague mention that is takes time. Be patient and be rewarded.

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      WebMarketingPro 4 years ago

      Thanks for this useful info. I tried it once and thought it didn't work. Now I know why. I will give this another try now...

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @Gypzeerose: Thanks. It works well. I found a new use for it as well. I put small leftover pieces in my camping cooler when I finished with it for the weekend and it smells fresh and ready the next time I open the cooler.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Interesting review. I especially appreciated the recommendation to crush the stone and make a foot wash.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @wiseriverman: Thanks for the visit and the endorsement. It does work if you let it. Awesome.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Glad to see you'll give it a try again. Staying away from food like garlic and bananas for the trial period will help. Foods that react or come through the skin pores will temp you to fall back on the wagon. Good luck it is worth the trials.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @Girlwiththorns: Thanls for visiting

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      wiseriverman 4 years ago

      I've used it for years with excellent results.

      Thanks! Great lens!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      No wonder it didn't work for me: I need to give it more time. I'll try again. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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      Girlwiththorns 4 years ago

      Thumbs up for crystal deodorant :)

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @anonymous: This is the new gardening theme. A nice spring time fresh looking lens theme.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @carolinarobin: I hope all is well now. As long as you are healed it will work fine for you. You'll know right away if you get some in an open sore. You know the old "salt on the wound" adage. Not fun.

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      Gardener Don 4 years ago

      This is why I love Squidoo - it's amazing the gems you drop into when doing some squid surfing! My problem is not so much the odor, but the large & embarrassing underarm pit stains on my shirts. Will it be effective in eliminating them, as the antiperspirant does?

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @GardenerDon: Once you have cleared the pores on your pits you'll sweat less and the sweat will be clear not mixed to the chemicals of your antiperspirant so you'll be happy to know that the stains won't be there. Give it a try but give it a chance to clear up your pores.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @favored: Thanks for the tweet and support awesome.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @JenwithMisty: You'll be surprised at the results.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What is this theme, I love it and would like to use it on my lenses. Teresa

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      carolinarobin 4 years ago

      After getting a terrible cyst under my arm that had to be surgically removed, I think this is something I want to try! Thanks!

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      I have used crystal deodorant stones and they do work. Giving this a tweet.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @iamraincrystal: ANd you have crystal in your name too. You gotta try it. Thanks for visiting.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @rihamah lm: Sometimes the old stuff is better, If its lasted this long there must be both a need and it works. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @GypsyOwl: Thanks for visiting and commenting. Its nice to see you. Thanks.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @baseballchris46: It doesn't cause bacteria to grow, It allows bacteria a safe haven so they can grow. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @mrdata: You use the stone too? How long did it take for you to convert to the stone... Thanks for the visit and comments.

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      baseballchris46 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this. I knew that deodorant could clog you but, I had not idea that it caused bacteria to grow. I will have to look into this more. Thanks

      Chris

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @CherylsArt: How long did it take you to get through the conversion, do you remember? That's the toughest part of using the crystal deodorant. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @greytdogz: Thanks for visiting and commenting. Awesome.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @ItayaLightbourne: Yes, give it a chance and you'll be surprised how little you need to sweat to regulate your body temperature. Don't get me wrong you will still sweat but it doesn't have an offensive odor and it doesn't stain your clothes. Good luck.

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      Jen withFlash 4 years ago

      I might give this a try!

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      rihamah lm 4 years ago

      I remember my grandpa used to use these when I was a young girl. Thanks for sharing I didn't know they are on the market now

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      Rosyel Sawali 4 years ago from Manila Philippines

      I haven't tried using a crystal deodorant stone, but it does sound interesting.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I started using arrowroot powder (you can buy it in bulk at the grocery store) about a year ago and am amazed at how effective it has been. I like using the powder to help cut down on dampness. I think I'm going to try the crystal stone again. I tried it many years ago and don't think I allowed it enough time to work. It's been a long time now since I've used regular antiperspirant so it will probably work great now! :)

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      greytdogz 4 years ago

      I knew about the dangers of antiperspirants and switched to a natural source over a year ago. This is the first I've heard of crystal deodorant stones. I may give this a try. Thanks for taking the time to write such an informative lens.

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      Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

      I use a crystal deodorant stick and really like it.

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      mrdata 4 years ago

      Yes! I have crystal deodorant in my bathroom and love it... Thanks for your great lens and congrats for your LOTD!

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      Deb Bryan 4 years ago from Chico California

      Thank you for this amazing well written overview of a natural way to replace antiperspirants. I discovered a while back it wasn't safe to use an antiperspirant but an alternative solution was not offered. I am grateful I found your page (through HQ this morning). Thank you also for the section "Other Uses of the Crystal Deodorant Stone" Great Ideas!

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @faeriesong7: Awesome. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @kindoak: Awesome. I am happy to have provided something useful and eye-opening. Thanks for visiting.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @getmoreinfo: Yes the garden theme is a great one I thought, for this lens. Thanks

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @Elsie Hagley: Yes, living proof. Ummm for some reason that scares me... LOL Just kidding. Thanks for the comments and blessing. :)

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      Mary Collings 4 years ago from Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland

      Wow - what an interesting article. Thanks for sharing :)

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      Two Crafty Paws 4 years ago

      I use it and love it! It took me a while before I decided to buy it as it seems to be a bit expensive but if you consider how long it lasts compared to a regular deodorant it is actually super cheap.

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      kindoak 4 years ago

      I've never heard of this before.. and I consider myself pretty well-versed when it comes to organic and natural stuff =0 Thanks for the highlight, this is something I will definitely try since adding chemicals to the armpit everyday can't do any good in the long run - something I actually think about sometimes. Good lens!

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      Wow this crystal deodorant lasts a long time, that is a great way to save money. This is a nice review and thanks for the useful information about the harmful ingredients inside most traditional deodorants. I like how you used the new garden theme too, because it emphasizes the freshness of smelling good.

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Great article, I haven't heard of a crystal deodorant stone before but if you have been using it for 25 years, you are living proof. Blessed.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @skhdesigns lm: Just think about never having to worry about those embarrassing white deodorant stains on your clothe anymore either. Thanks for visiting and I hope you try it.

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      skhdesigns lm 4 years ago

      Very interesting! I have wondered about these before but never tried one. Think I will have to now!

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @Faye Rutledge: Take on as a challenge, but remember to give it a chance. It took me three months before I clued in that I didn't need it everyday. Spring is the best time to start... less chance of sweating. If you start now you'll be guaranteed and beautiful summer.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @DrBillSmithWriter: Thanks muchly. My first SquidAngel blessing. Awesome.

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      Faye Rutledge 4 years ago from Concord VA

      I've never heard of this, but I love the idea. I think my husband would like using this stone, as he is allergic to most deodorants.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @ChristyZ: Thanks for visiting.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @maryseena: Its a natural alum salt crystal. It works by killing the bacteria that abide in the pores of the skin where they produce the odor we all find so offensive. The molecular composition of the salt crystal is to large to be absorbed by the skin. Thanks for stopping by and the suggestions. I'll work on adding that info as I can.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @SusanDeppner: Thanks for visiting. It's easy to review something you like.

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @PiccadillyPunkin: They are an alum salt not aluminum... totally different material. It's totally time to try now. Thanks for commenting - you made a great point.

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      William Leverne Smith 4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Very nicely done! SquidAngel blessed! ;-)

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      I've used this in the past and it really works! You listed some great tips at the end! :)

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      maryseena 4 years ago

      Everyone is worried about the breast cancer risk tentatively associated with deodorant use. Thanks to you, this lens gives an alternative! If you could add a bit about the composition of the crystal and how it works, It'll be greatly appreciated!

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      PiccadillyPunkin 4 years ago

      Wow, this is a really interesting review. I've often wondered about crystal deodorant. I opt for aluminum free deodorant too, but I had heard that crystal deodorants still had aluminum which was why I hadn't tried them.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I really appreciate the personal review and great tips for using a crystal deodorant stone!

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      @MissMalaprop: Thanks so much for the comment and we're happy for you and your mom. Awesome news.

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      MissMalaprop 4 years ago

      I'm a big fan of natural deodorants! I refuse to use the mainstream aluminum filled deodorants anymore, let alone an antiperspirant. I got really vigilant about it maybe 5 years or so ago, after my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. (She just celebrated 5 years in remission, thank goodness!)