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Crystal Deodorant: One Year Later

It looks like I’ve finally found the limits of my Crystal deodorant—in two different ways. First off, the heat and the stress of my first day in Cuba overwhelmed it, and I had to switch to an antiperspirant. (You’re welcome, Roya and Debbie!) This is the first time I’ve had to do that in the […]

Crystal Deodorant Update

My Saturday Green Links with the Slate article on deodorants reminded me that I should give you an update on my Crystal deodorant. It’s been almost 7 months now that I’ve been using it, and I’m still on the same one. In fact, I think I’m only about halfway through it. I’m amazed at how […]

Smell My Armpit—I Dare You

I’m afraid this is the post that will push me over the line into hippy craziness, but I’m so surprised at the effectiveness of the Crystal deodorant I switched to that I don’t care. I know, I know, using a rock as deodorant? Wetting it down before rubbing it on my armpit did take some getting used to. But it works. Like all deodorants, rather than being absorbed into the pores, the Crystal deodorant stays on top of the skin and makes it too inhospitable an environment for the growth of the bacteria that’s the source of that particular rank smell.