If you’re interested in natural deodorants, then you should know about crystal rock deodorant.
Crystal rock deodorant is made from mineral salts, making it a 100% natural alternative to standard deodorant. These salts have anti-bacterial properties, and it’s these properties that allow you to use it as a crystal deodorant.
And it’s becoming more popular as more people worry about the effects of aluminum in standard deodorants.
How crystal rock deodorant works
As you may know, it’s not your sweat that smells. Your sweat is completely odor-free. It’s when the bacteria that are present on your skin breaks the sweat down that they create a smell.
When we say the bacteria break the sweat down, what we mean is the bacteria eats the sweat. And then excretes waste! And it’s this that smells.
Antiperspirants work by stopping you from sweating in the first place, by blocking your pores. But sweating is natural and performs a vital function – it helps your body to cool. And you shouldn’t mess with your body’s natural functions if you can help it.
Rock deodorant works differently. When applied to your skin, it leaves a layer of the anti-bacterial mineral salts on it, which is entirely invisible.
And it doesn’t block your pores, nor does it stop you from sweating. Instead, it prevents bacteria from growing on your skin. It does this by changing the pH of your skin making it inhospitable for the bacteria. As there are no bacteria to break down your sweat, they can’t create a smell. So your body stays free from nasty odors.
Types of rock deodorant
You can buy rock deodorant in stone form or spray form.
The stone form is just what it sounds like – natural, mined potassium alum crystal.
Natural crystals can come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, some of which can be jagged and sharp. And you don’t want to be rubbing sharp, rough stone on your body if you can help it.
So the stone is cut, shaped and polished to make it easier (and not so painful!) to apply. It usually comes in cylindrical form.
The production of the spray version is slightly more involved than the stone form. The mineral salt is dissolved in water, and then honeysuckle is added. Honeysuckle has anti-bacterial properties which help to prevent bacteria growth.
Does it work?
The good news is that yes, rock deodorant does work. It’s very effective at preventing the bacteria that causes your sweat to smell. So even on hot summer days, it will keep you odor-free.
Of course, as it doesn’t stop you from sweating in the first place, your clothes can still get damp from the sweat. The sweat just won’t smell.
And it’s important to note that it’s 100% natural. There are no added fragrances or chemicals. And it’s suitable for vegetarians and vegans too.