I didn't see a thread dedicated to natural deodorants, so... I got a crystal deodorant from Mom's organic grocery, I don't think it is "the" crystal deodorant I've seen many people praise, but the one I have been using seems ineffective and I wonder if I'm not using it right or maybe this brand isn't as good as "the" crystal deodorant. I don't have particularly strong BO, and I shower after exercise so I'm not looking for something that needs to be industrial strength to combat heavy sweat. Still, my crystal (which is basically a polished rock-sphere similar to marble which you wet and rub under your arms) allows some BO smell through after a couple hours of application---and when I put it on, I don't get any sensation that I am actually putting anything on my body besides the water rolling off the crystal (the water doesn't seem to be pulling any minerals/nutrients/stuff from the crystal)---its like the Emperor's New Clothes/placebo in deodorant-form, I'm rubbing this rock on my underarms daily like an idiot because the packaging and everyone else tells me it works well.
Can anyone recommend a natural deodorant that they've found effective? if nothing else I'll try "the" crystal deodorant.
I've also seen some posts on the forum that shaving your pits is effective in reducing BO, so I'll give that a try. Another post recommended rubbing alcohol in your pits once a week. Anything I can do to increase the effectiveness of these more human-body-friendly products would be greatly appreciated.