Crystal Body Deodorant Stone(originally known as Le Crystal Naturel) is a unique gem-like stone made of all natural mineral salt, which forms a protective barrier that actually prevents odor-causing bacteria. Most mainstream deodorants simply mask odor using artificial fragrances. This is NOT an anti-perspirant, but “stone” that prevents odor for a full 24 hours. Simply apply after bathing/showering when skin is wet and it works wonders!
The product won the Women’s Choice Award in the natural deodorant category. It is hypoallergenic and contains no aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium, phthalates or parabens. In fact, in ingredient safety assessments conducted by The Environmental Working Group, Crystal ranked as the safest deodorant on the market. Crystal is also endorsed by numerous breast cancer and oncology treatment centers across the U.S. And Crystal is just as loved for its unique format and silky smooth texture as it is for its ingredient safety. There is never any stickiness or white residue.
While traveling in France in 1984, Jerry Rosenblatt, Founder and CEO of Crystal™, was introduced to a manufactured product made of mineral salts, which purifies water. That same product, he later discovered, also worked as a natural yet powerful hypoallergenic deodorant! Jerry began importing the deodorant mineral salt, and assembled a small team of friends to shape, mold, smooth, and package each stone by hand. No two rocks were the same; each measuring anywhere between eight to ten inches in diameter and weighing between six to nine ounces. Jerry named the product Le Crystal Naturel®.
Okay, I must admit, I wasn't too sure about this when I first got it. Why? I'm the type who likes fragranced, anti-perspiratnt deodorants. I want to smell great, not natural. However, I enjoy trying new things; particularly interesting ones.
As soon as the deodorant rock arrived my first thought was how pretty it looked. I love gemstones and such and it reminded me of that. However, I gave it a try anyway. You wet the stone a bit then apply it to your clean body. Unlike anti-perspirants and typical deodorants, there is no fragrance to this. So it takes getting used to. As suggested to me, I keep mine in my shower and apply it to my wet body as I get out to dry off. So the application is easy and is mess free. I find that it works, however, I just don't feel comfortable not having my strong fragranced deodorants. So I found a compromise that works for me.
For me, personally, I use the stone, but I still apply a deodorant. I know, I know, this defeats the purpose, but hear me out first! I'm a stay at home mom and homeschool, so I don't go out much, to begin with. I generally apply deodorant when I'm going out, not every single day. If I go outside, of course, I apply it. But sitting in my cold air conditioned house, I don't think about it. So this is a compromise as it keeps body odor away without applying the chemical filled deodorants that I love so much. Like I said, a compromise that is actually working great for my needs and lifestyle. I mean yes, I shower daily, but some days you know, how you just feel you need deodorant despite being clean and not doing anything? Could simply be because of your diet? Yea, exactly my point.
So while this crystal is not for me for everyday use as far as my main body deodorant goes, I am definitely pleased with it and how well it works for me in how I use it. It definitely keeps body odor away and is certainly a dream product of those who wish to keep things all natural. Plus, it makes a nice decor piece in my bathroom between using it! So functional and pretty! Not sure if you'd like it? I definitely recommend giving it a try!
Not sure if you'd like it? I definitely recommend giving it a try to see if it fits in with your lifestyle!