Crystal Body Deodorant - Crystal Mineral Deodorant Stick Unscented - 4.25 oz.
Crystal Mineral Body Deodorant is the natural "un-odorant" in a travel stick. It is made of 100% natural mineral salts, which are hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, non-sticky, non-staining, and can be used by both men and women. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, or simply want a healthy alternative to mainstream, chemical-laden deodorants, this deodorant is for you! It is cruelty free and safe for the environment.
Contains one ingredient: Pure Mineral Salt
Prevents odor safely for up to 24 hours
No residue, no staining, no white marks
Made without Aluminum Chloride/Chlorohydrate/Zirconium, Parabens, Phthalates, and Artificial Fragrance
Dermatologist tested; unscented
Vegan and Cruelty Free
About Crystal Body Deodorant
What Makes Crystal Body Deodorant Unique?
Ordinary deodorants merely cover up odors with unnecessary and unwanted chemicals. Made from all-natural mineral salts, Crystal deodorants do one simple thing that makes them better than the rest: they neutralize bacteria to prevent body odor from forming - naturally.
- All Crystal deodorants are safe for anyone with sensitive skin or allergies
- No harsh chemicals (aluminum chlorohydrate), paraben-free, and alcohol-free
- Dries instantly without sticky residue and won't stain fabrics
- A complete line of deodorants available in unscented or lightly scented
- Never tested on animals
- Safe for the environment
- Recommended by Cancer Treatment Centers nationwide
- Contains No Harmful Chemicals
How Does Crystal Body Deodorant Work?
Odor is caused by bacteria that form on the body. Natural mineral salts mined from the earth form a thin barrier on the skin that provides an unfriendly environment for odor-causing bacteria. Crystal Body Deodorant offers a healthy alternative to popular mainstream deodorants that are filled with unhealthy chemicals your body doesn't need. In fact, their products are rated #1 by the Environmental Working Group for having the safest ingredients (actually, Crystal deodorants have just one ingredient!) among other natural deodorants and ordinary mainstream deodorants.
Crystal Insights is their resource center designed to keep you informed about the world of deodorants so that the next time you're in the store deciding on the right product, you know the facts.
Understanding Mineral Salts
Mineral salts are present in the water we drink, in almost all the foods we eat, and in the air we breathe. In its natural form, alum is the third most abundant element in nature, after oxygen and silicon. It has been part of our environment since the beginning of time and is one of the basic building blocks of our universe. Deodorants made of alum based mineral salts feature physically large potassium or ammonium alum molecules which are not absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream.
Alum should not be confused with the controversial and potentially harmful aluminums found in most commercial deodorants and antiperspirants, like aluminum chlorohydrate or aluminum zirconium. The foundation of Crystal deodorants is natural mineral salt harvested directly from the earth called alum.
The Difference Between Deodorants and Antiperspirants
The most common products used to control body odor are deodorants and antiperspirants. Deodorants work by masking, suppressing or preventing body odor. Deodorants do not tend to reduce the amount of perspiration the body produces. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, use chemicals to inhibit the activity of sweat glands so less moisture is produced. While deodorants are considered to be a cosmetic product because they only control odor, antiperspirants are actually drugs because they affect the physiology of the body. In fact, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) controls the active ingredients used in antiperspirants because of their drug classification. Although the exact mechanism of this physiological interaction is not fully understood, the theory is that antiperspirant salts form temporary plugs in some of the sweat gland openings inhibiting the secretion of moisture.
Antiperspirants have an aluminum-based compound as their main ingredient. These include Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Aluminum Zirconium, Aluminum Chloride, Tricholorohydrex Glycine and Aluminum Hydroxybromide - each controversial ingredients and, potentially, unhealthy.
Crystal deodorants - the all-natural deodorant alternative to chemically laden commercial deodorants, are composed of mineral salts, which form a topical layer on the skin. While most deodorants mask odor with scents or fragrances, Crystal deodorants actually prevent body odor from beginning by creating a thin barrier above the skin so that bacteria cannot form. Available in both unscented and lightly scented versions, Crystal deodorants are hypoallergenic, non-sticky, non-staining, dry instantly and leave no white residue. Furthermore, Crystal deodorants contain no artificial coloring, chemicals, dyes or alcohol. They contain NO harmful aluminums, are not tested on animals, and are safe for the environment!
Understanding the Difference Between Alum and Aluminum
Technically speaking, aluminum is a metal, whereas alum is a compound. While many aluminum molecules can be absorbed into the skin, alum molecules are too large to be absorbed. Crystal deodorants are made of natural mineral salts (alum).
Aluminum Chlorhydrate and Why You Should Care.
Aluminum chlorohydrate is a neurotoxin that alters the function of the blood-brain barrier. It is a chemical used in most consumer deodorants and antiperspirants and may cause allergic reactions in some people. Crystal deodorants do not use aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium, or any other harmful aluminum.
What to Know About Parabens
Parabens are used as a preservative in many commercial deodorants and antiperspirants. In 2004, a small study found traces of parabens in some samples of breast cancer tumors. A possible concern is that in other studies, parabens have been found to have weak estrogen-like properties. Estrogen is a female hormone known to cause breast cells (normal and cancerous) to grow and divide. Some conditions that increase the body's exposure to estrogen (not having children, late menopause, obesity, etc.) have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.
So far, studies have not shown any direct link between parabens and breast cancer risk. What has been found is that there are many other compounds in the environment that also mimic naturally-produced estrogen. Crystal deodorants contain no parabens.
Not All Unscented Deodorants are Natural
Many unscented deodorants on the market use parabens, aluminum chlorohydrate, and other chemicals which are not considered natural ingredients.
Frequently Asked Questions
How should I use Crystal deodorants for best results?
For best results, apply Crystal deodorants directly after bathing or showering. Doing so prevents the bacteria that cause odor from forming on the skin. The preventive barrier that their deodorant provides works at peak effectiveness when applied to recently washed skin.
Note: If you do not apply the stick or rock directly after bathing or showering, be sure to moisten the top of the rock or stick and apply generously to clean skin. Crystal sprays and roll-ons do not need to be moistened, but work best when applied to clean skin.
Will Crystal deodorant reduce my sweat?
Crystal is not an antiperspirant. It is a deodorant whose all natural mineral salts prevent odor.
Can I use Crystal on other parts of my body?
Since Crystal deodorants are made of mineral salts, they are safe to use just about anywhere on the body. In addition to using underarm, many of their customers apply to their chests, feet and inner thighs.
How long does a Crystal stick last?
A single Crystal Body Deodorant stick can last up to one year making it a great value.
How long does a Crystal roll-on last?
The Crystal deodorant roll-on will typically last up to four months, comparable to other roll-ons on the market.
How long does a Crystal spray last?
Crystal deodorant sprays typically will last up to four months, comparable to other sprays on the market.
How long will a single application prevent body odor?
A single application of a Crystal deodorant should prevent body odor for up to 24 hours.
Is Crystal an antiperspirant?
No. Crystal deodorants are not antiperspirants. Antiperspirants inhibit the activity of sweat glands so they produce less moisture. Deodorants are generally considered cosmetic product because they simply control odor. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, are considered drugs because they affect the body's physiology. Learn more about deodorants vs. antiperspirants
How do I know when Crystal is working?
Crystal Body Deodorant is invisible and unscented. Once applied to clean skin, it neutralizes the bacteria that cause odor. You'll know Crystal is working because you won't be emitting any body odor.
Is Crystal safe for infants and toddlers?
Yes. Crystal deodorants are safe for people of all ages.
Is Crystal safe for use by women during pregnancy?
Yes, Crystal deodorants are safe to use during pregnancy.
Why don't Crystal Body Deodorants have a scent?
Crystal Body Deodorant uses natural mineral salts, which have no scent. If you prefer scented deodorants please try out Crystal essence line which includes the scents of Pomegranate, Chamomile & Green Tea, and Lavender & White Tea. Learn more about their lightly scented Crystal essence.
Do Crystal deodorants contain aluminum chlorohydrate or aluminum zirconium?
No. Crystal deodorants do not contain aluminum chlorohydrate or aluminum zirconium. Learn more about alum vs. aluminum.
What is cellulose and why do they use cellulose in their roll-ons?
Cellulose is a natural ingredient that acts as a thickener to help prevent the deodorant from leaking out of the bottle. Learn more about cellulose.
Do Crystal products have alcohol?
No. Crystal deodorants do not contain alcohol.
How does Crystal turn alum "rock" into a liquid for your roll-ons and sprays?
They pulverize the alum "Rock" and then mix it with purified water.
Why do they refer to a "Rock" when discussing Crystal products?
Crystal created what is now called the "Rock" (also "stone") category. It refers to the alum, or mineral salts that are harvested, shaped and molded into a rock-like material.
Why does Crystal Body Deodorant have no scent?
Mineral salts have no scent. They opted not to add scent to their flagship Crystal Body Deodorants because they believed that their customers preferred their deodorant not to compete with the fragrances of their colognes and perfumes.
What's the difference between Crystal Body Deodorant and Crystal essence?
Crystal Body Deodorant is their unscented line of deodorants (roll-on, stick, body spray, original rock, and foot spray). Crystal essence is their line of lightly scented deodorants, available in roll-on and body spray scented with Pomegranate, Lavender & White Tea, or Chamomile & Green Tea.
Why did they decide to launch a scented deodorant?
They launched the scented Crystal essence line because their customers told us they would actually like the choice of a scented deodorant in addition to the unscented Crystal Body Deodorant they currently use. Feedback was clear, however, that the scented product not be "overpowering," which is why their Crystal essence is lightly scented.
What scents do they use for Crystal essence deodorants?
Chamomile & Green Tea, Lavender & White Tea, and Pomegranate.
Where do the Crystal essence scents come from?
Crystal essence uses natural scents from plants.
What differentiates Crystal deodorants from other "natural" deodorants?
Crystal deodorants eliminate the bacteria that cause body odor. Most other deodorants mask the odor with chemically laden fragrances.
Are Crystal products tested on animals?
No. Crystal Body Deodorant and Crystal essence products have never been and never will be tested on animals. They are proud members of both Leaping Bunny and PETA.
Are Crystal products biodegradable?
Yes, in fact, the ingredients are used for water purification throughout the world.