Monday, October 31, 2011

Going All Natural with #CrystalRollon

When I became a mommy I decided that I was going start trying to feed my family more organic foods and use more natural products. Well, as for food, I buy organic when I can afford it and with natural products we do great with cleaning supplies. However, when it comes to natural body products I never have much luck! I tried out several natural body washes and products for the kids but never liked them. Personally, I never tried too many for myself. So when I got the chance to try out the new Crystal Natural Deodorant that is sold at Walmart, I couldn't wait to see how it would work.

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!

My Take: OK I started off as a skeptic. First, it said it was a deodorant. I'm used to deodorants having some sort of smell so that was a disappointment. I was under the impression that deodorants helped to deodorize and antiperspirants helped to deter sweating. I'm just one of those crazies who thinks that it's not working if I can't smell it...LOL. I mean they could use some type of natural or mineral smell like lavendar! =) Second, it was a roll-on. I'm not a big fan of roll-ons. They are cold and wet. I feel like I have to walk around with my arms up until it dries!

Now to get on to the good part! There was no need for me to be a skeptic! It worked great! I wasn't sweaty and I didn't smell bad, even after working out (although I did shower afterwards and apply more). I kind of liked it. And even better, I came home and did some research and there are actually 3 scents available, including lavender & white tea! Perfect! My Walmart just didn't have them. And there are also other options besides roll on! There are towelettes, sprays and even a rock deodorant that supposedly lasts for a year!

So now I'm a believer in using natural products and them being as effective as other products. Will I be making the switch? Not at the moment. I like scented deodorants and so far the only place I could find to get scented was by ordering online. Now if my Walmart starts selling more options then I'm sure I will try it out again. However, if you don't care and you want something all natural then try it out!

Buy it: Crystal Deodorant can be purchased at Walmart, several drug stores, and from their online store.You can also sign up to get a $1 off coupon HERE! Follow Crystal on twitter and facebook for up to date information on their products!

Disclosure: This review has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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