Pros: eliminates BO, no perfumes or dyes, paraben-free, will not stain clothing, no flaky white residue
Cons: does not eliminate sweating
I'm a female that sweats a lot. I've always understood that sweating is good because it releases toxins, but I've never been a fan of the BO that arises along with it. I've always had a difficult time trying to find a good deodorant/anti-perspirant that would last the day through and that wouldn't stain all of my shirts. Even after the clothing has been washed, the outline of the sweat stains has always remained--especially unsightly on my nice white shirts :-( I found this product at my local whole foods. The mineral salts in the crystal stick prevent the bacteria that causes BO when mixed with our sweat do not stain your clothes. It leaves no flaky residue on your skin, and the minerals do not get absorbed into your skin. (I've always been kind of uneasy about the claims that some commercial deodorants/anti-perspirants may produce breast cancer in women). If you're looking for an anti-perspirant, this product is not for you as it does allow the body to sweat naturally. It is also available in a spray form and can even be used on other areas of the body that sweat, such as the feet. Another bonus listed on the package is that the crystal lasts about a year, although since this is my first time buying this product, I cannot say whether this is true or not. All in all, I am very satisfied with this product.