For most people finding a good deodorant doesn't require much thought.  You either pickup your favorite brand or whatever is on sale.  However there are those who need to be a bit more selective in what they use to fight everyday body odor.  I'm one of those.  I used to use a fairly common brand of stick deodorant and did for many years.  Then one day I started to develop irritations under my arms.  It started out as a slight itching which got progressively worse.  It turned into a rash and became annoying and quite distracting. 

I came to the conclusion that I suddenly became allergic to my deodorant.  After doing some research I found this can happen to around 15% of deodorant users.  Some of the chemical ingredients used are known to be skin irritants.  I'm not one to go without some type of odor protection so I set out to find a replacement that wouldn't irritate my skin.

I heard a lot about the Crystal Rock so I decided to try that.  It went on smooth and smelled nice.  I liked that it didn't have a residue feeling and it was fairly inexpensive.  I tried it out for a month and didn't have any allergic reactions so I was quite happy with that. 

I also read about Body Mint which is a totally unique approach to deodorant protection.  It's a pill for one.  You take it and it works to fight not only body odor, but bad breath and it does it all from inside of the body.  It's made from natural ingredients and doesn't have any chemicals which is a good thing for me.  I decided to try and was quite happy with the results.  For me, I noticed my mouth wouldn't get dry during the day and I wouldn't have that pasty feeling.

So as of today I'm still using both the Crystal Rock and Body Mint together.  I like the Crystal for my deodorant and I like the Body Mint because it really helps with breath odor.  No reactions to either so far and it's been about 4 months.  All is well for now.
 


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