How to Use Mineral Salt Deodorants

How to use mineral salt deodorants Mineral salt deodorants, also known as crystal deodorants, deodorant crystals or deodorants stones, are made with potassium alum, a natural mineral salt with strong antiseptic properties. Such deodorants prevent body odour by inhibiting the growth of the bacteria that cause it. Deodorant crystals are very effective, but only if you use them properly. How to use mineral salt deodorants?

Potassium alum has long been used in medicine as an astringent, styptic, and antiseptic. It can be applied to reduce bleeding in minor cuts and abrasions, as well as to remove pimples and acne. Potassium alum has been used as a natural deodorant throughout history in Thailand and other countries where it occurs naturally. Today, mineral salt deodorants are popular around the world. They are sold both in their natural crystal form and in more customary forms, such as sprays, sticks and roll-ons.

Mineral salt deodorants do not contain antiperspirant agents. Instead of stopping or significantly reducing perspiration like antiperspirants do, they simply kill the bacteria responsible for body odour, which makes them much safer for your health.

The matter is, perspiration is important for thermoregulation. If you use antiperspirants often, especially in hot weather, they can disturb thermoregulation and cause hyperthermia and even heat stroke. Besides, antiperspirants sometimes clog sweat glands, which may result in a disease called hidradenitis (sweat gland inflammation). Mineral salt deodorants don’t affect thermoregulation because they prevent body odour by eliminating the odour-causing bacteria. And although they have a light astringent effect on the pores, they don’t block sweat glands.

Deodorant crystals have several advantages over conventional deodorants and antiperspirants: they do not stain clothes, do not cause allergies, and are free of synthetic fragrances that distort the smell of your perfume. However, you will make the most of these advantages only if you use your mineral salt deodorant properly and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Some consumers tend to avoid mineral salt deodorants sold in crystal form because they are not sure how to use them, but actually deodorant stones are very easy to use. All you need to do is moisten the top of the crystal and apply it to clean, dry skin of your armpits. Don’t forget to let your armpits dry before putting on clothes.

It is important to rinse the crystal after each use and wipe it with a clean cloth or let it dry naturally. This will make the crystal last longer. By the way, deodorant crystals might be more expensive than regular deodorants, but they make up for it by lasting really long. A small crystal is enough for at least six months of intensive use.

However, if you want your deodorant crystal to last long, there are several more things you need to know about such deodorants. First, they must not be exposed to prolonged contact with water because it may cause deformation or melting of the crystal (of course, the crystal doesn’t actually melt, water just dissolves potassium alum). Second, potassium alum crystals are rather fragile. You should be careful not to drop your deodorant on the floor because it will break easily.

If you’re still not sure if you want to try a deodorant crystal, start your acquaintance with mineral salt deodorants with more traditional forms, such as roll-ons or sprays. Deodorant sprays and roll-on deodorants with potassium alum are applied just like regular sprays and roll-ons. They as effective as deodorant crystals because potassium alum is well soluble in water and doesn’t lose it antiseptic properties when dissolved.

Mineral salt deodorants effectively prevent body odour throughout the day and are completely safe for your health. Now, when you known how to use them properly, you can choose the one that’s just right for you. Our online shop Organic Store offers a great selection of natural deodorant stones, sticks, roll-ons and sprays produced by various brands, including Crystal, Grace, Balea, Green Pharmacy, Aasha Herbals, Agor, Lafe’s Natural Body Care, Ekolux, Dr. Sante, Ecolab, and others.

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