Traveling to tropical and humid climates can be an amazing experience. Lush jungles, crumbling ruins, sandy beaches, and bright green foliage as far as the eye can see.
The only downside to these amazing places is how much it’ll cause you to sweat and if you’re not prepared, stink. Being a big guy I’m especially sensitive about how much I sweat, and therefore stink, so I’m really particular about what anti-stink products I use.
The best deodorant I’ve found by far is the Crystalux Crystal Deodorant Stick, it’s what I’ve used since I took my first step off the plane and into the 80 degree 95% humidity climate of El Salvador and I won’t go anywhere without it.
All Natural and Invisible
The Crystalux Crystal Deodorant Stick is made from all natural mineral salts and potassium sulfate. There are no added chemicals, no toxic substances, and nothing that would aggravate or cause any allergic reactions.
Because it’s made from all natural minerals it’s absolutely invisible when put on. You will never have the tell-tale white smears on your clothing and it’s odorless. While not having any scent may be a downside for some, its easy to apply just a little bit of body spray or simply go without. I know many teenagers with a cloud of cologne that could go with being odorless for a while.
Hands down the best feature of this deodorant is that it’s long lasting, after putting this on I can go the entire day without ever giving off a horrendous odor. It’s also long lasting in that a stick of 4-5 ounces can last me anywhere from eight months to a year! Given it’s very affordable price this makes for a very cost effective and convenient solution to body odor.
Wet It, Then Dry It Off
Unlike most body products, this deodorant is simple to use. Either apply immediately after the shower while your pits are still wet or simply run the end of the stick under a little water and rub it on. That’s really all there is to it.
While it’s important to wet the product in order to apply it properly, it’s even more important to make sure you dry the stick off after you’re done with it. Because the deodorant is made from all natural mineral salts, water will cause it to degrade very rapidly. I’ve had deodorant sticks that slide out of their containers because the water wore out the base and others that were completely destroyed by being submerged.
Don’t Drop It
The one downside to this product is if you ever drop it, it will most likely crack. This causes the end to become ragged and very uncomfortable, if not painful, to apply in the future. If you’ve cracked your deodorant stick the best thing to do is get it wet and smooth out the rough edges until it’s bearable and over time it’ll wear down to that smooth edge it once was.
If you’re looking for a very long lasting, all natural, and convenient deodorant product that will keep you from smelling in the hottest and most humid of places, then I highly recommend getting a stick of Crystalux Crystal Deodorant. A small two ounce travel size sample is only a couple bucks and lasts you a few months if you find you like it.
Author: Benjamin Baker
After serving abroad in a religious capacity for two years Ben has felt the pull to travel and explore ever since. This desire was further fueled by his wife Maddie and the two have traveled to many places over the last few years. Ben’s hope is that by sharing his knowledge and experiences obtained while traveling that others can improve their lives and the lives of others through travel. Check out additional articles written by Benjamin.