As you know, I’ve been pondering the use of antiperspirants and deodorants lately and so I have conducted the first experiment. I can summarize the results for you.
It could have been worse. But not much.
I used a product called CRYSTAL Body Deodorant. It is advertised as a natural deodorant stick. So to be clear it is not an antiperspirant. This became quite clear in the 2:00 p.m. meeting I was leading when sweat had saturated my shirt to about the mid-point between my under arms and my waist. I was saved in that the meeting was a small so it was not necessary for me to stand in the front of the room and point at anything. That would have fallen into the “worse” category I mentioned above. But since it wasn’t advertised as an antiperspirant the fact that I sweat like a race horse on game day does not constitute an epic fail. It was, you guessed it, the odor. It was better than if I simply hadn’t used anything at all. For that I am grateful. Still, no one accused me of bathing in rose petals.
And so I went back to my old master, Mitchum. I’ll try another product soon. When I get up the nerve. I’ll keep you posted.
Update – I found that the stick is made entirely of alum and is good as an aftershave treatment. More about that in a future post.