ok, I've read though the first 100 posts or so and so far you ladies are making it seem really complex. I haven't used regular antiperspirant/deodorant in several years and I rarely have stink problems. Before I stopped using them I had major major BO issues. When I first heard about using the natural stuff I thought the lady had been smoking something because there was no way I could get away with not using something with my level of stink. What she said:
It will take about 2 weeks after you stop using antiperspirant/deodorant for the stink to stop because of all the crap that's been trapped in your pores and your pits will need to detox. I ended up getting the flu and didn't wear anything for a week and dam I stunk but I figured I would be off work for another week anyway, might as well wait it out and try her suggestions.
You need to exfoliate your pits every night with a loofah. This is key because it gets rid of the dead cells and bacteria. It takes about 3-5 seconds per pit and do it before you shave or else you'll get irritated pits.
I found using with the commercial stuff added to my stink and just use real bar soap and one of those body puff things that does light exfoliation, a wash cloth doesn't cut it.
I have had great success using The Crystal
and just applying it right after I get dressed (which is usually about 10-15 minutes after my shower) and 99% of the time it works great and I have been known to be able to skip a day in the shower and still be ok but those are usually not days I'm breaking a sweat you know?
So very simple routine that takes about 30 seconds max, exfoliate with loofah in the shower and apply the crystal within 15 minutes of shower and I stay funk free
I never would have believed it possible 5 years ago