First, is the application. It's not as fast as a stick or roll on...and it is a bit cumbersome to apply. The shea butter and coconut oil are hard at room temperature, the deodorant has to be rolled around in your hand before it's soft enough to apply.
Secondly my clothes were stained. When washed, it mostly came out fine. Just looked gross.
This spring, I began wearing over the counter deodorant without antiperspirant. Most sticks or roll ons contain antiperspirant (which is what contains aluminum - the link to Alzeheimers.) It was in the men's section, as all women's deodorant also has antiperspirant.
One day my husband came home asking about a deodorant rock. A guy in the gym recommended it to him, said it worked wonderful.
I remembered a sample I had received from a health food store in Phoenix so I pulled it out.
We've been using it ever since. They can be purchased at Whole Foods, too.
To apply, wet the stone with water then rub it on. I still sweat, but I don't stink. And it's natural!! Anyone else been using the deodorant rock?
Another natural application:: Insect Repellent with essential oils.