Hard physical labor getting pallets and cages of souvenirs from outside into the stockrooms. One particular stockroom we had was a giant tin box- no insulation, no air conditioner, no fan. Talk about sweaty and stinky. The only deodorant that would take away the self consciousness was Mitchem. High test, tons of chemicals (25% aluminum), smelled like a man but who cared because it wasn't the stench of sweaty pits.
Several years ago, I was blessed with the opportunity to go to Poland. On our tour, we visited the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Discussions on the medicinal benefits of salt- particularly for respiratory ailments- was prevalent on our bus. Another point of interest was the use of salt sticks in leiu of deodorant.
After I thought about it, I realized that using high potent chemicals to eliminate odor and sweat- both of which are "natural" for the body to do- may not be a good thing.
I couldn't find salt sticks, but found and switched to a "natural" deodorant. No aluminum. I love this brand in particular because I can use it without the worry of smelling like a wet dog. I love this because I have no signs of sweat stains. None. Hot, yes, sweaty pits, no. Apply this daily.
After all these years, I finally found what I was looking for. A salt stick is actually a crystal!! They say these last up to 10 years. My first one lasted one day before I dropped and shattered it. No holder, just a slippery salty rock, um, crystal...
I bought this one because of the base. I dropped it because I didn't realize how heavy it was... Even broken, I use it every one to two days. Wet, apply, no worry. I feel confident I don't smell; I never have sweaty pits, and I will never go back to name brand aluminum containing antiperspirants nor deodorants- ever.