If it's messy for you, please see our application instructions.
As far as Mineralized not working that well for you, here are some things we have learned:
Clothing or underarm odor?
We have found that underarm odor can reside in your underarm, your clothing, or both. Firstly, we suggest checking your clothes and underarm independently to determine if your clothes are responsible.
Using other deodorants tends to leave a buildup of residue in your clothing that most laundry detergents do not remove easily.
Quantity + Every Nook
Are you applying enough? You could experiment with adding a little more. Be sure to get it in every spot in your underarm, including the folds near the front and the rear. Sometimes there can be smelly spots.
Some have reported that it doesn't work, but after some experimenting what is actually happening is the powder is rubbing off on clothes (while getting dressed, for example). We learned this when winter came and some people started wearing tighter fitting under layers.
For those we recommend putting on your first layer of clothing, and then applying Mineralized up UNDERNEATH that layer. This does two things: a) minimizes the chance that it is rubbing off while putting on your clothes, and b) keeps all the powder in the underarm area.
Ineffective for ~5%
It simply doesn't work for about 5% of the population, and we don't know why at this time (it is related to personal biochemistry). You could be in that minority.
The true test to determine if you are in the minority is to reapply a liberal amount of Mineralized AFTER you notice an unpleasant odor. If the odor doesn't vanish, then it doesn't work.
Depending on how much is applied and how sweaty of a day you might be having, some people have found they need to reapply periodically during the day. For some, this is a deal breaker, and that is OK if you don't want that hassle. We personally think it is worth the trade-off: using a healthy, eco-friendly deodorant is worth it.
If after reading this and testing to see if you are in the 5% minority, we are happy to provide a full returnless refund. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number.