The Desert Essence Lemon Tea Tree deodorant is a light golden stick, but it goes on clear. That's what I prefer - no white residue to get on my shirts. I generally use natural deodorants containing the antimicrobial tea tree oil ingredient. I will continue buying this pleasant smelling deodorant stick.
I made the switch from over the counter antiperspirant/deodorant to this about 3 yrs ago... it takes about a week or two for your body to adjust. Great wetness and odor protection without all the heavy metals clogging up your system