The deodorant crystal our customers are raving about!
The alum stone is a simple and effective natural deodorant that can also be used as an aftershave. It's a mineral salt, so it stops odor producing bacteria from forming, making it a safe and effective natural deodorant. We also can't believe how long it lasts - it can last for several years!
Each alum stone is a unique mineral crystal with slight variations in shape and appearance. They are natural, hypoallergenic, cruelty-free and vegan.
When used as an aftershave, it soothes nicks and cuts, and helps to prevent razor burn or skin irritation from shaving.
Alum stones will help you sweat less, but they aren't an antiperspirant meaning they don't block your body from releasing toxins or cooling down. They are a nontoxic, beautiful and package free alternative to deodorant.
Use and care
Gently wet the surface and apply as you would deodorant.
The alum stone works best when your pores are clean and open, such as after a shower. You can also use a warm or soapy washcloth to cleanse your underarm, and then apply the stone. Either works just fine! Cleansing your underarm first is the trick to what makes this so effective.
It can have a bit of an adjustment period like any natural deodorant. We suggest giving the detox phase a few weeks for it to work its best.
Please note: It is a salt crystal that dissolves with moisture, so pat to dry if needed and store somewhere dry.
It does not expire, nor is it temperature sensitive. With daily use, this stone should last over a year.
Classic - Each alum stone is a unique mineral crystal with slight variations in shape and appearance.
Imperfect - We inspect each stone from our manufacturer and have discounted some due to more noticeable imperfections. "Imperfect" alum stones are not broken, they are typically just slightly chipped around the edges, but work just as well!
Travel/sample size - This is a perfect way to sample an alum stone if you're unsure, or just want a smaller piece for travel. These are pieces of stones that were broken during shipment, so putting these to use is truly zero waste! Each has a smooth outer side that can glide against your skin.
This stone weighs 5.3 oz.
Potassium Alum (Mineral Salts).
Alum stones contain a naturally occurring form of aluminum (Potassium Alum) that does not possess the same health risks as the aluminums in many antiperspirant deodorants (Aluminum Chloride/Chlorohydrate/Zirconium), which block sweat ducts and glands. Potassium Alum is a different chemical compound and stays on the surface of your skin, making alum stones safe to use.
Does not contain Parabens.
Made in France.
End of life
Use until it’s too small to hold. It can last about 5 years, depending on how often you use it. You’ll end up with a small piece that's basically a rock, so you won’t want to put it in a compost bin but what you can do is sand it into a powder (it’s a very soft crystal), add water and put it in a spray bottle to keep using as deodorant! Zero waste!
Like a lot of the reviews on here, I started off as a very skeptical person- how could rubbing a rock under my arms do a thing? After getting off to a misunderstood start where I didn't realize you were supposed to WET the stone slightly before applying it, I have been shocked at how well it works. My partner is now tired of me running up to her and forcing her to smell my armpits while grinning and saying "Still working!" There has been no change (ie no rash, etc) other than an astounding lack of smell. I don't know that it works for EVERY body, but it works for my body.
- Definitely wet this a little to make it work, otherwise it's both less comfortable to apply and ineffective.
- If I put it on when my armpits are not newly cleaned, the scent level that was there before still lingers. So, unless I'm fresh out of the shower, I know I can expect to be a little smelly.
- If you are the kind of person whose body needs to adjust to a new product AND you're staying at home because of COVID-19... This is your chance to try it out with no societal judgement!
I have to admit . . . I was a bit skeptical on this product. But I didn't have good experience with the more traditional deodorant that came in a cardboard push-up tube - that left me with itchy armpits from time to time. This stone works!!! And no itch!!! Who'd a thunk ;-)
I don't know where to begin with beside just YES! YES this product is amazing, YES I would recommend it! I suffer from coconut allergies, and it is very difficult to find products without it. I've tried about 4 or 5 natural deodorants and none of them actually worked with covering odor besides Tom's but the problem was the coconut additive. So the search began. I heard about the alum stone and was intrigued by the idea and the fact that it has nothing in it, besides what the actual stone is! I figured at this point anything is worth trying. I'm on day 11 of using it and can I just say, HOLY SH*T! I wish I knew about this sooner, like 10 years ago sooner haha. I'm a rather sweaty person and although I still have a little moisture it does not sit there like it would with other deodorants and with lots of sweat comes odor. NOPE. I can honestly say that I think other deodorants that have so many ingredients (even if natural) cause more sweat to build up and get stuck and cause odor. I was just using Meow Meow Tweet deodorant and it made me smell worse than I did before even putting it on. This stone is wizardly and I can't get enough.
Works great and I love that this small stone will last me quite awhile. Perfect if you're looking for a completely package free alternative that's effective. Bonus points for being multi-purpose!
I was SO skeptical about trying this at first. I mean, seriously, how can rubbing a rock on my armpit keep away smells??? But to my complete surprise, it really does work. I use this right after showering every morning, according to the instructions, and after doing plenty of smell-checks on myself at the end of the day, have always been satisfied that I am not stinky. It didn't even take an "adjustment period" like the details say on the website (but, granted, I had already been using all-natural deodorants for a while already). This stone is also surprisingly completely solid and dense -- I was expecting something with a more powdery feel, maybe something rubbing off when I touch it -- but nope! It feels exactly like a regular old rock. And applying it feels exactly what you'd expect rubbing a wet rock on your armpit feels like. It's been more than a month since I started using my alum stone and it looks exactly the same as when I bought it. I have a feeling this will last me a LONG time -- like, at least one year, probably more like 2 or more years. (turns out it's really cost-effective over the long term, too!) I definitely recommend this product! Thanks Eco Collective!