The deodorant crystal our customers are raving about!
The alum stone is a highly unique natural deodorant that can also be used as an aftershave. This amazing crystal deodorant is made of mineral salt, so it stops odor-producing bacteria from forming, making it a safe and effective natural deodorant. Each stone will last you for several years!
Alum stones will help you sweat less, but they don't block your pores like an antiperspirant would, meaning they still allow your body to naturally cool down and release toxins when it needs to. They are a beautiful and package free alternative to deodorant that's completely nontoxic.
Alum stones have been used since antiquity as a styptic and a deodorizer. The secret to using this crystal as a deodorant is to have clean skin before you apply! You can read more about how to use alum stones on our blog. When used as an aftershave on the legs or face, it soothes nicks and cuts, and helps to prevent razor burn or skin irritation from shaving.
Each alum stone is a unique mineral crystal with slight variations in shape and appearance. They are natural, hypoallergenic, cruelty-free and vegan.
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 dry if needed and store in a dry place. We recommend using an old jar lid as a tray for your alum stone!
It does not expire, nor is it temperature sensitive. With daily use, this stone should last over two years.
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!
Been using the stone for about a week and I've been enjoying it. I still sweat, but I am considerable less stinky with the stone. It's nice to have a deo that is low-waste and doesn't stain my clothes. Like others have mentioned, it's best to use the stone right out of the shower. If I forget and dry my pits I'll spritz them with a little rosewater or witch hazel to apply it. Appreciate the super fast shipping too.
So a few months ago I stopped using antiperspirant cold turkey and started using this. At first it didn't work. I gave it probably three weeks and smelled pretty bad. I tried a couple other natural deodorants afterward and my body odor only seemed to get worse. Finally I decided to give this stone another try and now it works so amazingly well! I think my body just needed extra time to "detox," whatever that means, and was probably working from the get go, I just smelled extra bad during that three week time frame!
I quit antiperspirants because they made my armpits super itchy, and so far I've had absolutely no irritation with this product! I apply it to wet armpits straight out of the shower so I don't need to run the stone under water. Can't recommend this product enough!
I get the hype. My underarm skin peels with just about every single commercial deodorant I've tried. This stone is amazing and the peeling hasn't happened once. I apply it right after a shower, and it keeps me dry for a large portion of the day. I do have to touch up with Tom's sometimes, but not as much as I was expecting to. Great little stone!
I didn’t want to write a review till I had used it for a bit. It’s been several months now and I can say it works and I like it! I have VERY dry and sensitive skin in the area where my under arm is and a long my upper rib area. This hasn’t irritated it or anything! I enjoy it! Recommend(:
This works amazingly well. After using natural deodorant for about two years I sometimes feel like I need to switch products to maintain efficacy. This worked great right from the first use. Glad I found it to add to my arsenal.
It also looks really pretty in my bathroom.