10-16-2016, 06:26 AM
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I know alum blocks are normally sold as a post shave product. I love them. However, I don't use them as a post shave treatment. They make the best underarm deodorant I have ever used. It kills the bacteria that causes odor, but doesn't stop the body from perspiring. Just curious if anyone else uses alum blocks as an underarm deodorant?

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 10-16-2016, 06:49 AM
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I do in summer, but use a separate block for that Wink

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 10-16-2016, 07:17 AM
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  • Barrylu
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  • Portland OR
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I use Osma block on my face and Razorock under my arms. The Razorock most resembles the shape of an underarm deodorant.

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 10-16-2016, 08:01 AM
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  • Beau
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  • Westchester, NY
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I regularly use the same alum as @Barrylu described. However, I don't use the RazoRock alum stick, or any alum, as a deodorant. Instead, I keep it on the counter during my shave so that I can touch the stick if my fingers holding the razor start to get slippery. Also, I really enjoy using the Osma alum block and a cold water rinse on my face after the shave, whether or not the shave went smoothly.

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 10-16-2016, 08:12 AM
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I did try it, but it didn't work as well as my normal antiperspirant deodorant. I'm sure I could use it in a pinch, but I'm happy with the Right Guard.

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 10-16-2016, 01:43 PM
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  • Jack
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  • Long Island
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PUse Alum as a deodorant only, works really well.

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 10-16-2016, 10:29 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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There are two types of alum: for the face potassium alum; for the underarms (not the face) the ammonium alum, but I wouldn't use the latter for either.

Here's an older thread I started on the subject:

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=18786

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 10-17-2016, 01:25 AM
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  • BobH
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  • Thunder Bay Canada
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(10-16-2016, 10:29 PM)Shaun Wrote: There are two types of alum: for the face potassium alum; for the underarms (not the face) the ammonium alum, but I wouldn't use the latter for either.

Here's an older thread I started on the subject:

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=18786

I posted in that thread linked to. I have now been using the ammonium based alum for 3+ years without problems. That said the milder potassium based alum might suit more people especially if you have sensitive skin. I will say that I have always had oily skin and suffered from pimples all my life. After using alum post shave the pimples are no longer a problem. Wish I had of discovered that before turning 60.  Biggrin

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 10-17-2016, 06:13 AM
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I have always used the OSMA blocks as the cost was like $8 for 2 big blocks. The only bad part to them is when they slip out of the hand and shatter! Right now I am using an RR one that has a plastic handle. So far so good; no whoopsie yet! Another thing alum works great for is canker sores. Of course, you might want to use a different block; or not.

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 10-20-2016, 02:28 PM
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I used alum as a deodorant in the past and it worked very well, even in Miami's hot, humid weather.

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 10-20-2016, 05:35 PM
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Just purchased a large block off Ebay yesterday. Almost a 4 oz block for $5.49 free shipping. Hope it fits in my case.

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 10-21-2016, 12:46 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Bayside, NY
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I use it on my feet. No more smelly sneakers. Blush

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