12-31-2016, 05:13 PM
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Just ordered a OSMA alum block. It pretty small and it comes in a cardboard box that hugs the block close. Like the packaging around a deck of cards

How do you store your OSMA block? (What do you store it in?)

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 12-31-2016, 05:18 PM
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I use a travel soap dish to store my alum block. I wouldn't however travel with it like that. I would likely just take a new block in the cardboard packaging for travel.

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 12-31-2016, 05:25 PM
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  • greyhawk
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  • Southern California
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I just keep it in the original cardboard box. I could be wrong, but I think it has a coating on the cardboard. It dries quickly in any event so it has not been an issue for me.

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 12-31-2016, 05:46 PM
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  • I.P.
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I place mine on a small sponge.

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 12-31-2016, 08:30 PM
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I bought a flexible zip-lock travel pouch at the Container Store and keep it in that.  Sturdy little pouch about 2" x 3".  It works great.

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 01-01-2017, 12:46 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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  • Cambridgeshire, UK (CONUS post address)
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I haven't used mine in over a month.  But when I do use it I dry it carefully on a piece of tissue then store it in the little cardboard box with the lid open.  Works for me.

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 01-01-2017, 05:53 AM
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if I had OSMA I'd put it on a slotted plastic or slotted wooden "island" so it would drain.

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 01-01-2017, 06:42 AM
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I'd use a travel soap dish.  But, next time (if you ever use up the Osma) just get RazoRock.  It comes with its own plastic case, and it's potassium alum, which is apparently the best, just like Osma.

Shavex alum also comes with a plastic case, but I'm not sure if it's potassium alum.

Osma certainly has the reputation of being the best alum.  Not being a chemist, I don't understand why it could be any better than RazoRock.

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 01-01-2017, 06:56 AM
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  • chazt
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  • Bayside, NY
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At home I keep my alum block in a small plastic cup. When traveling I like the Omega alum which is supplied in its own nifty little case.

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 01-01-2017, 08:13 AM
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Even though I can no longer use alum I still have a block of Osma.  I also keep it in a plastic travel soap dish.  However, remember you should completely dry it before you put it in the dish.  Alum is a natural product almost like salt and it dissolves if it is stored wet.  My block is much smaller than when I purchased it.

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 01-01-2017, 08:19 AM
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i dropped my first one and cracked the hell out of it.  i use alum every day.  let it air dry in it's plastic holder and into the medicine cabinet

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 01-01-2017, 09:22 AM
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I dry it off with a towel and set it on the counter

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 01-01-2017, 09:37 AM
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(01-01-2017, 09:22 AM)SteelTown Wrote: I dry it off with a towel and set it on the counter

I do the same.

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 01-01-2017, 10:44 AM
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Just dry the block with a towel or tissue and put back in the box. It'll last a few months or more with daily use.

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 01-01-2017, 11:59 AM
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  • Beau
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  • Westchester, NY
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I do nothing other than leave my block of Osma out in the open sitting on a sheet of paper towel. But, since I use my alum block almost every time I shave, it's not like I am storing it.

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