Em's Alum Block

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Pure Potassium Alum: 4 ounce stone with basket. Wet block with water and rub gently over skin then rinse off. Used after shaving to close pores or as an antiseptic for minor nicks and abrasions. If your skin is abraded or irritated, you may feel a slight tingling or burning sensation. Not to worry, that is the alum doing its job and letting you know to be more gentle with your skin care regiment. For example, when shaving let the razor glide over the skin rather than using undue pressure.

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  • 5
    Works as intended

    Posted by Harry Smyth on Apr 27th 2023

    I use after shaving like the instructions suggest. Rinse off. Slight sting if I shave to aggressive (feedback) and I think it helps to heal. I have dry skin so also use the splash or balm depending on the time of year.

  • 5
    Em's Alum Block

    Posted by dw749 on Jun 3rd 2014

    After buying 3 "brand X" Alum blocks and finding them crumbly or poorly formed I was a bit skeptical when I found this non-typical good sized alum block here at Em's. Well rest assured I was extremely pleased when it arrived. The block is perfectly formed and fits well for it's intended purpose. A beautiful crystal with minor inclusions that are firm, intact and amazing to look at. If your looking for a really nice Alum block you won't be disappointed with this product.

  • 4
    Nice Display

    Posted by GPat on Nov 8th 2011

    Looks good on the bathroom vanity, works fine but the shape was a little hard to get used to. Otherwise, a five rating.