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    Does anyone know of any stores in larger cities (Charlotte, NC for example) that sell alum blocks, or a website that sells them at reasonable cost? All the ones I've seen are $15-20 online.

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    Tulumba.com sells them so cheaply, you may as well buy 4 that even with shipping won't run you more than $8-9. you might want to pick up some shave sticks while there also-RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!


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    Surely there's a grocery co-op in Charlotte? If not, there must be a Whole Foods or something similar. They will have it--look for the "crystal" deodorant blocks with the other hippie stuff. Look at the ingredients and find one that says Potassium (or potash) alum. Then pick up a tube or two of KMF or Tom's while you're there.

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    We have a Trader Joe's, but no Whole Foods. I'm not sure what you mean by a grocery co-op.

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    http://www.emsplace.com/shaving/wet_shaving.aspx

    Em has a 1.5 oz travel size alum block for $2.95. The larger sizes range from $9.25-$9.50.
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    Tryphon sells large ones for $4.
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    You may want to try a deoderant stone. It's the same stuff, plus you don't have to touch the alum.


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    I've used the crystal deodorant (potassium alum) that I have found at drug stores for a year.

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    OK, I went to Harris-Teeter tonight and got a stick of crystal deodorant (which is a twist-stick of alum). It was $6, which I think is a little expensive, but better than paying that much for shipping.

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    GNC (General Nutrition Center)

    sells a Potassium alum/with aloe stick that looks like deoderant.

    I use it on my face, adn it travels well.

    AWESOME!
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarslinger View Post
    GNC (General Nutrition Center)

    sells a Potassium alum/with aloe stick that looks like deoderant.

    I use it on my face, adn it travels well.

    AWESOME!
    The Vitamin Shoppe carries these as well, I believe they have the 3oz potassium alum (as opposed to ammonium) for a buck less than GNC.

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