KALUNITE

 

Potassium alum stone is a natural mineral which typically occurs as encrustations on rocks in areas of weathering
and oxidation of sulfide minerals and potassium-bearing minerals. Alum Stone by Verdan is just that, a 100% natural deodorant made from the highest quality odor fighting minerals, sourced from the far corners of the World.

HOW DOES THE KALUNITE POTASSIUM ALUM USED IN VERDAN DEODORANTS DIFFER FROM ALUMINIUM SALTS?

There are two main differences between Kalunite Potassium Alum (Aluminium potassium sulfate dodecahydrate) and the salts Aluminium Chloride and Aluminium Chlorohydrate which are commonly used in antiperspirants. These last two salts react with peptides and amino acids in the skin to form a gel which then blocks sweat ducts and glands, preventing perspiration. They aslo have a small molecular mass (typically between 250’350 Daltons) meaning that they are supposed to readily penetrate the skin and cross the skin/blood barrier, thereby entering the body. Kalunite Potassium Alum has a much larger molecule (around 480 Daltons) which is too large to be absorbed through the skin (the maximum size that can be abosrbed is less than 450 Daltons). Instead of forming a gel, thereby preventing perspiration, Kalunite Potassium Alum sits on the surface of the skin where it prevents the bacteria responsible for causing sweaty odours from multiplying.

At Verdan, we take care to use the best part of the mineral by selecting our products from the heart of the crystal, where the mineral is the purest. Through this natural process, the result gives us a certified extra-pure Kalunite™ mineral ready to be used in our formula and products. As nature has provided a solution to preventing odor, our high-quality minerals provide a deodorant that releases nature’s secret, and the result is incredibly effective.

ALUM ORIGINS

 

Alum occurs typically in large deposits located throughout the world in areas of volcanic activity where formation is a result of steam and hot gases venting from fumaroles and interacting with argillaceous rocks. It appears as a translucent, crystalline stone and is colorless and glassy (vitreous).