Alum was one of the first natural medicines and cosmetic products to be used by man. Known to the Romans as “alunit”, its antiseptic and antibacterial properties have been recognized since ancient times. It was understood to have properties that were useful in combating body odour, as it eliminated the bacteria which break down sweat without affecting the skin’s natural process of transpiration.
Origin and composition
Alum (potassium alum) is a compound formed of two sulphates and comes in the form of opaque or transparent crystals. Alum crystals can be found naturally occurring as a result of volcanic activity, in conditions where sulphate gases are forced through rocks containing aluminium potassium salts. Trace amounts can also be found in deposits of bituminous slate, coal and lignite.
“Nature on your skin” has been our motto from the beginning and this is why our products are made from only 100% pure alum. We have a wide range of products to meet the needs of the whole family, right down to the youngest members. Supported by pediatric and dermatalogical testing, our products are in full compliance with European regulations, and in Spain are identified by the National Pharmacy Code reference number CN 154095.9. We are constantly working to ensure that our high standards are achieved with the greatest level of environmental responsibility, and that our processes are safe and respectful to the environment.