What Is Alum Powder Used For

Alum powder can be found at most grocery stores. Its primary use is as a preservative for fruit and vegetables. But you’re going to be totally surprised about the health benefits.

Here are a few health benefits to using Alum Powder:

Mouth Ulcers and Tonsillitis

Apply some of the powder (also comes as crystals) to the affected area of your mouth. Instantly soothes the soreness and helps to reduce the swelling. Warning it burns but it really helps quickly.

Home Made Play Dough

A great ingredient for making your own play dough at home. This dough lasts up to 6 months and is really elastic.


2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 table spoons Alum powder (dissolved in 1 cup boiling water)
1 teaspoon oil
Food colour (just a couple of drops)

Mix everything together until it’s smooth and lastly add the food colour.

Eye Abscess

The perfect solution for an eye abscess. You need to rub alum on a sandalwood stone with a little water. You need to rub it enough to form a paste. This paste you use to place on the abscess which will sting at first but extremely effective for getting rid of the abscess.

Cracked Heals

Using the powdered form of Alum, mix this with coconut oil and apply to cracked heals. Apply regularly and you will notice a massive improvement on those cracked heals.


Alum powder is a great natural ingredient for helping to reduce those wrinkles. Take a piece of Alum and wet it, rub this on your face for a few seconds. Alum helps to tighten the skin. Wash your face and apply moisturiser.


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