Alum Powder

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  1. $2.99/lb
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  3. $1.99/lb (bulk - not individually packaged)
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Alum powder is a crystalline powder that is most commonly used in pickling; it keeps pickles firm and crispy.


Alum powder is often used to firm and crispen pickles by letting them soak in a sealed brine solution of water, vinegar, salt, spices, and alum powder for several weeks. Cucumbers should be pickled at the peak of freshness because they will become soft after a few days. Use up to 1/4 teaspoon of alum per pint of solution.

Alum's tissue-shrinking properties gave it a starring role in multiple episodes of the cartoon Looney Tunes in which alum was shown to comically shrink the characters' heads and pucker up lips.

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“As usual....I was completely surprised at how FAST the shipment came. I am making pickles and needed the alum powder-- pronto!
Your company is great! I love the samples that we got and plan on ordering more of the delicious figs for sure! Thanks again!”

, Dallas, NC July 10, 2014

“very pleased with the product the price and the service i would recommend this site to anyone. in fact i have. if they don't have it you don't need it.”

, de soto, WI May 2, 2014

“Everyone says I'm a little nutty. Thanks for the prompt delivery. The alum will be used to doctor my horse! Will shop your nutty co. again.”

, Hamilton, TX April 24, 2014

“Thank you for the alum powder it was hard to find and glad I found it. I was impressed with the delivery and the packaging. Will be ordering again”

, Hazlet, NJ April 19, 2014

“Great price for alum. Received package before estimated arrival date. Cool packaging! Maybe I will have to come back and purchase some more in the future.”

, Freeman, MO March 27, 2014

“ty, fast delivery, cheaper than walmart pricing”

, brook park, oh March 8, 2014

“The first thing I opened was the sugar free bridge mix. Good job.
PS I use the alum for tanning and the mix for fun.”

, PORT ORCHARD, WA February 12, 2014

“Great service and very fast. Just yesterday I saw that Wal-Mart sells the same product for $3.29 for a little jar when I can get a whole pound from you for only $2.99 !
Great job guys!!!”

, New Orleans, Louisiana January 9, 2014

“I ordered a 5 lb bag of alum for tanning rabbit hides. had the best price and I am amazed at how fast it arrived. Correspondences on when and where the package was made it clear that you have great customer service.”

, Madras, Oregon January 7, 2014

“You guys are great... I needed some alum for a cub scout science project and you had just what I needed. I also got some mocha beans for myself as a treat and you snuck in a little something extra. Shipping was fast and I couldn't be happier. You're on my favorites list for sure!”

, York, PA January 2, 2014

“I ordered 3 lbs. of alum powder for tanning. had the best price I could find, and my order came so fast! I came home to find my package opened by my daughter, who was so intrigued by the messages on the box, and said she just couldn't help herself, lol! I will definitely order other items, and am telling all my friends!”

, Sawyer, MN July 11, 2014


Aluminum sulfate

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.


Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.

Country of Origin: United States

ID: 7386

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