What Are The Benefits of Pumice Stones?

What Are The Benefits of Pumice Stones?

Got dirt? Then I have the thing for you! Natural pumice sourced from California's majestic Mt. Shasta. It’s the perfect exfoliator for dislodging and removing dirt, debris, and dead skin cells.

Pumice is heavy duty and long lasting; they don't disintegrate like the store bought ones. Pumice stones are time-honored filing tools, great for the feet!

What’s more, I make a soap bar chock full of ground pumice for all-natural cleaning. It’s ideal for cleaning mechanic's or gardener's hands. It also makes a wonderful massage bar for your feet! Watch the video to see how I do it!



Where do pumice stones come from? Mt Shasta ⛰ was long thought to have erupted in 1786, but recent carbon dating puts it much further back, to about 1250 AD!  Globs of molten lava were flung miles high 🌋 and as they fell back to earth, they were rounded aerodynamically into volcanic stones we know as pumice. These naturally rounded pumice stones wash down 💦 the mountain with snowmelt each summer and are harvested by hand, on foot, each summer and early fall. This is the real deal, the genuine article; true grit! Sustainably harvested in the foothills of majestic Mount Shasta. They are time-honored filing tools - your feet will thank you! 

How are these different from the pumice stones we find in stores? Few people realize that the vast majority of so-called natural pumice body care products are adulterated, they’re manufactured by crushing pumice, mixing it with foaming agents and an epoxy binder and then injected into molds – you know the fun, foot shapes. My pumice stones are just as they appear in nature.

What are real pumice stones made of? Typical chemical properties of pumice vary from volcano to volcano and even between eruptions of the same volcano over time as each eruption has a unique recipe of molten minerals. They are mainly comprised of silica (makes it abrasive and whitish; the higher the silica, the whiter the stone); aluminum oxide (makes it highly resistant to fire and heat), other minerals include ferric oxide, sodium oxide, potassium.

How to use pumice? Soak your feet in warm water for 5-10 minutes to soften the skin. Wet the pumice stone and gently rub the rough areas of your skin using light pressure. Rinse your feet and pat them dry. Apply moisturizer, such as body oil.

How to care for your pumice stone? Soak it in hot soapy water, scrub with a wire brush. Drying your pumice in the sun will purify and re-energize it. Your stone should last for years if well cared for. ⠀  



Fun facts about Mt. Shasta
⛰ Located in the Cascade Range in Siskiyou County
⛰ Elevation of 14,179 feet
⛰ Second highest peak in the Cascades
⛰ Fifth highest peak in California
⛰ Type of mountain: stratovolcano
⛰ Designated sister mountain to Japan’s Mount Fuji

 Happy Exfoliating, 

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