This is the real deal, the genuine article; true grit! Centuries-old specimen of California's majestic Mount Shasta. In the 1780s, when Mt. Shasta erupted, these volcanic pumice stones started out as globs of molten lava that were flung miles high during eruption and then rounded aerodynamically by nature on its way back to earth. Volcanic pumice is a time-honored tool for filing down foot calluses. "Loofa rock" for general surface dead-skin exfoliation.
Facts about Mt Shasta: Mount Shasta is an active stratovolcano at the southern end of the Cascade Range in Siskiyou County, California. At an elevation of 14,179 feet, it is the second-highest peak (after Mt. Rainier) in the Cascades and the fifth-highest in the state. Mt. Shasta is officially designated sister mountain to Japan's Mount Fuji and noted the world over for its majesty.
How to use: 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 our body oil.
How to care for your pumice stone: soak 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.
Shapes, sizes and textures vary as stones are exactly as found in nature
Sustainably harvested in the foothills of majestic Mount Shasta. The naturally rounded pumice stones wash down the mountain with snowmelt each summer and are harvest by hand, on foot, each summer and early fall.
100% Mt. Shasta Pumice
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. 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.