Inside: Keep your pumice stone free from germs and bacteria with these simple tips. See how to clean a pumice stone quickly and easily.
One of my most used bath products is my pumice stone. My niece got me a pedicure kit last year for Christmas and I love it! The pumice stone is one of the better quality ones I have had. Plus I love that it has a gripper on the sides. I try to take pretty good care of it, not only so it will last a long time but also because pumice stones can be breeding grounds for bacteria.
Dead skin and germs manage to find their way into the pumice stone and the humidity in the bathroom only makes things worse. Pumice stones need the occasional clean to stay free from germs and bacteria. If you want to take good care of your pumice stone and keep it disinfected check out these easy tips on how to clean a pumice stone.
To start, you will want to clean away any dead skin in the pumice stone. Wet the pumice stone and then use an old toothbrush and dish soap to scrub away the dead skin. The toothbrush will help loosen the skin trapped in the holes and the dish soap will help with any body oils that are in the stone.
Next, to clean a pumice stone you will need 2-3 cups of water and a tablespoon of bleach. Add the water and bleach to a bowl. Then, let the pumice stone soak in the bleach mixture for about 1-2 hours. The bleach will help kill off any germs or bacteria so you aren’t spreading them on your feet. The water will also help loosen any dead skin that is left stuck in the pumice stone.
The pumice stone has a tendency to float so you may need to turn it over after about 30 minutes to an hour.
After the pumice stone is done soaking then you can rinse it off and lay it out to dry. If you still have dead skin stuck in some of the holes give it a quick scrub again with the toothbrush. Quickly drying the stone helps prevent bacteria in the stone so I recommend laying it on a towel or cloth out in the sun so it dries faster.
Once the stone is dry it is clean and you can put it back where you normally store it. Regularly cleaning a pumice stone will help it last longer and keep it free from bacteria so I recommend washing it every couple of months. If you notice a lot of build up in your pumice stone it is probably time to clean it.
With these simple tips on how to clean a pumice stone, you can easily keep it clean and free from bacteria. Want some other easy cleaning tips? Check out how to clean your humidifier to prevent the spread of germs.
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