Pumice stone

How to Clean a Pumice Stone

By Sara . Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Clean a Pumice Stone

The pumice stone is a common household item as it has multiple uses in every type of cleaning. This highly porous stone is lightweight and has an abrasive surface which can be used for pedicure and skin exfoliation. It is also used to remove mildews and molds from walls. But regular use for cleaning purposes means that it lodges dirt in its pores. When this happens people usually throw away the used pumice stone and replace it with a new one. But it can be reused with just a little cleaning. To know how to clean a pumice stone keep reading this OneHowTo article.

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  1. Rinse
  2. Toothbrush
  3. Bleach bath
  4. Soap
  5. Dry brush


After every use remember to rinse the pumice stone. Just holding the stone under running water will loosen the dirt particles and wash them away. You can also rinse it under warm water which will help in disinfecting it too. Dry it off after cleaning. Do not use it again before the stone dries off completely.


You can also scrub the pumice stone while holding it under water for thorough cleansing. For scrubbing the pumice stone use a toothbrush. Scrubbing the pumice stone under water will wash out the loosened dirt immediately. So, scrub the stone till there is no visible dirt. Then put the stone on a towel or rack to dry it off.

How to Clean a Pumice Stone - Toothbrush

Bleach bath

Take a pot and add four cups of water into it. Then add 3 tablespoons of bleach into it. Then place it over medium heat. When the water boils, place the pumice stone in it. Let it stay for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes take it out of the water and then let it dry before your next use.

How to Clean a Pumice Stone - Bleach bath


Fill a pot or small bucket with warm water. Add detergent soap to it and then stir till bubbles appear. Then soak the pumice stone into the solution. After 15 minutes take out the pumice stone. The dirt would have loosened out by then. Take a brush or tooth brush and lightly scrub it to remove the dirt completely from the stone.

How to Clean a Pumice Stone - Soap

Dry brush

If you don’t want to dry out the pumice stone after cleaning it each time then this is the method for you. Buy a dry brush and then thoroughly scrub the pumice stone with it. Make sure that there is no dirt visible on the surface of the stone. The only thing you will need for this method is good strength to scrub so that all the dirt is flossed out to get a clean pumice stone.

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