By Prerana Sharma,
Pumice Stone- Its Origin, Various Uses, Cleaning and storage methods
if the water that is supplied to you is hard water, you will see that white enamel toilet bowl collects mineral deposits over a period of time. Pumice stone can be rubbed over it to clean them.
Removes Paint rust
A pumice stone can be employed to remove rust from a hard metal as well.
Very few of us know that a pumice stone can take out a splinter (a very thin and sharp piece of wood, glass or any hard substance)Soak the skin in warm water so that the pores open out. Then take the pumice stone and rub the splintered area in a circular motion. Then dry the skin and remove the splinter easily.
One of the other pumice uses is that you can use the pumice stone to remove hair. However this is mainly employed for leg hair. Legs are not as sensitive as the other areas on the body. Therefore only use pumice stones to remove (gradually) the hair that grows on legs.(hair isnâ€™t removed instantly like waxing ok!!)
While taking a bathing or doing pedicure it is used to smooth rough spots on your feet. It can also effectively reduce corns and calluses. Depending on how rough your feet are, or how many corns and calluses you have, or how big they may be, you should use a pumice stone two to three times a week.
How to Clean a Pumice Stone
After every time you use pumice stone you have to clean it well. You can do this by swishing it in soapy water. Then, rinse it well with clean water.
Sometimes you can also scrub it lightly with a stiff brush and soapy water, rinse and dry it well. The best place to store a pumice stone is in a place where it gets plenty of air and dry out. I store mine on my shower rack. It drip-dries there nicely.