Items you will need:
· Unused toothbrush
· Liquid dish soap
· 1 tablespoon of bleach
A pumice stone is a form of exfoliation that can be used to remove dead skin cells, typically on the heels of your feet to create a soft and smooth surface. It can be used in either the bath or shower in between pedicures. Instead of replacing your pumice stone, have you thought about sanitizing and cleaning? Pumice stones need the occasional cleaning every 2-3 months to stay free from germs and bacteria. Dead skin and germs manage to find their way into the pumice stone and the humidity in the bathroom only makes things worst.
Start by using an unused toothbrush to gently scrub your pumice stone, rinse well. Add a few drops of the liquid dish soap, rinse well. The toothbrush will help loosen the skin trapped in the holes and the dish soap will help with any oils that are in the stone.
Next, you will need 2-3 cups of water and one tablespoon of bleach. Add the water and bleach to a bowl and soak your pumice stone for 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 in the pumice stone. The pumice stone has a tendency to float, so you may need to turn it over after an hour.
Lay your pumice stone on a towel or cloth to dry. If you take good care of your pumice stone, it will last a long time.