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Pumice Stone


My husband told me this morning that he used my pumice stone on his feet. I'm not crazy about sharing personal items, like toiletries. Is a pumice stone one of those things that habor germs? And is there a way to clean a pumice stone or should I buy a new one?

PS I am new to this website and I LOVE it!

POSTED BY BONNIE :: GEORGIA USA :: 10/06/2009 1:40 PM


Readers? Any info on this?

Debra :-)


This isn't exactly what you were looking for, but with my husband, I'd share just about anything because we are a closed biological unit. Outside of that relationship, well, ick.


Thanks Helen - While I dearly love my husband and we share a lot, I think I am going to give him that pumice stone and buy myself a new one! One thing I will admit - I am somewhat of a germ-a-phob.

POSTED BY BONNIE :: GEORGIA USA :: 10/12/2009 2:23 PM

I would imagine that the pores in pumice stone would tend to harbour bacteria. Boiling it or submersing it in Hydrogen Peroxide for a while should kill the bacteria though. Both substances should be able to penetrate into the pores - and the bubbles help clean them out in addition to killing the germs.

POSTED BY JOY :: MICHIGAN CANADA :: 10/12/2009 2:25 PM

EW! I agree with you...sharing some personal items, even with a partner, is not what I'd do.

As far as the pumice stone, you can soak it in enough water to cover it along with ten drops of Tea Tree Oil. It is a powerful antibiotic. I use it for many things, even for cleaning toothbrushes.


Thanks All! I squirted the pumice stone with peroxide, let it bubble a bit and then poured boiling water over it. I just bought tea tree oil which I think I'll use on the pumice stone also and this will be my first use of it! I hear tea tree oil is great for many things. I did buy myself a new pumice stone and gave my husband the cleaned/disinfected one. Nice of me, huh!

POSTED BY BONNIE :: GEORGIA USA :: 10/16/2009 1:10 PM

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