~ Wholesaling real pumice in
eco-friendly way since 1992 ~
"...flying off the shelves even before we had priced them!"
-- North Shore Soap Factory, Waialua, HI
"Perfect size for some of our manicure/pedicure box sets...thank you so much for offering different sizes and at such a great price." -- Coast & Clearing, Portland, OR
Genuine Natural Pumice Stone
Foot Care & More
In these extraordinary times, home-based rural business blessed with carries on, so far unaffected by fire or plague
Mount Shasta is sole stone source of Ward Pumice. Long thought to have last erupted in 1786, recent carbon dating puts it much further back, to about 1250 A.D. Majestic mountain crowns central top of California in US Pacific northwest
~ Continuing Specials ~
& #046 - 7 -9.9 oz. -- select-grade stones
Reduced shipping on some others - scroll to page bottom
- As nature created - each stone unique
- For bath, kitchen, shop...
- Durable ~ stones can last years
- 19 bulk select-grade sizes; 4 packaged; 4 shop-grade ranges
- low $30 wholesale minimum
- ship at cost, mostly via USPS flat-rate Priority
Versatile StonesThe outstanding abrasive properties of natural volcanic pumice have been recorded since ancient Roman times. No doubt stones were used earlier by rock-savvy cavemen.
Ward's sustainably harvested pumice is kept exactly the way nature made it. It's true grit, that venerable scrubbing stone whose abrasive properties pumice-adulterating companies can only aspire to. Why not upgrade organic body care line and offer discerning nature-loving customers the real thing?
Body care users of reformed pumice often complain of scrubbing arm going numb working calluses and of product soon disintegrating in water. Not so these puppies; they're heavy-duty. They sacrifice themselves slowly. Well cared-for stones can last years.
"... I couldn't be more pleased! I
ordered the 11 lb of medium shop grade stones. The web page estimated 60-80
stones, and I got 100 stones. - Chelsea Cox, Las Vegas, NV
Born of Fire
These pumice were rounded not by any efforts of man, but aerodynamically by nature on eruption. Formerly under enormous pressure, trapped gases in frothy molten lava globules flung miles high made bubbly escape, creating new-born foamy stones by fast-drying into rounded form by time they hit earth -- or almost dry, often flattening into eggs or oval bars or, very rare, pancakes. Stream action might further shape.
People are amazed by their roundedness, assuming stones must be worked by man. Not so; nature's sole sculptor of this volcanic popcorn.
As bonus, every working stone doubles as centuries-old specimen of California's majestic Mount Shasta, officially designated sister mountain to Japan's Mount Fuji and noted world over for its majesty and believed powerful metaphysical properties. I once thought stones were effectively fiery souvenirs of United States' first fireworks celebration, mountain's last eruption long thought to be in 1786, around time of nation's birth, but volcanologists, through carbon dating, now think it's been over 750 years since it blew its top.
"The pumice arrived today. It is beyond perfect! Thank you so much for terrific service!" -- Brian Johnson, Fishers, IN
- Order stones online, by email, phone or check
- Wholesale only - $US 30. minimum. Up to 20% volume discount - see schedule (scroll down)
- Pay by credit card thru PayPal - PayPal account not necessary - for fastest service
- Net-10 accounts to verifiably well-established concerns, if preferred; net-30 for larger orders
- Orders shipped at cost via USPS priority; also FedEx (air only) and UPS, using your account #
- Select stones start at $.20 ea.
- Utility/shop grade seconds in 5 size categories pre-discounted at $3.50/lb.
- Order internationally with euros, pounds, yen, Australian or Canadian dollars via PayPal - More information - scroll down
- 5 international online selections - items #23-27
- California buyers not re-selling stones pay 7.5% sales tax when ordering by phone and email; tax absorbed by me when ordered online
(Items # 23, 25, & 26 are international bulk orders)
Only sampling of available stones listed on price page are orderable online. Also, bare-bones shopping cart doesn't allow quantifying beyond those noted or permit specifying domestic or international order. So if what's wanted isn't listed online and/or in desired quantity, simply call or email query; once order's made, will email custom PayPal invoice for easy online payment. (no PayPal account needed; just credit card)
Green awareness is soaring as we fitfully awaken to planet's interconnectedness within intricate ecological balance. For growing numbers of organic body care product providers -- and others wanting genuine pumice stones for chosen applications -- Ward's Mount Shasta pumice might prove perfect fit.
October 2020 Inventory
& Rationing Report
Latest harvest season has wound down. Hot weather melted snow that washed new old stones down the mountain as part-time creek made daily pumice-laden surges and stranded stones as waters receded.
No forest fires here to date thank goodness. Media can give impression whole state's aflame, but skies here have been mostly blue.
With countless acres of alluvial-fan deposit lands, plus in due course miles of actual seasonal creek bed to comb, it's a never-ending Easter egg hunt for this kid at heart...just so long as weather is pleasant for working outside.
Good precipitation last summer -- eight-year California drought might be over...or not. While harvest prospects initially looked promising, judging by deep snowpack on mountain, found fresh pickings deposited MUCH further downstream in 2019 harvest...and it continued to be the case this year.
Reason concluded with: alluvial deposits fan out over banks further downstream each year due to current always carving ever-deeper main channel before finally fanning out as land slope eases and current slows, preventing water-borne stones from fanning out any sooner, beyond shrinking to disappearing bank stream bed. Two years ago could access deposits close to parking; now must hike down-creek over quarter mile to find latest deposits of stranded rocks. (I've often lugged back some 70-90 pounds worth back upstream in a foray, leapfrogging two 20-pound bags at a time plus laden daypack.)
Working with nature's a trip. Been getting a better workout in any event. Great exercise...in truth, maybe more than wanted now for this otherwise sedate-leaning seventy-one year-old.
Add the eight-mile, light-duty cinder access road becoming fairly treacherous due to huge influx of well-less, large-scale illicit pot growers buying up parcels in my rural subdivision and betting -- mostly successfully -- on law non-enforceability, and their constant heavy water trucks all but destroying cinder roadbed...add heavier, faster traffic and dust and it can make backroads run to and from harvest fields almost too daunting to want to continue much longer barring some unlikely scene change.
Hanging in there for now. Have fair stash of most sizes on hand now, as always try to keep ahead of demand. Will keep you posted.
May current pandemic times soon become history and racial injustice reckoning work to redeem humankind...and fires cease and desist.
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Current stone rationing
plus shipping specials
.3 oz and .4-.5 oz. stones - current buyers only, when available
If new and seeking bulk select-grade pumice least likely to run out or be rationed, and they suit needs, consider:
-- 1-1.3 oz (2-1/4" average size) - Shipping special - #024 (175 ct)
-- 1.4-1.9 oz. # 02 and #009 (popular, affordable size)
-- 2.3-2.9 oz. #03 (also popular; original 'standard' size)
-- 4-4.9 oz (average 3-3-1/2") Reduced price - #020 online
-- 5-5.9 oz. (3-1/2 -4") #21 Shipping special
-- 6-6.9 oz. (3-1/2-4" to 5") - Free Shipping - #028 online
-- 7-9.9 oz. (3-1/2 to 4 or 5") #46 Shipping special
- - 10-15 oz. (5"+ select grade) #029 online biggest available online, plenty on hand - reduced to $5./lb. (Some larger size available by request)
-- Good supply of shop-grade small and medium stones on hand
"Just arrived in perfect condition. Thank you so much. We will definitely be purchasing from you."
~ site updated October 19, 2020 ~