~ 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
Please note: my offgrid electric system is down til next mid week. You can still make online orders, but won't be able to acknowledge or process til then. Thanks
Genuine Natural Pumice Stone
Foot Care & More
Mount Shasta is sole stone source of Ward Pumice. Last erupting in late 1700s, 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; many shop-grade ranges
- low $30 wholesale minimum
Versatile StonesThe outstanding abrasive properties of natural volcanic pumice have been recorded since ancient Roman times. No doubt stones 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 to 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 with 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, make 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 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. Stones might effectively be actual fiery souvenirs of United States' first fireworks celebration, mountain's last eruption thought late 1700s, around time of nation's birth. (Though some volcanologists now think it's maybe been over 1,000 years since last eruption.)
"Thanks again for an awesome product, wonderful deal, and personable service." -- LATHER Inc., Pasadena, CA
"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 - no PayPal account necessary - for fast 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. If what's wanted isn't listed online and/or in desired quantity, just call or email query; once order's made, will email custom PayPal invoice for easy online payment. (no PayPal account needed; just use credit card)
Green awareness is soaring as we fitfully awaken to planet's interconnectedness, with its 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 a perfect fit.
March 2020 Inventory & Rationing Report
Harvest is done until next summer except mop-up efforts, seeking missed stones on any warm spring days might be blessed with. With countless acres of alluvial-fan deposit lands plus miles of actual creek bed to comb over, it's never-ending Easter egg hunt for this kid at heart.
Just had what call spring-preview weather here, enticingly pleasant, and so went out to gather missed stones for first time since last fall. Felt great.
Good precipitation last summer -- eight-year California drought is officially over. While harvest prospects looked promising, judging by deep snowpack on mountain, oddly found fresh pickings further downstream this year.
Reason finally concluded with: alluvial deposits are fanning out over banks further downstream each year due to currents carving deeper channel, preventing water-borne stones from fanning out beyond stream bed (such as it is, finally) any sooner. Last year, could access deposits close to parking; this year had to slog down-creek over a quarter mile to where floated rocks now stranded, and lug some 80 pounds worth back upstream, leapfrogging two 20-pound bags at a time.
If right, next harvest will likely take me even further downstream.
(Snowpack not as great as last winter's so far.)
Got better workout this year, anyhow, good thing for this seventy year-old. Working with nature's a trip.
Hoping to continue keeping buyers new and old well supplied in new decade!
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Current stone rationing
plus shipping specials
.3 oz and .4-.5 oz. stones - current buyers only, if 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)
-- 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 March 1, 2020 ~