~ 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 basically unaffected. Be safe.
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; many 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 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 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, 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 long thought late 1786, around time of nation's birth. (Again, some volcanologists now think it's been over 750 years since last eruption.)
"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. 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.
August 2020 Inventory & Rationing Report
New harvest is on. Hot weather's melting snow that's washing new stones down mountain, as part-time creek makes daily surge, often laden with pumice.
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.
Good precipitation last summer -- eight-year California drought might be over. (Or not?) While harvest prospects looked promising, judging by deep snowpack on mountain, found fresh pickings deposited much further downstream last harvest...and it continues to be case this year.
Reason concluded with: alluvial deposits fan out over banks further downstream each year due to currents always carving ever-deeper main channel before finally fanning out, preventing water-borne stones from fanning beyond shrinking-bank stream bed any sooner. Two years ago, could access deposits real close to parking; now must hike down-creek over a quarter mile to find latest deposits of stranded rocks. I lug back some 80-100 pounds (often wet-weight) worth back upstream each foray by leapfrogging two 20-pound bags at a time, plus laden daypack.
Working with nature's a trip. Get better workout now, in any event. Great exercise...in truth, almost more than wanted, for this often sedate seventy-year-old.
Hoping to continue keeping buyers new and old well supplied in new decade.
May current pandemic times soon become history and racial injustice time of reckoning work to at last redeem humankind.
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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; 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 August 1, 2020 ~