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Ward Pumice Company

Stone Age Tool for the 21st Century

~ 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

Wildcrafted for

Foot Care & More

Important notice: 

Alas, winding down operations now.  

See page bottom or here for remaining inventory 

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

  • Heavy-duty abrasion
  • As nature created - each stone unique
  • For bath, kitchen, shop...
  • Durable ~ stones can last years
  • 19 bulk select-grade sizes; four packaged; four shop-grade ranges

  • low $30 wholesale minimum
  • ship at cost, mostly via USPS flat-rate Priority 

price list                online purchases            retail outlets

Versatile Stones

The outstanding abrasive properties of natural volcanic pumice have been recorded since ancient Roman times. No doubt stones used earlier by rock-savvy cavemen.


Versatile tool of nature, pumice is handy for multitude of uses.. 

Happy Feet

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 your organic body care line and offer discerning, nature-loving customers the real thing?

Super Durable

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 their roundedness, assuming stones must be worked by man. Not so; nature's the 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 the world over for its majesty and believed powerful metaphysical properties. I once said 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 - 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-grade 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

Order Online:

Items # 23, 25, & 26 are International bulk orders

Only a 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.

January 2022 Report

Closing business  :-/

Forces have conspired, telling me it's time to wrap up solo operation ,after 28 years Main culprits: climate changes and creek deposit changes.

Working with nature's a trip. With countless acres of alluvial-fan pumice deposit lands, plus miles of actual seasonal creek bed to comb, it's been a never-ending Easter egg hunt for this seventy-two year-old kid at heart finding nature's hidden treasures over time, the last decade intensively.

Been getting a better workout than I wanted the last two-three years. Had to hike much further down depository creek bed to reach alluvial fan during peak of blazing summer weather only to find a smattering of new stone arrivals washing down mountain with daily snow melt. Deposits have reduced drastically in recent times with severe drought.Three years ago I could access generous deposits close to parking; now must hike over a third mile downhill through often rough terrain to have any hope at all of finding newbies. This is due to deapened creek channel carrying them further down before banks disappear and alluvial fanning depositing action kicks in. (Before, often lugged some 70-80 pounds worth back upstream a day, leapfrogging two 20-pounds-loaded canvas beach bags at a time ,plus laden daypack.)


So, barring miraculous change-- like returned heavy snowfalls with ensuing summer snow melt again flushing down goo-gobs of stones and depositing them in reachable areas -- my little backwoods biz is definitely winding down, a dedicated ten-year effort that followed 15 years being a casual hobby biz.


Apologies for not notifying my repeat buyers. I never learned how to send out mass-emails and prospect of emailing everyone individually was too daunting. Know it will come to some as a shock. (It shocked me too.)


Remaining inventory

Still have a stash of slower moviers on hand -- mostly tinies and biggies of select grade, plus medium and behemeths of shop grade. Always tried keeping ahead of demand -- of necessity, pumice being seasonally harvested summer only, during daily snowmelt deposits.


Will maybe continue gathering summers on very limited scale that first ran biz at, hoping to find enough popular-sized stones to keep at least some of my longtime buyers with a smattering of stones, knowing what sizes each has stocked. Maybe not. No doubt like many people these days, not sure of much of anything...strange -- if also exciting -- times we're navigating.


In last ten years sent stones to every state in the union -- Guam and Puerto Rico too -- plus Canada and Australia; even a few to Europe. In the thousands of fulfilled orders, happy to report only got burned once or twice, made only a couple exchanges, and had zero refund requests. While many orders came from artisian soap makers wanting to complement their lines, I also provided many chinchilla caregivers (who love to gnaw on stones) and a few natural food stores (one ordered regularly for 28 years including my first product), and movie production companies wanting to stonewash costumes.  (See About page for list of buyers' diverse applications.)


More grateful than words can say for the renewed sense of purpose and fulfillment support from so many mostly small-business operators over the years. Had hoped to continue supplying for many years yet... 


Thank you all. Hope you find a new source and many current users of stones will find stones offering years of good scrubbing service.


May current pandemic times soon become history, it and racial injustice reckoning both serving to lift up all humankind sharing the ride ofthis peculiar little blue ball whirling through space.


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Remaining stone inventory:

Have yet about 1/4 ton of various select-grade stones yet on hand, mostly tiny and huge, along with about a ton of shop-grade, mostly medium-sized, stones, plus some oversized. Check online order page.

-- ..1, .2 and .3 oz. (by email order; not listed on online-order page)

-- 3-3.9 oz. #4 online - repeat buyers only

-- 6-6.9 oz. (3-1/2-4" to 5")  all buyers - #028 online

-- 7-9.9 oz. (3-1/2 to 4 or 5")  all buyers #46

- - 10-15 oz. (5"+ select grade) #029 online biggest available online, relative plenty on hand, all buyers #19

- - Broken stones of mixed sizes (for grinding to powder or soil amendment) $2.50/lb.

Not listed online, email if maybe interested.

See Prices page for sizes and prices.

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"Just arrived in perfect condition. Thank you so much. We will definitely be purchasing from you." 

~ site updated January 11, 2022 ~