As I have discussed before, the care & maintenance for soapstone is minimal and very simple. The most common way to keep your soapstone looking beautiful was by using mineral oil, until a better solution came about – Dry Wax. There are many benefits to the wax such as:
- Eliminates the need for frequent oiling
- A completely food-safe blend of natural oils and waxes
- Mold and Mildew Resistant
- Not a petroleum-based product like mineral oil
- Eliminates 90% of soapstone countertop maintenance
As always, we try to find ways to make it even better and easier for the client. Dr. Bubbles has come to the rescue! Dr. Bubbles is the best brand of 100% natural handmade soap, not to mention an incredible scientist! She has offered to help us at Garden State Soapstone create our own wax that will not only protect your soapstone but bring out the beauty of your countertop unlike any other product.
First, we’ll line up stone samples and apply all of the oils at once with rags (round 1). We’ll observe the stones and determine the following: 1) how long the each oil remains on the stone and 2) the finish that each oil provides. Once we determine which oil(s) provide the most preferable finishes, we’ll eliminate the others and re-apply the selected oils (round 2). We’ll keep doing this until we’ve decided what you like best.