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Feb 05

Stockett Staff

How to Care for Soapstone

by Stockett Staff

Tips to clean and maintain your Soapstone

Caring for your Soapstone is simple. Mild soap, mineral oil, and the occasional scratch repair is all you will need to make your Soapstone retain it's organic look and feel. Below are some easy tips to help clean and maintain your Soapstone countertop or vanity.


  • Clean using a damp cloth or sponge with mild dish detergent
  • Follow with a coat of mineral oil

Mineral Oil Application

  • Apply mineral oil with a soft cloth
  • Allow it to sit for at least an hour or overnight
  • Use a clean dry cloth to wipe the excess oil
  • Initially, several applications may be necessary to keep the patina of the stone uniform and looking new
  • Repeat as need

Scratch Repair

  • Use 120 grit sandpaper to remove the blemish
  • Follow with a coat of mineral oil