What kind of oil do you put on soapstone? Mineral Oil and Soapstone
To help expedite oxidation of the stone, we recommend that you treat it with mineral oil from time to time. This treatment will keep oxidation uniform across the entire surface.
How do you rejuvenate soapstone?
- Clean the soapstone sink with a dishcloth and mild dishwashing liquid.
- Apply mineral oil to the soapstone with a clean, dry cloth.
- Wipe away any excess mineral oil to keep the sink from being slick.
- Rub sandpaper in a circular motion over any deeper scratches, using a medium pressure.
How do you care for soapstone countertops? Since soapstone is nonporous, it resists bacteria and doesn’t stain. It’s chemically neutral, which means that acidic foods like lemon juice won’t cause blemishes or the etching you get with marble. And it’s heat-resistant, so no scorch marks. Usually, all you need to clean it is a sponge dipped in soapy water.
Does soapstone need to be sealed? Thanks to its mineral composition and nonporosity, there is no need for soapstone to be sealed to keep moisture, bacteria and food particles from penetrating its surface, as is often required for porous stones such as granite and marble.