Have you entered my “Pamper Your Piggies” Giveaway yet?? If not then you should…I insist actually. One of the prizes included is a Lush Stepping Stone which I am doing a quick review of for you here.
It initially took me a while to get on the “I <3 Lush” bandwagon because at first I thought they were just all about bath bombs and a few hippie scented things. I don’t take the time for baths and I’m not a fan of the hemp scent in my toiletries. I was a lil narrow minded of this because now I know Lush carries soooooooo many other things that I just so happen to love. My most recent purchase from Lush was their Stepping Stone and I just so happen to like it enough to include one in my giveaway
It’s described as kind of a cross between a solid foot scrub and pumice stone with a citrus scent. Here is Lush’s exact description:
“Everyone needs a Stepping Stone foot scrub after a tough day with your foot to the pedal. Step to it with our scrubby citrus delight with pumice and sea salt and you’ll be footloose and fancy free in no time. Simply wet your feet and scrub away dry, rough skin. The invigorating fragrance of lemon and lime oils help to deodorize, and (hard to pronounce) lycopodium powder helps to absorb odours. To keep you treading softly jojoba oil and cocoa butter sink in to keep your feet soft and moisturized.”
Lush usually doesn’t have step-by-step directions how to use their products so its always nice to have a sales associate do a “demo” on you in the store. They’re usually more than willing to grab your hands and rub all sorts of stuff on it. If you didn’t have a demo then you can always use your better judgement on how to use it.
The sales associate mentioned to me you can get two uses out of each stone if you break it in half…so that is what I did. I will warn that Stepping Stone is NOT as solid and as durable as a real pumice stone. It was hard to get an even break because it crumbles very easily. I ended up with multiple chunks of the half that I broke off, but its fine since it’s going to dissolve anyways.
You can use this in the shower, but considering how easily it crumbled I figured it would dissolve super fast so I used it in a foot bath instead. This was a great idea because once my wet hand touched the stone it started to fizzle and melt. I used the quickly turning mush in my hands to scrub the bottom and sides of my wet feet (outside of the water). Although it dissolved quick it still maintained grittiness for a good scrub. I then let my feet soak for a while and finished off by drying my feet, lathering some Lemony Flutter on my usual rough spots and regular lotion on the rest of my foot. Then tucked my feet in my Pedi Sox to seal in the moisture.
Although it turned out to not be much of a stone and more of a mushy scrub the smell of it alone was worth it. I love citrus scents so this scrub was so pleasing to me. It also helped that it did do a good job of leaving my feet nice and soft. My only warning other than the quick dissolving is that it may stain your tub a little if you use it in the shower. It turned my hands really dark green when I scrubbed, but did not stain, and left the water a really vibrant green.
This is what my “after bath” looked like. If you follow me on Instagram (lacquermesilly if you wanna follow!) you may have noticed me post this picture. Sorry for the filtered photo…I forgot to take a picture with my actual camera, but remembered to with Instagram of course!
Stepping Stone retails for $3.95 USD, which I don’t think is so bad if you can get two uses out of it. One use definitely didn’t transform my feet to fresh baby feet, but it did feel better. I’m sure if you consistently use it at least twice a week you will see real results, but that can get pricey going through one stone a week. I would definitely buy Stepping Stone again, but on an occasional basis.
Don’t forget to enter my Giveaway for a chance to win Lush Stepping Stone and a bunch of other goodies It ends Friday!