Monday, August 15, 2011

What Is Soapstone?

Soapstone is a rock, metamorphic in nature, which has varying degrees of hardness. Soap stone is composed mainly of talc, magnesium silicate and chlorite.

Interesting facts about soapstone:
  • Soapstone, in old days, was used for bed and foot warmers in cars and sleighs
  • When wet, it isn't slippery
  • Soapstone is naturally non-stick
  • It was carved into scarabs and seals by Egyptians
  • The Finnish crafted amulets and images of Gods from it

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