How To Care For Your MagicStone


Your MagicStone instrument is designed to last you a lifetime with very basic care and maintenance. These simple guidelines are all you’ll need to maintain its look and performance.
  • While it’s solid and durable, soapstone can be marred or broken if dropped or struck on a hard surface.
  • If you accidentally chip, scrape or mar the stone surface, depending on the extent, you can apply a bit of mineral oil and rub/buff it into the area. For bigger chips, use 240 grit sandpaper to smooth first.
  • If the overall finish of the stone wears over time, oiling and buffing will easily restore its depth and luster. Or just let it age and reveal the polished natural stone.
  • If you ever need to remove any material from the chamber (under the basket) simply remove the cap and basket and tap your Stone upside down on the palm of your hand.
  • Because your MagicStone is combustion free, there is never any build up of tar or ash to clean. So aside from occasionally running a pipe cleaner in the draw line, you really don’t need to clean your instrument much at all as far as performance is concerned. If particulate gets into the draw line and can’t be blown out, use only a soft, plush pipe cleaner like the ones supplied. Metal bristle pipe cleaners can damage the stone and create unwanted dust.
  • Alchemy users, there really isn’t much need to remove your pressure-fit mouthpiece for cleaning very often. But to do so, grasp firmly at the stem and twist while pulling. Push while twisting it into place to replace and align it. 
  • We recommend that you let the chamber age naturally. If over time you want to remove the kief that accumulates on the chamber wall, just wipe it with a small cloth or use a stirrer to scrape the wall and tap it into the palm of your hand.
  • Never put anything into the intake at the top or inside the chamber – you may break your instrument. If some material accidentally falls into the intake, just blow into the open chamber to force it out.
  • Never put your MagicStone into the dishwasher – you’ll break it.


Blue Flame Torch 

A small, blue flame jet torch lighter is ideal for heating your MagicStone quickly and easily. They are windproof, clean-burning, refillable and adjustable, and tend to give more consistent heat output than soft (yellow) flame lighters.  You can use a larger torch, but be sure to dial it down to the lowest flame and hold it a bit further above the intake so the longer jet doesn’t reach into the brass hole.

Soft Flame

A full sized BIC® lighter works great but its effectiveness will reduce considerably once it loses about 80% of its fuel. A Clipper® lighter flame is a good heat source for your MagicStone, and it’s refillable. A Clipper flame tends to be hotter than a BIC, so be careful not to overcook.

For the optimum soft flame experience, consider our custom Flame lighter, made in black leather and gold finish to compliment MagicStone instruments. The Flame is refillable with an adjustable, pipe-style oblique soft flame that you can dial in to match your Stone. And the push button piezo start is very comfortable to hold down, especially compared to the ignition wheels on BICs and Clippers.

*Be sure to refill with very affordable but high quality butane canisters. This greatly reduces both the cost and plastic waste of traditional disposable lighters, while always providing you the optimum heat source.


 A clean basket is essential to optimal performance. We recommend  three basic approaches to keep your baskets ready to go.

Use a stirrer to scrape the kief out of your basket.

With a Stirrer

This is the fastest way to keep your basket clean between fills. Simply take a stirrer and, after emptying out the spent herb, use the stirrer to scrape the side wall and bottom of the basket to remove any built up resin. Also tapping the screen face down on a counter can help dislodge any remaining particulate.
This method is usually effective for a few or more fills, depending on the nature of your herb.
scrub your basket with a little dish soap

With a Scouring Pad

Running your empty basket under hot water and using the corner of a scouring pad with a drop of dishwashing soap to clean it is an effective way to get your basket pristine and ready for several fills. Simply paper towel it dry and get back to stoning.
Soak your baskets in rubbing alcohol to remove kief and residue.

With a Jar and Alcohol

This is a great way to always have clean baskets ready for optimum performance. Take a small container with a lid and partially fill it with Isopropyl alcohol. Then just drop your baskets into the solution as needed and give a little shake. When you want a clean basket, just remove one from the solution with a stirrer, rinse and dry and…voila.
Optimally, with a number of baskets, this is an ideal approach for regular users who would prefer to do a single rinse and dry occasionally (a 5 minute process) and get back to days/weeks of maintenance-free stoning. Our Hit Kit is made for this method.


If you have experienced accidental combustion, you will want to complete this easy step to remove the smell and restore your MagicStone. 

Odyssey: Thoroughly clean the chamber inside with a little acetone (nail polish remover). Isopropyl alcohol 91% will also work, but acetone takes away the smell of smoke faster and better, and evaporates instantly, leaving no smell of its own. Alcohol takes a couple of washes and leaves a hospital smell, IMHO. 

Use caution: Acetone will also dull the carnauba finish and can remove the gold enamel on your engraving, so you don’t want to get that wet.

You can try just dipping a cotton swab into the acetone and using it to wipe the chamber clean. Or fill the chamber halfway up with the acetone – don’t splash it on the outside of your stone – and swish it around gently to rinse out any of the burnt resin or ash particles. Let it sit for a minute, use a q-tip or soft pipe cleaner if needed to wipe. Then holding it upright, tilt to pour the liquid out through the draw line, taking care not to let it flow out over the top*.  Use a paper towel to wipe out the chamber if it has a lot of kief build up.

After it dries (almost instantly), check to see if there is any smoke smell remaining. If there is, just repeat the process. 

*If you do get acetone on the outside of your device, you can touch it up with a drop or two of mineral oil on a clean cloth and gently buff it.

Alchemy:  The steps are similar to above, except always remove your mouthpiece first – acetone may damage the acrylic! You can soak the mouthpiece in iso alcohol while you clean the chamber, and then just rinse with hot water and allow it to dry thoroughly before vaping again. With the Alchemy, it’s better to use an acetone-dampened cotton swab to clean out the mortise rather than pour the acetone out through it, because it can be a little challenging to keep it from spilling onto the outside and dulling the finish. Use a paper towel to soak up and wipe out the acetone from inside the chamber.