Benefits of a Soapstone Countertop. Soapstone is unmatched in its natural beauty and is the perfect solution for homeowners and designers wanting to get away from the ubiquitous, shiny granites. Soapstone will not burn. Stop worrying about setting a hot pot or pan down on your soapstone countertop or fumbling with hot pads. Soapstone will not stain. You only need to treat it once in awhile with a special mineral oil to enhance the natural darkening process all soapstone goes through. Soapstone will not harbor bacteria. As the densest natural stone countertop, soapstone is the safest stone countertop for your family. It is the only natural stone countertop that does not require a chemical sealer. Easy to clean. Soapstone is siliceous, meaning it is unaffected and unharmed by acids contained in everyday items like wine, lemons, or vinegar. You won't need to purchase special cleaners, either. Any household cleaner does the trick!