Loofah sponge is a natural alternative to traditional sponges.
Petroleum products are used to make silicone, nylon or plastic sponges, and plastic waste remains after use because they are not sorted or recycled. It takes up to several hundred years for a plastic sponge to break down. And there will still be microplastic particles that pollute the water that enters the stomachs of animals.
So maybe it’s worth trying Loofah?
What is such a sponge made of?
Loofah is a plant of the genus Tropical and subtropical vines of the family Cucurbitaceae. It is grown and eaten as a vegetable, but must be harvested at a young stage of development in order to be eaten. The vegetable is popular in India, China and Vietnam.
Scrubbing sponges are made from fully ripe fruit for use in bathrooms and kitchens.
Dried fruits are soaked in water, peeled, their seeds are removed. Sponges are made after the fruit has completely dried – they can be cut or shaped in various ways and shapes.
Natural Loofah sponge removes dead skin cells well, promotes blood circulation, is suitable for scrubbing elbows or feet, softens the skin.
Dry Loofah is hard, so soak in warm water for 20 minutes before first use to soften.
To reduce friction, use with shower gel or natural, handmade soap or shampoo bars made in Lithuania.
After use, rinse thoroughly and dry to avoid residual moisture, which will shorten the life of the product. Clean the sponge every 1 to 2 weeks by soaking in a soda and water mixture and allowing the hanger to dry in a vertically well-ventilated area.
It is recommended to change every 1-2 months.
Made of 100% Loofah.
Loofah pulp is naturally degradable and compostable – no remorse for frequent sponge changes.
Loofah can also be used for washing dishes, cleaning the house.