VEGAN FRIENDLY ♥ + HANDCRAFTED BAG - Vegetal Luffa Sponge
Luffa sponges are made from a gourd in the cucumber family. After the plant blooms, the flower develops into a long, gourdlike plant that resembles a giant cucumber or zucchini. The gourds are then harvested and can be left to dry out for up to six months. Dried gourds are soaked in water, peeled, and their seeds are removed. Once they're completely dry, they can be sliced, cut, or shaped in a variety of ways before they're sold as sponges.
Luffa are a natural external hard sponge used in the bath to purify your body. The luffa has excellent exfoliating properties and removes dead skin cells and helps in good blood circulation . It has beneficial properties and also removes the oiliness of the skin, combats cellulite and leaves skin clean and soft.
We don't recommed this type of sponge for really sensitive skins because these fibers are kind of hard. However it can be used for normal, oily skins and skins with impurities.
* HOW TO CLEAN & CARE YOUR LUFFA SPONGE:
1 - You should also clean your loofah every week. One older study concluded that regularly cleaning your luffa with a diluted water mixture of 10 percent bleach may reduce your risk of bacterial contamination.
2 - Dip it in the mixture for 5 minutes. After cleaning, rinse it thoroughly with cool water and dry it out completely before putting it somewhere cooler to hang.
-If you want to avoid spreading bacteria with your loofah, completely avoid using it in your genital area. Remember that the perineum is a place where E. coli and other dangerous bacteria sometimes grow, so don't use a loofah on that part of your body, either.
- You should also avoid using it when you're freshly shaved. Your skin is compromised for several days after shaving and bacteria can get past your skin barrier.
Sea sponge is an alternative to luffas. Like luffas, they don't have any dyes, preservatives, or chemicals inside. Sea sponge has some naturally occurring enzymes that kill bacteria. Sea sponge will still need to be cleaned regularly, dried after your shower, and replaced frequently.
Color: natural soft yellow Size: 14-16 cm
Luffa sponges from Greece, by Kokkinos.