An ecological, biodegradable, hypoallergenic but above all totally natural sponge: let’s discover the loofah.
If you are looking for a totally natural , hypoallergenic and biodegradable sponge, loofah is for you.
It is a sponge that takes its name from the homonymous plant, of oriental origins, a vegetable with a shape similar to that of courgette which, once processed and dried , takes on the appearance of a real sponge, and can be used as such.
Let’s find out more!
Luffa: what it is and how to get it
As stated previously, it is a courgette-like plant native to Asia , particularly China, India and Vietnam. Its products are edible however, if you want to make a sponge, you will have to keep them.
In order to obtain a loofah sponge, you will have to reap its fruits and remove the seeds and peel . The inside of the loofah, already fibrous of its own, will be dried , accentuating the fibrousness of the pulp. The process is very simple and, in a short time, you will have an ecological and usable sponge for a long time, as it degrades slowly and does not become moldy .
Loofah sponge: uses
The loofah sponge, in addition to being totally natural and ecological, can boast several functions . First of all, its exfoliating capacity: it is in fact appreciated for its ability to gently remove dead cells, improving the health of the skin and body. After treating the body with the loofah sponge, the skin will be softer and smoother and the microcirculation will be better.
Among other functions, the facial cleanser . Recommended especially for those with delicate skin , it is perfect if you want a completely natural treatment. All without forgetting that it is a hypoallergenic material.
Once the sponge is ruined, do not throw it away immediately, use it to wash the dishes . In fact, the loofah sponge has a great abrasive power and is perfect for removing stubborn dirt from the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. At the end of the cycle, throw the sponge in the compost bin .
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ultimo aggiornamento: 01-02-2020