Loofah natural - oval small (13,5 x 9 cm)
All-purpose Egyptian loofah with soft fibres. Suitable for body care as well as use in a household. The loofah has been traditionally used in skin care for removing dead cells and freeing clogged pores. However, our loofah is also the perfect alternative to plastic dish sponges. The product is fitted with a practical loop for hanging, hasn’t been chemically treated and is easily compostable.
About this product, how does it work
Our loofah scourers are made from the fruits of the plant Lufa cylindrica, also known as sponge gourd or Egyptian cucumber. It is said that even the Egyptian queen Cleopatra herself had known that besides being suitable for making delicious salad, loofah can be used to produce splendid cosmetic utensils.
Ripe fruits of loofah resemble cucumber. For processing, they get peeled and soaked in water until the seeds and the soft flesh come out. What remain are firm fibres. Having been dried out and cleaned, they turn into natural sponges, scourers and other useful tools.
Even though a dry loofah is firm and coarse, it softens and increases its volume quickly after soaking. Due to this specific property, loofah is an ideal choice for massaging tired muscles and gentle face care as well as a prevention against cellulite. Using a loofah promotes blood circulation and rejuvenates the skin. A perfect alternative to plastic massage sponges and washcloths.
What to use it for
How to use it
- rinse properly with clean hot water after every use
- and hang to dry completely
- store in a dry place (high moisture in bathrooms causes mould build-up)
- clean your loofah regularly with hot water in order to prevent the breeding of unwelcome microorganisms
- if properly cared for, loofah can serve you for months
- loofah fibres fall apart gradually, the rest is easily compostable
Perhaps you wonder about...
Why is Egyptian loofah so special?
Loofah from Egypt has thick, flexible, soft and spongy fibres and is therefore the ideal choice for skin and face care (massages, peeling or using a sauna). Although there is a cheaper loofah variant from Asia that is commonly being sold, its fibres are firm solid and resistant to water and the Asian loofah is generally not as pleasant to touch as Egyptian loofah.