This plastic-free sponge is made straight from the loofah plant! It starts off as a gourd that is then dried and turned into a soft sponge, so each one is unique.
It's perfect for washing dishes. You can even cut it into five smaller sponges if you fancy - each loofah or loofah piece lasts about six months!
Not only is it biodegradable, it's 100% plant fiber. We've been looking for an alternative to plastic sponges, and loofahs have great scrubbing power for tough spots on dishes and general cleaning around the home.
It can also be used as a shower loofah. It will gently exfoliate your skin and cleanse your pores so your skin is left feeling soft and refreshed.
Unpackaged, compostable, multipurpose and plastic free. Color us excited!
Use and care
Use as a sponge, for dishes or home cleaning. If you'd like, you can cut it into several smaller sponge slices with a bread knife.
Let dry thoroughly after each use. You can also sanitize it from time to time by microwaving for 15 seconds.
Safe for nonstick pots and pans.
Our loofahs can also be used for bath and body, to create a lather with soap, exfoliate skin and stimulate circulation.
With daily use, each loofah will last around 6 months.
Each loofah is about 4" long and 2-3" round.
Loofahs are 100% plant fiber, meaning they are vegan, cruelty free and plastic free. They are made from the dried loofah plant. Our loofahs are unprocessed and unbleached.
Our loofahs are from a US company owned by a female US Navy veteran. They are based in South Dakota and are the producers of the Hippie Haven podcast all about sustainability! Their products are small batch, ethically made, and non-toxic.
End of life
You can compost these in your backyard or bury them in your garden, and they will break down within 30 days. They can be commercially composted where available as well.
Can scrub hard with it when drier and gentle when wet. Really happy with it and it is holding up nicely:)
Have been using botanical loofahs as bath sponges for a few years now and I love them. Exfoliating, gentle, and they dry out quickly which is a blessed quality for a sponge to have. The first one that I observed falling apart after thousands of back scrubs split open and is transforming from a useful cylindrical sponge to a useful flat scrubbing pad.
Cut in half to use as dish scrubber. Softens like a frosted mini wheat when wet so more pliable. Works great and dries nicely between uses.
I like that it feels exfoliating, but not harsh on my skin. Great quality and very affordable. Once mine aged out, I kept it as a bath tub scrubber.
This was my first attempt at a plastic free dish washing tool. It took a few tries to kind of soften the loofah a bit and figure out how to use it, but overall I'm satisfied with how it cleans my dishes. It's definitely different from a kitchen sponge - it won't be super useful for wiping off surfaces but it does have more scrubbing power in my opinion. And it still holds onto soap. I'll probably buy one of the wood handle dish scrubbers when my loofah starts falling apart, but I'll happily compost it when that day comes :)