Loofahs are made from fibrous material found in gourd-like tropical fruits. They are usually the color of pale straw, with a slightly herbaceous scent. They come in many shapes and sizes. The spongy texture is perfect for exfoliating skin to keep it smooth and sleek.
For easy to carry and store, the loofah comes flattened. Before using it, Please soak it in warm water for some minutes and it will return to a large round loofah sponge.
Warmer water will cause the loofah to get softer more quickly. If you want the loofah to retain some texture and scrubbing ability, just wet it slightly before proceeding.
Caring for a Loofah:
Rinse your loofah after each use. Use clean water, making sure all the soap is gone. Soap left in the loofah could begin to smell.
Dry the loofah completely between uses. Put it in a place with good circulation so it can dry completely. Drying it out will extend the lifespan of the loofah.
Sanitize the loofah once a week. You can microwave it for 30 seconds, or boil it in hot water for several minutes. No matter what method you use, do it at least once a week to make sure the loofah stays healthy for use.
Replace your loofah every 4 weeks. After this much time, the loofah will be starting to fall apart from use. If you haven't been sanitizing your loofah, it's no longer safe for use after three weeks. Either way, for your health, time to get a new loofah.