USES AND MAINTENANCE
Use as a shower sponge
Loofah fibres (loofah, luffa) retain water and soap, and the more they are moistened, the softer they become. The exfoliating power of loofah removes dead skin and impurities. Stimulates blood circulation and fights cellulite. Ideal for exfoliating areas known to be dry such as elbows, knees or heels.
Recommendations: Wet the loofah and soap it, then rub the body and rinse under the shower.
Use as a cleaning sponge
The natural fibres of the loofah are rough enough to clean all surfaces well, but not so rough as to scratch them. Loofah can therefore be used as a sponge for cleaning dishes, worktops or the car, in combination with natural products such as Marseille soap.
Before the first use
It is advisable to soak the loofah for about ten minutes in boiling water or to put it in the washing machine (hot cycle, 60°C). Once in the water, the loofah will instantly and permanently regain its full volume. It will be clean and healthy, ready for use.
Moisten the loofah before each use to soften the fibres
Rinse the loofah under running water, shake it dry, and let it dry to avoid the development of bacteria in its fibres.
To ensure that your loofah is always used in optimal hygienic conditions, soak it in boiling water for about ten minutes once a week.
Your loofah is also machine washable up to 60°C.
Tip: at your convenience, the use of tea-tree essential oil (known for its antibacterial properties) will ensure your loofah remains hygienically clean. This so-called broad-spectrum essential oil is active against all types of parasites, microbes and fungi.
Time to get a new one?
Your loofah is very durable and can be stored for several months without difficulty. When you think it is time to renew it, throw the old one in the compost or directly into the soil. 100% biodegradable, it will decompose quickly.
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