Loofah, also spelled Luffa is actually cultivated and eaten as a vegetable but must be harvested at a young stage of development to be edible. The vegetable is popular in India, China and Vietnam. But it isn't just any vegetable, as it was used as filters on ships prior to World War II, and as pillow stuffings, this cucumber actually has a long history dating back to 7000 B.C.
Today, the plant's squash is picked, dried, and skinned to make bath and kitchen sponges. With its abrasive nature, we decided to combine it with the all-natural wood pulp cellulose sponge, the result is our cotton stitched Loofah Dishwashing Sponge.
The loofah side (brown fiber) can be used as a gentle scrub for your non-stick cookware, as it removes charred pieces of food or grease without scratching the surface of your non-stick pots and pans.
The wood pulp cellulose side (white sponge) does the normal dishes. They don’t collect bad odor and bacteria like other plastic sponges and cleaning cloths.
Unlike traditional sponges that use glue or latex, these materials are stitched together with thick cotton thread, which makes the full construct, a unique kitchen sponge measuring 11cm by 7cm by 2cm. Last but not least, it is a 100% plant-based cleaning tool that is biodegradable and compostable.
Do note that hygiene specialists recommend that you replace your loofah sponges every 3 to 4 weeks. Washing your sponges regularly (at least once every week) with bleach or vinegar will kill bacteria and remove any unpleasant smells if any.