Natural bath sea sponge for use with all soaps and body cleansers.
Tip to help prevent bacteria growth: Disinfect your sponge monthly by soaking it in a cup of warm water with several drops of tea tree essential oil and one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
Packaging: Packaged in a clear poly bag with an information header card attached.
Bath Sea Sponge
What is a Sea Sponge?
Sea sponges are soft, absorbent, durable, non-toxic and hypoallergenic. Natural sea sponges, unlike artificial sponges, naturally inhibit the growth of bacteria, are 100% biodegradable, environmentally safe, economical, and a sustainably harvested, quickly renewable natural resource.
Because sea sponges have characteristics of both plants and animals, there has been a considerable amount of debate over the centuries as to how they should be classified, however, even though they share many characteristics with plants, they do not photosynthesize and so are now considered animals. The average life span of a sea sponge is approximately 10 years. In their un-harvested and unprocessed state, sea sponges have a firm outer layer that protects the “spongy” inner structure. It is the soft absorbent inner structure, or “skeleton”, that processing the sponge exposes and that we use for cleaning.
Sea Sponges are a Renewable Resource
Natural sea sponges have been harvested for centuries and, done properly, actually is beneficial to the sponge population as a whole. Harvesting sea sponges by cutting them off with a knife rather than “hooking” them by ripping the whole sponge off the bottom, actually strengthens their ability to regenerate and extends the lifetime. Cut sponges regrow, often healthier and bigger than the original, within a few years and any pieces broken off will settle back to the ocean floor, connect to a new object and create a new sponge. Over time this harvesting method can dramatically increase the population density and overall health of the sponges being harvested.