Looking for an alternative to the plastic sponge or plastic bath loofah? Look no further than these Heirloom Mayan Loofah Scrubbers!
These heirloom loofah are sourced from a single Mayan family farm in the tropics of Guatemala. Grown using traditional methods, these loofah are free of all pesticides and herbicides, and are completely unprocessed.
Each loofah comes compressed and flattened. Loofah will expand when wet.
Kitchen: Apply dish soap to loofah and use to wash dishes. Change loofah every 3 to 5 weeks depending on usage.
Bath (exfoliation): Apply body soap to loofah and use to exfoliate skin.
Bath (cleaning): Apply cleaning agent to loofah and use to clean sinks, tiles, and tubs.
END OF LIFE
These loofah are 100% plant fiber and completely compostable. To discard, compost or simply bury in your garden. Loofah will decompose within 30 days. The paper label can be recycled or composted.
Heirloom Mayan Loofah Scubbers (6-pack)
So, What Exactly is a Loofah?
A loofah is a dried-out tropical or subtropical gourd belonging to genus Luffa (most often either species L. aegyptiaca or L. acutangula). And while no one is completely sure where it originated—as W.M. Porterfield wrote in a 1955 Economic Botany article: "[c]ultivation of the sponge gourd is of such ancient origin that it is impossible to determine whether the original home was in Africa or Asia” [PDF]— a study in 1990 indicated that it was probably first cultivated in India. These plants—which look a bit like giant cucumbers—grow year-round in almost any tropical climate and places that have warm seasons, so long as there is plenty of moisture and no risk of frost.