Loofah Dishwashing Sponge
Looking for more eco-friendly, plastic-free swaps for everyday cleaning? Loofah is a natural cleansing sponge, made up of the fibrous part of the loofah plant which is 100% compostable. Loofah has been used by different cultures for centuries before plastic was mass-produced. It replaces traditional plastic sponges in dishwashing and general household cleaning.
For first-time users, loofah actually starts off dehydrated but expands when soaked in water (please refer to the picture). When it becomes smelly, boil in clean water for a minute or two to disinfect. Properly care for the sponges by placing them near the window or well-ventilated areas.
natural plant: loofah has been used for centuries by different cultures.
naturally anti-bacterial & disinfectable: compared to plastic, loofah is anti-bacterial and can be disinfected by boiling in water.
effective & non-scratch: safe to clean food scraps and stain stuck on cast iron or stainless steel cookware.
Scrub pots, dishes, and other surfaces with dish soap as needed. The loofah will start sudsing really well from scrubbing.
- ideally, dry completely between uses
- boil in water to kill bacteria.
- avoid soaking in water
- place away from high heat or flames
Place in green bin to compost or directly compost in backyard.
Loofah can also be used like coconut fiber in the garden, excellent at water retention, growing seedlings, creating potting mix, pest resistant, and to use as bedding in worm bins