Luffas (also spelled loofahs) have been used for bathing since the days of the pharaohs. Indeed, these whole luffas are grown in the Nile Delta of Egypt where they get enough sun to reach mammoth size. They provide an invigorating, gentle scrub to exfoliate dead skin and leave it glowing.
Luffas are the fibrous skeletons of fruits from a vegetable in the cucumber and gourd family. All luffas are not created equal. On the left is our Luffa aegyptiaca, which is soft and gentle when wet. The luffa on the right, not ours, is L. acutangula, hard and rough, even when wet.
Our luffas are unbleached. They are shipped to you dried and compressed. Soak one in water for a minute, and it will swell. A whole luffa expands to 20-26” long.
We offer 5" pieces also. Besides bathing and showering, use these natural sponges sink-side to wash dishes and scrub pots and pans. You'll find luffas handy for many jobs such as surface cleaning and car washing.
Bacteria can grow on luffas, like other sponges and bath scrubbers. It is recommended to sterilize them at regular intervals with diluted bleach.
Many people mistakenly think luffas are sea creatures but they grow on a vine.
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