Loofah is a 100% natural product obtained from the inside of a ripe loofah plant. After the plant blooms, the flower develops into a long, plant that resembles a giant zucchini. The gourds are then harvested and can be left to dry out for up to six months. Dried gourds are soaked in water, peeled, and their seeds are removed. Once completely dry, they can be sliced, cut, or shaped in a variety of ways.
Benefits and uses of loofah sponges include:
Using with soap to cleanse your skin
Exfoliating the skin on your body and face
Stimulating blood circulation
Some people also swear by loofahs as household cleaning products. They can be used to scrub tiles, showers, sinks, and other hard-to-clean surfaces.