If you are looking for accessories to take care of your beauty and at the same time do not want to lose sight of the respect for the environment, read on: today we are talking about the loofah sponge , a fantastic natural and ecological solution, not only to cleanse the skin but also for a delicate exfoliating effect on the whole body, also suitable for sensitive skin. At this point you may be wondering what loofah is: it is a vegetable, a real vegetable similar to a courgette, which belongs to its own family, that of the cucurbits. This vegetable of oriental origins is also edible, in particular when the fruits are unripe, but it is when it reaches maturity that it is dried and used to obtain a completely natural sponge exactly with Konjac.
The loofah plant in Italy is widespread in the south and on the islands, due to the hot and dry climate that facilitates its growth, especially in summer, its drying in ideal conditions. The peculiarity of this vegetable is given by the fibrous pulp of the loofah fruitwhich, with natural drying, transforms into a sort of fabric with a slightly abrasive action. The pulp is peeled and remains compact and usable in all respects as a traditional sponge , both for personal use and for cleaning the surfaces of the house. Another curiosity
The loofah is a truly generous plant: even its flowers are edible and tasty , both raw and cooked, and in addition to the fruits, they are not the only part of this plant used. In particular, a latex is extracted from its stem and is used for healing cosmetic preparations, such as creams, ointments and soaps. How to use the natural loofah sponge
We anticipated the versatility of the loofah sponge, for cleaning the body and the most various domestic surfaces, from hobs to dishes. The most popular use that loofah is having, however, especially in recent years, is undoubtedly the cosmetic one. In fact , the loofah is very soft and delicate and at the same time resistant and effective, at least as much as the other sponges of animal or synthetic origin, to cleanse the epidermis, removing impurities and contributing to good personal hygiene just like a natural body scrub.
Not only that, by massaging the bodywith the loofah sponge you will obtain a light exfoliating effect, much sought after to periodically remove the layer of dead skin cells, restoring oxygen and luminosity. A gentle massage is also useful for reactivating circulation and assisting in the application of any creams and beauty products, for lathering in the shower by foaming detergents as well as for spreading massage oils. In short, the loofah sponge is one of the most useful products for our beauty routine! Where to find the loofah sponge
The loofah sponges, as a vegetable, they are very easy to self-produce, as we will see shortly, but they are also found on the market, especially in organic products shops in the home and personal care section, or in well-stocked pharmacies and herbalists. They are sold in integral format, that of the whole fruit, or in a portion thereof, but also cut into thin discs and used as the classic make-up remover cotton, but with the known slightly stimulating and exfoliating functions; finally, they are even proposed as soap holders due to their absorbent properties and high resistance. Loofah sponge: what’s so special
We talked about this natural sponge, truly versatile, comfortable and with many properties. The real advantage of the loofah sponge, however, is its very low impact on the environment. Firstly, its use instead of synthetic sponges reduces CO2 emissions. In fact, traditional sponges accumulate among household waste without any possibility of being recycled or reused, and are a source of pollution and consumption of non-renewable energy, starting from production to disposal. On the other hand, the loofah sponge, being completely natural, is produced in an ecological way because it is simply cultivated and is also biodegradable: after all, what is more suitable than a vegetable for disposal in organic waste
All this without compromising its efficacy and durability:loofah sponges do not mold and last over time, they can be used with soaps and products, certainly better if natural, and then rinsed to be reused. They can even be squeezed and do not lose their shape and compactness, in short, they are really precious because they are effective, ecological and long-lasting. Finally, the loofah is also wonderfully sustainable : not only its production is simply respectful of the environment, because it does not threaten other living species and indeed it is also grown for food purposes, but it is sufficient, as well as very simple, to grow it in the home garden. or in pots starting from the seeds, purchased on the internet or in turn extracted from the fruits. It is really easy to be able toself-produce your own natural and ecological sponge and why not
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