Loofahs come from gourd-family plants that are grown in tropical and sub-tropical climates. The gourds are harvested and left to dry out for up to six months before can be used as natural sponges.
Loofah sponges have historically been used as scrubbers. Benefits and uses of a loofah include:
- using with soap to lather up and cleanse your skin
- exfoliating the skin on your body and face
- stimulating blood circulation while you shower or bathe
Loofahs also can be used as household cleaning products. They can be used to wash dishes, scrub tiles, showers, sinks, and other hard-to-clean surfaces.