Natural Bath Sponge Review

Photograph by Tala Parker

Photograph by Tala Parker

plastic Loofahs are a huge source of Plastic waste. Luckily, a natural solution that is better for the planet and your body already exists.

Recently, I bought a natural bath sponge from the Package Free Shop for $23.95. It was very large so I carefully ripped it in two, so now I have two sponges! Although pricier than a plastic drugstore loofah, the natural bath sponge feels better on skin, is more hygienic, and is better for the environment. Natural bath sponges are actual sea sponges that are hand collected in a sustainable, environmentally friendly-way when they die. Natural sponges are much more hygienic in comparison to plastic sponges because every hole in the sponge goes through one side and all the way out another. This means that you can actually clean the sponge by wringing out all of the dead skin cells/ bacteria (or food waste if you use a natural sponge in the kitchen).

Before I bought my natural bath sponge I was just using a bar of soap to wash myself. I found that this didn’t deeply cleanse my skin and left me still feeling dirty. I knew I didn’t want to use a washcloth that would take time to dry and need to be switched out every few showers. It quickly became apparent that the natural sponge was the best way to go.

I love my natural bath sponge. It softly scrubs away grim accumulated throughout the day, drys quickly, and elongates my bar of soap’s lifespan. Perhaps best of all, when it reaches the end of its life the sponge is completely decomposable.

Photograph by Tala Parker

Photograph by Tala Parker