Sea SpongesRegular price $14.00
Responsibly harvested natural silk sea sponge from off the coast of the Philippines for gentle exfoliation with mineral benefits.
Use the wet sponge on soapy skin to gently buff away dead skin cells and dirt. The minerals contained in sea sponges nourish and benefit the skin, including by not limited to: calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, zinc, and potassium. Simply rinse and hydrate. Great for use all over the body and on the face.
These Sea Sponges are biodegradable, as well as a renewable resource. When sponges are harvested, the sponge divers hand cut each sponge to ensure that more than one inch of the base remains intact. The sponge then re-grows back to its original form within 3-5 years. Studies show that areas harvested actually increase the population density of sponges.
Caring for your sponge:
Every few weeks, soak your sponge in 1 cup warm water with 1 tablespoon baking soda for 15 minutes. Then rinse and let dry (preferably hang it in a mesh bag). The baking soda cleans the sponge as well as revitalizes its cellular structure, increasing durability.
After each use, allow your sponges to completely dry. Don’t keep them in the shower, hang them somewhere were they can totally dry out.
To disinfect your sponge, you can soak it in 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar) in 1 cup of warm water. You can also soak your sponge in 3 drops of tea tree oil in 1 cup of warm water, this will eliminate any odors.
*Never place your sponge in boiling water, a dryer, or the microwave. Don’t use bleach, this will weaken your sponge. Don’t twist or pull your sponge, this will tear it. If your sponge starts getting ragged, trim off the loose pieces with a pair of scissors.