News — exfoliating sponge
What are loofa gourds?
back scrubber bath bath loofah bath sponge best body scrub body sponge exfoliate exfoliating sponge loofa loofah loofah spong loofah sponge luffa luffa sponge natural sponge shower shower loofah shower sponge skin care
The word "loofa" (also known as "loofah", "loufa" and "luffa") is derived from the Arabic word " lūfa" which means "plant". A "gourd" describes a crop plant in the family Cucurbitaceae, which includes cucumbers, pumpkins, squash, melons and loofas. Gourds produce large fruits with shells that harden when dry. Loofa gourds look like giant zucchini or cucumber, often reaching over 14 feet! Young loofa gourds are usually cooked and eaten just like squash, or used in salads instead of cucumbers. Longer and more mature loofa gourds have very fibrous tissue, which when dried, can be used as a bath and shower...
Natural loofa versus shower poufs
bath sponge body sponge exfoliating sponge loofa loofah loofah spong luffa luffa sponge natural sponge
You’ve most likely heard the words “loofa” and “pouf” used interchangeably when referring to an exfoliating sponge used in the shower. Actually, these two are very different products, and depending on your beauty goals, they offer different benefits. Natural loofas come from the fibrous, cucumber-like fruit of the Luffa Aegyptiaca. When dried, it becomes a textured sponge that’s perfect for the shower, since it provides great exfoliation. Poufs, on the other hand, are made of netted synthetic materials such as plastic. Poufs also provide exfoliation, but they are softer and more gentle than loofas. They are also available in multiple colors,...