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Sea Sponges for Bath and Body

Sea sponges, with their exceptionally soft texture, have been used for bath and body use for at least the last 2000 years. Natural sponges create a rich luxurious lather, are highly absorbent and suitable for the most sensitive skin. And because sea sponges are so durable, they are ideal for daily shower, bath and spa use. Sea sponges should always be wetted before use, as they are stiff and often rough when dry.

Benefits of Using Sea Sponges for Bath and Spa

Sea sponges contain enzymes that naturally inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew. Synthetic sponges, unless they are chemically treated, collect bacteria and quickly begin to smell. Natural sponges are naturally toxin-free, hypo-allergenic, softer and more durable. And because they are resistant to abrasion, last longer than synthetics. Natural sea sponges soak up and hold more water, without dripping, and are self-cleaning. The intricate system of canals that make up the structure of a sea sponge allow them to be washed out more quickly and easily, and, in combination with a sponges natural enzymes, will keep them from retaining odors.

Wool Sea Sponges for Bath and Body Use

Wool sea sponges (or lamb’s wool), are the softest, most absorbent and durable natural sponge available, and are eco-friendly. They are called “Wool” sponges because of their similarities in texture to the soft wool coat of a lamb. Its soft porous texture creates a rich luxurious lather and gently cleans while removing dead skin cells. Using a Wool sponge with a natural soap, body wash or scrub is an ideal way to clean the body naturally, without chemicals or additives. Also soft and gentle enough for bathing infants, Wool sponges are soft and gentle enough to use regularly on the face. Natural sea sponges are great for daily bath or shower and with normal use and proper care, can last for years.

Natural Sea Sponge for Bath and Body Close Up
Natural Sea Sponge for Bath and Body
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Yellow Sponges for Bath and Body Use

Yellow sea sponges are not as soft and silky as Wool, and are also slightly stiffer. While still soft, Yellow sponges are a better choice for gently exfoliating. Yellow sea sponges are the best tool for gently removing dead skin, dirt and oils. It is also a great way to remove the pollution and debris that accumulates on the skin over the course of time. Like all natural sponges, Yellow sponges are hypoallergenic and, unlike most synthetics, contain no chemicals or toxic ingredients. The stiffness of Yellow sponges make them the best choice for natural exfoliation.

Sea Sponges are Environmentally Friendly

Choosing the right sponge for the right job is essential, and having an environmentally-friendly product available makes all the difference. That’s why we offer these different types of high quality natural sponges. Sea sponges are a sustainably harvested, quickly renewable natural resource that is 100% biodegradable. They contain natural enzymes that naturally inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew and the associated odors. Because sea sponges are soft, absorbent, durable, non-toxic and hypo-allergenic, they are the best solution for natural skin care.

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Natural Sea Sponge Uses

Natural sea sponge uses are many and varied. Sea sponges are one of the most versatile cleaning tools available and have been used for the last 2000 years by cultures all over the world. They are routinely used for many different types of jobs including baby care, bathing, cosmetic application and removal, wall washing, general cleaning, wallpaper application, hand washing delicate fine china, crystal and silver. Natural sponges are used by car, boat and aircraft enthusiasts to safely wash vehicle finishes, interiors and clean wheels and tires.

Baby bathing is one of the most popular uses of natural sponges, as they are extremely soft and gentle on a baby’s skin and produce a rich soothing lather. Sea sponges are not only soft, absorbent and durable, they are also a hypo-allergenic and non-toxic solution for cleaning delicate skin. The same qualities that make these sponges popular for washing infants, also makes them ideal for adult faces and bodies. Natural sponges have also been used as a natural makeup remover for centuries.

Natural Sea Sponge Uses Collection of Sponges
Natural Sea Sponge Uses
Collection of Sponges

Natural sea sponge uses also include kitchen and bath applications. Using a sea sponge in the kitchen has many benefits over the commonly used synthetic sponges. Sea sponges, unlike synthetics, are naturally antibacterial, essentially self-cleaning (because of their pore structure) and, as a result, don’t develop the nasty odors normally associated with a kitchen sponge. In addition, they create a thick dense lather and hold an enormous amount of soap, which makes the job quick and easy. The same properties make it great for cleaning showers, tubs, counter-tops and tile.

Vehicle detailing is also one of the great sea sponge uses. The incredible softness and nap of a sea sponge and the amount of soapy water they hold, protect the finish from marring or scratching by creating a buffer between the sponge and the surface. The porous nature and nap of sea sponges, pull dirt and grit away from the surface and into the pores of the sponge where they will not mar the finish. They are also great for cleaning wheels and tires because of the sea sponge’s ability to completely release the dirt and grit they collect.

Painting or faux finishing is also one of the main sea sponge uses. The techniques are simple to learn, require no special equipment and create an unlimited number of effects. A newly popular use, is using natural sponges with military color paints to create different types of camouflage effects.

Why Use a Sea Sponge

Sea sponges are soft, absorbent, durable, non-toxic and hypoallergenic. Natural sea sponges, unlike artificial sponges, naturally inhibit the growth of bacteria, are 100% biodegradable, environmentally safe, economical, and a sustainably harvested, quickly renewable natural resource.

Sea Sponge Uses and Care

They also have natural antibacterial properties. Maintaining a natural sponge is as simple as thoroughly washing with warm water and soap. They can also be washed in a dishwasher or be disinfected using both natural and synthetic disinfectants. Natural sponges cannot be disinfected with bleach products, as they will attack the fiber of the sponge, causing it to breakdown.

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