Unknown to many, but using organic loofah sponges when taking a bath has some health benefits.
Let's take a look at these benefits:
- Loofah sponges stimulate your circulatory system.
- They can exfoliate and thus rejuvenate your skin.
- They massage and activate nerve cells beneath your skin.
The loofah vine is found growing naturally in the Middle East and other parts of Asia and will thrive in other warm dry areas such as USDA Zone 10. However, with care, you can grow it indoors.
To handcraft your own organic loofah, all you need are the following:
- A full-grown sponge gourd, ripe.
- A length of fabric, to serve as the handle.
- Needle & thread.
#1: Remove the loofah fruit from the vine when ripe.
#2: Peel off the outer layer of the fruit to reveal the sponge inside.
#3: Cut the loofah down the middle section.
#4: Cut out excess spongy area inside.
The inside should end up looking hollow.
#5: Cut the loofah edges down to a small hand-held shape.
You should now have two separate loofah pieces that are identical in shape and fit against one another.
#6: Cut a length of fabric.
This will serve as the handle that lets you hold the loofah. It only needs to be long enough to fit across the cut-down loofah shape, with edges for tucking under.
#7: Place the handle across the loofah sponge.
Tuck each end of the fabric strip into the middle section of the loofah sponge on each side and sandwich into place.
#8: Stitch the two loofah pieces together, firmly holding the fabric handle in place.
When you have stitched around the entire loofah sponge, you will be able to hold it with the handle, as demonstrated in this image.
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