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How to Maintain and Sanitize Loofah Sponges
I love using loofah sponges in the shower and I want mine to last as long as possible. If you take a few steps to care for your luffa, it will last you a good long time.
How to maintain and sanitize loofah sponges
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Your loofah is a great tool to get clean but also to remove unwanted dead skin that builds up on the surface of your face and body. Just scrub gently in circles across the skin to remove them. After I exfoliate with my loofah sponges, I feel light and super clean.
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Reusing the same luffa in the shower may seem unsanitary, but there are things you can do to keep it sanitized and if you take care of it, you can maintain it in a way that helps it last a really long time.
Rinse your loofah-After every use, rinse your loofah well to make sure there is no soap remaining in the sponge.
Keep dry-Make sure you store your luffa in a place where it can dry out. Leaving it on the surface of your tub will cause it to remain moist and that can harbor bacteria. I like to string my sponges on a shoelace and tie a knot in the end. Then I can hang my luffa up with my razor and it stays dry in the shower.
Disinfect-Disinfect your luffa regularly to keep it from harboring any bacteria that may be harmful to your skin. Some people recommend disinfecting it weekly.
There are several ways you can kill germs on the surface of your loofah sponge. You can run it through the washing machine to clean it. Do not put it in the dryer. That will cause it to harden.
Soaking the luffa in bleach will kill germs. This will also make the luffa deteriorate faster, so I don’t recommend this method, but if you’re into that, go ahead. I don’t want to be rubbing bleach residue on my face, personally.
Essential oils can disinfect your loofah sponges. Set the luffa in a bowl of water with a few drops of tea tree oil in it and let it soak for a few minutes. When you take it out, rinse and hang to dry normally.