Loofah is a PLANT - eco-friendly sponge alternative
Brightly colored, synthetic bath buffs and kitchen scrubbers are a familiar sight, but using natural sponges will provide you with a supply of more planet-friendly alternatives.
The origin of loofahs is sometimes confused with that of sponges derived from the ocean-dwelling animals. However, Natural loofah sponges come from the fruits of vine-growing Luffa plants. These plants are part of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae) making them relatives of watermelons, cucumbers and pumpkins. When a luffa fruit dries out and is peeled, you are left with its fibrous interior, which can be used as a sponge.
- Alena Goco