Loofah Washing Up Pad
Most sponges are made of polyester or nylon, which are synthetic products, not to mention the plastic packaging they come in! This all means that these sponges shed microfibres when they are washed and won't break down when they are thrown away.
This plastic-free washing up pad is hand-made from layers of natural loofah plant and is 100% biodegradable.
When immersed in water it swells up to become a soft, spongy and flexible pad. It’s soft enough for non-stick pans and supple enough to fit into mugs. Each durable pad will last for months and when worn out can be composted. Each pad has a convenient cotton hanging string.
How to use
Use in warm water with washing up liquid, like a washing up sponge. Soak and remove baked on food first. To keep loofah fresh between uses, squeeze out excess water, shake out any food particles & hang to dry from the cotton string loop.
Occasionally wash in the washing machine or by hand if desired.
LoofCo products are based on traditional designs, proven over generations, that are highly effective for your washing-up and cleaning needs. When immersed in water, loofahs transform and expand into spongy, flexible yet robust pads. This makes them perfect for household cleaning, while also proving to be a soft, gentle skin exfoliator for your personal care routine. Coconut coir fibres remains stiff when wet, whilst also holding liquid, giving excellent non-scratch scrubbing power. Both coconut and loofah plant fibres are durable enough to last for months, making them a cost effective solution too!
Our mission is to offer an alternative to mass-produced plastic washing-up brushes, pads, scouers and shower puffs that will not biodegrade. LoofCo farming practices are sustainable and to the highest environmental standards. Coconut and Loofah are both renewable raw materials that absorb CO2 when growing. Furthermore, we use coconut fibres and husks that are left over from coconut food and oil production which would otherwise be wasted or burnt. All elements of LoofCo products are 100% compostable and biodegradable, except the metal core of the brushes which is recyclable. Our cardboard packaging is recyclable.