Why use Konjac sponges over other, more conventional varieties?
The two main conventional types of sponge used are the naturally-derived sea sponge and those made of artificial polyurethane.
Sea sponges are a safe option in terms of being toxin-free and biodegradable, but they are living creatures and there are worries that they are being over-harvested. This sponge is a primary food source for the already endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle and there is concern that depleting this food source could push them over the edge.
The artificial polyurethane sponge is no better option, with their manufacturing process generating environment-damaging hydrocarbons. And if this wasn't bad enough, once they have been discarded they are often incinerated, releasing formaldehyde and other harmful chemicals, including cancer-causing dioxins, into our atmosphere.
So switch today to this 100% natural, plastic free and sustainable alternative, made from the Konjac plant, or Konnyaku. The properties of this plant make it perfect for using as a body or face cleanser, or even for applying or removing make up. And it's so soft it's the perfect product to use on your baby's delicate skin.
This sponge is an approximately 3.5 inch round ball but size may vary due to it being a natural product.
Directions for use:
- Soak the hard Konjac sponge in water until it is soft - this should only take a couple of minutes.
- Give it a rinse in clean, cool water.
- Use as you would normally, but we recommend making firm, circular motions.
- When finished, allow the sponge to dry naturally.
- The sponge should be replaced every 2-3 months.
- When you are finished with the sponge, you can pop them into your home compost bin, making them completely zero waste!