Loofah Care

A loofah is a great shower and bath accessory.

It Exfoliates Smoothly — The process of exfoliation essentially removes the dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin, creating a softer and healthier surface. That rough top layer has a tendency to leave your skin feeling rough, dry, dull, and prone to breakouts, so getting rid of it can set your skin up for serious success. A good loofah has a gentle texture that lets you manually scrub off that top layer of skin to reveal something a bit more pleasant beneath. 

It Cleans Better — When you add the body wash or bar soap into a loofah, it helps it lather up beautifully, which means more coverage and a better clean. The exfoliating texture scrubs your body a whole lot better than your bare hands or a bar of soap. 

How to Use a Loofah

  • Load the Loofah—When you get in the shower, dampen your loofah with warm water and apply a quarter-sized amount of body wash to the surface of the loofah or rub the bar soap with the loofah. Using your hands, work it into the nooks and crannies of the loofah to create an amazing lather and to activate the body wash.
  • Scrub Your Skin—You should now basically have a giant ball of lathery soap which you can use to soap up your entire body. When you’re done, rinse off yourself as well as the loofah. Leave it out to dry somewhere where it won’t harbor moisture.

Loofah Care

Loofahs, like washcloths, can contain fungal organisms that lead to skin infections. That’s why it’s important to make sure you keep your loofahs clean, and replace them regularly.

  • Keep it dry —Bacteria loves growing in wet places, so keep your loofah dry to prevent it from becoming a breeding ground for nasty germs that cause folliculitis, yeast, and fungal infections. Once you've rinsed your loofah, store it in a cool, dry place.
  • Clean Your Loofah —There are a a few good ways to clean loofahs, but you should make it a habit to clean them at least once a week. You can use a diluted bleach solution, dishwasher, washing machine, or even the microwave to kill bacteria. Never microwave a dry loofah or throw it in a dryer. Do some research first for whichever method you use.  
  • Swap Out Often—Your loofah is an amazing accessory but, just like your toothbrush and razor, you need to swap it out on occasion to deter bacteria buildup and get the best grooming results. We always recommend changing up your loofah every month.