Loofahs, are a great exfoliation tool and addition to your homemade soaping. A loofah is a fibrous plant seed pod. The luffa plant is a cucurbit, a group of plants including gourds, pumpkins, and cucumbers. It grows as a flowering annual vine. The pollinated flowers grow cylindrical green fruits that eventually develop into a seed pod filled with many intertwined cellulose fibers. The outer skin is removed to reveal the "loofah" inside.
Loofahs, once fully matured become reasonably tough. Making them perfect for exfoliating, cleaning hard surfaces and even painting! There subtle but firm consistancy, makes them a wonderful addition to soap making. Adding a loofah to your soap, gives it extra character and introduces more properties to your creations. Perfect for use in the shower and bath, due to it's unique fibres a loofah is great for scrubbing your body and leaves your skin beautifully smooth.