It’s a creative title, I know. Only took a few minutes to come up with — no big deal..
My intent with this post is to elaborate on this point and back up the notion that loofahs are a breeding ground for bacteria. While that’s been a known fact for years, loofahs are still highly prevalent in the shower/bath setting and the bacteria truthers are LOVING it!
Some quick bullet points:
- A quick google search will get you countless articles on why and how loofahs accumulate different negative bacterium — here’s a study done by people smarter than me strictly analyzing the different bacteria found on loofahs. There’s a lot bigger words in the reading, however, the bottom line was that there was bacteria EVERYWHERE — big name bacteria that I wouldn’t be able to spell, but it’s pretty gross if you think about it. Don’t be fooled by the foo foo colors and pretty designs:
- A side note: One solution out there is a silicone face scrubber that the manufacture puts a battery in and calls it sonic pulsations.
- It’s a nifty idea and probably works better than just pressing it on your face…or you can scrub your face with it without the battery power + excess price of up $200 on some websites. To each their own.
Again, I wanted to post this because, what once began as a product we offered as a kitchen sponge replacement, we later learned that we stumbled upon a loofah replacement as well for the same sanitary reasons that it trumps your traditional kitchen sponge. I’ve been using the same scrubber in the shower for over a year, clean and dry it when necessary and haven’t looked back — I also think it looks cooler than a loofah ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ .