Where is your sponge from?
These sponges are harvested by a generational sponge diver in Tarpon Springs, Florida. In the Gulf of Florida these sponges have a key role in filtering the sea water. Sea sponges are a very unique organism where its harvesting actually lengthens its life. If left alone a sea sponge will only live for 10 years and die due to its inability to handle its overgrowth. Harvesting allows for regeneration for over a hundred years for a single sponge. So using a sea sponge is not only beneficial to your skin but the sponge population.
Cleaning Your Sponge
Try to keep the sponge from sitting in water, keep it on a soap tray or put it in an area to dry out after use. Here are a few ways to keep sponge clean and fresh once our soap is all gone:
- Soak the sponge in ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide with 1 cup of water.
- Put a few drops of tea tree oil into 1 cup of warm water (tea tree is an effective germicide).
- Use 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of warm water.