Natural Honeycomb Sea Sponge in jute wrapping
These high-quality sponges remove impurities and flaky skin. When used with soap, they produce a rich creamy lather because of their porous structure. All skin, especially sensitive, will enjoy the gentle cleansing of natural bath sponges.
Natural sponges are sustainable care products made of a natural material that grows back very quickly. They thrive ecologically in underwater fields in the Mediterranean and are harvested in an environmentally-friendly manner twice a year.
Wrapped in an eco jute wrap
The natural sponge (Hippospongia equina) is a simple form of life that can be found in all oceans, from the Caribbean Sea to the Arctic Ocean. Its function in the ocean is that it acts as a natural filter. It pumps water through its body to feed itself on plankton and other small food particles.
There are over 7,500 different species of natural sponges that appear in sizes from a few millimeters to about three metres high. Depending on the water temperature, depth and flow natural sponges need half a year up to 5 years to grow.
After use, the natural sponge should be rinsed with clear, lukewarm water and hung up on a cord to dry. The natural sponge must not come into contact with boiling water, as it is a pure natural fibre. If the sponge is very dirty, it can be washed in a laundry bag in the wool program of the washing machine but without any washing powder.
The ecologically sustainable harvest of Mediterranean sponges is monitored by the European Ministry of Fisheries and can only take place twice a year. During the harvest millions of spores are released into the surrounding water, so that new sponges can grow again. This makes the natural sponge a particularly sustainable pure natural product.