What are Loofah's
Loofah also spelled luffa is a member of the cucumber family. These tropical and subtropical annual climbers have large yellow flowers and edible young fruits; grown commercially for the mature fruit's dried fibrous interior that is used as a sponge.
Loofah's are added to beauty products as they are great for skin exfoliation and cleansing.Exfoliation of our dead skin layer is necessary so our moisturizers can penetrate and do their job with our skin.
Growing up in Jamaica loofah sponges were a part of the culture. My parents used loofah sponges instead of wash cloths and we even had loofah's growing in our yard at one point. Like any other sponge over time and with continued use they can collect bacteria. Adding a slice of loofah to my soaps was a way of giving you the benefit of the sponge for the right amount of time, allowing you to have a fresh slice of loofah with each new bar of soap.