Monday, February 1, 2010
The loofah is from a tropical vine. It can be used as a general sponge. It is superior on many levels to the gross manufactured sponges we are familiar with today. There are probably other natural sponges, but I only know loofah.
We actually had loofah (as a bath sponge) in our house for many years before we used it as a kitchen sponge. To my embarrassment, I never put 2 and 2 together. But then I visited the home of my friends, Zach and Maggie, who not only used loofah as a kitchen sponge, but also had purchased some excellent scrub brushes made from some kind of natural fibers.
The humble loofah is a wonderful sponge. Not only is it aesthetically attractive and environmentally friendly, loofah really does a better job better than manufactured sponges and doesn't stink either. thus by the loofah's self-evident superiority, my doubting parents were quickly won over as well.