What’s in your sponge?
Conventional sponges can be made of many things including cellulose fiber, plastic polymers and polyurethane. In addition, chemical softeners and additives like triclosan (a known chemical causing endocrine disruption, organ system toxicity and skin irritation – not to mention banned for use in cosmetics in Canada) are thrown into the mix. And as if that isn’t enough, sponges are then soaked in a bleach bath to rectify impurities, wrapped in plastic and slapped on sales shelves.
What’s an organic girl to do? Move over sea sponge and take a back seat loofa, the konjac sponge is the latest and greatest in green beauty and nontoxic living. This sponge not only cleans and exfoliates the skin, it has no chemical additives or synthetics. It is made from the root of a non-GMO konjac plant by steaming the edible fiber. It is a super soft sponge and great for getting every inch of your face or body clean. PureSOL offers three facial sponges, an original, a bamboo charcoal infused sponge for acne-prone skin and a turmeric infused sponge for mature skin. They sent me the original and I tried it with Earth Tu Face’s face wash. It was soft, effective and pretty much a match made in heaven. This face wash also foamed up more when paired with the konjac sponge than just massaging it in with my fingers which I love.
I also tried the turmeric body sponge and wonder how I ever showered without it. It’s a perfect size and foamed up great with the Serenity Farm’s goats milk soap I have been using. Turmeric is an exfoliating agent and can help reduce the signs of aging and the packaging states it is perfect for “mature skin’ – so we all know PurSOL must have read my article on going gray before sending me that one. No more secrets: gray hair and mature skin.
This sponge is a great little tool to add to your green beauty collection. I even loved using the body sponge on my kids too. A nontoxic alternative to stinky wash clothes that can retain moisture and mold. These come on a string and hang dry with absolutely no smell.
Even better this vegan, cruelty free sponge (and the packaging) are biodegradable and compostable. PureSOL recommends boiling the sponge for 1 minute every 2-3 weeks to sanitize and to replace every 2-3 months.
If you want in, check it out here: PureSOL Konjac Sponge and enter ORGANICG for 15% off.
And comment below for a chance to win either:
- 1 original body sponge + 1 original facial sponge
- 1 original facial sponge + 1 original charcoal facial sponge
Head over to my Instagram page for a second entry. Winner will be announced Friday February 5, 2016 at 12:00 noon. Good luck!
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