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Handcrafted Organic Loofah (Howto)

video Handcrafted Organic Loofah (Howto)
Natural loofah sponges Stimulate your circulatory system,exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin, massage and activate the nerve cells beneath your skin Aid in the prevention of cellulite build-up, also you can make so many handcrafted products
rosewood5133 years ago
I have been looking all over to see how to any kind of scrubbie with a loofah, your vid is perfect, thank you
LynnCox5 years ago
I am going to plant loofah next spring, although my seeds are probably not Paraguan. There are some directions on the seed packet that say to dry and bleach the loofah after removing the skin. Do you recommend bleaching? And if so, how and what product?
You really don't need to bleach them, some people just think they look nicer that way.
DWRead6 years ago
Very nice! Where can you get seeds of Paraguan loofah?
dchall8 DWRead6 years ago
Where can you get seeds of Paraguan loofah?
Wal-Mart has loofah seed.

Wikipedia on Luffa.

Thanks giannyl. I think everyone who submits a video to Instructables should watch yours first to learn what they should look like after editing. That's a great story about the farmers, too.
I'm wondering that too.  do you think they would grow in Ontario Canada?
It's worth a shot, if you find your growing season is too short, you could try starting them indoors the next year.
artmywork5 years ago
I see, at my place in sarawak also have this plant. TQ for video, i will be try it.
I just tried to view the video, and it took me to the 'metacafe' site, which informed me the video had been removed for unknown reasons.....
giannyl (author)  OneBigChicken5 years ago
Hi , sorry about that. You can check back again , i just update to another video player
Thankx, now i see it...
tealosophy6 years ago
ya plante las semillas y estoy esperando ansiosamente a que crezcan =)

comentario aparte, sos muy muy bonita _
What plant is that?
giannyl (author)  Weissensteinburg6 years ago
The Luffa or Loofah/Lufah Loofah is a natural sponge originating in Asia. However, it has been a product of South American agriculture for several decades. Loofah from Paraguay has a fine texture and resists wear because the fibers are softer and closer together than loofah from other parts of the world. The Cultivation of Loofah Sponge's already is helping to support more than 11.000 families of campesinos (farmers) and Indians. They have been trained to organically grow and process these sponges. Loofah Sponge's can bring up to 50 times more income than traditional cotton and grain harvesting for the cultivators. The incomes from the Loofah Sponge's Organic Plantation already brought enough funds for the communities to build schools and provide much needed medical care, and decent living conditions.
tyeo0986 years ago
It comes from a plant?!?! I thought it was a marine creature...
There are two different types. Yes, one comes from sea sponges (porifera)