Handcrafted Organic Loofah (Howto)

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Introduction: Handcrafted Organic Loofah (Howto)

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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

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    16 Discussions

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    rosewood513
    rosewood513

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I have been looking all over to see how to any kind of scrubbie with a loofah, your vid is perfect, thank you

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    LynnCox
    LynnCox

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    thedancingemu
    thedancingemu

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    You really don't need to bleach them, some people just think they look nicer that way.

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    DWRead
    DWRead

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice! Where can you get seeds of Paraguan loofah?

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    dchall8
    dchall8

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    porcupinemamma
    porcupinemamma

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I'm wondering that too.  do you think they would grow in Ontario Canada?

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    thedancingemu
    thedancingemu

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    It's worth a shot, if you find your growing season is too short, you could try starting them indoors the next year.

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    artmywork
    artmywork

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I see, at my place in sarawak also have this plant. TQ for video, i will be try it.

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    OneBigChicken
    OneBigChicken

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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.....

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    giannyl
    giannyl

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Hi , sorry about that. You can check back again , i just update to another video player

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    tealosophy
    tealosophy

    11 years ago on Introduction

    ya plante las semillas y estoy esperando ansiosamente a que crezcan =)

    comentario aparte, sos muy muy bonita _

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    giannyl
    giannyl

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    tyeo098
    tyeo098

    12 years ago on Introduction

    It comes from a plant?!?! I thought it was a marine creature...

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    LinuxH4x0r
    LinuxH4x0r

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    There are two different types. Yes, one comes from sea sponges (porifera)