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Did you know that loofah gourds taste just like zucchini when they’re picked young? And when they mature, they make wonderful natural sponges you can use to clean around the house.
Many of us used one of these sponges at one time or another without knowing you can grow your own in the backyard garden.
I long time ago, when I didn’t know much about gardening, I thought these sponges came from the ocean, and I was a bit grossed out about them. Many people today still believe that.
But I’m here to tell you they are perfect little scrubbers you can use for a lot of cleaning jobs:
- scrubbing dishes
- use it as a bath sponge: it does a really good job of exfoliating and you can make exfoliating soap by dipping them in your favorite melt and pour soap
- cleaning the car
- scrub the bathtub, or any other tough cleaning job around the house.
When using luffa sponges, make sure you store in a place where they can dry between uses, or they’ll deteriorate quickly.