Konjac Sponge – What Is It and Why Get One?

A Konjac sponge is a great addition to a zero waste toolkit. It is one more fantastic solution for those who want to enjoy a plastic-free bathroom and a natural cleaning and skincare regime. But what is it? Why get one? And how can one be used to keep your face clean and blemish free? Read on to find out.

 

What is a Konjac Sponge?

natural facial sponge in bath

A Konjac sponge is a natural, sustainable, plant-based object that can be used in your daily skincare regime. Like a natural loofah, these sponges come from plants. A Konjac sponge is actually the porous root of a Japanese vegetable (Amorphophallus konjac).

 

Why Get One?

Konjac sponges are a great alternative to synthetic sponges, or harmful chemical exfoliants. They can help you gently and naturally exfoliate your face as part of your daily cleaning and skincare regime. They are great for those who want to move to a zero waste lifestyle since they are completely natural, and will decompose at the end of their useful life.

Konjac sponges are popular for those with sensitive skin. They are kinder on the skin than other common exfoliating tools like loofahs or wash cloths. Often, these sponges are also infused with other active ingredients – grey, infused with charcoal, green, infused with green tea, and red, infused with red clay, for example. These additives also have benefits in natural skincare.

 

konjac sponges are safe to use for babies and sensitive skin

The all natural konjac sponge is gentle enough for babies!

 

How To Use a Konjac Sponge

It is simple and easy to use a konjac sponge to clean and gently exfoliate your face.

  • First, soak the sponge in warm water to soften it. (These sponges are hard when dry.)
  • Squeeze the sponge to get rid of excess water.
  • Gently pass the sponge over your face, using light, circular motions. These sponges are even gentle enough to use around your eyes.

You can use your sponge with water alone, or with the addition of a facial cleanser. If you do wish to use a cleanser, consider making your own using only natural ingredients.

Finally, hang your natural konjac sponge up to dry, so it will be ready for you to repeat the process the following day.

Get a konjac sponge and you will soon discover that it is an invaluable addition to your toolkit for a sustainable and natural bathroom regime.

 

hang to dry konjac root sponge for skin

Hang to dry between uses.

 

Click here to check out our Aloe & Bamboo Charcoal Infused Konjac Sponge Set

  • Aloe - Promotes anti-inflammatory soothing
  • Bamboo charcoal - Hydrates & conditions

 

Click here to check out our Cherry Blossom & Lavender Infused Konjac Sponge Set

  • Cherry blossom - Contains soothing antioxidants
  • Lavender - Balances oil secretion

 

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