Let's talk about sea sponges. So, what are they really?
Sea sponges are multi-celled organisms that live on the ocean floor. Sea sponges are classified as animals but they don't have circulatory, nervous, and digestive systems. They are made of pores and channels that they use to harvest oxygen and food.
Sea sponges are being harvested and used for different purposes like paint application, bathing, cleaning, and even natural tampons.
The harvest and use of sea sponges are also eco-friendly. Sea sponges grow back a few years after it was harvested if done correctly. Sea sponges are harvested leaving a base to allow it to regenerate and regrow.
Synthetic sponges are made of petroleum products and are injected with triclosan, an antibacterial chemical that can have bad effects on our nervous and hormone systems. On the other hand, sea sponges are biodegradable. They are also hypoallergenic because they don't contain any harmful chemicals that could lead to negative effects on our skin.
Sea sponges contain calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, zinc, and potassium. These minerals help nourish our skin.
Advantages of Sea Sponges
Sea sponges are highly absorbent. They also create a luxurious lather and are exceptionally soft. They do not retain odors and they contain enzymes that inhibit mold and bacteria growth. Sea sponges last longer than their synthetic counterparts and are also useful for all skin types, even for sensitive skin.
Using sea sponges is beneficial not just for the environment but also for your skin. It is a better way to cleanse and nourish your skin and to help preserve mother nature.