5 eco-friendly sponges packaged in Kraft box Goldrick’s eco-friendly dishwashing sponges are made out of the loofah plant and a natural cotton string making them 100% compostable. Loofahs are soft enough where they will not scratch your pots, pans, or dishes, but have enough scrubbing power to get all the grime and grease off! Material: Loofah fibrous & cotton string Size: 10cm x 7cm How To Use Before your first use, soak your loofah sponge in water for 5 minutes, it will expand and soften – make sure to rinse and hang your loofah after each use. You can gently wash your loofah every now and then in a bowl of baking soda, this will increase the loofah’s lifespan. What Is Loofah The loofah plant is a fast growing vine native to Asia and Egypt, belonging to the cucumber family (not a sea organism what many people think), the loofah fruit is quite similar to a cucumber but much bigger. The inside of this fruit develops strong fibres, which are perfect for cleaning and scrubbing!