From Japan and created from the naturally antimicrobial fiber of the konjac plant, and come in either wet or dry varieties. Wet varieties are already spongy as soon as they come out of the packaging. They are pre-moistened during the packaging process in a liquid that contains preservatives and antibacterial ingredients. The dry konjac sponges come hard and dry, and need to be soaked in warm water before using. One they’ve been soaked through with warm water, they have the same, gel-like, spongy goodness as a wet-packed sponge. Of the two varieties, the dry konjac sponges have a much longer shelf life. Because they’re dry, they can be stored for up to 3 years before using. Depending on where the plant materials are sourced, konjac sponges can be vegan and wildcrafted.
Before use, rinse and hydrate your konjac Sponge in warm water. Squeeze out any excess water, and gently cleanse skin. It is not necessary to use cleansing products, but a small amount can be added to your konjac sponge if desired. If a cleanser is added, the sponge will help the product work harder, and go further.
After use, always rinse your sponge well, and allow to dry in an airy place between uses. Please be careful not to wring it out as this may damage the delicate plant fibres, just squeeze between your flattened hands. You can also pop your clean sponge in the fridge to keep it fresh and cool, which helps keep your konjac sponge last even longer. Alternatively your sponge is happy to be aired on a heated towel rail or from a window hook. When dried it will shrink and harden, this is perfectly natural. Simply allow it to absorb water and rehydrate before using again. Never use the sponge when dry. The better care of the sponge, the longer it will last. Never leave the sponge in the shower or in a pool of water. The konjac sponge is a 100% natural vegetable product and should last 2 to 3 months. Once it starts to look tired and/or breaks down, replace it. Konjac sponges can be safely composted or used in the garden to help water your plants by holding moisture. The better care you take of your konjac sponge, the longer it will last.