|After removing the peel and seeds, the ripe dried loofah is used in the bath as a scrubbing sponge.|
|Loofah grows much like a cucumber. Once it reaches maturity, dry the plant and the outer skin peels away.|
This sponge is actually a gourd you grow in the garden. Once matured, the fruit can be dried and everything (skin/seeds) removed but the xylem tissues. The sponge makes an excellent natural scrubber for the bath or kitchen.