We absolute love carrying natural sea sponges in our shop and using them as a part of our regular skin care routine.
Sea sponges are actually a living organism that live on ocean floors around the world. Sea sponges come in many different shapes and sizes but most of them all have a hard dark membrane on the outside with a light soft absorbent interior. There are over 5000 species of sponges and only a small amount are harvested for commercial use.
Sea sponges are harvested carefully and safely from the ocean floor and are done so by divers with specially designed hooks and knives with very minimal waste. While harvesting, divers will only slice a small portion of the entire sponge leaving behind more than enough sponge to regenerate itself. One small piece of sponge falling on the ocean floor during harvesting will actually be able to regrow completely new sponges!
Sea sponges are fully biodegradable and are able to grow back often bigger and healthier than it was originally making it a truly remarkable sustainable resource. Harvesting sea sponges naturally have shown to help promote the growth of sponge colonies and even enhance the oceans ecosystem.
Sea sponges are a great eco friendly way of lathering up using Tofino Soap Company products naturally and organically. Natural sea sponges are truly 100% all natural from their cellular structure to their naturally occurring ocean sea minerals.
Natural sea sponges posses enzymes that are shown to inhibit the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Natural Sea sponges have become a family favourite household item for cleaning, bathing, applying make up, crafts, feminine hygiene and so much more!
Sea sponges are an amazing alternative to synthetic sponges because they are highly absorbant, soft hypoallergenic, totally toxin free and great for the environment.