Natural sea sponge Honeycomb brown (Natural color)
It is the only product known that will not damage your skin or any surface it is used on. When using the natural sea sponge for personal hygiene, the pores of the skin are opened, allowing it to breath and facilitating the blood circulation.
Hippospongia communis or honeycomb is the most popular sponge type. It originates from the Mediterranean Sea (mainly the Aegean Sea and the North Coast of Africa). It’s shape is almost spherical and thick. Its bottom surface, which adheres to the substrate, is rough. These sponges occur at depths between 9 and 80 meters.
The Honeycombs are Top quality, Hand harvested, Natural, Mediterranean Sea sponges for your personal care! Each natural sponge from Kalymnos Shop has the following characteristics:
- 100% organic, hypoallergenic and toxin-free.
- Eco friendly : fully biodegradable
- Antibacterial : exfoliates, leaves your skin radiant and smooth
- Super elastic and durable
- Super soft when wet
- Healthy and skin friendly even for newborns
Natural sponges are Super Long Lasting (2- 6 years) when rinsed off thoroughly under cool running water and dried before the next use.
Sizes: Starts from 6,5 – 21 cm or 3 up to 9.5 *inches accordingly.
For the size of each sponge the measurement is made along the length of the sponge.
*1 Inch = 2,54 cm
First, to extend the life of your natural sponge, soak it for 15 minutes – every few weeks – in 1 cup of lukewarm water plus 1 tablespoon of baking soda, then rinse it and let it dry (preferably hang it in a drying bag) and it will be ready to use. The baking soda will rejuvenate its cellular structure, naturally clean it thoroughly and will greatly increase the durability of your sponge!!!
If you are using it as a tampon just repeat the above process with more frequency, every day or every other day.
NEVER use bleach on a natural sponge as it will weaken the structure over time. Also do not use a microwave or clothes dryer. This will shrink and harden your sponge. Finally never use hot water on your sponge , because you may damage it!!!
Generally you should know that before each use your sponges need to be left under lukewarm water to soften and get their final shape (size) .This is due to the fact that natural sponges are harder when dry and become very soft-soft-swollen when wet as they are highly absorbent!