KONJAC SPONGE by Lamazuna
Weight of the sponge: 30g
Japanese women have been using konjac for 1,500 years to exfoliate the face every day, while Koreans reserve it for babies' toiletries. By gently cleaning it can help calm acne breakouts.
Its effect is surprising because it combines the effectiveness of a scrub glove with the lightness of a bamboo flower.
How to use the konjac sponge?
- You can use it simply with water. Moisten it to swell and be soft. Like all sponges, it dries and hardens in the open air. It nevertheless returns to its original form when it is wet.
- Rub your skin gently to gently exfoliate it. Also enjoy this massage to relax.Rinse it quickly under water to remove any impurities it has collected and let it dry.
- You can also use it with floral waters or your usual products. Although not mandatory, these products do not damage the sponge. It will be enough to rinse well afterwards.
How to keep the konjac sponge?
- It is best to let it dry between two uses in the open air. Depending on the humidity of your bathroom, it can take several days to dry completely. You can suspend it thanks to its cotton thread.
- Each sponge has a shelf life of about three months, after which it will begin to crumble. You can then put it in compost!
- How are our konjac sponges made?
- Take a konjac root, which looks like a huge potato (while its flower is reminiscent of arum)
- Reduce this root to flour, so you get a white powder
- Mix with water
- Go to the oven
- Your sponge is ready!
Two ingredients are enough: konjac powder and water.
Our sponge is stored in a compostable cardboard box, in dry form. Just wet it for a few seconds underwater so that it becomes round and soft.
Where are they made?
Our konjac sponges come from a factory located in Hubei, north of China. This mountainous region has a warm and humid climate, conducive to the culture of konjac (and hiking with beautiful landscapes!). We visited it and chosen for the quality of its facilities and its irreproachable hygiene. The main activity of this factory is not the sponges but the konjac powder intended to replace gelatin in vegan cuisine. For transportation, our konjac sponges are not afraid to go to sea since they arrive by boat. The carbon emissions due to this journey are minimal (especially since the sponges are very light) and largely offset by the forest that we plant in Peru since 2013. To know more about our agroforestry project.