WHAT IS A SEA SPONGE?
A sea sponge is a multi-celled organism that grows and lives on the ocean floor.
Although sea sponges are classified as animals, they do not have nervous, digestive or circulatory systems. Their bodies are made of pores and channels, in which water circulates. Through this circulation of water, they harvest oxygen and food.
Out of the 5000 varieties of sea sponges, less than 12 are harvested for commercial use.
*are highly absorbent
*create a luxurious lather
*are exceptionally soft
*do not retain orders
*contain enzymes that inhibit mold and bacteria growth
*last longer than synthetic sponges
*are useful for all skin types, even sensitive skin
The minerals contained in sea sponges nourish and benefit the skin. These include, but are not limited to, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, zinc and potassium.
Sea sponges offer gentle exfoliation. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and reveals younger, fresher looking skin underneath.
Sea sponges make your cleanser foam (using less cleanser), they soak up and hold a lot of water without dripping, and they can be used on their own to cleanse your skin, eliminating the need for soap.
ARE SEA SPONGES BETTER THAN SYNTHETIC SPONGES?
Synthetic sponges are made with petroleum products, a completely unsustainable industry. These plastic sponges are often injected with triclosan, an antibacterial chemical that can have negative effects on our nervous and hormone systems.Sea sponges are biodegradable. They are hypoallergenic because they contain no harsh chemicals, artificial ingredients, or toxins. They are a sustainable industry that does not harm the Earth in any way.
These Wool Sea Sponges are sustainably harvested in the Florida Keys! When sponges are harvested, the sponge divers hand cut each sponge to ensure that more than one inch of the base remains intact. The sponge then re-grows back to its original form within 3-5 years.Natural Sea Sponges possess remarkable powers of regeneration. Broken of bits of sea sponge are carried by off by water currents and have the ability to settle in another location and re-grow into a clone of the parent sponge.Studies show that areas harvested actually increase the population density of sponges.A wool sea sponge that is properly cared for will last 9 months to a 1 year.
CARING FOR YOUR WOOL SEA SPONGE
*It is advisable to disinfect natural sponges on a regular basis, usually every 2-3 weeks if used daily.
*Rinse the natural sponge under cold running water.
*Soak the sponge in a small bowl filled with 2 tablespoons of vinegar to each liter of water.
*Remove from the bowl and squeeze to remove excess liquid.
*Set out to dry on a clean surface, such as the bathtub.
*Use again. The sponge should be good as new.
Returns are not accepted due to the nature of natural ingredients.
There can be slight variations in color, viscosity and scent of all bases from batch to batch. These changes are NOT grounds for a return. All sales are final. Due to the nature of our products, we are unable to accept returns and still guarantee purity of product to our customers. Products will be replaced or credited to your online account only, never refunded, and only in the case of a shipping error on our part or damage during shipping only once a claim has been issued by the freight carrier, not for accidentally ordering the wrong product, not liking the color, feel, viscosity, scent or any other physical aspect of the product or shelf life issues that may occur to pre-approved naturally preserved products or products that you alter in anyway or stored incorrectly causing separation or damage to the product shelf life.
If we make a mistake, then we will immediately reproduce your product and will ship it to you via the originally requested method of transport. Please do not ask us to Overnight your product when you only originally paid for ground services.
Note: Cancellations, if allowed can only be done if we have not already started working on your order or have not pre-ordered any required ingredients. Once production has begun, we cannot cancel, credit or refund for any reason.