rOkay, some of you may be wondering what in the world is loofah / luffa? It’s not a loaf of bread. It’s not a new Mediterranean diet dish everyone is going crazy over either. It’s certainly not a word that combines love + sofa = luffa, although L-Z-Boy should create a luffa chase… [L-Z-Boy, if you’d like to collaborate, have your people call our people].
So here’s what you should do in order to minimize your luffa from becoming the “love sofa” for the bacteria:
- Let it dry – after each use (scrubbing), make sure you thoroughly rinse with warm soapy water. Next, try to shake or squeeze out as much water as possible. Then try to place it on a dry place (perhaps by the bathroom window) to completely dry until next use.
- Microwave it – did you know that you can microwave your naturally harvested loofah / luffa (but not the plastic mesh kind – which is usually coated with anti-microbial layer). You can basically zap any bacteria, thereby eliminating it from ever cultivating it on the “love sofa”.
- Replace it often – hey, if you ever decide to grow and harvest your own luffa, be sure to save a few to last you a whole year. Then simply replace it regularly, while properly maintaining it between each use.
There you have it ladies and gents. You now know what loofah / luffa is, how to make one, and maintain its healthy use.