Do you Loofah?


Loofahs! Those netty, wirey sponges hanging from a string in your shower. My entire family is a "loofah" family. Everyone has their OWN! We have them in pink, black and even in the shape of animals! I love my loofah but I am VERY protective of it!

FAMILY RULE:

WE DO NOT SHARE LOOFAHS, EVER!

If I even think, that someone has used my loofah I throw it out! Believe me I know because...

*It's dripping and I have not even stepped in the shower

*My loofah should smell like pomegrante not L'oreal for Kids watermelon

*"I do not have red hair"


Well, I was just reading that you need to hot, steam wash them or wash machine them EVERY week b/c bacteria can build. I guess I thought they were getting washed in the shower. Who knew???

So now besides my piles and piles of laundry a week...I now have a load of "loofahs" to do!

Do you "loofah"?

68 comments:

Jennifer said...

I actually got new ones for Christmas...I had NO idea you were supposed to "clean" them! Thanks for the tip :)


Jennifer

Pam D said...

Oh my... well, I DID, until now! Gosh, are they as easy to wash as a washcloth? Because, if not, then I'll just go back to my good old washrag!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I don't loofah...do you still like me??? I Do however use bodyscrubs...love them. cherry

::Jan:: said...

My feet are proofa that I loofa.

I just had to say that.

AndreaLeigh said...

i do loofah! i did not know you were supposed to wash them. i've washed loofash before and they feel strange afterwards.

Liz said...

Yep, I loofa! I love mine. I have washed mine in the washing machine but I didn't realize you were suppose to do it that often. Thanks for the tip.

The Thompson's said...

We Loofah here
We Loofah there
We Loofah everywhere!!

Havent used wash clothes in ages.

I hate when they start coming apart though. Maybe Im just to ruff.

Harmless Brat said...

just found your blog, and i DO have a shell in my pocket, that's so crazy. :)

DomesticDivasFancy said...

I love loofah's but when I smell my husbands body wash I get soooo mad. Plus he leaves it all soapy. I think that he does it on purpose! ;)
I dont wash mine weekly I just get a new one every month, maybe I should wash it weekly instead.

April said...

WHAT??? You mean I have to start washing my loofah now? No way! I never knew there could be a problem with bacteria! Oh, I'm going to toss mine in some hot water ASAP! Thanks for the info! Have a super day!

Ashley said...

i don't loofah!!! i hardly have time to shower...but i DO that...at least once a week anyway!

ash

Kelly said...

I never washed mine either, I just buy a new one when I think it's time.

duchess said...

They are very cute but I have to admit that I'm a washcloth kinda girl. My daughter has started using one & loves it.

coco said...

Body scrubs for me! While cleaning out college girls bathroom cabinets after she went back to school I found 5...I think they were all the rage for teen b-days a few years ago!

Melb. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I I really like yours and the music. I "loofah" and did not know you were supposed to wash them. oops!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Such cute loofahs! I probably need to loofah. Alas, a wascloth is my bath pal (and sometimes an Oil of Olay cloth for added exfoliation). I was concerned about how to clean a loofah, but if you can wash them, I might consider it. :-)

Xo,

Sheila :-)

Sarah said...

I don't loofah...but I do love a great smelling body wash. My favorite is the vanilla lavendar from Bath and Body Works!

Montee said...

Thanks for that loofah tip! I thought they just cleaned themselves in the shower, too! Brett has the ducky one.

Betsy said...

I loofah but am not quite as protective of mine. Occasionally I think my darling hubby has gotten ahold of it.

Jboo said...

Cute -- I didn't know you were supposed to clean them too -- figured the shower was doing that!

Have a great day.

Janet

Busy Bee Suz said...

No loofahs here...we just never like them. They feel itchy...I don't like itchy....

Jillene said...

Yes I do.

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

I love loofahs, but the bacteria thing has always scared me, so I use these great knitted washclothes that work so well.

I love the piggy -- too cute!

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

Oh, my gosh I had no idea they were suppose to get washed! I thought it was getting washed right along with me! I do THINK that natual loofah sponges are suppose to be good because they don't grow bacteria. Don't quote me on that! That's just what they told me at the sponge docks in Tarpon Springs (FL). Thanks for sharing!
-Kim

Mari said...

I love loofahs! At our house my daughter and I have one. My hubby doesn't want one. I didn't know you were supposes to wash them that often either.

Laurel MacD said...

I totally loofah and feel the same way - NO SHARING! I have never cleaned them, though.

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

I love loofahs, but stopped using them after Oprah did a show on germs. When they showed what was growing inside them, I threw it away immediately. I never thought to wash it weekly. I would imagine you could wash them in hot water and that should kill the germs.

I'm a germ-o-phobe!!!

Tara said...

No loofahs here and just for that reason! The bacteria thing bothered me!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

That is funny! I used to loofah...now I'm a washcloth girl...but I do appreciate me a loofah. Just haven't invested in any lately.

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Hey, thanks for coming by!
I totally Loofah.... and now I'm a bit grossed out that you need to machine wash them... cuz lets be honest... haven't done that.... ew!

Angie
"Nana's Box"

Sandy Toes said...

Okay....everyone writing about "germs" and "bacteria" makes me want to run upstairs and throw them all out! AHHHH!

Tomorrow we may not be a loofah family!

-sandy toe

LuLu & Co. said...

Oh yes I have loofah's!! the kids have their own and me... gross I need to run and wash mine!!!
LuLu

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I do have a loofah and of course have never washed it...I assumed the soap I was using to wash in the shower was getting the job done. Great! More laundry for me! :)
Carrie

AJ said...

We don't loofah anymore. Don't really know why. Now we are just wash cloth users. Except for my husband, he's a hand washer. Ewww! And he knows better to come anywhere near my bar soap!!

Darlene said...

We do loofah but I didn't know you were supposed to wash them either. I wonder if you could throw them in the microwave like you can a sponge to kill germs and bacteria?

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

yeah I heard a couple of years ago that loofahs were germ freak s- so I stopped using them completely! But I'm with you- NO SHARING!!!!!!!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

You are so funny! Loofah is such a funny word. Loofah. HAH!

Kathy said...

Yes we all Loofah including the hubby!!!

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a woman who is said...

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The Muse said...

lol...lol
well no.
lol lol

but if i did..i agree..no sharing ! LOL

i would want my own rubber duckie!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

I used to, but I felt the need to wash them after every use like a wash rag so I got tired of it and went back to a wash cloth. lol I do like them though. ;-)

~melody~

Amber M. said...

I loofah everyday!!

We visit so many of the same blogs...I finally added you to my google reader and can't wait to get to know you better!

Drama queens mum said...

I don't loofah, but maybe I should start. Those are pretty cute.

nikkicrumpet said...

I loofah...and I didn't know you had to wash them...sheeeesh they're covered with soap every day!

Ms. Tee said...

Wow- I had no idea you had to "clean" something that always has soap & hot water on it! ;) I use them, too, and love them!

Erin said...

I love our loofahs! How great are they with a little yummy shower gel.

A Balancing Act in Heels said...

I loofah and I loofit (love it)! :) Sorry for the corniness.

Glad you like my new blog idea! Do keep checking me out!

BTW, I love your blog! Soooo cute!

lmerie said...

Definitely Loofah! I left mine at the farm at Thanksgiving and guess what? I realized it has been so long since I have used a washcloth - I felt icky!

I did not know that about washing them. I always rinse it, but did not know the other. Thanks!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I had no idea you were to clean them either....thanks for sharing....now I know:)

Lisa

Jen r. said...

I have to get some new loofah's! mine are a little...er....loofahed out.

Femin Susan said...

Hi...
I don't loofah...but I do love a great smelling body wash. i really like your loofah story.. its funny..

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

I use them for a while when I get them as gifts then I toss them... We are a washcloth family ;)

Sit A Spell said...

Well, I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks! But once a week...

Rachel said...

I USED to loofah, I now loofah not. :)

david mcmahon said...

G'day from Australia,

They were big in the 60s and it's no surprise to see them coming back in a big way.

theArthurClan said...

I don't loofah...can we still be friends?! :)

Your kids loofahs are super-cute though. They might make me change my mind...

The Blonde Duck said...

I soapa. I'm not skilled enough to loofa.

Tigger :) said...

I l♥ve those!!! Way CUTE :)

Tigger :) said...

I l♥ve those!!! Way CUTE :)

Fifi Flowers said...

You should check out SPONGEABLES! They are great sponges with soap in them! You can read about them here... http://theskincareshop.blogspot.com

Life with Kaishon said...

This was so funny! I get annoyed when mine gets used too! I mean, come on, everyone has their own personal loofah! Do 'they' really need to use mine? Hmmmmmmmmmm. I am going to kiss my little loofah stealer goodnight. Delightful post!

Becky said...

I don't loofa... I pumice. LOL, just my feet though. Oh, and it has nothing to do with germs.

Amy said...

I rarely loofa, but have run it through the dishwasher before with a non-food type load (plastic bins, trashcans, etc.). I figured that if you're supposed to put your kitchen sponge in the dw, why not the loofa?

Kasey Hunt said...

We use them too. I've just been throwing them out, now I know I can save them for a bit longer, thanks!

Jennifer said...

Ok I don't know why but I am compelled to tell you that is not a loofah. A loofah is this used to be alive, like a sponge. The shower gel thingies are called Poofs.

http://www.beecrowbee.com/ispa/x_loofah_0042.jpg
that's what loofahs look like, and yes I use em! :)

Leslie said...

Ohhhh, no!!! No loofa-sharing allowed in this house! Everyone keeps their loofas to themselves!

Rambling Girl said...

Weird I never knew to wash them...I am like you, think since you use them to wash with they are clean but then again to think about it we wash washcloths...so to answer your question...yes we do lots of loofah adn I am also like you...no one uses mine and if they do and I find out who...oh my and if not I usually chunck it and buy another one...but after a few yells they have learned...no messing with Mrs. Loofah! lol...love this post!