Monday, January 10, 2011

How to Make Loofah Sponge

If you love using loofah sponge to scrub your body while taking a bath or use it for other purposes then I have a good news for you! We will now discuss how to make loofah sponge at home by growing them in your organic vegetable garden. Loofah comes from vegetable too so if you know how to make one then you must know first how to grow organic vegetables at home and I'm sure it will help you a lot.

Let's discuss first about the benefits of using loofah sponge, there are many people out there who can't complete their ritual baths without using loofah as their body scrub, it is in demand because it is known to remove dead skin cells that can't be removed by just soap and water. It enhances skin and it will make you more beautiful and fresh. Some dermatologist suggest to use it three times a week for better results, because it enhances the excretory functions of the skin, well if you can use it everyday why not? Just remember to store and dry it properly to avoid the growth of bacteria and molds.

Another great benefits of loofah sponge is it can soften until it removed your calluses in palm, toes, knees,ankle, feet and other body parts that developed callus. It is a good news especially if you are one of the people who are searching for ways on how to remove calluses without pain and going to the doctor. It will not only remove calluses but it will also help in controlling body odor which is the last thing you need in order to be happy in life, who want's body odor anyway?

Loofah sponge is not only for skin care because it can also do good in washing your dishes, its natural fibers are gentle and it will not damage certain glass, plates, cookwares such as non-stick Teflon and pots. All those good benefits of using loofah sponge will help you a lot and I know you want to try it too. Well let's now proceed on our discussions on how to make loofah sponge.

In growing organic vegetables, first thing first, prepare your compost fertilizer, compost tea or organic fertilizer from vermiculture. You need those organic fertilizers to fertilize your plants, also you must create a trellis because loofah comes from the gourd family and expect them to cling around. Trellis is a must to secure the fruits and harvest a good quality gourd that you can use to create your sponge, if you let it in the soil, animals might damage it and it will be low quality.

Oh wait, before you create your trellis, till the soil first, tilling is also necessary for better growth of the plants and removing the weeds in the area. Now you are prepared to purchase the seeds, you can do it by searching for seeds company online and buy the best quality that will suit in your area, if your not so sure about it then go visit your local agriculture center and ask them, they will help you for sure so don't be shy. Be advised that gourds love warm weather so you can grow it during summer where the sun is stinging hot, your gourds will love it and they will be prolific, never grow gourds in cold weather because they will die and you will only waste your time and resources.
If it is still cold outside but sunny days will soon arrive after a month or why don't you plant your gourd in containers inside your house? It will grow there nicely and all you need to do is transplant it once it is sunny and the heat is enough to warm your gourd. Just pick a place where your plants will receive the most sunlight so it will grow well.
You can either grow your gourds directly or in the seed bed and transplant later, since this kind of vegetable is sturdy you will not have to worry about it dying or wilting, just do the right caring for vegetables and all will be okay. Remember to train the vines to climb the trellis, check your vegetable garden everyday to check the vines, remove the weeds and crush the pest, it will be your morning ritual and you will enjoy it, especially when the harvest time comes.

When your gourd begins to flower you will notice a sudden increase on insects such as bees and ants in your garden, don't be alarmed because it is their way of pollination, just watch and continue taking care of it. Once the flowers wilt, it will slowly turn into gourd after a week or more, cover the gourd with newspaper if pest are present in the area, covering it with newspaper helps a lot in protecting it.

Don't pick uIf you love using loofah sponge to scrub your body while taking a bath or use it for other purposes then I have a good news for you! We will now discuss how to make loofah sponge at home by growing them in your organic vegetable garden. Loofah comes from vegetable too so if you know how to make one then you must know first how to grow organic vegetables at home and I'm sure it will help you a lot.

Let's discuss first about the benefits of using loofah sponge, there are many people out there who can't complete their ritual baths without using loofah as their body scrub, it is in demand because it is known to remove dead skin cells that can't be removed by just soap and water. It enhances skin and it will make you more beautiful and fresh. Some dermatologist suggest to use it three times a week for better results, because it enhances the excretory functions of the skin, well if you can use it everyday why not? Just remember to store and dry it properly to avoid the growth of bacteria and molds.

Another great benefits of loofah sponge is it can soften until it removed your calluses in palm, toes, knees,ankle, feet and other body parts that developed callus. It is a good news especially if you are one of the people who are searching for ways on how to remove calluses without pain and going to the doctor. It will not only remove calluses but it will also help in controlling body odor which is the last thing you need in order to be happy in life, who want's body odor anyway?

Loofah sponge is not only for skin care because it can also do good in washing your dishes, its natural fibers are gentle and it will not damage certain glass, plates, cookwares such as non-stick Teflon and pots. All those good benefits of using loofah sponge will help you a lot and I know you want to try it too. Well let's now proceed on our discussions on how to make loofah sponge.

In growing organic vegetables, first thing first, prepare your compost fertilizer, compost tea or organic fertilizer from vermiculture. You need those organic fertilizers to fertilize your plants, also you must create a trellis because loofah comes from the gourd family and expect them to cling around. Trellis is a must to secure the fruits and harvest a good quality gourd that you can use to create your sponge, if you let it in the soil, animals might damage it and it will be low quality.

Oh wait, before you create your trellis, till the soil first, tilling is also necessary for better growth of the plants and removing the weeds in the area. Now you are prepared to purchase the seeds, you can do it by searching for seeds company online and buy the best quality that will suit in your area, if your not so sure about it then go visit your local agriculture center and ask them, they will help you for sure so don't be shy. Be advised that gourds love warm weather so you can grow it during summer where the sun is stinging hot, your gourds will love it and they will be prolific, never grow gourds in cold weather because they will die and you will only waste your time and resources.
If it is still cold outside but sunny days will soon arrive after a month or why don't you plant your gourd in containers inside your house? It will grow there nicely and all you need to do is transplant it once it is sunny and the heat is enough to warm your gourd. Just pick a place where your plants will receive the most sunlight so it will grow well.
You can either grow your gourds directly or in the seed bed and transplant later, since this kind of vegetable is sturdy you will not have to worry about it dying or wilting, just do the right caring for vegetables and all will be okay. Remember to train the vines to climb the trellis, check your vegetable garden everyday to check the vines, remove the weeds and crush the pest, it will be your morning ritual and you will enjoy it, especially when the harvest time comes.

When your gourd begins to flower you will notice a sudden increase on insects such as bees and ants in your garden, don't be alarmed because it is their way of pollination, just watch and continue taking care of it. Once the flowers wilt, it will slowly turn into gourd after a week or more, cover the gourd with newspaper if pest are present in the area, covering it with newspaper helps a lot in protecting it.

Don't pick the fruits of your gourd and let it will there naturally, it will turn brown and it will dry out, once is is already dried remove the dried skin and you will see your home grown loofah sponge, removing dried skins might be a pain but keep on track you will get your loofah sponge soon! By the way you can keep the seeds for future use, the naturally dried loofah is tan brown in color, you can whiten it by soaking it in water with a very little soap.

If you want whiter loofah, harvest the gourd earlier and peel the skin using your sharp knife, be careful because it can bruise you, once you are done crush the gourd with your hand milking out the flesh and seeds until the fibers are the only thing remaining in your hand, there you go, you just produced a whiter loofah. It has many benefits and you will enjoy using it so its worth a try, I hope I helped you in your questions about how to make loofah sponge, if you want to know more about how to grow organic vegetables at home please feel free to browse this blog and have fun reading.

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