Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Luffa Farm in Nipomo California

Natural Luffa Sponge
A Luffa or Loofah sponge is used like a body scrub. Both the coarse textured sponge and the soft textured sponge are called Luffas or Loofahs. The latter soft textured luffa sponges aren't in fact derived from the luffa fruit, but are manufactured by folding in several layers of soft mesh-like fabric into a cloud-like shape; commonly used in tandem with shower gels/lotions.
If you have ever wondered how this natural sponges are grown and are on a trip through central California you are invited to stop by The Luffa Farm for a free tour. The luffas you buy in stores are typically grown, or "made in" other countries. These Luffa sponges are made and grown right here in California. Luffa sponges are non-abrasive enough to wash dishes, cars, sinks, toys, golf clubs, floors, walls, windows and of course great for bathing. So next time your looking for a natural sponge look for the label "grown in Nipomo" or better yet head out to the farm and see firsthand how the luffa vines look.
The Luffa Farm
1457 Willow Road
Nipomo, CA, 93444
Wednesdays through Sundays
10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.