The loofah brush is one of the most important items in your bathing arsenal. It can go to places that your body’s normal range of motion will not let you when you are using the loofah mitt. It also has the ability to get rid of layers of dead skin in a natural way, which cannot be done with bath facial soaps and thorough rubbing only. Once you are done with using the brush, you can clean it and let it dry to be used for another day. But what happens to the loofah? As days pass by, more dirt lodges in the loofah and the fibers become too abrasive. Is it time to buy a new one? Why not make your own loofah brush to save money. Here’s how you can do it.
- Collecting all the parts of a loofah. There are three parts of a loofah: the loofah roll or sponge, the handle and the base. First, let us make the loofah roll. Let a piece of cucumber dry, or if you have your own cucumber plants in the yard, pluck the driest one you can find. Once you have a dried cucumber, remove the seeds and any other debris with running water. Let it dry again then cut it in half or in 4-inch pieces. In making the handle, you only need a thin piece of wood or bamboo that is a foot long and an inch wide. Make a small hole on one of the distal portions of the handle. Then insert a 3-inch string in that hole and tie both ends together. Using sand paper, trim the sharp edges of the handle to smoothen it up and to get rid of splinters. For the base, make a square out of a plastic bottle about 2 inches on each side. Trim the sharp edges of the base using a pair of scissors.
- Putting the pieces together. The first thing that you need to do is to attach the handle to the base. Using the toughest glue available, find the center of the base. Place an ample amount of glue in that area. Place the distant portion of the handle on the glue and let it dry. Next is to attach the loofah roll to the rest of the pieces. Before placing the glue on the base, adjust the measurement of your base with the loofah roll. Now, put an ample amount of glue on the base, then press the loofah roll until it dries.
- Replacing the damaged loofah roll. When the loofah roll is already old, too hard, or too soft for use, you can just rip off the loofah roll. Once that is done, you can remove some of the fibers left. Then repeat the process of attaching the loofah roll that was not used during the first time you made your homemade loofah brush. You can repeat the process until you run out of loofah roll.
The beauty in making your own loofah is that you can always make one for yourself or you can make it one of your business products. You can also use the extra cucumber of your salad instead of just throwing it away.