Yes, all of our sponges are sustainably harvested from Tarpon Springs Florida and the Caribbean.
Yes, we use Organic Herbs when affordable and available. It is important to use unadulterated organic herbs as they will naturally have a high therapeutic grade and will work more effective if using for medicinal use.
Yes, we use Wild crafted herbs. It is important to use Wild crafted herbs, as they will naturally contain a high therapeutic grade.
Set sponge in a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of vinegar and fill the remaining bowl with water. You may soak your sponge for duration of 2 hours. Set your sponge in the sun and allow it to dry. Cleaning your sponge will inhibit the growth of bacteria.
Organic Certification is costly for us as artisans. We believe it is more important and valuable for us to build relationships with our customers than to sell our customers a more expensive label just to prove a point. We do our best to find the highest quality herbs for our customers without spending a leg and an arm for them.
Well dead sea salt comes from The Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is a salt lake between Israel and the West Bank to the west, and Jordan to the east. It's measures 380 Meters deep, the deepest hyper-saline lake in the world. The Dead Sea is 67 kilometers long and 18 kilometers wide at its widest point. So now that we know where dead sea salt comes from, lets take a closer look at it's properties. Dead sea salt contains the following minerals; Magnesium, Chloride, Bromide, Sodium, Calcium, and Potassium.
Research and studies show that bathing in dead sea salt improved barrier function, reduces skin roughness and inflammation. A more recent study with patients suffering from psoriasis indicated if the patients took 3-4 baths per week for a matter of 3 weeks they completely healed. Additional notes concluded relief of itching and sleeping disturbances. While that is impressive we cannot forget to add that dead sea salt has been proven to help with arthritis, that includes Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Osteoarthritis. Such skin disorders like Acne and Psoriasis can be relieved by soaking and or bathing in dead sea salt. Dead Sea Salt has been proven to reduce in depth of wrinkling by 40%.
Studies show The Dead Sea can help:
Synthetic sponges are poisonous! Almost every synthetic sponge now sold in U.S. supermarkets is impregnated with a disinfectant—usually trisclosan. Triclosan is a pesticide that is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Not only should we be concerned about washing our dishes and counter tops with triclosan, but common disinfectants may contribute to drug resistant bacteria just like antibiotics. Synthetic sponges inhibit bacteria, mold and mildew; Sea Sponges are permeated with natural enzymes that inhibit the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Durability; A properly cared for sea sponge will last for many months. Most synthetic sponges fall apart, shrink and become infested with bacteria and mildew in less than one week. Natural sponges fit into a green and organic lifestyle. Sea sponges are sustainably harvested. When sponges are collected, part of the sponge is left on the ocean floor to grow back. Through crop rotation, sponges are harvested over and over again as they regrow to their original size within a few years.