Loofahs: Scrubby Clean or Bacteria Brush?

Loofahs: Scrubby Clean or Bacteria Brush?

Grace Shu
Nov 30, 2007

We've been using loofahs as long as we can remember--it's a shower staple! And then, we picked up some random magazine at our doctor's office and read that loofahs are just packed with bacteria after it's been used once! Euuuch!

If you're like us and can't part with the natural roughness of organic loofahs, there's a few things we can do to avoid spreading germs in the shower: throw it in the dishwasher (it's actually better than the washing machine, weird), or soak it overnight in peroxide and water. And get a new one every couple of weeks!

Anyone else have any suggestions on keeping loofahs clean and bacteria-free?

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