The NATIVES Co. Premium Natural Honeycomb Sea Sponge for Body
A sustainably harvested, eco-friendly biodegradable and zero-waste alternative to synthetic body sponges. Australian Owned. Wild-harvested renewable natural resource.
The gold standard in sea sponges, The NATIVES Co. premium natural Honeycomb Sea Sponge is sustainably harvested in the Mediterranean. Honeycomb sponges combine an extraordinary soft and smooth surface with a very durable quality. Their natural anti-bacterial properties and gentle exfoliating action enhances the efficacy of your natural body wash, leaving your skin effortlessly clean, smooth and soft. Natural Honeycomb sea sponges are of superior quality and their unrivalled softness makes it the ideal sponge for daily use on delicate skin. A sustainably, eco-friendly and zero-waste alternative to the synthetic sponge or body loofah.
Natural sea sponges are brimming with aquatic enzymes that help inhibit the growth of mould, mildew and bacteria, making them hypo-allergenic and safe for use on the most sensitive skin, including inflamed skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, and dermatitis. Natural sea sponges are self-cleaning due to the intricate system of canals that wash out quickly and easily, limiting the amount of product they retain helps reduce odour and bacteria. Due to its exceptional superior natural quality the Honeycomb is the most expensive type of sea sponge available in the market.
- Gently cleanses and exfoliates to rejuvenate the skin removing dead skin cells
- Stimulates and oxygenates the skin cells by boosting blood circulation
- Creates lather for a thorough and decadent cleanse
- Easily cleaned and air-dried
- Anti-microbial and antifungal alternative to synthetic body buffers and loofah
- Suitable for adults, children and babies
- Zero-waste and sustainable alternative
Pro Tip: natural sea sponges hold more water than a cloth or synthetic sponges, making them ideal for bathing babies eliminating the need for a rinsing cup. They also hold two to three times more water than a synthetic sponge without dripping!
Natural Sea Sponges possess remarkable powers of regeneration. Their natural reproductive cycles ensure they can re-grow lost parts and pieces broken off by water currents. They can also settle in another location and re-grow into a clone of the parent sponge.
The natural sea sponge is a renewable resource from the sea which has been harvested for over 150yrs. The Honeycomb sea sponge is found in the Mediterranean Sea in depths of 15-60 meters. Wild harvest divers use specific techniques to collect the sea sponges, carefully preserving the base (roots) of the sponge, ensuring the sponge has the ability to regenerate and re-grow back to its original form. If not harvested, sea sponges have a life span of approximately 10 years, harvesting allows for re-generation and extended life.
Sea Sponge populations are harvested carefully to ensure minimal disruption to the harvest area and to assist and promote regeneration of the sea sponges for future harvest and collection. It is in our best interests to ensure the long-term sustainability of sea sponges in their natural environment, and for this reason we promote and support only sustainable harvest and collection methods. To ensure sustainable harvesting practices we only source Honeycomb sea sponges from suppliers that can provide a Certificate of Origin and a Veterinary Certificate issued by the Greek state authority.
Due to Australia’s strict quarantine laws importation of raw and untreated natural sea sponges is prohibited. Our Mediterranean Honeycomb sea sponges have been cleaned and treated prior to importation. This in no way limits or changes the effectiveness of the sea sponge, but it does protect our precious Australian eco-system.
Sea sponges are produced in nature. They are delicate and may contain inherent natural variations and flaws that are not considered faults. To protect the durability and prolong the life of your sea sponge we recommend you care for your Honeycomb sea sponge using the information provided in our Ritual section. The durability of your sea sponge will naturally degrade with use. Once your sea sponge is too fragile for use in the shower it can be returned to the earth in your compost or garden waste.