Pohnpei Sponge, Hand-Grown and Sustainably Farmed


Grown in the remote and pristine waters of Pohnpei Island Micronesia, known as the Emerald Isle of the Pacific, the Pohnpei Sponge is the only sustainably-grown sponge of its kind in the world. Pohnpei Island’s crystal clear, coral fringed waters support a small community of farmers who farm these unique sponges by hand. The Sponge in this box has been hand-grown for two to three years before being carefully harvested, processed and cleansed without the use of harsh chemicals or dyes.

A luxurious bathing accessory which is excellent at cleaning and massaging even the most sensitive of skins, the Pohnpei Sponge leaves skin gently cleansed and silky smooth. Especially treasured by the Pohnpei Islanders for bathing the skins of newborn infants, this Sponge will last many years of use if well cared for.

This sponge supports a social enterprise:

Farmed in conjunction with the Marine Institute of Pohnpei Island, each sponge helps to preserve the pristine ocean waters of Pohnpei, whilst protecting its beautiful natural environment and supporting the traditional culture and lifestyle of its indigenous people.

Purpose & Directions:

Excellent as a luxurious face and body sponge for all skin-types, including sensitive and delicate skins such as newborn skin or skin affected by eczema, hives, bites or contact dermatitis. Soak sponge gently in water to soften before use. Massage gently onto skin in circular motions to help cleanse the skin. After cleansing, rinse sponge well in clean water before storing in a dry place. For extra cleansing, soak sponge for one hour in a mixture of two tablespoons of baking soda in one litre of water before rinsing and storing.

Tip : Try using the sponge on its own in a warm bath, without other washes or soaps! Soak sponge gently in water to soften before use. Massage gently and repeatedly over skin, making sure to use circular motions and to cover every area where a wash or soap would normally go. 

This sponge comes beautifully packaged in a 100% recycled cardboard paper box using 100% soy-based ink. 

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