The Natural Sea Sponges Company

Your reliable wholesale supplier of natural sponges

How to clean a sea sponge?

Quick Tips for taking care your sea sponge

-Rinse Before Use: Before using a sea sponge for the first time, rinse it thoroughly in clean water to remove any debris or sand that may be trapped in its pores.

-Gentle Cleaning: After each use, rinse the sea sponge thoroughly under running water to remove soap, body wash, or any other residues. Squeeze the sponge gently to expel excess water.

-Air Dry: Allow the sea sponge to air dry completely in a well-ventilated area after each use. Avoid leaving it in a damp or enclosed space, as this can promote the growth of bacteria and mould.

-Sanitization: Periodically sanitize the sea sponge to keep it clean and free from bacteria as described below.

-Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Refrain from using harsh chemicals, bleach, or high-temperature water to clean your sea sponge, as these can damage its delicate structure.

-Store Properly: Store your sea sponge in a dry, well-ventilated area between uses, away from direct sunlight as it may effect the colour of the sponge when is yellow. Avoid storing it in a sealed container or in an area prone to moisture, as this can lead to mould growth.

What NOT to do to a sea sponge :

Avoid Using Harsh Chemicals: Sea sponges are sensitive to chemicals, so avoid using harsh cleaners, bleach, or high-concentration disinfectants, as they can damage the sponge's delicate structure.

Do Not Expose to High Temperatures such as boiling water, washing machine in high temperature,microwave, as this can cause them to become brittle and deteriorate.

Avoid Wringing Out Harshly: When squeezing excess water from a sea sponge, do so gently. Avoid wringing or twisting the sponge too harshly, as this can damage its fibers and shape

Do Not Store in a Sealed Container: Sea sponges need to breathe and air out to dry properly. Storing them in a sealed container or airtight bag can lead to mold and mildew growth.

Avoid Rough Handling: Treat your sea sponge with care and avoid rough handling or scrubbing, as this can cause tears or damage to its delicate structure.

Prior of using your new sea sponge

Before incorporating your newly acquired natural sea sponge into your bathing routine, you may want to first clean it.  For the first time using your sea sponge, ensure to moisten it under warm running water to soften its texture. Sea sponges are stiff when dry, but very soft when wet. Due to their marine origin, it's advisable to inspect the sponge thoroughly before its first use. Carefully check for any particles that might have come from its natural habitat, such as sea sand or sea debris, finally, allow the sponge to air dry completely.

All Kereso sea sponges pass strict multiple quality checks to remove any sea debris that may be found in our sponges

Note : Caution should be exercised when considering sea sponges sold at unusually low prices. A genuine natural sea sponge typically comes with a higher price tag due to the risks associated with harvesting, its rarity, and the demanding processing, selection, and sorting processes involved. Suspiciously low prices may signal compromised quality, inadequate processing, and potentially reduced durability. It's advisable to prioritize purchasing a high-quality sea sponge to ensure reliability, as low prices may signify inferior quality and unsustainable harvesting practices.

After each use - Caring for and Extending the Lifespan of Sea Sponges

Although sea sponges have the natural ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria, cleaning and drying your sponge after each use is necessary in order in order to prolong its life and maintain hygiene. Rinse your sea sponge under running water to remove any soap, cleanser, or debris it may have absorbed.  You may need to rinse multiple times to ensure you  squeeze out all the dead skin cells the sponge has exfoliated off your face and body. Gently squeeze the sponge to expel excess water. Avoid wringing the sponge harshly, as this can damage its delicate structure. Allow the sponge to air-dry naturally on a clean and dry surface.

Periodic care for your sea sponge.

Every few weeks or months, depending on the use , your sea sponge may ask for a deep cleanse and disinfection.

Prepare a solution consisting of 5 parts water and one part white vinegar. Submerge the sponge in this solution for 30 minutes. Vinegar, or acetic acid, acts as a potent mycobactericidal disinfectant, capable of eliminating bacteria. While any vinegar can suffice, white wine vinegar is recommended due to its milder scent. Soak your sea sponge thoroughly in the solution. You may need to use more vinegar and water depending on the size of your sponge, just make sure the ratio of vinegar to water does not change. Leave the sea sponge in the solution for 30 minutes, then rinse and leave it to dry.   

Another way to for eliminating any dirt and grime of your sea sponges is by soaking the sponge in a baking soda and water solution. Baking soda excels at dissolving dirt and grease in water and serves as an alkaline cleaner, neutralizing acidic molecules that contribute to unpleasant odours. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda for every cup of warm water you use to soak the sea sponge, just make sure the ratio of baking soda to water does not change. Submerge the sponge in this solution, ensuring it's thoroughly soaked and squeezed multiple times to allow the baking soda solution to penetrate all areas. Leave the sponge in the solution for 30 minutes, then rinse it thoroughly to remove any residual baking soda solution before allowing it to air dry. 
Note: Refrain from prolonged soaking in the mixture to prevent weakening the sponge's strength.

The Natural sea sponges company

Your wholesale supplier & exporter of  natural sponges in bulk for importers and brand owners. Available types for export, OEM and private label: honeycomb, fino silk, grass,wool, hardhead and wool  sponges for baby bath, face care, adults and painting sponges.
We Ship Worldwide

We Ship Worldwide

Kereso Sea Sponges
Agios Nikolaos,
Post code 72100,
Crete island, Greece
Tel: +302841025050