Making Sustainable Living Possible
Our 100% biodegradable and compostable Eco-Sponges replace soft plastic sponges at the sink for dish washing.
How to use for dish washing: Rub Eco-Sponge on your DISH BLOCK® or pump liquid dish soap on the Eco-Sponge and lather up dishes as usual. It will create a nice bubbly foam just like an ordinary sponge, but without creating micro plastics that wash down the drain.
Longevity: For best longevity, rinse clean and squeeze dry after using, then place it in a dry spot where it can drain. If you leave it damp it will grow bacteria and mold, since it's made from natural plant fiber. We recommend replacing it every month with a fresh one. Comes with a pack of 3.
Notes: If you use a heavy amount of animal grease when cooking, you might replace more often, or wash it with soap several times to dislodge stuck grease. You can sanitize the sponge by microwaving the damp sponge for 20 seconds, or dipping in boiling water. Sanitizing and cleaning your sponge can help extend the life of it.
End of life: Once you're ready to replace your sponge, compost the old one or bury it in the garden. It is completely biodegradable, made of natural plant fiber and doesn't contain any plastics or synthetics.
Multipurpose: Take one of the sponges and use it exclusively for the body, it makes a great exfoliating body sponge.
A wise person once told me; whenever life gets to be too much, take it back to the basics. I’ve lived by this motto ever since, and it has led me to living a zero-waste lifestyle, finding peace and purpose in a very busy cluttered world, and ultimately here: Essential Foam. It was right after my third child that I noticed how thoughtless my shopping patterns had become. With piles and piles of children's clothing, toys, bottles of different skincare products, every container of hair product on the market, and cleaning products I had purchased solely based on fake scents.
Due to my senseless shopping, I noticed two alarming things; housekeeping had become an impossible nightmare and my children were also becoming thoughtless shoppers. While I was hoping and planning for my children to have a thriving future, I was single-handedly making their future more difficult by contributing to so much waste on the only planet they had. This realization kick-started binge-watching videos about minimalism and zero waste living. Transitioning from our shopaholic ways to being more conscious about our buying has had profound effects on my family and household. After testing out most products on the sustainable living market and transforming my family's way of living and mindset I had to create a way to share and help others. This is where the concept of sustainable living made possible came in, and Essential Foam was born.