How to clean sea sponges

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How to clean sea sponges
Sea sponges (na nau)

Sea sponges are exactly what they sound like. They are sponges found in the sea that are cleaned and sold for individuals to use in the shower. You can also use these sponges to clean your kitchen or bathroom. If you want to take the all-natural approach, these sponges are for you. However, if your sponge becomes dirty it will begin to feel slimy. You will need to clean it differently than you would a manufactured sponge.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Vinegar
  • Spoon or straw
  • Bowl

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  1. 1

    Pour vinegar into a bowl that is slightly larger than your sea sponge. Vinegar is a natural cleaner that will cleanse and deodorise at the same time.

  2. 2

    Add warm water to the vinegar until the bowl is almost full. Stir to mix the two ingredients.

  3. 3

    Place the sea sponge in the bowl and give it a squeeze or two so the vinegar water will be absorbed into the sponge. Leave for two hours.

  4. 4

    Remove the sea sponge and squeeze it a few times to wring out the vinegar water . You do not need to rinse it out. Just set it out to dry naturally.

Tips and warnings

  • Microwave your sea sponge if it used for cleaning anything other than your body. This will kill any bacteria on the sponge. Wet the sponge and microwave it on high for two minutes.

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