There is nothing better in the whole world than coming home after a long day and taking a nice hot shower or a bubble bath. These are both acts of self-care and can really help you to relax, unwind, and de-stress—it’s a giant treat yourself moment. Plus, they are great for your body, making sure you are extra clean and keeping your skin healthy and happy.
While body wash certainly works to help clean your skin and wash away impurities, a scented bath sponge really works wonders to make sure you are as clean as possible (and smell amazing at the same time). Even though you might not really put much thought into what kind of sponges you buy, it might actually be more important than you think to research sponges, especially those that are scented.
For example, what if you have specific skin sensitivities or have overly sensitive skin? There are a ton of fragrance additives that will cause a reaction with your skin. Similarly, if you are prone to migraines and headaches, you should consider which scents might trigger these issues.
Lastly, when shopping for a scented bath sponge, you should consider some sanitary issues. Most sponges, whether they are actual sponges, loofahs, or washcloths, are the perfect places for bacteria and germs to grow. This is due to the fact they are constantly dampened and then left to slowly dry, which is when germs begin to develop. Read on to know more about shopping for scented bath sponges and the things you should consider.
What Are the Best Scented Bath Sponges?
The best scented bath sponges are available from Spongellé. We have a wide variety of scents to choose from, ranging from floral to green tea, bergamot, blackberry, and tobacco vanilla, and we are sure to have a scent you will love.
If you want something bright and bold, you can try the Papaya Yuzu scent. And if you prefer something more neutral for everyday use, try the Eternal Mint scent. For kids, we even have an animal collection with fish, duck, and butterfly-shaped sponges that are scented like watermelon, apple, and sweet sugar. Whatever you choose, you can trust our scents are made with the highest-quality ingredients and will keep your skin healthy.
All of our bath sponges are made to be a 3-in-1 product, which works to exfoliate, cleanse, and hydrate. You will no longer need to buy a scrub, body wash, and separate sponge. Instead, you will just need to use our scented bath sponge to get all of the same benefits at the same time!
Your skin will be gently exfoliated while impurities are scrubbed away, revealing clean, healthy, and smooth skin. Plus, you will smell amazing no matter which scent you choose! Our sponges help to save you time in the shower because you will have fewer steps in your cleansing routine. On the other hand, if you are looking for a luxurious and relaxing experience, the sponges are great for that too. Take your time and lather yourself from head to toe!
Another great thing about our scented bath sponges is that they are actually antibacterial. They contain an ingredient that helps to prevent any bacteria and germs from forming! This means your sponge will be safe to use for the number of washes it says on the package.
Should You Moisturize After Using a Scented Bath Sponge?
Yes, it is a great idea to moisturize after using a bath sponge. When using a sponge, you are exfoliating your skin by removing the dead skin cells. Exfoliating also removes any of the oils that your body naturally produces. So while it will help to smooth the skin, your skin will need extra help to lock in moisture. This is where using a great body lotion comes into play!
We offer both body lotions and hand creams that are extra moisturizing and hydrating for your skin. They will help ensure your skin stays silky smooth after every time you use our scented bath sponge. Plus, we have plenty of scents to choose from, many of which will pair nicely with any of the bath sponge scents! In fact, many of the scents are the exact same (such as the Bulgarian Rose) and will help you smell fresh even after your shower.
Are Bath Sponges Sanitary?
Unfortunately, some bath sponges are not sanitary at all. This may come as a surprise to you considering they are covered in soap and hot water with each use. The issue is not necessarily while they are being used because (obviously) soap and hot water are sanitary. The issue is that wet sponges that are left to dry then become hotspots for germs and bacteria. Yuck, right?
Also, think about the fact that you are usually not squeaky clean when you get into the shower or bath. We’d bet there have even been times when you had mud, dirt, or something similar on your body before you hopped in to lather up in the shower. All of that then got transferred on to your bath sponge, where there may be lingering dirt and bacteria.
When something is damp and dries over a period of time, it grows bacteria. This is because bacteria and germs are attracted to wet things left in dark places, such as a bathroom after a shower or a loofah left on the floor of your shower. Even when you lather it up with soap, the sponge is still a breeding ground for germs.
Washcloths are not as bad as long as you are washing them frequently—this means after two uses, max. Ideally, you would be using a fresh washcloth each time you hop in the shower or bath. Unfortunately, most people use their washcloths way more than twice, with many people using them for over a week before washing them!
Besides the non-sanitary component, bath sponges (especially loofahs) can be too harsh on the skin. Loofahs are often made from rough plastic, which does much more harm than good when it comes to your skin. These loofahs work to open the pores in your skin, and guess what is getting pushed into the pores when this happens? All that gross bacteria left on the loofah from previous uses! It is an easy way to actually make your skin dirtier and can even cause infection.
When looking for a scented bath sponge, there are two main issues to consider. One of these issues is whether or not the sponge is sanitary. And, as we discussed in the article, pretty much all bath sponges are breeding grounds for bacteria! The one exception to this is Spongellé’s scented bath sponges. They have an antibacterial agent infused into the sponge, which prevents any bacteria and germs from forming, even while the sponge is drying post-shower.
The other issue to consider is the actual scent of the sponge. Some pre-scented sponges have very strong scents, which can lead to headaches for many people. You also want to make sure the scent (which comes from the infused body wash) has high-quality ingredients that will actually help to moisturize and soothe the skin, rather than irritate it.
While shopping for a scented bath sponge does not have to be a time-consuming and difficult decision, you should still do some research and know what you are using on your skin before you buy it. Always check the ingredients and labels to make sure there is nothing you are allergic to or have a sensitivity to, as this could result in an allergic reaction.
You want to enjoy the product and actually use it, so, most of all, make sure you pick a scent that you love and think smells good—and do not forget to get a matching body lotion to apply to your skin post-shower to lock in extra moisture!