Dampen the sponge and rub in a circular motion. Rinse with clean water after use.
For extra cleaning, soak in 2 cups of water with 2 tablespoons of baking powder for an hour or so.
With care, this sponge will last for years.
This product is produced by MERIP, a non-profit organisation, offers training in self-sustainability projects to the indigenous people of Pohnpei, many who still live a primarily subsistence lifestyle. Pohnpei is the only place in the world where sponges are commercially farmed. Initial stocks were limited due to the time required to cultivate these sponges, but larger crops and ongoing orders will provide the people of Pohnpei with sustainable income and employment.