Loofahs are closely related to the cucumber plant. Once the flower
from the plant has died back, the remaining `cucumber` is peeled and
dried. These are then exported for use as natural exfoliators. If
you`ve never tried it, give it a go. These will leave your skin glowing
and tingling and soooo soft.(Should not be used on the face though). Rumour
has it these can be used to clean any number of things, pots and pans,
cars (not mine!) baths and sinks etc. They scour but don`t scratch!