Here Are The 3 Best Bath Scrubs to Replace Your Washcloth and Loofah
One of the most common habits is also the most unsafe, unsanitary, and disgusting—using (and reusing) washcloths and loofahs in the shower or bath. We know what you’re thinking: They get lathered up with soap day after day; how dirty can they possibly be? Well, we have some seriously gross facts about your beloved washcloth and loofah. But luckily, we also have the three best bath scrubs to replace them with. Keep reading to learn more about changing your habits and bathe better and safer from now on.
What’s Wrong With My Washcloth and Loofah?
Washcloths and loofahs are very common finds in most people’s bathrooms. Loofahs, especially, have gained popularity over the years for their exfoliating properties and cute designs. However, both of these bathroom staples are virtual Petri dishes. Let’s dive in with some cold, wet facts from Good Housekeeping:
Scrubbing your skin with the puff every day can cause dead skin cells to get caught in the mesh netting. Combine this with the warm, moist conditions of your bathroom, and there's a chance for bacteria to appear. Soils from makeup or dead skin cells can rapidly accumulate when used to scrub the skin. Being wet and not just damp means there is a longer dry time. This lengthy moisture condition creates the perfect environment for bacteria and mold to grow to unacceptable levels.
In addition, Cleveland Clinic states that, by their nature, loofah sponges have lots of nooks and crannies, and they’re very porous. When people use a loofah to scrub off dead skin cells, those cells become lodged in the nooks and crannies. And that sets the stage for a bacterial breeding ground, says dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD. This causes loofahs to contain fungal organisms that lead to skin infections. That means if you’re using them on yourself, and especially your baby, it’s time to make the switch.
Silicone Scrubs: The Safer, Cleaner Way to Bathe
Don’t panic: There is a way for you and your family to escape those nasty loofah germs. Silicone bath scrubs are the cleanest, safest way to bathe yourself and your children. Here’s why:
Silicone is naturally mold and mildew resistant They are easy to clean: Just shake dry, pop in the dishwasher, or boil for a deep cleaning Silicone dries quickly Thousands of soft silicone bristles massage and soothe Silicone is super durable, which means you can keep it for years without having to replace it It gives yourself and your baby a calming bath time experience
If you are a new mom or are about to be one, you need this scrub. Gently massage away stubborn cradle caps and dry skin with our Innobaby Bathin' Smart Silicone Mini Fish Scrub!
Our brand new Mini Fish Scrub features over 3,000 tiny micro-bristles that gently massage and break up dry skin on baby's scalp beneath their hair. Gentle and safe enough to use on newborns and young infants, our Mini Fish Scrub is made out of 100% mold and mildew-resistant silicone.
Not just for cradle cap, the Mini Fish is great for the entire family - mom can use it too as a facial scrub or to help soothe achy breasts! Made in South Korea, the Mini Fish includes a convenient handle that is easy to grip and can be suctioned to the side of the tub, shower wall, or any other smooth surface. Simply apply a small amount of your favorite shampoo or body wash, massage to create a lather, and enjoy! Bonus: the Silicone Mini Scrub is dishwasher safe or can be sterilized in boiling water for a deep clean.
Looking for a grow-with-me option for your kids? Our Award-Winning Bathin’ Smart Silicone Bath Scrub gently washes and massages baby’s scalp, creating a calming and therapeutic bath time experience.
Made from 100% Silicone, it is naturally resistant to mold and is even dishwasher safe to make your life EVEN easier. The unique double-sided scrub features shorter strands on one side, great for massaging cradle cap, and longer strands for scrubbing on the reverse.
Here’s an unexpected bonus: The grow-with-me bath scrub also doubles as a quiet and mess-free fidget toy for kids ages six years and up. We promise, once you get your hands on it, you won’t be able to put it down! We also have it available in an adorable duck design.
Bathtime doesn’t have to be fun and colorful just for the kids! Our Rainbow Spots silicone bath toy pack is perfect for the entire family. Introduce your child to the fascinating colors of the rainbow while encouraging bath time fun! Your child can count, stack, lather, and even stick their Rainbow Spots to the side of the bathtub or shower door, with no adhesive required. Our product testers loved sticking the flat soapy side to the tub wall and watching them race to see which one makes it to the water first!
Best of all, these silicone scrubs are naturally odor and mildew resistant and can be sterilized for deep cleaning. Each Rainbow Spots pack comes with seven brightly colored discs. Use with your favorite body wash to create a soothing lather and therapeutic massage, or keep a couple in your bag for an irresistible fidget toy.
To learn more about silicone baby and bath products, as well as a ton of other parent hacks to make life easier (and safer), head on over to innobaby.com!