Loofah is often assumed to have an oceanic origin, but in truth, this popular bath & body tool is made from a plant very similar to a zucchini. Loofahs are members of the gourd family. They are grown in gardens and farms and are skinned and dried after reaching maturity, transforming them into the familiar, scrubby item we know and love. Loofah can be used in its plain form, as a handy exfoliation tool, but it is often incorporated into more complex designs. Loofah can be embedded in soaps whole or chopped, it can be flattened and sewn into a variety of fun shapes, cut into small discs, or even dyed colors! Whatever form Loofah takes on, it makes a great, all natural bath accessory.