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Two years ago I decided to plant some loofah squash in my garden. I just planted about 8 seeds, and was going to try to make sponges once they grew. We had a great harvest of loofah that year, but the next year I decided not to do any. HOWEVER, they came back as volunteers, and boy did they come back! I had loofa plants popping up all over the place. They have really pretty flowers, and make really cool sponges so I was not really complaining. I just love volunteers in the garden. It is always fun to find one. Fast forward to this season, we did not plant loofah again, but it is coming back up just like it did last year –yay! Loofah squash can be eaten, but the coolest use for it is to make a sponge out of it. OR, you could do this fun homeschool handicraft for older kiddos! Keep reading for instructions.

DIY Loofah Soap

Makes 4 bars


  • ¾ lb clear glycerin soap base
  • Oval soap mold
  • Loofah
  • Sharp knife
  • Microwave safe spouted measuring cup
  • Wooden craft stick for stirring


  1. Cut the soap base into 1 inch cubes and place into a measuring cup.
  2. Heat in the microwave on high for 30 seconds, remove and stir. Heat for additional 30 second increments, stirring between each heating session, until fully melted.
  3. Cut the loofah into 4 slices.
  4. Place one loofah slice into each mold cavity.
  5. Pour soap over loofah to fill the mold. You will need to push the loofah down with the craft stick a bit, as it will try floating to the top.
  6. Allow soap to set for 2 hours.

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