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Konjac Sponges - What they are and how to use one..

Konjac sponges are made from the dried and ground root of the konjac, or elephant yam, that’s native to Asia. The process is simple enough, Konjac powder is mixed with calcium hydroxide, heated, frozen and then dried. The calcium yields an alkaline end product that helps to balance an overly acidic skin pH. Asian cultures have used the konjac root for over 2,000 years, and konjac sponges have been popular for about 100 years. Konjac naturally nourishes with vitamins A, B, C, D and E, proteins, lipids, fatty acids, copper, zinc, iron, and magnesium and even has antioxidants. Unlike other exfoliators that harm the environment, konjac is completely natural, non-toxic, and biodegradable – you can throw them in the compost...

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