Welcome to Ibérica de Esponjas Vegetales

We are an agroforestry business based in Galicia, Spain, pioneering the farming of luffas, a type of plant sponge which has a variety of cosmetic uses. In addition to being the largest company in Europe growing and processing luffas, Ibérica de Esponjas Vegetales also specialises in product development. We have developed our own luffa varieties that produce sponges with very high quality fibres.

Our products are manufactured in the Galicia-North Portugal Euroregion.


Our Research & Development facility is located in the spa town, Caldas de Reis, Pontevedra, Spain.

Our bath sponges and all our products are treated with naturally occurring mineral water at a temperature of 43°, making them the ideal for exfoliation, dry or wet.


More information about thermal water - http://www.caldasdereis.com



Our products are 100% natural and biodegradable, and are good for your skin. The national Spanish television channel, TVE, has done a number of reports on Ibérica de Esponjas Vegetales – see the Press section for links (in Spanish/Galego).

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Plant Genetics – The Basis of Our Sponges

Plant Genetics – The Basis of Our Sponges

At Ibérica de Esponjas Vegetales we have developed our own varieties of luffa, each one providing a different fibre density. The vines are the heart of our company. We select only the best gourds to make our sponges and other cosmetic products.
The sponges we produce are exceptionally soft, and so they can be used by people with sensitive skin and different types of skin conditions.

Common names: Loofah, luffa, angled luffa, Eyptian cucumber, vegetable sponge, sponge gourd, dishcloth gourd, silk squash, creeper cloth.

Scientific name: Luffa cylindrical, from the Cucurbitaceae family.

The Farmland

Our farming practices are 100% sustainable.
We grow and harvest our luffas using methods that respect nature and are kind to the vines and the land where the vines are grown. We do not use any chemicals or other products that could harm the earth or that produce harmful by-products.

All the natural waste products generated on the farm are recycled by composting and reincorporated into the growing process.


The Sponge – Plant fibres

Our luffas:

  • Stimulate blood circulation
  • Prevent cellulite
  • Reduce blackheads
  • Prevent epidermoid cysts
  • Remove dead skin
  • Are good for your skin
  • Are 100% natural
  • 100% biodegradable
  • Are long lasting
  • Handmade
  • Perfect for use with shower gel and soap
  • Act as a natural exfoliant, and can be used both dry and wet.

Natural Bath and Body Products

Nuestros productos se exportan a todos los países.

Our luffa products
Our luffa products

Plant sponge

  • 100% natural plant sponge
  • Treated with Caldas de Reis spring water
  • Biodegradable
  • Prevents cellulite
  • Stimulates circulation Is a natural exfoliant

Set of three facial scrub pads

  • Set of three facial scrub pads
  • 7 cm in diameter
  • Two scrub pads with luffa on both sides
  • One facial scrub pad with 100% cotton backing
  • Handmade with cotton thread
  • 100% effective in eliminating blackheads
  • Reduces excess oil production


Exofliant luffa on one side, with a backing of 100% cotton. The luffa in the mitt has been treated with Caldas de Reis water and can prevent cellulite and stimulate blood flow.

Plant sponge (square)

100% natural fibre sponge, treated with Caldas de Reis spring water.

Bath sponge (round)

Exfoliant luffa on one side, the other side is 100% cotton and has an elastic strap to allow you hold the sponge. The sponge has been treated with Caldas de Reis spring water and can prevent cellulite and stimulate blood flow.

Soap pouch (standard)

A luffa sponge that is empty inside and sewn on one side. Insert a bar of handmade soap into the pouch for easy and hygienic use. The pouch combines the beneficial properties of soap and luffa (soap not included).

We distribute our products worldwide.