Mexican Artisan

Agave Body Sponge


Why We Love It
This body sponge reminds us of our abuelita’s self-care routine and we love it. Plastic loofahs and shower brushes create tons of waste that end up in landfills and pollute our communities. This artisanal, handcrafted, plant-based sponge is the perfect swap to reduce your plastic footprint and leave your skin glowing.

Más Info

  • Approximate size: Medium sponge is 4.9 inches in diameter, Large Sponge is 5.9 inches
  • Made from 100% plant-based ingredients using Ixtle, a fiber from agave plants, which has been used for centuries by Mexican indigenous communities for home and body care.
  • Fibers come from agave plants that are fast-growing and sustainably harvested without chemicals and prepared by hand.
  • Easy to hang dry, mold and mildew resistant.
  • Strap on the back allows for easy grip and use in the shower.
  • Sponge is stuffed with Ixtle fibers, providing comfort and gentle exfoliation.
  • Handmade sustainably by indigenous artisans in Mexico using traditional methods.
  • Each sponge is one-of-a-kind and supports fair pay practices for Mexican artisans.

Handmade • Artisanal Techniques • Plastic-free • Biodegradable • Compostable • Zero-Waste • Fair Trade Practices

These natural household items are made by an indigenous-owned cooperative dedicated to the sustainable and artisanal production of brushes and sponges from vegetable fibers, such as agave henequén, agave lechuguilla, and ixtle de maguey. For over 25 years, the community has produced personal and home care products while employing local artisans, mostly women.

The products are made using 100% natural fibers obtained from different parts of Mexico. Each item is handmade by artisans, carvers, and weavers, creating a bond of a sustainable economy. They also take great care to source raw materials sustainably: the wood is upcycled from furniture makers’ scraps, and fibers are harvested sustainably according to ancestral traditions that have allowed agave plants to flourish for millennia.

Use with your favorite soap. Enjoy gentle exfoliation and improved lather. Allow to dry between uses. Fully compostable when you are done with this sponge.

100% plant-based using natural Ixtle fibers.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Beth Ann Maloney
Love it!

I really love the agave sponge. At first it was really rough but I contacted the volverde team and told me to let it sit in hot water for 5 minutes to soften it up. That did the trick. Works really well and the little handle was a great addition.

Scrubby and easy to use

I am trying to move away from so much plastic and saw this and knew I had to try it.I love how much it feels like it's exfoliating plus cleansing. It felt like a body scratch plus cleansing! Absolutely love it.

Deep Relaxation

I was gifted this sponge and thought it would be abrasive like all the ones I've tried before.
This is THE MOST incredible sponge for circulation! It even gave me relief from my peripheral neuropathy ( legs) when nothing else has!
The circulation increase caused a profound relaxation response & simultaneously a calm, invigorating feeling!
I will never be without this sponge!

☆would make a beautiful holiday gift!💜💜💜🐚

must have !!!

i have been using this for months and it’s still great! the little strap is so handy

Perfect exfoliation and a little piece of mexico in my shower!

I LOVE this sponge. It gives me just the right amount of exfoliation, which is clutch especially in winter. It provides just the right amount of exfoliation (not too soft, not too rough). I find it so soothing and will never go back to traditional sponges. This reminds me of Mexico and I love it. I also really appreciate the handle detail - I use it to hang up to dry after each shower.