I had no idea about the Konjac plant until I found The Konjac Sponge and I found it fascinating so I thought I would share a little info with you guys about it.
Firstly, what is the Konjac plant?
The Konjac plant is native to Asian countries including South Korea, Japan and China. Many people have compared it to a yam in terms of its looks and texture and it is incredibly versatile. With a history of over 1,500 years dating back to the sixth century in Japan when it was used as a medicinal food, it’s clear that it’s held its own over the years.
What makes the Konjac plant so special?
Apart from being 100% sustainable, the plant is rich in vitamins (not to show off, but a casual abundance of vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D, E) and lots of essential protein. It is also jam packed with natural minerals such as zinc, copper, magnesium and iron.
Konjac is made up of almost 90% water so it doesn’t hurt to injest some when you need a dose of hydration.
How can Konjac be used to boost your health?
Konjac is a fan with those keeping an eye on their weight as a small portion will make you feel full very quickly. Glucomannan (a sugar made from the root of the Konjac plant) will increase up to a whopping 200 times of its original volume after absorption. Konjac also balances salinity, cleans the stomach and intestine and removes toxins from the body.
Diabetics in particular can benefit from Konjac as glucomannan has fantastic supporting effects such as lowering blood sugar and increasing insulin in the blood.
How can you bring Konjac into your beauty regime?
Prepare yourself for one little sponge that will change the way you look at cleansing your skin in the most natural and gentle way possible.
Each of these special hand made sponges are perfect for not only delivering a really deep skin clean but also gives cell regeneration a kick start, meaning skin looks radiant and free from dead skin cells.
Given that Konjac is naturally alkaline, it is super kind to even the most sensitive skin. Konjac sponges are free from chemicals, colouring and irritants and completely biodegradable meaning you can do your bit for the planet through your beauty routine. The sponges proudly carry the Leaping Bunny and Vegan Society symbol as part of the Konjac Sponge Company’s commitment to cruelty free skincare.
The Konjac Sponge Company is stocked at Wojooh stores in all major shopping malls, Holland and Barrett, The Nail Spa, Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser. Prices start at 75 dhs, visit www.facebook.com/thekonjacspongecompanymiddleeast to find out more.