Where have these been all my life. I hope I'm never without one again. I was introduced to this wonderful product by a sweet MUA'er on the bath board. (Thanks, swellgirl.) She mentioned how much she loved it, and that was all it took for me to want to try it. Who knew bathing for a 'thought-she-had-tried-everything' bath girl would forever change after one use. This is the best exfoliator I've ever used. Hands down. You will laugh at the most expensive body scrubs after using this. Promise.
Ok, the details. I bought this on Ebay for $3. It is a long, coarse, scrubby cloth. It measures 11 x 35 inches long. Now, when I first pulled this out of the package I thought...how on earth will I be able to use something this long. I then thought about cutting into a few smaller sections to make it more manageable. I would have been mad at myself if I had done this, though. I will explain why.
I started to use it in it's flat state, with a body wash. But I just couldn't get the hang of all the extra fabric. Then I thought, let me kind of ball it up like a regular scrubby poof would be, and see how that works...one word ~Wow~ The bubbles that ensued were amazing! It produced such a wonderful bubbly lather with so little body wash. Not only that, but it felt so amazing and invigorating. I could not believe I wasn't using a body scrub, but just a cloth. Wow.
Next, I moved on to do my back. This is where it gets even better. It was still bubbly from washing my body, so I took it and flattened it back out along my back. It is long enough so you can use your hands on either side in a side to side motion, and it covers over half of your back at one time. Even better is that it is thin and flexible, so it is better than a brush because it conforms to your body, cleaning every surface of your back. Ok, I was beyond impressed at this point. It took me less than 5 seconds to fall in love with the length of this cloth at that point, and so glad I didn't cut it. I think I sat there washing my back for a good 5 minutes LOL It felt so invigorating!
It gets better, yet. Let me tell you about how great it is washing your legs. For that area, I took it and used it in a towel drying motion. Kind of like you would when you get out of the shower and are toweling off. Only I was doing it while washing with this cloth and soap. I could cover both sides of my leg at one time because of it's length. Virtually cutting the time it would normally take me to do this, in half. Now, I usually love staying in the bath, so time isn't an issue, usually LOL But I can see where this would be handy on days when there isn't much time. I've found these also work wonderfully for the back of the thigh area. I used it there in the same manner in which I did for my back (side to side motion), and it felt like a wonderful spa treatment.
Best of all, my skin felt nice and soft afterwards. I felt as if I had a full body scrub with something expensive. *Looks over at $3 wonder cloth* I think it just replaced every body scrub I own. I'm absolutely serious. How economical is that! :) How did I never know these existed! I can't say enough about the size of this cloth, too. It conforms to all applications so effortlessly. I could scrunch it up, lay it flat, it worked with me no matter what I did to it. Did I say thank you to swellgirl on the B&B board yet. :-)
Drying it was easy, too. I gave it a quick swish in clear water and then took it with me in a towel. I gave it a little squeeze in the towel and it was instantly dry. Then, I just hung it up on my towel bar for next time. I plan to handwash this because it is that precious to me LOL But it will be easy since a few swishes in soapy water would do the trick, followed by a clear rinse and dry. (Tip: If you use bath oils or bathbombs that contain oil while using these, you will get the most lather with them if you wash them with hot soapy water after using; oils left in them make them produce less lather. Give these a try -- I promise it will change your bathing experience as you know it. :-)