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JungleVine® Fabric Is More Than an Exfoliant

The Nature Bag Khmu/Lao Poverty Reduction Project learned several months ago that its JungleVine® fabric traditionally has been used as an organic skincare product in northern Japan.  Responding to our article in last month’s newsletter, several readers suggested that JungleVine® on the skin probably was acting as an exfoliant. An exfoliant removes dead cells from the skin surface. An exfoliant textile uses a mild abrasive action in the process. The luffa (also spelled loofa) sponge, from the interior of varieties of the luffa gourd, is the most widely-known non-chemical exfoliant. Without doubt exfoliation is a natural result of using JungleVine® for skincare.  Usually the fabric is dampened or used in the shower/bath similar to a sponge.  Using it dry increases...

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JungleVine® Fabric Used in Japan as Organic Skin Conditioner

  Our retailer in Singapore, Kanga Organics, is testing JungleVine® fabric as an organic skin conditioner.  Our new volunteer Vandara (see the below article) has brought us exciting news that the fabric of the Earth's Greenest Bag has been used in areas of northern Japan to make aging skin young, blemished skin smooth and dry skin naturally moist. Vandara uses the miraculous ancient fabric regularly, and her skin is as beautiful as we’ve seen.  Several other volunteers are experimenting to see what results they experience. Its use can be as simple as rubbing it against the skin for a few minutes daily. Vivian H Ramirez Volunteer/Editor

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