Although there are 42 hand done stages of processing to bring this sponge to you, in rare cases a bit of ocean debris may remain in the sponge. Check your sponge before use, for any impurity.
After every use rinse well and squeeze out all the excess water, then allow to dry naturally. Do not bleach, boil, machine wash, or wring. Sea Sponges are 100% natural and biodegradable.