This natural bristle body brush can be used for bathing to wash the skin, or for dry brushing, which offers detoxifying health benefits, detailed below. The long handle is perfect for hard-to-reach parts of the body, and the head of the brush can also be detached, with a hand strap for easy use with one hand.
Using a natural bristle brush like this one for daily dry brushing is one of the best ways to cleanse your body of toxins. Dry brushing is the practice of brushing the skin with a natural bristle brush when your skin is dry. This practice loosens dead skin cells, opening pores and allowing the skin to breathe, while also aiding circulation. Dry brushing works by stimulating the lymphatic system, which removes toxins within the body through eliminative organs and lymphatic drainage sites.
Information on dry brushing sourced from the book Gratitude Cleanse, by Gemma Farrell.
Use and care
When using the brush for scrubbing in the shower, scrub using the long handle, or detach the head and place the hand under the strap to guide the brush across the skin. Rinse and set to air dry after use.
Dry brush when skin is dry. The best time to do it is in the morning, before exercising or bathing, or the evening before bedtime, and it should take no more than 3-5 minutes. Starting with the bottoms of your feet, gently brush skin using long upward strokes. Move upward from the feet to ankles, calves, and concentrate on the area behind the knees. Brush the upper legs, torso, and at last, use long strokes from the wrists to the shoulders and underarms.
To wash, rinse bristles gently in warm water, and air dry.
17.5 inches long.
Oiled Pearwood, pig bristles, and a cotton strap attached with metal studs. The bristles are a medium firmness. They are soft, not scratchy, and hold their shape well.
Made in Germany by Redecker.
The first handcrafted Bürstenhaus Redecker brushes were produced in 1935. Today, the name Bürstenhaus Redecker stands as it has for many years for an ideal combination of natural quality, function and design. It lives from the blend of inventiveness, sound craftsmanship and creativity. Handcrafted in Germany, Bürstenhaus Redecker brushes are made of domestic woods, bristles, hair, and plant fibers, and have been for decades. Precedence is given to natural, sustainable raw materials.
End of life
This brush should last you a very long time with proper care. At the end of its life, it is fully biodegradable and compostable besides the metal studs, which can be removed with proper tools.