Frequently Asked Questions


Why natural materials?
The smallest things can have a big impact, especially when it comes to waste. Sqwishful sponges are made of natural materials that don’t contribute to plastic waste that ends up in oceans, never leaves landfills, or burns up in toxic flames.
What natural materials?
100% plant-based cellulose from trees that are sustainably grown. Read: the finest wood pulp.
Why compressed?
We like to be carbon efficient and at 1/3 of the weight and 1/8 of the space of a standard sponge, it’s just that.
How do they work?
Simply run your sponge under water to pop it up. Designed to expand to standard 5/8 inch and fit your hand with angles for cleaning corners and edges. So you can #sqwishsqwishdish.
Where can I use them?
Sqwishful sponges are perfect for light dishwashing and keeping countertops, sinks, and surfaces clean. In fact, they can last up to 30 paper towel rolls. Check out our Care faqs to see how to get the most out of your new favorite sponge.
Are the colors dyes?
The white is un-dyed and the mint is an organic pigment.
I love the packaging, what’s it made of?
Our packaging is made from 100% recycled paper and FDA/ USDA approved low density poly bags. We’re looking for a biodegradable alternative to help protect our sponges from moisture. Ideas? Say hello.
Where’s my sponge made?
From the renewable forests where we source our cellulose to the shop where we compress and hand die-cut each sponge, all our sponges are made in the U.S.
Will there be more styles?
We’re excited about the new styles, products, and creative natural materials we have on deck. Sign up for email updates and stay up on #spongegoals.


How do I care for my sponge?
Always rinse and squish your sponge before and after each use. Place your sponge in a dry spot to let it air dry. And when the time comes, remember to replace your sponge.
Can I microwave, boil, or wash my sponge in a dishwasher?
Short answer: yes (but make sure your sponge is wet before you microwave it). Long answer: new studies show that these methods don’t really clean your sponge. Read about it here and here. Instead, these studies recommend replacing it.
How often should I replace it?

Depending on how often you use your sponge, studies say to replace it 2-4x a month. But if you’re like us, sometimes we’re guilty of a gross sponge.

If having sponges delivered to your home sounds like #spongegoals, sign up for email updates and we’ll let you know when we launch our sponge delivery service so you can be guilt-free of gross sponges.


Where can I buy Sqwishful sponges?
Currently, our sponges are only available for purchase in our online store. First impressions matter so it’s important to us to be able to share our story and give you the best customer service possible.
Can I buy and send as a gift?
Absolutely. Know somebody who could be cleaner or who loves to clean? Enter your recipient’s name and address and your email and credit card info to send as a gift.
I love the product, can I sell Sqwishful in my store?
We believe in growing with the right partners who share our passion and mission. If that’s you, say hello.
Oops! I need to change or cancel my order, is it too late?
We process our orders quickly but will do our best to accommodate any requests you may have. The best way to make a request is to ask for help.
What’s your return policy?
If you’re not smitten with your sponges, no worries. Just tell us why and we’ll help.
What’s your sales tax policy?
You can read our sales tax policy here.
What currencies do you accept?
Currently, we accept US dollars.
I want more sponges! Can I buy more than a single pack?

We’re working on launching our sponge delivery service so you can be guilt-free of gross sponges. If having sponges delivered to your home sounds like #spongegoals, sign up for our email updates and we’ll let you know when it’s ready.

In the meantime, just let us know how many packs you’d like and we can help.


How long must I wait for my sponges?
Your order should ship within 1-2 business days (Mon-Fri), and arrive within 3-5 business days. As we only ship during business days, orders placed on Friday after 12:30pm eastern time or over the weekend will be sent out Monday morning.
Where do you ship?
Currently, we ship within the Continental United States. We hope to expand to other regions and countries in the future, so say hello if you have ideas or if you’re just feeling extra.
How much is shipping?