I admit, my interest in clean kitchen sponges is a little weird--maybe a tad obsessive.
I could go on and on about the disgusting bacteria that forms on your kitchen sponge and then gets spread all over your dishes (not to mention your hands), which is why using clean kitchen sponges is so important.
If you doubt me (it's okay!), check out this quote from WebMD:
"Consider this: One single bacteria cell can become more than 8 million cells in less than 24 hours! The number of bacteria it takes to make people sick can range from as few as 10 up to millions. And infections spread when germs are transferred from a contaminated item (say, your cutting board) to your hands to your body."
Enough said, you get the drift!
Essential oils, vinegar, hydrosols, castile soap and hydrogen peroxide make it all go away! Bye-bye bacteria, hello great smelling kitchen and healthy household!