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This is how we start 2015 .. 15% off everything, $5000 donation and Costa Rica

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

I just got back from a Costa Rica based adventure vacation – 4 cities in 12 days with G Adventures         – well organized trips and in particular, love their philosophy of supporting their employees … eg., bringing clean water to a village where majority of their employees are based and/or providing employment […]

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Healthy Food for Kids – What You Need to Know

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  What do you need to know to provide healthy food for your kids? Here’s an important new finding: After reducing GMOs in their diets, 3,256 people reported improvements in 28 health conditions. Amazingly, many of these conditions were “nearly” or “completely” resolved. Jeffrey Smith, executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), summarizes …Read More

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Why Dining Room Tables are still the centerpiece in today's modern family home

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Best Mattress Protector Reviews 2018

Best Mattress Protector Reviews 2018


The Sleep Judge

It is recommended by the National Sleep Foundation that adults should get 7-9 hours of sleep each night, and children needing more. Since your mattress is going to be used for at least 7 hours each night, why would you not want to keep it fresh and protected? The best way to make sure that the mattress you spend so much time on stays in "like new" condition is to equip it with the best mattress cover you can find. These covers help to protect against moisture, mildew, sweat, accidental bedwetting, can be hypoallergenic and can aid in reducing symptoms of eczema, asthma, and severe allergies, especially to dust mites. We tested each of these mattress protectors with an 8 hour 8 oz spill test. Scroll down for our top list. If you want a mattress protector that is going to last, be sure to do your research, find one with a good all around rating, and not just buy the cheapest one you can find. Let me help you decide on which protector is going to be the best bed cover for your needs by

Organic Crib Mattress pad Vs Regular:What's The Difference?

Organic Crib Mattress pad Vs Regular:What's The Difference?


Baby Crib 101

Top 3 reasons why you must buy a 100% organic crib mattress pad for your baby’s crib. No harmful synthetics or additives are just the start. Read why here

Happsy Organic Crib Mattress Pad

Happsy Organic Crib Mattress Pad


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Protect your little one… and their mattressYou want the best for your baby, so protect their mattress naturally! Featuring certified organic cotton and a n...

Olga’s Organics

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

Beautiful makeup made with USDA certified organic plant-based ingredients that you can actually eat, plus natural minerals. The face powder, for example, is made from arrowroot, cacao powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, bentonite clay, ginger and other organic ingredients. Customer reviews are *****. Affordable prices.  

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Water Pure and Simple

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

by Utsav Sakhuja My very first step to living an Organic, Eco-Friendly, Non-Toxic and Healthy lifestyle started by researching the very basic, yet most essential component, Water. Humans are composed of approximately 60% water and in order for us to function efficiently we must always be hydrated. The symptoms of dehydration range from, absent-mindedness, headaches, dry […]

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When Dihan met Dr.Viv, pain relief expert

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Met up with Dr.Viv She runs a MCS meetup group and holds workshops on living pain free, Mindfulness and hypnotherapy out of CSI Annex in Toronto, where I work out as well, so I felt we should definitely meet. We had a fascinating conversation – A trip to South America made her fall in love […]

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Guide to Natural lubricants, massage oil and body candy

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

It’s common to expose our most sensitive parts to chemicals during sex … Excerpts from an article from Ecologist: Because of the way in which personal lubricants are used – intimate places and in the heat of the moment – most of these ingredients are preservatives such as sodium hydroxide (also known as lye or […]

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Whales beaching explained

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Another Earth Day has passed and I look around sometimes and wonder if our collective behaviour has changed anything of significance. Of course, you and I are still fighting the good fight … but I wonder whether we could be doing more to influence our sphere of friends, family and co-workers. For instance, when I read the […]

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New store, Raffle and bee killing pesticides

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

We have have a brand spanking new website Isn’t it gorgeous, easier to find products and quicker checkout? Give it a test drive now We have a new store within store space in Toronto Similar to our presence within Ecoexistence, you can demo our mattresses, pillows and bedding and buy organic & eco-friendly clothing Rem Blue Canoe? […]

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Sapo Company

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

A family owned and operated business that offers 100% Natural & Organic Soaps that are made right here in the USA. “Each bar is made with at least 85% organic ingredients and no artificial colors, fragrances, ingredients or preservatives.” Choose from unscented or mostly non-floral scents such as lemongrass, peppermint, shea honey, thyme, and oatmeal […]

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Terralite

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

Candles made from organic coconut oil and rice bran wax, scented with “organic, wildcrafted, pure essential oils and extracts from plants that were grown without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers…Our hemp wicks contain absolutely no lead, are not chemically treated, and are braided with pure unbleached cotton.” All candles are white and come […]

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Charcoal bamboo towels and bedding have arrived!

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Are you as relieved as we are? Not only are the kids back in school, but our long overdue Charcoal bamboo towels and bedding has arrived! What’s special about bamboo charcoal? Shown to draw out toxins and chemicals from your skin, leaving your skin feeling softer and refreshed. Its temperature regulating Fabric: a blend of 100% viscose […]

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Elegant Furniture That Won't Make You Sick - The Aspen Bedroom Furniture Collection

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How & Why to Get a Truly Natural Mattress: When organic isn't enough - The Green Mama

How & Why to Get a Truly Natural Mattress: When organic isn't enough - The Green Mama


The Green Mama

A truly healthy, green mattress might be the most important investment you make in your home. Certainly, it is in your child’s bedroom. Why get a truly natural mattress? Because conventional mattresses are toxic and the toxins they release (and continue to release throughout their entire life) have been found in the blood of newborn...Read More

Top Ten ideas on having fun with baby

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

By Rishma Lalani, Owner of Itsabelly LLC,  Baby Concierge & Planning Services for New and Expectant Parents You (and your partner) have made it passed the morning sickness, losing control of your body, and labour so now its time to have some fun. Babies can “play” right from birth and will continue to become more […]

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Modify Your Living Space with Japanese Style Furniture

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Top 5 Convertible Baby Crib Under 200 Dollars For 2017

by John M. Curry @ Top Five For You

Since baby spends most of their first year sleeping, buying a perfect crib with resonable price is considered one of the most important missions for parents to welcome the new arrival. It is where your baby has his/her first sweet dreams and rest alone for hours a day. The world of baby cribs is full […]

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The Many Uses of White Vinegar

by Snoozzz Organics @

The Many Uses of White Vinegar When searching for a budget-conscious, eco-friendly and easy-to-use product look no further than white vinegar. Most people know that white vinegar has the ability to instantly clean, disinfect, and deodorize for a fraction of the cost of high priced, toxic brand named cleaning products. Beyond that, there are some […]

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The Best Finishing Nail Gun Reviews – 15 Gauge, 16 Gauge Models et al.

by Lero @

Finishing nail guns are one of the most useful things ever invented. They take out the stress of hammering the nails manually whilst guaranteeing precision and time-efficiency. For improved comfort, modern-day nailers come in various types, such as framing, roofing, palm, flooring, finishing etc. In this article, we will discuss different models and also give […]

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide: adults

by Mommy Gearest @

And this brings us to my fifth and final holiday gift guide for 2017. And it’s ALL ABOUT YOU! It’s been a blast and I hope between all five of them, you have some great gift ideas for even the toughest people on your list. Don’t forget to enter to win everything in this list,... 

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What’s the Best Bassinet in 2017?

by Emma Windsor @ Pick My Baby Crib

When your baby comes home for the first time, a lot of the things change in your life. The most notable difference that many new parents are their sleeping habits. It can be difficult to enjoy your bed the way you did before parenthood. Especially with a baby that needs feeding and care during the night. […]

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Montreal, Quebec based Green Businesses

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Organic Lifestyle is happy to connect our customers with other like minded businesses but do not take any responsibility for services rendered and/ or offered. We believe these businesses to be ethical, eco-conscious and responsible. We are simply facilitating an introduction. Please contact the business directly and please mention it’s a referral via Organic Lifestyle. MATTRESS RECYCLING PICKUP – Matt Canada Typically, […]

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Top 5 In Ear Headphones Under $30 For Running

by John M. Curry @ Top Five For You

Unlike over-ear headphones which generally cost up to $100, in-ear ones are also favored by many people because they are small, lightweight, easy to store and carry around. And most of all, you can get a really good set with a budget of under 30USD. These wireless ear buds are not too much pricey but […]

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DreamCloud Mattress Review

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

I’m super excited about today’s review because I’ll be taking a look at one of the newest beds on the market: the DreamCloud hybrid mattress. This bad boy combines high-density foam with encased coils for a sleeping experience that promises to be as luxurious as it is supportive. To see how well this hybrid lives […]

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These “Healthy” Light Bulbs Promise To Improve Your Sleep

by Cody Gohl @ Sleepopolis

If you've already bought a great mattress and are still struggling to fall asleep at night, it might be time to upgrade your light bulbs.

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Do I Put a Fitted Sheet over a Mattress Protector?

by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey @ Sleepopolis

You spent good money on your mattress and you want it to last. One of the first lines of defense you can take to make your investment last is to purchase a mattress protector. Not only can it save your mattress from warranty-voiding stains and spills and keep dust mites and sweat from permeating your […]

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WOCA Woodcare

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

Quality wood care products from Denmark. “We carry everything you need for all of your wood floor finishing needs, repair, and maintenance. Our website contains all of the information you need for wood floor finishing, furniture restoration, or to maintain your floors to a beautiful shine. All of our Finishing Oils are VOC free, plant […]

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Top 5 Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush For 2017

by John M. Curry @ Top Five For You

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day properly every day to maintain good oral hygiene is one of the most important parts of daily routine, which protect you from many problems like plaque, cavities and gingivitis. While the traditional toothbrush and toothpaste still work effectively if you know how to brush correctly, the electric […]

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How to Take Long Showers and Still Save the World.. ask Unilever

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

I came across a hackathon run by Unilever where they are looking for new ideas combining Ecommerce and Sustainability, both topics very dear to my heart. Actually, Organic Lifestyle and Unilever share a similar mission, we’re just working on scaling 🙂 Started reading more about Unilever and I had no idea that Unilever has made […]

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Booster Car Seat review: Chicco MyFit

by Denise & Alan Fields @ Baby Bargains

Booster Car Seat review: Chicco MyFit Booster type:  Harnessed booster Weight: harness to 65 lbs. high back, with seat belt 40-100 lbs Price: $200, $250 IIHS rating: Not yet. NHTSA ease of use rating: Not yet. Comments: Chicco’s newest booster car seat, MyFit is the company’s first foray into the harnessed combo booster category dominated by Britax’s […]

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XBOX One S review

by Mommy Gearest @

I don’t attend very many events these days. I live a good hour from the city (and that’s without traffic) and that’s where they usually are. But when we were invited to an XBOX One S event last month, we packed up the kids without hesitation. We are a pro-gaming family. Until now, though, the... 

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Healthy Sugar Alternatives for Kids

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

    Children love sweet foods, and we like to delight our kids with special treats. But too much sugar depresses the immune system, making your child more susceptible to getting sick. Sugar causes spikes in blood sugar levels, which can create imbalances leading to chronic health problems. It can also affect behavior, attention, and …Read More

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Press Release - Protect-A-Bed Marketing Team Receives 2017 American Graphic Design Awards

by testing@ecinternet.com (Protect-A-Bed) @ Protect-A-Bed

 Prestigious Awards, Given by Graphic Design USA, Include Accolades for Print Ads, Landing Pages, Packaging, and Technology Displays

CHICAGOProtect-A-Bed, a leader in premium bedding accessories that fight common sleep inhibitors, is proud to recognize its marketing department after receiving five 2017 Graphic Design Awards.

Bequeathed by Graphic Design USA, the award “…reflects the increasingly expansive ways in which graphic design shapes business and society, products and services, commerce and culture.”

The Protect-A-Bed design team was honored by awards in categories that included print, web, packaging, and even the digital interfaces a consumer uses when interacting with our newest products. Products represented in these marketing assets included items from both the Protect-A-Bed and REM-Fit lines.

“We take a lot of pride in the quality of our products, and do everything we can to deliver a superior out-of-box experience,” said James Bell, CEO, Protect-A-Bed. “These awards demonstrate that our graphics team upholds the same level of excellence, ensuring that Protect-A-Bed and REM-Fit customers enjoy a premium experience from marketing, to purchase, to the final unboxing.”

“There’s a lot that goes into designing an advertisement or a landing page,” added Nadia Maykova, Marketing Manager. “Today’s consumers are more discerning and demanding than ever. In order for them to connect emotionally with a brand, they need to see - at a glance - the image of a quality product that will enhance their life in a meaningful way. To accomplish this, design elements need to be attractive, impactful, easy to understand, as well as professional looking.”

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Following Are Protect-A-Bed and REM-Fit’s 2017 American Graphic Design Awards:

  • Hospitality Magazine Advertisement - Designer: Peter Pecoulas
  • REM-Fit Product Landing Page - Designer: Marie Hackert
  • REM-Fit ZEEQ Landing Page - Designer: Marie Hackert
  • REM-Fit Bedding Packaging - Designer: Peter Pecoulas
  • Sleep Tailor Technology Display - Designer: Marie Hackert

Since 2015, Protect-A-Bed’s marketing team has won 32 design awards from a variety of prestigious organizations. These include accolades for package design, graphic design, web design, as well as in-house design competitions.

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Protect-A-Bed is focused on providing a clean, healthy and comfortable sleep environment for every home. With more than 30 years of experience in bedding protection product development, over 1,800 SKUs in 40 categories, multiple awards, and a presence in 48 countries, Protect-A-Bed is recognized as a worldwide leader in mattress protection, accessories and sleep technology innovation.

Protect-A-Bed is based in the Chicagoland area. For more information, visit www.protectabed.com.

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Zero-VOC Sheathing & Subfloor

by noreply@blogger.com (Corinne) @ My Chemical-Free House

Here is an overview of low-VOC and zero-VOC sheathing and subflooring options.

Structural Plywood

Structural plywood (Softwood Plywood - SWPW) can be used for exterior sheathing, roof decking and subfloors. It is made with phenol-formaldehyde glue (PF) in the US and Canada.

The Rate of Formaldehyde Offgassing in PF Plywood

"Formaldehyde levels in this test chamber were well below 0.1 parts per million (ppm) in air from all tests of fresh panels, and emissions rapidly approached zero as the panels aged. In fact, the levels were so low and so close to the "background" levels in the test chamber that is was not possible to measure them accurately." Source APA

The rate in outdoor air is about 0.0002 - 0.006 parts per million (ppm) in rural and suburban outdoor air. Source

While 0.1 ppm is high for someone sensitive, the fact that the panels rapidly offgass should make them tolerable for someone with MCS. I would suggest testing plywood that is a few months old.

A Note on Purebond Formaldehyde-Free Plywood

Purebond plywood is not rated structurally or moisture-wise for sheathing, subfloor or decking. I have spoken to the company and they don't recommend it used for this purpose though I do see people building with this product. I am not sure the consequences of building your subfloor or decking with a non-structural plywood.

Non-Wood Options:

Exterior Sheathing

A non-wood option is Georgia-Pacific DensGlass, which is around 3 times the cost of OSB. It is very low VOC; they are going for GreenGuard certification. It is also a lot more mould resistant than OSB or plywood. Make sure with all materials it fits the codes where you live (in terms of high winds and earthquakes). Make sure it is also compatible with your exterior finish.

MgO board is now starting to be used as exterior sheathing. Another zero-VOC option. It is heavy, structural and more expensive than plywood.

Rigid foam can also be used as exterior sheathing without any ply or OSB. The rate of XPS offgassing is very low, but it does contain a flame retardant. The other option is Polyiso. The Johns Manville brand does not contain a flame retardant. Here is some info on how to brace when using rigid foam as sheathing. This is not structural and should be checked against local codes.

Another structural option is Rewall which is made of recycled beverage cartons and cups shredded and compressed. It claims zero-VOCs. It is paper-faced.

Subflooring

It is possible to use structural cementitious sheeting board (MgO) as a zero-VOC option however when I did this in my tiny house I needed additional framing support underneath. It worked out well for me. Here is an example of the support you need underneath. This is probably only suitable in a tiny house.

For those who can't tolerate wood it is possible to pour a concrete upper floor.

Roof Sheathing (Decking)

Purlins or skip sheathing can be used as an alternate form of roofing which eliminates the need for solid sheathing. This will only work with certain roof types (metal vented attic, in some cases cedar).

Pre-Plywood Options

In the days before plywood, solid wood was usually used:

For exterior sheathing, 1-by lumber laid diagonally was used. This is not an airtight option so humidity and energy issues should be considered. Make sure to use housewrap. Consider double sided housewrap tape so that you get more of an air barrier.

For subfloors, 1-by subfloor were laid diagonally to the floor joints. The subfloor could be planks or tongue and groove. Here is a little more info and a pic of planks. This is a zero-VOC option but it will cost you quite a bit more. If you use this method make sure you use a subfloor adhesive otherwise you will have a very creaky floor. Liquid Nails is the lowest VOC option I have seen at less than 20g/l, but I find Almighty Adhesive to be more tolerable.

For decking, 1x decking butted up to each other can be used. This is how roofs were built before plywood or OSB. This will allow for many types of roofing types over it.

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Where to Look to Find the Finest Quality Organic Mattresses in Pennsylvania

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

Many factors will affect the quality of your sleep, and one of these is the quality of your mattress. To experience a comfortable and refreshing slumber, you may need to start looking for a high-quality organic mattress in Pennsylvania. Look up a reputable retailer that specializes in carrying a wide... Keep Reading

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Study: Netflix Before Bed Harms Sleep

by Cody Gohl @ Sleepopolis

Movie and TV streaming could be the cause of America’s sleep problem, at least according to a new study from Amerisleep.  The mattress company made this assertion in its recent deep dive into the sleeping habits of 1,300 Americans, which aimed to figure out just how many of us are getting our recommended 7-9 hours […]

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RTIC Cooler Reviews – Everything You Need To Know

by Kate @

The sunny days are here and it’s going to be sweltering hot. If the forecasts are to be believed then you are going to need a cooler to carry during those weekend trips that you are planning or for a family barbeque. But if you are still using the same affordable cooler that your parents […]

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EMF Protection for Your Family

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  I remember a time when cell phones, laptops and the Internet didn’t exist – and it was not that long ago. Now most of us are so dependent on our cell phones, tablets and laptops that we can’t imagine being without them. EMF protection is something we now need to consider. Scientists are beginning …Read More

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The Gold Standard in Eco-Friendly Mattresses and Bedding

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Let’s raise the awareness for these Canadian socially responsible organizations

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Organic Lifestyle believes that together, we are stronger. We have a long history of supporting the efforts of like minded organizations and a fundamental belief in the power of informed decisions. Organic Lifestyle’s History of Giving Back Thus, we invite you to explore like-minded organizations that are equally passionate about being the change they want to see in […]

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Dirty & Dangerous

by amerisleep101 @ Amerisleep Blog

According to a recent survey, the most common complaint from hotel guests is noisy neighbors. The second most common? Filth. After all, when you go on vacation, you expect to be pampered, comfortable, and relaxed. At the very least, you want a clean, safe place to rest your head at night. You want to know […]

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The Ultimate Non-Toxic Baby Registry Checklist {2018 Edition}

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

Hi mama, and welcome to the Ultimate Non-Toxic Baby Registry Checklist! Putting together your baby registry is a process in and of itself, and it can be really fun and exciting. It can also easily consume weeks or even months of your pregnancy. I want to make it easier for you. My goal is to help you […]

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5 Best Baby Waterproof Crib Mattress Pads

by John M. Curry @ Top Five For You

Some people might think that waterproof crib mattress pads are unnecessary purchase, but they really can be the life saver because of many fantastic benefits. For example, it keeps your mattress clean and free from mold and mildew, protecting your child and your expensive baby mattress. More than that, they are soft, comfortable, safe and […]

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Orca Coolers Vs Yeti – Comparison Guide

by Lero @

When it comes to comparing different brands of coolers, ORCA coolers vs YETI are the most popular. The two have constantly been put neck in neck for quite some time already as these two are rivals in the market. When buying a product, you always look for the best brands available and it can be […]

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DIY Dry Shampoo Recipes

DIY Dry Shampoo Recipes

by Heather @ Mommypotamus

Inside: My two-ingredient DIY dry shampoo recipe, which I carry in my purse for those days when I don’t get to lather up my coconut oil shampoo bar and then realize I’m going to run into every single person I know.   In my dreams, little elves clean my house every night while I’m sleeping, and […]

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How is Wool Processed? From Sheep to Sheets: Stage 3

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

Lately on our blog, we’ve been exploring the process of wool – from the pastures to the finished product – to help you gain a better understanding of the wool we use to make our organic bedding products. Previously we discussed the first stage of wool processing, Selecting Wool Growers, and the second stage, Shearing. […]

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Cooler summer bedding and Tips on choosing Ethical clothing

by Organic Lifestyle @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

The textile industry is evolving. As a conscious consumer, this is great since there are more and more ethical clothing options emerging. But it can also be confusing since, like personal care products, there’s no real oversight about “green” labels on fabrics. Right now during the month of June, we’re attending an online conference called […]

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Best Waterproof Crib Mattress Pads/Covers/Protectors in 2017 – The Ultimate Guide (Review) ⋆ The Babble Out

Best Waterproof Crib Mattress Pads/Covers/Protectors in 2017 – The Ultimate Guide (Review) ⋆ The Babble Out


The Babble Out

As a new parent, I was surprised at how much my newborn daughter slept each day! As it turns out, sleep is one of the most important things for the proper development of babies. So, naturally, I wanted to make this activity as comfortable as possible for my little cherub, and I did what most …

How To Buy A Non-Toxic Mattress (And An Inexpensive Alternative)

How To Buy A Non-Toxic Mattress (And An Inexpensive Alternative)


Mommypotamus

Hey mamas! Boy did you have questions after I posted on a possible link between sheepskins, mattresses and SIDS. Today I’ve compiled the most common ones in Q&A form. If you’re going to skim, make sure to check out question #6 for a confession about what I put my babies to sleep on. Hope you …

The 5 Best Video Baby Monitors

by John M. Curry @ Top Five For You

Being parents, especially for the first time, means that you have a lot to prepare and the world of baby products would be definitely overwhelm you with advanced and expensive technology updated day by day.  The video baby monitor, which is the more modern and useful version of the traditional audio monitor, is one of […]

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3 Best Selling Mattress Pads for Cribs Available On Amazon

3 Best Selling Mattress Pads for Cribs Available On Amazon


My Mattress Pads

We have reviewed 3 best rated crib mattress pads in this post. It will help you to choose the best mattress pads for cribs in the market.

Greening my relationship Part 1

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Recently, I moved into my partner’s apartment and to a new part of town. Let’s just say, my partner is not as green as me. But she is very supportive, knows that this is important to me. “If you want to change stuff, do the research and tell me what you want to do” Fair enough. […]

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The Best Tummy Time Mats 2018

by Denise & Alan Fields @ Baby Bargains

The Best Tummy Time Mats 2018 Last Updated: Dec 26, 2017 @ 11:29 am. The Best Tummy Time Mats 2018. Ask your mom or dad, do they remember tummy time? Bet the answer will be “Huh? What’s that?” Yep, tummy time is a relatively new concept in the world of parenting. In 1994, the American […]

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Best Mattress Protector For Memory Foam Reviews - 2017 Reviews

Best Mattress Protector For Memory Foam Reviews - 2017 Reviews


Sleep Ridiculously Well

In this detailed article, we break down the top rated mattress protector for memory foam you should look at in 2017. Finding the perfect mattress protecto can be challenging.

Green Mom’s guide to affordable gifts that everyone on your list will love

by Organic Lifestyle @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Guest Blog by Emma Rohmann, Green at Home As a mom, the holidays can be full of joy but also a bit on the stressful side. Years ago, I made the decision not to step foot in a mall. This encouraged me to shop local and give more intention. When I discovered Organic Lifestyle, I […]

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5 Natural Ways To Help Your Child Focus and Thrive at School

by Laura @ The Soft Landing®

We strive to meet the individual needs of each of our kids in order to be successful in school, and we've found several effective ways to help your child focus and thrive too.

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How to Receive Less Stuff and Give Mindful Gifts (esp if you have kids)

by Organic Lifestyle @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Guest blog by Sophi, Toronto based Mom striving towards a zero waste lifestyle. Why do we have the notion that having kids means having more stuff? Culturally, not showing up to the party with a physical gift is going against social norms. It’s a touchy subject. So how can we demonstrate our gratitude yet be […]

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3 simple changes to your bedtime routine that will reduce your overheating (night sweats, hot flashes, menopause) symptoms

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Night sweats are no laughing matter. But they don’t have to ruin your sleep. Here are three simple changes to your bedtime routine that will reduce your overheating symptoms,  based on first-hand experience and feedback from our customers. These suggestions are applicable to both men and women who experience mild night sweats, to toddlers who […]

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How Does Lucid Dreaming Effect Sleep Quality?

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

If you’ve ever had such a vivid dream that you recognized that you were dreaming as the events unfolded, you have had a lucid dream. These dreams are often intense and even interactive. While dreaming, you would know that you are dreaming, enabling you to take an active part in the sequence of events. You […]

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The 3 Craziest Places to Sleep in 2018

by Cody Gohl @ Sleepopolis

Get some travel inspiration with our roundup of the weirdest places to sleep in 2018.

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3 signs that the world is getting better this week

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Al Gore is optimistic about sustainable investments In addition to raising climate change awareness, he has been running an investment fund that invest in sustainable companies – return on investment of 12% over the past 10 years. (Image from article) Watch Al Gore’s inspiring TED talk from Feb 2016 (I’m calling it inconvenient truth 2): […]

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Visit a dog sanctuary – Land of 1000 barks and the cure for loneliness

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Instead of the traditional dog sanctuary, I’ve been keen to explore cage free open spaces (where animals and humans can co-exist while taking the necessary precautions).   Certain communities are already working towards this goal – for instance, a public park in London, UK where deers roam while people jog or walk their dogs alongside them. Or Hackney City […]

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Nontoxic Hangers

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

Question from Kate Hi Debra, Do you have any recommendations for nontoxic hangers? Have you found any wood ones with a nontoxic finish?  Can’t seem to find anything! The finishes are all polyurethane finishes and they are generally nickel or chrome plated hooks.  Not sure how you feel about the nickel hooks and if they […]

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Naturepedic Waterproof Organic Mattress Protector Review | Sleepopolis

Naturepedic Waterproof Organic Mattress Protector Review | Sleepopolis


Sleepopolis

A mattress protector may not be the more glamorous item in your bedroom, but it’s importance is essential to make sure you protect your expensive mattress investment. For this review and test I took a look at Naturepedic’s waterproof organic mattress protector. Naturepedic has tried to create a protector that both protects, but also does …

Xtreme Comforts Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow Review

by Laura Schwecherl @ Sleepopolis

If you want full freedom to adjust your pillows thickness to your liking, read on! The Xtreme Comforts Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam pillow allows you to add or remove filling so anyone—whether you sleep on your side, back, or stomach—can have a fully supportive night’s rest. After reading about this pillow, there are a few […]

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Best Foam Crib Mattress: Top 5 Popular Mattresses For Parents

by Aqua @ Baby Crib 101

We took the opportunity to answer a question foremost in many parents minds.., “what is the best foam crib mattress for my baby?” Sleep is one of the essential human needs,  especially for babies. Babies spend varying amounts of time asleep in their cribs, anything up to 15 hours or so…. Buy A Good Quality […]

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Why not Harper?

by Posted by Organic Lifestyle Staff @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

How can it be that our country is being governed by Conservatives, if the majority of its people have strong liberal views? The problem is that there is only one conservative party, while liberal votes are being splintered between multiple liberal parties. The end result is that as we stand divided What needs to happen? […]

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Classic Italian Design Meets the Platform Bed - A Match of Timeless Elegance

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World without Bees Imagined + New Products

by Posted by Organic Lifestyle Staff @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

1. Meet our latest addition: Plush Turkish organic cotton Towel Sets fair trade made of GOTS certified organic cotton … and truly the fluffiest and most bee-eautifully crafted of all Boasting that gorgeous neutral cotton colour, they’re minimally processed to maintain the natural softness of the substance. 2. Did you know that 1 of every 3 bites […]

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Does Sleep Impact Work Habits

by amerisleep101 @ Amerisleep Blog

On average, we spend 26 years asleep over the course of our lifetime. Science suggests that adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep every night – and for the most part, Americans are listening. In 2015, a report found that the average adult in the U.S. slept for eight hours and 50 minutes […]

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Pumpkin Season!

by Snoozzz Organics @

Pumpkins Are In Season! Pumpkins are in season! Everywhere you look you see that hint of orange. Maybe this is the year to try something other than carving one or maybe you are looking for a new way to incorporate this healthy delicious vegetable. Here are a couple not so traditional pumpkin recipes to try: […]

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Live Organically on a Budget: It’s totally doable!

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

It’s true! Here’s my Essential list for living organically on a budget: Start where you live Your home is your sanctuary. You can make it a safe, healthy environment without losing your shirt! My favourite resource for affordable ways to reduce chemical toxins in the home is Adria Vasil’s Ecoholic books At Organic lifestyle, we’ve sourced […]

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Featured Fall Flavours

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Featured Fall Flavours Get ready to be Autumn Awed at the bountiful, health promoting properties of our Featured Fall Flavours! These fruits and vegetables contain many different types of phytochemicals, powerful plant compounds that work to optimize health and prevent disease. Note the recurrence of Vitamin A (beta-carotene). How fascinating that so much of the […]

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Why I live an Organic Lifestyle series by our customer Utsav Sakhuja

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

We’re asking our customers to provide feedback on why and how they live an organic lifestyle. If you’d like to participate- we’d love to hear from you! By Utsav Sakhuja The title for my first article on this blog comes from the title of the blog itself. It resonates exactly with the process in life […]

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Top 5 Best Baby Waterproof Crib Mattress Pads For 2018

Top 5 Best Baby Waterproof Crib Mattress Pads For 2018


Top Five For You

Some people might think that waterproof crib mattress pads are unnecessary purchase, but they really can be the life saver because of many fantastic benefits.

Best Nursery Gliders in 2017

by Emma Windsor @ Pick My Baby Crib

One of the best pieces of advice I received during my pregnancies from a friend was to spoil myself and try to make the nursery as comfy as possible. Over the first 6 – 9 months of your newborns life you will be spending a significant amount of time there, so additions like the best […]

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Charcoal bamboo sheets help you detox as you sleep ?!

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Did you know that Bamboo Charcoal properties include: Drawing out toxins and chemicals from your skin, leaving your skin feeling softer and refreshed Temperature regulation (i.e., as it breathes well, it cools you when feeling warm and keeps you warm when feeling cool) Now imagine its softness, cooling and pampering effect as you sleep on […]

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AllerEase Organic Cotton Cover Allergy Protection Mattress Cover, Twin - Walmart.com

AllerEase Organic Cotton Cover Allergy Protection Mattress Cover, Twin - Walmart.com


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Free Shipping on orders over $35. Buy AllerEase Organic Cotton Cover Allergy Protection Mattress Cover, Twin at Walmart.com

Japanese Furniture is Akin to a Zen Koan

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The Best Electric Blankets

by Candace Osmond @ The Sleep Judge

Soy: Is it Good or Bad for us?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

by A K Perera Soy has been, for centuries, a dietary staple in many Asian countries and has often been touted as the ultimate health food, for its low-fat, high-protein content. However, in recent years there have been growing concerns regarding genetically modified soybean crops, soy allergies and a possible link with breast cancer. Here […]

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Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep with These 9 Tips

by Emma Windsor @ Pick My Baby Crib

If you’re struggling for a good night’s sleep since baby was born, don’t worry you’re not alone! Sleepless nights are an expected ‘rite of passage’ for new parents. But don’t despair – you can help your baby sleep all night with these 9 great blog posts. Helpful, informative, and to the point, I found these posts […]

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Shipping Troubles

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It's a nightmarish scenario:

You've spent weeks, even months, trying to find the perfect mattress, made your decision, and now you just have to wait for it to show up!  Excitement builds when you get a call from the delivery company to scheduled your appointment, you get rid of your old mattress, take time off work to make sure you don't miss them, and then you sit and wait...and wait.....and wait some more.

Unfortunately, the delivery company doesn't show up when they said they would and you've now wasted a few hours sitting around, or worse yet, they've showed up but your brand new mattress has been destroyed.

Sadly, this is a situation we have seen time and again when shipping mattresses with freight carriers, leading to disappointed and upset customers as well as lost sales.  Over the course of the last 7 years, I've learned more about freight, White Glove deliveries, and shipping in general than I ever thought I would, yet no matter how much we try to prevent problems that we see on a regular basis, they continue to plague us.  The troubles we face with freight shipping are based in the fact that these LTL (Less than Truckload) freight companies are not set up in the best way possible to deliver furniture to residential locations.  These companies typically deliver large shipments in a large semi truck to businesses with loading docks, forklifts and teams of people to help unload.  While there is an alternative, white glove delivery can cost upwards of $750 for one mattress, take as long as 2 weeks to deliver, and still doesn't guarantee a smooth and timely delivery.

Over the years, we have tried many different options to get our product to our customers as quickly and safely as possible, and the shipper with the best track record has consistently been UPS.  Over many years and thousands of shipments, we have had just a handful of shipments arrive damaged, or go missing.  This created a problem for us, as mattresses are quite a bit too large to put on a UPS truck!  The solution we came to, is to create a mattress that can be easily broken down into smaller pieces, shipped via UPS, and then quickly assembled in the customers home. 

There are many other benefits of constructing the mattress this way!  

Easier Installation

First is mobility - Latex mattresses can weigh over 300 Lbs., and have little structure to them, making them very difficult to move especially when stairs are involved.  By breaking the inside of the mattress into three smaller and lighter pieces we have made it exponentially easier.  

Customized Sleep

Another benefit is creating customized sleep and the ability to change the feel of your mattress.  As time goes on, our bodies change, our preferences change, and our mattresses don't adapt.  Instead of completely replacing your entire mattress, you can now change just the support layer to adjust the firmness to your liking!  Is your partner unhappy, but you still love the way it feels?  Great!  you can have different firmnesses on either side of your bed so you both sleep soundly. The support layer of the mattress is split right down the middle, and the top layer is kept whole so you will never notice the split below.  The cover is made with a zipper, so once you have laid the foam into the base, you can zip it closed and get a better night's sleep right away!  

Less Wear and Tear

Another problem we ran into is that when the latex foam layers are placed atop one another, movement can cause them to rub together and slowly break down.  To prevent this from happening, make sure your mattress will last as long as possible and make it easier to handle, we have wrapped each internal piece with a thin layer of organic cotton.

We've been shipping mattresses for more than 15 years and have seen it all. We've shipped on pallets, shipped in pieces and even embraced roll-packing technology. Roll-packing degrades the latex more quickly and pallets encourage the use of fork-lifts that inevitably end up spearing the mattress. But when it comes to all latex mattresses, we achieve the best outcomes when we ship them in separate pieces. We break it down into manageable components, box them, band them and send them to happy homes. We look forward to your business!

Best Reviewed Mattress Protectors 2018 - Mattress Clarity

Best Reviewed Mattress Protectors 2018 - Mattress Clarity


Mattress Clarity

Not only are mattress protectors an essential component of mattress ownership, finding the right protector is key to a good night’s sleep. We tested the top mattress protectors to make sure they delivered not only on mattress protection but comfort as well. We are pleased to say that the Bear mattress protector is our pick for …

Bella Sera Firmness Guide

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

You can choose whether you want your three layers to be soft, medium, or firm. Additionally, if you are purchasing a Queen or King size mattress, you can customize each side to be a different firmness level. For more detailed information, please read about customizing your mattress.  After you have slept on the mattress, if […]

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The Best Organic Baby Bedding

The Best Organic Baby Bedding


The Gentle Nursery

Organic baby sheets don't have to be super expensive. Here's a guide to buying organic sheets and bedding for your baby's bassinet and crib.

Popular Wool Bed Configurations (Part 2): All-Natural Latex Mattress and Wool-Filled Topper

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

Previously, we discussed our most popular layered bed arrangement: the 5” Wool Mattress, 3” Wool Topper, and 4” Latex Pad. This setup showcases our wool bedding and all of its benefits while also providing an element of buoyancy from the layer of latex. This week we’re discussing another popular configuration: the Live & Dream Natural […]

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Best Soft Mattress for Your Needs

by Candace Osmond @ The Sleep Judge

Daily Chemical pollution by the Room

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Disclaimer – this may seem obvious to the majority but its surprising the number of people who weren’t aware of some of the points made below. My chemical pollution concerns in Daily Shower & personal care routine: Skin is our biggest organ; alot of surface area through which we can absorb these potential chemicals exposure via […]

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Strawberry Season is Finally Here, so Check Out This Recipe!

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Strawberry Season is Finally Here, so Check Out This Recipe! Although living in Southern California we have strawberries year round, nothing beats the first true kick off of strawberry season…now! The all-knowing aroma of fresh strawberries has filled the air at the farmers markets, grocery stores and even at the side of the road truck […]

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Leaves are Falling

by Snoozzz Organics @

Leaves are falling, air is cooling, change is in the air. Family life is back in full swing, and cold and flu season are upon us.  As we spend more time in doors amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, cold and flu germs touch many parts of the home.  Come to the shop […]

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About Organic Lifestyle

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

My story: From about age 21, I noticed that only my facial hair turned a vibrant shade of red when I let it grow out for about a week (my normal hair colour is black and zero family history of red heads:) By my late twenties, my hair line had started to recede, which at […]

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Best Sound Machine For A Baby: Music, White Noise, Rain…

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If you’re a parent, you already know the value of those toys and techniques that occupy your baby’s attention and free you up to take a break every now and then. However, when it comes to getting an infant to sleep, some of us struggle to find a better way to keep them down longer with [...]

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Mattress smell offgassing- how do I protect myself and my family?

Mattress smell offgassing- how do I protect myself and my family?


Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Conventional mattresses contain harsh chemicals that can leech into the air. Here is how you can protect your family from mattress offgassing.

YETI Coolers – Our Detailed Review

by Lero @

The thing with coolers is that everybody loves the one that they have. Even if it has been around with them like a family heirloom passed on from one generation to the other, it is still the best! But that may not always be true. With the change in times, the technology for making coolers […]

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Baby Bedding Guide – Buying the Best Crib Sheets

by Emma Windsor @ Pick My Baby Crib

It’s not enough to simply have a crib and crib mattress for your baby – crib sheets are an important addition as well. Aside from adding a decorative touch to your baby’s environment, crib sheets also make it easy to keep your baby’s space clean and easy to maintain. This is particularly ideal for parents […]

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Popular Wool Bed Configurations (Part 4): Understanding the Wool Mattress

by Renée Camila @ Shepherd's Dream

If you follow our blog, then you know we’ve been discussing popular wool bed configurations. Check out our previous posts for some of our more popular setups: wool mattress, topper & latex pad natural latex mattress and wool-filled topper wool mattress, topper & latex padded slats Today we’re diving into the advantages and limitations of […]

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Are recycling plastic programs working if there is plastic inside us?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Plastic is everywhere and far too often disposed of without an afterthought. Considering the fact that the average plastic bottle has a lifespan of 500 years or longer, it’s high time this comes to an end… Given the emphasis placed on recycling in North America, I was surprised to discover that in the United States […]

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Just in time for the Holidays – NEW organic bedding, towels and more

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

  BAMBOO BEDDING SET – CHARCOAL GREY WAS $229.00  From $179.00 COYUCHI BEDDING SHEET SET – SATEEN From $289.00 SATEEN WHITE DUVET COVER BY COYUCHI From $249.00 They’re back and in different colours! ORGANIC COTTON TOWEL SETS – RIBBED From $84.50 Our Picks BEDDING SHEET SET – SKY BLUE KING From $299.00 PEVA SHOWER CURTAIN – MOROCCAN From $39.99 SPA TOWEL SET […]

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Cosmetics – EWG Skindeep Rated

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Organic Lifestyle has complied a list of EWG Skindeep rated Cosmetics for eyes, cheeks, lips, face and nails. We’ve put all of the important data for you in each product page – including which ingredients to watch out for in conventional products, animal testing policy, product ingredients, EWG score and video reviews. Please note – We […]

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The Best Organic Crib Sheets For Safe Sleep

by Aqua @ Baby Crib 101

Baby bedding is available in organic and non-organic materials. The ultimate choice on what type of sheets, pillows and blankets your baby will spend most of the early years of their lives around is still up to you. Why not choose to use ? There are some very strong arguments in favor of organic materials. […]

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Guide For Students On How To Buy New Laptops

by John M. Curry @ Top Five For You

Laptops have become irreplaceable for the young generation, especially students. We know you probably have to ponder a lot before making the purchase, so here we are to provide you all necessary details on how to opt for the best ones: good quality with considerable price for a long lifespan. Pay close attention because here […]

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Choosing an Organic Kids Mattress

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  One of the most important decisions a parent can make is choosing an organic kids mattress. Sleep is critical to your child’s health and well-being, and since kids spend more than one third of their lives in direct exposure to their mattress materials it’s crucial to their health that those mattress materials be safe, …Read More

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Organic Mattress Protectors - Natural Color - Naturesoft Bedding

Organic Mattress Protectors - Natural Color - Naturesoft Bedding


Naturesoft Bedding

Our Organic Mattress protectors are among the best available in the market. These have been made using soft organic jersey fabric on top and have been lamin

How to turn Ocean Plastic cleanup and awareness into Revenue opportunities

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Given mounting pressures outlined in Part 2, the plastic manufacturing industry is likely to share the responsibility for ocean plastic pollution. Of course this is a complex topic with multiple players but let’s consider addressing our current “plastics problem” from a plastic manufacturer’s perspective, since as an industry they have the biggest impact. 1. Start by […]

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Eco-friendly Microwave of the Future

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Recently, I had the opportunity to re-imagine the microwave as if I was the Product Manager for Nest: unlimited budget provide rationale for my design and explain features I really enjoyed the process and thought I’d share it with you…. Here at Nest, we pride ourselves on re-inventing everyday home appliances We started with the […]

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Best Crib Mattress Pads Review 2017-2018 | Compare the Top Protectors

Best Crib Mattress Pads Review 2017-2018 | Compare the Top Protectors


Pick My Baby Crib

Compare the Best Crib Mattress Pads from our buying guide. These reviews cover the top infant mattress protectors, including organic & waterproof cot pads

25 days of Elf on the Shelf ideas

by Mommy Gearest @

We’ve had an Elf on the Shelf since The K Man was two years old; his name is Mr. The Elf, courtesy of said two year old. Then we added Sparkles that year we couldn’t find Mr. The Elf and it was November 30 at 10:30 p.m. and Big B ran out to get one... 

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I’m on a Farm

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

By Dihan Chandra, Owner, Organic Lifestyle.   So friends of friends’ parents live on a farm and I managed to invite myself and my dog to visit for a weekend. My hosts, Derek & Margaret have been farmers all their lives and brought up 3 kids who have since moved away, married with their own […]

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How to Cope When Your Partner Has a Different Sleep Routine

by Marygrace Taylor @ Amerisleep Blog

If you’re one of the 70% of U.S. adults who share your sleeping space with a significant other, you know that bedtime isn’t all cuddles and kisses. Nope, sleeping in the same bed with someone else is often an exercise in patience—and compromise. A partner’s buzzsaw-like snoring or restless legs can keep you awake for […]

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Introducing Clean Care

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

We are very excited to be introducing Clean Care to Organic Lifestyle, Canada’s leading seal of approval for safer beauty & personal care products, free of chemicals that make up David Suzuki’s Dirty Dozen. ie., NO BHA and BHT Coal tar dyes: p-phenylenediamine and colours listed as “CI” followed by a five digit number DEA-related ingredients Dibutyl phthalate […]

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Good-Trendy: The Natural Latex Mattress Revolution

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Choosing The Best White Noise Machines For Baby

by Aqua @ Baby Crib 101

Before a baby is born, they are encompassed by the noises in their mother’s womb. They hear her heartbeat, tummy rumbles, and her voice. The best white noise machines for a baby help drown out the noises around the house. Soothing white noise helps them settle more easily and drift off to sleep with less […]

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Thirteen new booster car seats earn Best Bet for 2017

by Denise & Alan Fields @ Baby Bargains

Thirteen new booster car seats earn Best Bet rating by IIHS for 2017 Last Updated: Feb 1, 2018 @ 4:50 pm.  Thirteen new booster car seats earn Best Bet rating by IIHS for 2017. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is out with their latest booster car seat ratings—and they’ve crowned 13 new booster […]

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Bombshell: Researchers admit “5X safer” claim for rear-facing car seats is false

by Denise & Alan Fields @ Baby Bargains

Bombshell: Researchers admit “5X safer” claim for rear-facing car seats is false First published: November 29, 2017. Last updated: Dec 4, 2017 @ 2:57 pm Bombshell: Researchers admit “5X safer” claim for rear-facing car seats is false. In a stunning reversal, a scientific journal retracted an influential 2007 paper that alleged rear-facing car seat use […]

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Counting Sheep and Losing Sleep?

by amerisleep101 @ Amerisleep Blog

It’s no secret that sleep is a key factor in a person’s health, mental fitness, and overall wellness. Adequate sleep has been shown to improve memory, extend our life expectancy, and improve our productivity. And not getting enough of it puts us at risk for chronic health conditions, makes us more accident-prone, and can even […]

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Are Your Clothes Becoming Intolerable? Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Are Your Clothes Becoming Intolerable? Chemical toxins are a growing problem for everyone – you, me, your family, people everywhere. Dr. Dick Irwin, a toxicologist at Texas A&M University, stated that “Chemicals have replaced bacteria and viruses as the main threat to health. The diseases we are beginning to see as the major causes of […]

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Beautycounter Free Shipping {Special Offer}

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

Did you know that the average woman absorbs 5 lbs. of chemicals from her makeup every year? What you apply on your skin goes directly to your bloodstream – within 26 seconds. These statistics blow my mind. I’ve used mainstream makeup and skincare products since I was a teenager and never gave it a second […]

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Popular Wool Bed Configurations (Part 1): All-Natural Wool Mattress, Topper & Latex Pad

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

One of the advantages of all natural wool bedding is its versatility. Wool bedding greatly benefits from a layered approach which, in turn, provides many options for optimizing the bedding experience to the individual – rather than the other way around. Understanding the advantages of the different layers helps to identify which choices are best […]

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8 Facts About SIDS + How To Protect Your Baby

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For anyone having a child, one of the scariest terms you frequently hear being talked about is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (also referred to as “crib death”). And while there is plenty to be worried about, fortunately, there is also reason for optimism. Not only have we provided facts about SIDS, but we’ll also give [...]

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8 Benefits of Yarrow – And How To Use It In Your Kitchen

8 Benefits of Yarrow – And How To Use It In Your Kitchen

by Heather Dessinger and Dr. Lori Valentine Rose (PhD), Certified Nutrition Professional (CNP), Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition @ Mommypotamus

Old Man’s Pepper. Soldier’s Herb. Knight’s Milfoil. Thousand Weed. Nose Bleed. <<– Yarrow has a colorful list of names, and an even richer and more colorful history of use in European, Native American, and Chinese medicine. The ancients called it Herbe Militaris – the Military Herb – because it was often used to staunch bleeding and […]

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Paleo Peppermint Bark with No Refined Sugar

by The Soft Landing @ The Soft Landing®

Paleo peppermint bark that's actually good for you? Bring it ON! It's ready in about 15 minutes and it's perfect for holiday parties.

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National Alliance of Safe Pest Control

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

A series of guides that will help you control many common pests in your home. All types of natural pest controls are compared for each pest. All in easy-to-read language.  

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Study Says More Sleep for Students Could Boost U.S. Economy By $83 Billion

by Cody Gohl @ Sleepopolis

A new study finds that students getting more sleep could bring as much as $83 billion to the U.S. economy over the next decade.

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The Best Natural Non-Toxic Waterproof Mattress Protector

The Best Natural Non-Toxic Waterproof Mattress Protector


Kitchen Stewardship | Real Food and Natural Living

How to contain kid messes without offgassing chemicals (or leaky problems)!? A review of dozens of waterproof mattress pad protectors including safe materials.

Baby Crib Sheets…7 Things To Consider Before Buying

by Aqua @ Baby Crib 101

In preparing for buying a crib, most parents usually don’t think about baby crib sheets right away…. Most of the time, prospective parents focus on getting a solid, quality crib together with a safe,  top rated crib mattress.  The sheets are often treated as an extra purchase, not as important as other items. How to […]

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Non-Toxic Baby Toys {How to Buy Safer Toys for Your Baby}

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

In an ideal world, all toys would be safe and there would be no need for worry. There would be no toy recalls and no toys with unsafe levels of lead or BPA. Obviously, that’s not the case and most toy manufacturers won’t think twice about using PVC in their toys or paint sourced from […]

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Organic Mattresses Inc (OMI)

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

Committed to purity, Organic Mattresses Inc. known as OMI offers certified organic and pure products. The Natural Sleep Store carries the Rossa pocket coil organic mattresses unsurpassed in price and quality. Sale OMI Rossa Pocket Coil Organic Mattress Free Shipping! The Rossa certified organic pocket-coil mattress offers customizable comfort in the popular combination of latex […]

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Safety First Heavenly Dreams Crib Mattress Review

by Emma Windsor @ Pick My Baby Crib

The Essentials: As any parent knows, the few months before your newborn arrives can be very expensive. That’s why the Safety First Heavenly Dreams Crib Mattress is such a great option. For under $70 you’ll get a mattress with all the essential requirements, firm and waterproof and 100% foam. (exterior is waterproof). Safety First designed […]

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Mattress smell offgassing – How do I protect myself and my family?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

by Megan Alexander and Dihan Chandra, Organic Lifestyle If you’re reading this, we can only assume that you are aware of and concerned about reducing your exposure to off-gassing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)  from your mattress as typical conventional mattresses contain: Synthetic fabrics and chemicals eg. polyurethane, polyester, formaldehyde Harsh chemicals smell coming from memory foam […]

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Best Touch Screen Car Stereo Reviews – TOP 5 Picks

by Lero @

Are you dissatisfied with how hard it is to control the stock entertainment system that came in your vehicle? Then you should seriously consider upgrading to an in-dash touch screen model. Today’s modern car stereos not only help you listen to superior quality music but also enable the occupants of the car to watch TV, […]

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How is Wool Processed? From Sheep to Sheets: Stage 4

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

In previous blog posts, we discussed the first few stages of processing wool: Selecting Wool Growers, Shearing, and Skirting, Grading & Baling. This process is overseen by Woolgatherer Carding Mill, located just down the road from us in Montague, California. Woolgatherer supplies all the wool we use to make our natural and organic wool bedding. […]

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Is making love on an organic mattress better?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

[ This article is avail in French – Est-ce mieux de faire l’amour sur un matelas bio? ] Given the 30C weather, 2 elves at Organic Lifestyle have been feeling a little frisky and posed the question: Is making love on an organic mattress better? She says: “We need a new mattress! I can feel springs poking my […]

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Black Friday 2017 Baby Gear Deals Round-up!

by Denise & Alan Fields @ Baby Bargains

Black Friday 2017 Baby Gear Deals Round-up! Black Friday 2017 Baby Gear Deals Round-up! We’ve been busy posting deals to our Facebook and Twitter feeds today—here’s a round-up of what we’ve seen so far! • WOW! $4.29 for our top rated crib sheet: Pinzon 300 Thread Count Percale Fitted Crib Sheet, Ivory. Down from $11. • Lowest price […]

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Is Tamiflu Dangerous?

Is Tamiflu Dangerous?

by Heather @ Mommypotamus

Note: In the five years since I first published this post, more families have come forward with stories that I believe need to be shared. I’ve updated the post with them, plus additional comments from researchers.  Watching your cholesterol levels? Take some Lipitor and forget about it. Like, ACTUALLY forget about it. As in, develop […]

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5 Reasons to Avoid Sleep Loss

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

We all neglect sleep sometimes, whether for our jobs or for movie marathons, but many of us don’t fully understand the seriousness of sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep obviously decreases vitality and makes you more irritable, but sleep loss can affect much more than that. Sleep loss can severely harm your memory, health, reasoning skills, and even ability to lose weight. Here are 5 reasons to get a good night’s sleep every night. 1. Sleepiness leads to serious accidents. Chernobyl – what some consider to be the world’s worst nuclear disaster – was caused by lack of sleep. Three Mile...

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Organic Cloth Diapers 101: The Beginner’s Guide to Cloth Diapering

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

Welcome to Organic Cloth Diapers 101! Cloth diapering, especially with high-quality organic cloth diapers, is a great way to reduce your baby’s exposure to harmful chemicals and reduce your carbon footprint and help protect the environment. Even knowing how beneficial it can be, cloth diapering for beginners can still be pretty intimidating. After all, there […]

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WOOL Mattress Pad: Organic Bedding Made in USA | Shepherd’s Dream

WOOL Mattress Pad: Organic Bedding Made in USA | Shepherd’s Dream


Shepherd's Dream

Natural wool fleece mattress pad from Shepherd’s Dream, your organic bedding store. We specialize in luxurious mattress toppers. Sleep your natural best...

How we (organically) get ready for the Winter blahs

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Winter is coming … there I said it. Our biased opinion is that you can’t fight it, simply stay indoors and: 1. Pull up next to a fireplace or radiator 2. Add organic comforter, bedspreads and throws for the bedroom: You can select from washable, light weight, hemp, luxurious and extra toasty down alternative comforter versions. We even […]

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Bunk Bed vs Loft Bed: How Do You Know Which One is Best?

by Candace Osmond @ The Sleep Judge

Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Review

by Emma Windsor @ Pick My Baby Crib

The Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer is a fantastic little all foam crib mattress. It is made from high quality materials, has a solid construction, and a low price considering the craftsmanship. Check the website and you will see a list of various facilities where this crib mattress has been tested and approved. It also comes with […]

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How To Find A Non Toxic Baby Mattress

by admin @

For those of you in the market for a non-toxic baby mattress, you’ve probably heard a lot about VOCs and associated health risks for children. Lucky for you, you’ve taken a more invested approach to your baby’s health. As you may already know, a baby’s immune system is extremely vulnerable at such a young age [...]

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$200 Off DreamCloud Promo Code

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

It’s easy to save $200 on your DreamCloud sleepopolis.com/dreamcloud/ purchase by using the Sleepopolis coupon code. Just following these steps to get the discount: Head over to DreamCloudSleep.com. Choose the size DreamCloud mattress you would like to purchase. Confirm your cart is correct and apply SLEEPOPOLIS200 promo code. That’s it, you just saved $200!

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Realize Your Mind's Full Potential through Yoga

by @ Haiku Designs Blog and News RSS Feed

Incorporating yoga and meditation into your lifestyle has a transformative effect on all aspects of your being. Meditation reduces stress levels, not only during meditation but throughout your entire day. Studies show that regular meditation has incredible health benefits, including lower blood pressure and reduced standing heart rate.

Organic Lifestyle, where every day is Earth Day.

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

This Earth Day we’d like to encourage you to take the time to spend time in nature and remind ourselves of how truly blessed we are. Did you know the David Suzuki Foundation can help you with activities that will encourage youth to spend more time outside? At Organic Lifestyle, we’re proud to source raw materials from […]

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Guide To Finding And Buying The Right Changing Tables

by Aqua @ Baby Crib 101

What do you actually need to be aware of when buy a safe, good quality chnage table for your baby? There are plenty of designs / styles to choose from and as long as you stick to these basics, you’ll choose the right one which is the safest and best for your nursery.

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Women Body Care Products – EWG Skin Deep Rated

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

The following are organic and natural body care products for Women that have been rated by EWG‘s (Environmental Working Group) Skin Deep Cosmetics Database as having a low or moderate health risk. Many of these companies are also EWG Champions who have fulfilled the Compact for Safe Cosmetics pledge to make safer products. Please note […]

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New Ontario wooden toys for kids and Women’s Health Environment Network fundraiser

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

​ ​ Spring is here and fresh new products for kids have hatched!  Your sprouts will love romping through the lush grass with these beautifully crafted Artisan wooden toys.  You’ll love knowing that they’re 100% non-toxic: made of unfinished, unpainted and untreated natural wood. They’re also eco-friendly – made of salvaged wood from the construction industry. Proudly made in Ontario, Canada […]

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Healthy Brown Sugar Scrub for Dry Winter Skin

by Laura @ The Soft Landing®

We're bombarded with mind-boggling lists of chemical ingredients in skin care which leaves us groaning. This simple brown sugar body scrub is the solution!

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Toronto, Ontario based Green Businesses

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Organic Lifestyle is happy to connect our customers with other like minded businesses but do not take any responsibility for services rendered and/ or offered. We believe these businesses to be ethical, eco-conscious and responsible. We are simply facilitating an introduction. Please contact the business directly and please mention it’s a referral via Organic Lifestyle. ORGANIC & LOCAL FOOD DELIVERY in Ontario […]

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What is the Best Travel Crib in 2017?

by Emma Windsor @ Pick My Baby Crib

For most parents purchasing a baby crib is one of their first items. In addition to the other essentials such as clothing and bibs, your baby’s sleep is of the utmost importance. But what most a lot of newborns parents don’t consider is where their baby will sleep when staying at family or friends homes. In […]

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Why we carry Naturepedic Organic Crib Mattresses.

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

When Does “No Flame Retardants” NOT Actually Mean “No Flame Retardants”? Many commonly used flame retardant chemicals are being connected to health and developmental issues. Want a mattress without flame retardant chemicals? Get one that’s certified organic from your mattress store. Otherwise, flame retardants will probably be in that mattress, even if greenwashing marketing suggests otherwise, and you’re going to need to guess what they are. It’s not easy to find out what flame retardants are in your mattress. Let me explain with a little compare and contrast. We say “Naturepedic mattresses meet all government flammability standards...

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How to Fluff a Bamboo Pillow Two Ways + General Pillow Care

by Review Team @ The Sleep Judge

DIY Cream Blush And Lip Tint Recipes

DIY Cream Blush And Lip Tint Recipes

by Heather @ Mommypotamus

If you love the fresh, dewy glow of cream blush but not the slew of parabens and phthalates that are used to achieve it, I think you’ll love these simple DIY cream blush and lip tint recipes. They create a dewy finish that makes skin glow, and are made with 100% non-toxic, natural and/or organic ingredients. Also, […]

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Mattress Pads vs. Mattress Toppers: What Should I Choose?

by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey @ Sleepopolis

Is your bed a little less comfortable than it used to be, but you’re not in a position to buy a new mattress? Or, is your new mattress not as comfortable as you had hoped but returning it isn’t an option? In either scenario, you might find that a mattress pad or a mattress topper […]

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Bella Sera Organic Materials

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

Our mattress cover consists of a layer of carded organic wool quilted between two layers of organic cotton. Then we place natural dunlop latex between the organic cotton and wool quilted cover. Please email us with your name and address if you'd like a sample of our materials. Organic Cotton We use only 100% certified […]

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Green Businesses based in Canada

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Organic Lifestyle is happy to connect our customers with other like minded businesses but do not take any responsibility for services rendered and/ or offered. We believe these businesses to be ethical, eco-conscious and responsible. We are simply facilitating an introduction. Please contact the business directly and please mention it’s a referral via Organic Lifestyle. Green Businesses based […]

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Amazon Promo Codes February 2018

by Denise & Alan Fields @ Baby Bargains

Amazon Promo Codes February 2018 Amazon Promo Codes February 2018. Here they are: the February 2018 promo codes and coupon codes on Amazon! Click below to read the details. These are limited time deals only and were accurate at the time of posting! Tell us if you find these links are broken or no longer valid. […]

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Modern Multifunctional Spaces: The Guest Room / Home Office

by @ Haiku Designs Blog and News RSS Feed

Organic Mattress Toppers | Natural Latex or Wool Toppers

Organic Mattress Toppers | Natural Latex or Wool Toppers


Organic Mattress Store

The Organic Mattress Store® Inc. offers a wide selection of the best natural organic mattress toppers made either from organic latex, or wool and cotton. Order today!

Look Ma, no deodorant! Why you should give up your deodorant or antiperspirant

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

One of the first things I gave up in high school — as I became more and more health conscious — was deodorant. Unthinkable, I know … But there was method to my madness. It was at that time that I developed the governing principle that I now use when making many of my health […]

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Nature is Good Medicine for Kids

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

Being in nature has proven benefits to the health and wellness of your whole family. Especially if you practice Shinrun Yoku (or Forest Bathing), which is a way to immerse all of your senses while walking in forests and other naturally healing environments. This weekend I had a wonderful experience of Forest Bathing. As I walked …Read More

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How to Boost Your Child’s Immune System

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  Your children are constantly exposed to germs that could possibly make them sick. People talk about a cold or a flu “going around” as if it were making the rounds infecting every child in its path. This is never the case. Exposure to viruses does not mean your child will get sick. The reality …Read More

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Organic and Local Food Delivery Companies in USA

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Jump to: Dallas – Denver – East Coast – Los Angeles – New York – Portland – San Francisco – Seattle NATIONWIDE DIRECTORY Info current as of Feb 5 2012. Local Harvest This site allows you to search anywhere in the US for find farmers’ markets, family farms offering CSAs, food co-ops and restaurants offering locally and sustainably grown food. United States Nationwide Free   Dallas Greenling Greenling offers delivery […]

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Top 5 Robot Vacuum Cleaners for 2017

by John M. Curry @ Top Five For You

Are you tired of rushing around your house spending what feels like an eternity dragging a painfully heavy wired vacuum to every corner? Now technicians have come with an absolutely brilliant idea of smart vacuuming: robotic vacuum cleaners. These devices are impressively time-saving, energy-saving, user-friendly when with just a turn on and off of a […]

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5 Green Baby Shower Gift Ideas

by Organic Lifestyle @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Did you know that you can create a baby Gift registry with Organic Lifestyle? Whether you’re creating a list for yourself or shopping for someone else, we make it easy to find organic and natural baby shower gifts. Here are 5 of our favourites to help you find the best green baby shower gift. EcoParent Magazine […]

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8 Best Baby Mattresses – Foam and Spring Crib Reviews

by admin @

When looking for the best baby mattress you can possibly find, no doubt there are several distinguishing factors in making this important decision for your baby. There are several types of crib mattresses on the market, so which one do you choose and what plays a factor in your decision? As with buying a car, [...]

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Baby Care Products – EWG Skin Deep Rated

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

The following are organic and natural baby care products rated by EWG’s (Environmental Working Group) Skin Deep Cosmetics Database as having a low or moderate health risk. Organic Lifestyle has put all of the important data for you in each product page including which ingredients to watch out for in conventional products, animal testing policy, […]

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End of Summer sale, 09.25.14 and the F word

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

I hate to say the F word but Fall is almost here. Here at Organic Lifestyle, we try to look at things in a more positive light … For instance, Kids are back in school (yeah!) Pumpkin lattes, Fall Colours and cozy sweaters … are just around the corner And of course, our End of […]

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Eat Chocolate daily for added health, need I say more?

by Snoozzz Organics @

Eat Chocolate daily for added health, need I say more? Incorporating chocolate into a daily diet plan has been proven beneficial for overall health. That’s great news, right? Here are just a couple of reasons to incorporate this delicious superfood into a daily diet regimen. Benefits: This amazing superfood contains: Free-radical-fighting antioxidants as well as B […]

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RTIC Vs YETI Coolers Debate – Complete Buying Guide

by Lero @

When you’re going to buy a cooler, you always want to have the best one of all possible options. It can be difficult to know which is which considering there are so many brands available. So which criteria do you use to choose? A good place to start is by comparing the best brands to […]

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Natural home remedies for Eczema in Baby and Children

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

[ This article is avail in French – Remèdes maison naturels pour l’eczéma des bébés et des enfants ] By Kristina Vidug & Dihan Chandra, Organic Lifestyle If you’re reading this, it’s likely that your child or infant is suffering from the skin condition, and you are seeking natural home remedies to the myriad of pharmaceutical treatments […]

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Vancouver, British Columbia based Green Businesses

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

  Organic Lifestyle is happy to connect our customers with other like minded businesses but do not take any responsibility for services rendered and/ or offered. We believe these businesses to be ethical, eco-conscious and responsible. We are simply facilitating an introduction. Please contact the business directly and mention it’s a referral via Organic Lifestyle. ORGANIC & LOCAL FOOD DELIVERY in British Columbia […]

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10 Best Kamado Grill and Smoker Reviews – Buyer’s Guide

by Lero @

Kamado Grills have been in existence for thousands of years. Normally, these grills are built with ceramic shells, however, no less than one is all metal and others utilize different materials that are similar to stone. Thus, these charcoal grills have incredible insulation, high productivity, and the capacity to hold high and low temperatures, which […]

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6 Health and Nutrition Experts Share Their Favorite Bedtime Snacks

by Marygrace Taylor @ Amerisleep Blog

If you’ve ever polished off a pint of ice cream or a full-size bag of chips after dinner, you know that what you eat before bed can have a major impact on your ability to fall (and stay) asleep. But sleep-friendly snacking is about more than just steering clear of rich, gut-busting fare. Turns out, […]

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What to Look for When Purchasing a King Size Organic Mattress?

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

The king size mattresses will be one of the most important purchases you will ever make, especially if you need to replace your current mattress. A cheap synthetic foam mattress may make sense to you and your budget now, but it will not be the smartest choice in the long-run.... Keep Reading

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Top 5 Essential Oils for Pain Relief

by The Soft Landing @ The Soft Landing®

Choosing essential oils for pain relief is a safe, natural way to help reduce some of the symptoms you may be experiencing, especially when it's localized

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How to pack using only carry-on bags

by Mommy Gearest @

I haven’t always been a master packer. When I was 24 and moved to the UK, I took so much luggage that I had (a lot of) trouble carrying it all by myself from one airport to the next. As a “backpacker” for the next three years, I quickly learned how to pack using only... 

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Organic & Local food delivery companies in Canada

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Jump to: Calgary – Ottawa – Toronto – Vancouver – Winnipeg   = organic/local vegetables  = organic/local meats CALGARY – ALBERTA Spud Spud offers custom boxes of organic produce, grocery, dairy, bakery, deli, beverages and health and home products. They also offer and deliver ready to eat organic meals. Calgary, Vancouver, Vancouver Island Food bins starting at $22 OTTAWA – ONTARIO Bryson Farms Bryson Farms […]

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Brentwood Home Cedar Mattress Discount Code

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

It’s easy to save 15% on your purchase of a Cedar mattress by Brentwood Home. Just follow these simple steps Head over to BrentwoodHome.com Select the size Cedar mattress you would like Confirm the items for purchase Enter SLEEPOPOLIS15 promo code in the “Gift card of discount code” section and click Apply You just saved […]

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Healthy Living Made Easy

by Snoozzz Organics @

Healthy Living Made Easy Have you ever thought, “Living a healthy, nontoxic lifestyle seems like a lot of work? Can healthy living made easy even exist?” Even for those that are savvy in the ways of healthy living, sometimes navigating new ingredients found on labels can be over whelming and time consuming. So if you’re […]

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The Advantages of Organic Innerspring Cross-Section Mattresses

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

There is an organic revolution happening across the United States. One such area you may not have considered is investing in an organic mattress! To pique your curiosity, here are some key advantages of organic mattresses over the alternative. Avoid Toxicity from Your Mattresses There is a growing sensitivity from... Keep Reading

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12 Baby Monitor Reviews – Top Rated Video and Audio

by admin @

If you’re looking for some baby monitor reviews to help you separate the junk from the overpriced, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve provided a collection of commentary based on what other mothers think are the best video and audio baby monitors. Their experiences give you the benefit of knowing which monitor will best fit [...]

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The (Eco) Friendliest Mattress Wants to Meet You.

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The Importance Of REM Sleep

by Annie Walton Doyle @ Sleepopolis

What purpose does REM ("Rapid Eye Movement") sleep serve in helping the brain and body rest?

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The Coolest Mattress in Austin: Pure Latex Bliss

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

Everything You Need to Know from Latex Bliss on Vimeo. If you are searching for a mattress in Austin, you owe it to yourself to come in and take a look at Austin Natural Mattress. Yes, we pride ourselves on natural & organic mattresses, because they are non-toxic, and just smarter. You are not giving anything up by buying a cleaner product. But outside of that, it should be mentioned that our mattresses are also on the cutting edge of technology and quite simply the highest quality mattresses on...

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Organic Body Pillow and Other Pregnancy Must-Haves

by Organic Lifestyle @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Studies show that babies are exposed to toxic chemicals in the womb – so reducing your exposure while pregnant is a great place to start. This can be overwhelming, but at Organic Lifestyle, we want to help make your life easier and healthier. We put together this list of pregnancy must-haves, starting with one of […]

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How to Prevent and Treat Mastitis Naturally

How to Prevent and Treat Mastitis Naturally

by Heather @ Mommypotamus

Inside: The symptoms of mastitis and blocked ducts, plus home remedies that may help and tips for preventing mastitis.  Did you know that when you kiss your baby, your breastmilk changes as needed to combat pathogens? It’s true. “When a mother kisses her baby, she ‘samples’ those pathogens that are on the baby’s face – […]

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Nine Ways to Avoid Household Toxins

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

One expert offers tips for consumers who want to avoid exposure to everyday household toxins and chemicals. Abridged article. Read Unabridged article by Christina Gillham from Newsweek 1. Filter Your Water. A simple water filter can capture a lot of pollutants. Some cities’ water supplies can contain trace amounts of arsenic, lead, perchlorate and/or atrazine, […]

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How to Choose the Right Natural Wool Pillow Top

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

Choosing the right pillow top mattress can take some time, because there are lots of different options to choose from. It’s best if you can try them out yourself to find out what it feels like to you, since mattress preferences are very personal. Additionally, you should consider these 5... Keep Reading

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Homemade Cough Drops With Honey And Lemon

Homemade Cough Drops With Honey And Lemon

by Heather @ Mommypotamus

If you’ve ever tried making pure honey cough drops, you know it’s nearly impossible not to scorch the honey. I’ve tried every winter for the past three years, but have never actually succeeded. These soothing sore throat meltaways are as far as I’ve gotten . . . until this year, that is. You see, one upside of packing […]

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Video Release - We have a head for pillows - Protect-A-Bed

by testing@ecinternet.com (Protect-A-Bed) @ Protect-A-Bed

Check out the videos from the latest Protect-A-Bed, market campaign: We have a head for pillows!

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5 Reasons Why You’re Having Weird Dreams

by Marygrace Taylor @ Amerisleep Blog

You’re well past the point in your life where you’re scared of monsters in the closet or under your bed. So why are you still plagued by freaky nightmares—or just plain bizarre dreams? It’s true that nightmares and disturbing dreams prove most common in young kids. But they plague plenty of grown-ups, too: Up to […]

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The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun review

by Mommy Gearest @

We were already heading to Cancun for a destination wedding, so it was a pleasure to accept an invitation to check out the new resort-within-a-resort at the mega-property Moon Palace. The Grand at Moon Palace is the new jewel in the crown, and deservedly so as this here review will soon reveal. THE GOOD Gosh,... 

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More Zzz’s Please

by amerisleep101 @ Amerisleep Blog

Scientists and researchers recommend the average adult should get between seven and nine hours of sleep every night, but do you know how many Americans miss this mark? Considering how important sleep is to our productivity, creativity, and general health, we surveyed more than 1,300 Americans to understand their sleeping habits – from which major […]

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Best Plants for Cleaning the Air

by Snoozzz Organics @

Best Plants for Cleaning the Air Clean air is a necessity. All living organisms need it for survival. Testing has proven that our indoor air quality is worse than the air outside. This new age problem is happening because more time is spent indoors than ever before in history. A couple simple solutions can help […]

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Choosing the Right Wool Mattress Toppers for Winter

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

There’s a great deal of discussion in scientific circles about sleep, but generally, the experts agree that most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep. They also tell us that we should make sleeping a priority. Sticking to a specific sleep schedule, practicing relaxing bedtime rituals, and exercising... Keep Reading

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3 Moms Share Their No-Fail Toddler Sleep Tricks

by Marygrace Taylor @ Amerisleep Blog

It’s no secret that little ones are masterminds at finding ways to stay up past their bedtime. You might feel like you need a heart of steel to say no when your cutie pie is begging for one more story or one more back tickle. Still, toddlers need up to 14 hours of sleep a […]

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Green your nursery

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

How to Create a Healthy (and Green) Nursery Babies have more sensitive skin than adults and are more sensitive to chemicals. Because babies spend much of their time in their cribs and in the nursery, focusing on creating the healthiest environment possible is of great importance to many parents. Some important points to consider: Most […]

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Get Healthy Sleep with an Organic Mattress Protector

Get Healthy Sleep with an Organic Mattress Protector


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From sleeping better to keeping beds healthier, see four reasons an organic mattress protector is a must-have.

11 Must Haves For Newborns

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If you’re ready to have a child, you’ve no doubt got a loooooong list of items you’ll be looking to buy. There are definitely some must haves for newborns that will cut down on the anxiety and prevent you from buying every single thing on the market. I mean, have you seen all those baby [...]

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Spring Cleaning from the Inside Out

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

by Wellness by Design   With Spring having sprung, it is an ideal time to consider cleansing (aka detoxification)! Your body and mind naturally feel the need to cleanse as the days finally begin to get longer, as sunlight increases, and as you start to wake up in tandem with the world around you. An […]

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Mould Testing Overview - Pros and Cons of Different Methods

by noreply@blogger.com (Corinne) @ My Chemical-Free House

First I want to talk about the most reliable test which is how you feel in the house compared to other places. Unfortunately this is not always as simple as it sounds to execute. There are different ways to undertake this experiment. The simplest way is to stay in your backyard in a tent or all metal trailer without bringing any possessions from the house. The most obvious complication here is that you will need to go inside to use the washroom unless you get a porta potty! You may also be so sensitive that the house has contaminated the air outside (I have experienced being outside of a house and being able to smell the mould).

The next option would be to stay somewhere where other people recovering from mould illness (and MCS) have felt better. This could be a campground, KOA cabin, Airbnb or other rental. I have a lot more details on this in my post on the Locations Effect and Mould Sabbatical.

Once you have gotten "clear" and done some recovering you might be wondering how do you test a house to find out if it's good? Some people can walk into a house and know if it's good for them. But even the most sensitive people usually need to request to spend 3 nights trialling the house. This is not always an option, but you should ask. Usually people sleep better in a house that is mould free, but me and other CIRS patients have found that there is some mould that puts you into a zombie sleep where you sleep more (and then get sicker). So even a three-night test can be tricky.

It is also good to verify the house is safe with mould testing. The most common test for CIRS (mould patients) is the ERMI. It is highly recommended by Shoemaker certified doctors as the test to use. The range of the ERMI scores goes from minus 10 to positive 20. You need a score or 2 or lower to be treated and recover from mould illness according to Dr. Shoemaker.

Other types of mould tests can also be useful. A tape lift will get you definitive results on visible mould. I look at the options below. This is a very simple overview just to give you the general idea of what is out there in a way that is not overwhelming - you may want to look more into each of these different methods. Please note that my sources were biased towards mould advocates Lisa Petrison from Paradigm Change, Greg Muske from Biotoxin Journey, Dr. Shoemaker and Cheryl Ciecko, an architect who specialises in mould. I have attempted to cross-check their information. However, going with information from the companies that do house inspections can be biased and contradictory. (All sources at end of post, which you can read for more detail).

ERMI

Cons

- Doesn’t work well in brand new houses.

- You need dust that has settled for a while (wait 4-6 weeks to re-test an area).

- Having very little dust or a high amount of dust can skew results.

- Having a high amount of outside dirt inside can skew results. Having high or low outdoor spores counts can skew results.

- May not be an even distribution of spores throughout the house if mould is only coming from one place and the house is large.

- It is known to miss major mould problems when people are very sick in their house. Similarly, after a remediation, a CIRS patient can still be sick from the mycotoxins left behind despite a low score.


Pros

-"Only the ERMI and HERTSMI have been associated with sequential activation of innate immune responses, not air testing.” Dr. Shoemaker. Meaning it is the only test that he found that is consistently in line with lab results for CIRS, despite its drawbacks.

- Vacuum method can pick of heavy spores like Stachy and the Swifer method can also be used to pick up places with accumulated dust that has been there for 4 months. John Banta always tries to use the vacuum method over swipe method.

- It's pretty affordable at $300. You do it yourself. The lab recommended is Mycometrics.

HERTSMI-2

-Similar to ERMI but tests for a handful of moulds most commonly associated with water damaged buildings. It is cheaper than ERMI. I would go for the full ERMI and you can still calculate your HERTSMI value from that. Shoemaker certified doctors will consider your HERTSMI score as well as ERMI score.

Tape Lifts

Cons

- You need to have visible mould.

- It assists you with what type of mould it is and not how widespread the problem is.

Pros

- Tells you what kind of mould you have when you have a visible sample.

- Allows you to know if this is a toxic mould.

- You can do it yourself.

- It's the cheaper way to test for visible mould.

I used this DIY Tape Lift to test a few areas in a house I go into often. The results came back showing me what type of mould it was. It confirmed that the mould was one that is toxic that comes from water damage. Though you need to get a decent amount of mould on the tape otherwise your results will just show scattered pieces.

Spore Traps (Air Test)

Cons

- Needs to be taken near the source, so you have to know where the source is.

- Shoemaker says: "The industry standard of sampling the air for spores is not an acceptable substitute for many reasons. One of the main limitations is that over 99% of the particles that carry the inflammagens from water damaged buildings are smaller than 3 microns. Spore traps can only detect particles that are larger than 3 microns and therefore, miss over 99% of the inflammagens.”

- Spore traps identify round, intact spores. So they will not catch evidence of past problem that have left mycotoxins.

- Can miss/underreport certain heavy species like stachy.

- Expensive.

Pros

- The test is more standardised than tape lifts, swabs, cultures, and mould-dogs, they claim.

- It is the most widely used mould test.

- You can compare inside and outside air.

Dishes

Cons

- Hard to know where to place the dish to get capture the mould if you don’t know where the mould is coming from.

- Doesn’t get you an accurate relative reading since some mould is harder to catch and some proliferate faster in the dish than others.

- Stachy is a slow grower compared to other moulds in the dish.

Pros

- Can be used in multiple places to compare and for general observation.

- Can give you more details on the exact type of mould than other tests.

- Inexpensive.

- John Banta does a culture of the dust used for ERMI to compare and get more details

Here is one you can do yourself.

Mould Dogs

Cons

- Can only detect a handful of moulds.

- Hard to know if they are well trained, look for good references of the company.

- They can’t tell you if it’s high amount of mould or a trace from after a remediation.

- The dog can only sniff in areas where they can reach.

Pros

- They are good at finding the source if it is within their reach.

- The dog can smell both live and dead mould.

- You can pinpoint the area where you need to do further testing.

VOC testing

Cons

- There is controversy around the accuracy of this testing.

- Not widely used.

Pros

- Test the levels of mycotoxins and other VOCs in the air.

Here is a company that does this kind of testing that is recommended. It goes to an AIHA accredited lab.

Sources:

http://biotoxinjourney.com/mold-testing/
http://paradigmchange.me/testing/
https://www.nachi.org/tape-sampling-mold-inspection.htm
http://healthybuildingscience.com/2013/02/14/mold-testing-air-quality/
Public postings by Cheryl Ciecko (Architect)
John Banta interview
Dr Shoemaker Q&A

Disclosure: Some of the links to products and supplies on this page go through my affiliate partners. This post uses Amazon Affiliate links. Buying through these links helps support this blog and does not affect the price for the consumer. I was given the Tape Lift test to see if I liked and recommended it.

Introduction to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Causes: The multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) syndrome is a subjective illness that is triggered by repeated chemical exposures (usually odour). Studies points the causes at the following trigger chemicals (but not limited to): Gasoline (petrol) or diesel fuel Petroleum-based products, including petroleum jelly, tar, asphalt Pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and other agricultural chemicals Industrial cleaning chemicals, […]

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How To Make Non-Toxic Granite Cleaner

How To Make Non-Toxic Granite Cleaner

by Heather @ Mommypotamus

I love the bright, crisp scent of this Lemon & Lavender All-Purpose Cleaner, but vinegar is too acidic for granite and can cause etching over time. Store-bought options often contain problematic ingredients – frequently earning a rating of C or even F from the Environmental Working Group – and can cost anywhere from $7-$27 dollars. […]

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Grief and love in the time of cancer

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She’s gone. My little girl Rory who has been my constant companion for a quarter of my life has passed away. Her rapid deterioration due to cancer over the past few months is finally over and now she can rest in peace. Memories and heart ache are what remains. People remind me that time will […]

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Organic Mattress Pads and Wool Moisture Pads

Organic Mattress Pads and Wool Moisture Pads


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Cotton fitted organic mattress pads by Coyuchi, Suite Sleep, Sleeptek and Green Sleep. Organic wool moisture pads and puddle pads by Pure Rest, Sleeptek, and Savvy Rest

Toronto based Modern & Contemporary eco-friendly furniture designers

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

If you are ready to create a healthier home, but are feeling overwhelmed at where to start, Organic Lifestyle’s Healthy Home Consultation is for you! Sustainable furniture designers worth checking out: Urban Tree Salvage – Ontario based Stylegarage – Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC based – FSC wood & locally made eg., wood is finished with an oil rub: Tung […]

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5 Quick and Natural Ways to Beat Heartburn

by Laura @ The Soft Landing®

Are you a heartburn sufferer? Suppressing stomach acid with antacids isn't always the best way to treat it, so reach for these 5 quick and natural ways to beat heartburn instead!

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Health Benefits of an Organic Wool Pillowtop

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

Choosing the right mattress is one of the most important keys to getting a good night of sleep. That, in turn, can help you stay healthier and feel more rested during the day. Organic mattresses are designed with your comfort and safety in mind, and are prized as a healthy alternative to... Keep Reading

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Organic Crib Blanket Buying Guide: Top 3 Organic Baby Blankets

by Aqua @ Baby Crib 101

Choosing a beautiful organic baby blanket to keep your little one snuggly and warm is a gift of love. Made with natural organic fibers, these blankets are machine washable, can be used to offer a clean floor space and look beautiful in a choice of colors and designs

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3 things that significantly reduces your personal impact on climate change

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

This post: isn’t about stuff you’re already doing like recycling its about your personal retirement stocks and/or kids future education fund and consider whether you’re invested in those responsible for climate change. will take you less than 4 mins to read Guardians of the galaxy take on fossil fuel divestment I’ve had alot of respect for […]

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Let’s Talk Sleep

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Slumber Wonder Amazed at how tired you are each morning? Are you craving refined carbs, sugar and coffee during the day just to remain awake? Let’s talk sleep. Are you getting enough? Is it restful? Not everyone requires the same amount of sleep, but for most of us it’s best to get between seven and […]

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How to Choose the Best Hypoallergenic Mattress Cover

How to Choose the Best Hypoallergenic Mattress Cover


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Don't let dust mites keep you up at night. Learn more about the benefits of hypoallergenic mattress covers, and what you need to know before buying one.

The Best Organic Crib Mattress – Top 3 Crib Mattresses This Year

by Aqua @ Baby Crib 101

Looking for the best organic crib mattress reviews? Most first-time parents will spend countless hours researching prospective baby products to ensure they make a well-informed, value-conscious decision. You Want The Best… Why not? You want the best for your baby, but who has the time?? Look no further. I have compiled my own research into […]

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Whoa Exchange rate! Buy now before we need to raise our pricing.

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Hard to believe the US Dollar 140% stronger than the Canadian dollar as I write this. This means some of our USA based brands are costing us 140% more than before. We’re about to place our Spring 2016 order and wanted to give our loyal readers the opportunity to purchase before we have to raise […]

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Simply Scrub

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

Four unique blends of organic ingredients create body scrubs that exfoliate and nourish your skin. Their chocolate body scrub, for example, is made with cocoa nibs, brown sugar, and healing honey. [Read about their organic ingredients here.

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7 Things to Consider BEFORE Buying A Foam Crib Mattress…

by Aqua @ Baby Crib 101

Buying a foam crib mattress, or any type of crib mattress for your eagerly anticipated new baby is one of the most important things you will do as a parent. We have put together a detailed Baby Crib Buying Guide so you know what to look for…. And here are the most popular, Top Rated […]

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Nolah Mattress Discount Code

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

You can save $125 on any size Nolah mattress by following some simple steps and using the following promo code! Choose your mattress at NolahMattress.com Enter the code SLEEPOPOLIS in the discount code section on the checkout screen and click apply Congratulations, you just saved $125!   Don’t forget to check out my full Nolah […]

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Hope in the Time of Cancer

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Cancer: a diagnosis commonly associated with death. So naturally, when I found out a lump recently removed from a loved one was cancerous, I was overcome with dread. Because she lives a very healthy lifestyle — organic food, regular exercise, low exposure to environmental toxins, loves and is loved — I was almost certain we’d […]

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The Benefits of a Bamboo Pillow and Its Cons

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Cellulite, Anti-Aging Wrinkle Creams and Green Tea – Toxic Chemical Free Tips to Slow Aging

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

[ This article is avail in French – La cellulite, les crèmes contre les rides, et le thé vert : des conseils sans produits chimiques toxiques pour ralentir le vieillissement. ] JUMP to Daily anti-aging regimen By Kristina Vidug & Dihan Chandra, Organic Lifestyle When it comes to your complexion, it’s no secret that every woman wants […]

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Crib brand review: ED by Ellen

by Denise & Alan Fields @ Baby Bargains

Crib Brand Review: ED by Ellen Web: EDbyEllen.com Crib Brand Review: ED by Ellen. When we learned that Ellen Degeneres was entering the nursery furniture arena with a line called ED by Ellen, we were skeptical. The category has been littered with celebrity-endorsed flops from the likes of Heidi Klum, Kathy Ireland and Jenny McCarthy. […]

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Looking for Safer Cosmetics? Our review on Beautycounter

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

From Dihan, Founder of Organic Lifestyle: There are a ton of safe cosmetics – natural / organic skincare, bodycare, kids’ products and makeup options on the market – Primarily, I’ve stayed away from retailing safe cosmetics & makeup in the past due to most customer preference to touch and feel these products prior to purchase especially […]

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Top 5 In Ear Headphones For Running

by John M. Curry @ Top Five For You

Let me tell you a secret: You can totally purchase a decent long-lasting pair of in-ear headphones with $50 budget. Shocking, right? In-ear headphones do not have to be as darn pricey as over-ear headphones, and they do come in different styles like wired or wireless models. Though over-ear pieces provide better sound quality and […]

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DaVinci Emily 4 in 1 Baby Crib including Toddler Rail Review

by Aqua @ Baby Crib 101

I initially began my search for a baby crib when we were expecting our daughter, Daisy. The hunt was on for a product that satisfied the fundamental requirements of a crib, offering functionality and the utmost in safety features. The convertible crib also needed to offer an elegant and playful style in looks, fitting of […]

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How to Shop for a Natural Latex Mattress

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

You may have heard about the environmental benefits of shopping for natural latex mattresses. Since there are no coils or other manmade material, you’re creating less waste. You may not know that there are several health benefits as well. Latex conforms to your body and supports it well, cushioning your... Keep Reading

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Have Your Earth-Friendly Baby Wipes Been Greenwashed?

by Laura @ The Soft Landing®

Have your earth-friendly baby wipes been greenwashed? It's come to our attention that two brands are using questionable ingredients and advertisements. Learn what you can do about it!

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NFL Coach Matt Patricia Keeps a Mattress In His Office. Is It His Secret to Football Success?

by Cody Gohl @ Sleepopolis

NFL coaches pull some seriously long work days, and Matt Patricia of the Patriots (and soon to be of the Lions) blurs the line between bedroom and office.

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Do your winter boots have a “snowflake rating”? (sponsored post)

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As a bona fide Canadian, I have learned to embrace winter. That’s mostly because I’ve figured out that being warm is the single most important thing differentiating a terrible winter experience from a magical one for me. The result? I’ve amassed quite a collection of winter coats, hats, mitts and boots over the years. But... 

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Best Rated Rize Adjustable Bed Reviews

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Carry-on only packing list

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Being prepared is crucial for packing using only carry-on bags. You need to have a good sense of what you’ll be doing at your destination so you can plan outfits and shoes around activities, events, meetings, etc. Step one: create a carry-on only packing list using my sample below as a guide. Step two: study my how... 

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Last week, this made us hope, reflect and smile

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Given life is busy, we wanted to share a few things that we felt was pretty significant from last week # life – The ‘Busy’ Trap If you’re constantly “busy”, then this NY Times Opinion is a good read. Every morning my in-box was full of e-mails asking me to do things I did not […]

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The Best TV Antennas For RVs – TOP 5 Reviews

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Do you travel in your RV often and would like to be able to relax and watch some TV when you are parked? Well, the best RV antenna models are fairly inexpensive and get many more channels than you might think. These easy to install products will get many of the same local channels that […]

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Third Sheet Set Review

by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey @ Sleepopolis

New to the American premium, direct-to-consumer sheet market, British company Third promises high-quality, low-fuss sateen sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers. But with so many prominent competitors in the market, can they compete against more established brands? Keep reading to find out. Looking for a quick read? Click here to jump to the summary. What I […]

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The Path to a Zero Waste Home: Start in the Kitchen

by Organic Lifestyle @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

We all know that waste is a huge problem. But it’s an easy problem to push to the side – especially if you live in an urban setting where your trash disappears from your curb. Out of sight, out of mind as they say. But all that trash ends up in landfills which produce methane […]

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Customize Your Organic Mattress

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

Three firmness options are available for each layer of latex: "soft," "medium," or "firm." You can then decide whether you'd like solid layers of latex, or whether you'd like it split down the center to allow for different firmnesses on each side of the mattress. The latex is wrapped in an organic cotton and organic […]

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PlushBeds Coupon Code

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

You can save $50 on your PlushBeds purchase by using the discount code “SLEEPOP5” at checkout. Just follow these simple steps: Head over to PlushBeds.com Select the mattress you would like to purchase Confirm your order is correct Enter the promo code in the Coupon Code box found on the checkout page and click Apply […]

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How do I customize my firmness level?

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

You can choose whether you want your two (for Organic Tranquility), three (for Organic Serenity), or four (for Organic Serenity Pillowtop) layers of natural latex to be soft, medium, or firm.  Additionally, if you are purchasing a Queen or King size mattress, you can customize each side to have different firmness layers.  After you have […]

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Infographic – How To Save Big In Your Baby’s First Year

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Parents will spend just about $10,000 on your baby in its first year alone, according to an exclusive BabyCenter survey. Ouch! That’s gonna hurt a bit more for those of us not making Obstetrician money. For the rest of us, that means coming up with a plan to keep some of that money in our pockets. [...]

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Valentines Day Sale 2018

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

20% off full price merchandise. Use code: VAL2018. Excludes products already on sale. We are required by manufacturer to exclude Naturepedic, Savvy Rest, Sueno/Sleeptek, Royal Pedic, Green Sleep, OMI, Pacific Rim, and Austin Air. Sale ends February 14th at midnight MST. Not valid on any past purchases. Not valid with any other discounts, offers, or […]

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Best Bean Bag Chair Reviews

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Use an Air Purifier for Smoke from Wildfires

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  It began with a sense of dread and a knock on the door in the middle of the night. Our friends stood there in shock. They told us they woke up and had about a minute to escape from their home, driving through the embers and smoke with a high wall of flames behind them. The …Read More

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It’s Summer: Time for Green Renovations

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

It’s Summer: Time for Green Renovations It’s summer, which in Canada can only mean one thing: home renovation time. Rejuvenate your home – both indoors and out – with a new coat of paint or stain. Imagine your backyard deck gleaming with a deep redwood stain. Or your bedroom walls radiating with a relaxing shade […]

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Organic gifts on sale and win $150 gift card

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

On sale for the Holidays   ZAHRA BLUE WAS $89.99 From $67.49 KIDS SWEATER W/ HOOD WAS $114.50 From$85.88 KNIT SWEATER W/ HOOD WAS $114.50 From$85.88 SHERPA ORGANIC COTTON BLANKET WAS $124.50 From$112.05 More on SALE items Our Picks this week Buckwheat Hull Pillow From $79.00 LIGHTWEIGHT ORGANIC COTTON KIMONO BATHROBE From $74.50 SPA INSPIRED UNISEX ORGANIC SLIPPERS From $24.50 TERRY VELOUR UNISEX […]

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Top 5 Serta Adjustable Mattresses

by Star Newcomb @ The Sleep Judge

Something is Wrong with Our Kids

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  Over half the kids in America are chronically sick with at least one of these conditions: Asthma Allergies Eczema ADD/ADHD Obesity Anxiety Depression Autism Autoimmune disease Learning disabilities Developmental delays The newest data on autism is that 1 in 36 American kids have an autism spectrum disorder. Pediatric disorders that were once rare or non-existent …Read More

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What does organics have to do with politics?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Part of Organic Lifestyle’s mission is to promote topics such as equality. The other day on our Facebook page, one of the comments inquired about “what does organics have to do with politics?” Its a sensitive topic but we feel our role both as a global citizen and a socially responsible company, is to advocate […]

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21 Gluten-free + Dairy-free Christmas Menu Ideas

by The Soft Landing @ The Soft Landing®

I try to eat healthy all year and don’t like to make an exception for the holidays, so this deliciously dairy-free + gluten-free Christmas menu is perfect!

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Is this the culture we want to live in, let alone expose our kids to?

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

I’m sitting in my local coffee shop – the tables are fairly close to each other which eventually leads to casual conversations with strangers over coffee and croissants.   One couple mentions their prior lives living in South Africa where tensions ran high; middle class everyday culture was to live in gated communities, barbed wire fences […]

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Natural solution for hair regrowth, split ends and losing hair in chunks

by Posted by Organic Lifestyle Staff @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Organic Lifestyle: This is a guest post by one of our biggest fans, D Brown, who with her husband, field tested and now is the biggest advocate for a natural Hair regrowth and restoration product line called Monat. As a guy with a receding hairline, I was keen to learn more. Read her story if […]

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Is That Rash Really Eczema or Contact Dermatitis?

by The Soft Landing @ The Soft Landing®

Is that rash really eczema? Try this simple test to make sure it's not just a case of contact dermatitis caused by irritants in skin care or laundry detergent or fabric softener.

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IntelliBED Review: Why I Got Rid of My Organic Mattress

IntelliBED Review: Why I Got Rid of My Organic Mattress


Wellness Mama®

I recently ditched our really expensive organic mattress and replaced it with an Intellibed non-toxic mattress instead. Here's why...

2015 Gift Guide

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

As the Holiday season approaches, gentle reminder to place your orders early! For the #Foodie Consider gourmet food gift baskets  – great way to show your appreciation to clients and friends alike. ORGANIC CHOCOLATE GIFT BASKET from $99 SWEET AND SAVOURY ORGANIC GIFT BASKET FOR YOUR FAV CORPORATE CLIENTS Jump to: How we (organically) get […]

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7 things I wish I could have expected when I was expecting (sponsored post)

by Mommy Gearest @

There are a lot of things that come with motherhood. And 20/20 hindsight is definitely a big one. If I could go back in time and re-write my own version of What to Expect When You’re Expecting, this is how it would all play out… Expect to be tired. Like, maybe forever. And not in... 

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Sharing a Bed and Restlessness

by amerisleep101 @ Amerisleep Blog

Do you sleep soundly through the night, or do you often find yourself staring at the ceiling wishing you could be staring at the back of your eyelids? Whether you sleep alone or bunk with a partner, child, or fluffy friend, the company you keep at night could impact your sleep quality. We collected Fitbit […]

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Best of The Blog In 2017

Best of The Blog In 2017

by Heather @ Mommypotamus

Hey, you’re blurry! Wait, you’re actually fine, that’s just the month of December moving way. too. fast. Before we close out this year I thought it would be fun to look back at the top ten most popular posts written in 2017 – thank you so much for being part of this community and sharing your […]

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The 5 Best Vacuum Sealer For 2017

by John M. Curry @ Top Five For You

An essential item in most modern kitchens is vacuum food sealer. While many people may not have thought about buying one, it is indeed an ideal purchase considering how much money you would save and food you would store for later use. With a decent vacuum sealer, food’s freshness can be extended 5 times longer […]

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The Longboard Stroller: Will Quinny bring it to the US?

by Denise & Alan Fields @ Baby Bargains

The Longboard Stroller: Will Quinny bring it to the US? Last updated: Nov 30, 2017 @ 1:59 pm The Longboard Stroller: Will Quinny bring it to the US? A mash up between a stroller and skateboard, the Longboard Stroller by Quinny is lighting up the internet—so what is it? And when is it coming, if […]

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The Best Mattress Protectors of 2017: Reviews and Buyers Guide

The Best Mattress Protectors of 2017: Reviews and Buyers Guide


Sleep Addicts

Earnings Disclaimer: When you buy certain products from some of the sites which we link to, we receive a small commission. Keeping your mattress protected is the best thing that you can do to ensure the longevity of your bed. Not only that, but it also helps to keep your warranty intact. If anything were …

An Exhaustive Guide to PVC-free Mattress Covers

An Exhaustive Guide to PVC-free Mattress Covers


The Soft Landing®

We searched for PVC-free mattress covers to help reduce off-gassing from VOC's & delved into the safety of polyurethane since it's commonly used too

Split-Head Organic Cotton Waterproof Mattress Protector

Split-Head Organic Cotton Waterproof Mattress Protector


Suite Sleep, Inc.

Sustainable and Organic Luxury Mattresses and Bedding for a healthier sleep!

Popular Wool Bed Configurations (Part 3): All-Natural Wool Mattress, Topper & Latex Padded Slats

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

So far on our blog we’ve discussed two popular wool bedding configurations: a wool mattress plus wool-filled topper and latex pad and our latex mattress with wool-filled topper. Both of these configurations exhibit the many benefits of wool and make for wonderful all-natural alternatives to conventional bedding. This week, we’re diving into one of our […]

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Non-Toxic Bath Toys {Safer, Plastic-Free Toys for Bath Time}

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

Bath time is a fun time in our home. My oldest loves to play and splash around in the bath, and I like to sit back and enjoy a few moments of conversation with him. But, getting him in the bath – that’s another story! The only thing that helps is agreeing to give him […]

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The Norwegian Secret To Enjoying a Long Winter (its about mindset & organic Flannel)

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

The upcoming horror isn’t Halloween but as I broke out my Winter Jacket and toque, my immediate next thought was to dread the upcoming long Winter. The shivering, foul weather, no sun after work … So I was pleasantly surprised to come across this Fast company article that discussed a research study on how residents […]

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Joyce Farms

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

This family-owned comapny is dedicated to providing “the finest, most flavorful poultry, beef and game raised on small farms using humane, all natural methods…We raise every single animal with one guiding imperative: that there is nothing added EVER – no pesticides, animal by-products, hormones, growth stimulators or antibiotics. This allows us to produce meats the […]

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Jurassic Park in Concert

by Mommy Gearest @

Imagine watching a movie, known for its iconic musical score, in a theatre setting — with a full orchestra. That’s exactly what’s happening when Jurassic Park in Concert comes to the SONY Centre for the Performing Arts on December 28 and 29, 2017. Tickets range from $49 to $99 apiece, but you and three guests can join... 

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Why You Should Buy an Organic Mattress

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

  You spend roughly one-third of your life sleeping. Combine that with the times that you tend to just hang out on your bed to watch TV or surf the internet, and you’ll begin to realize that you spend a significant portion of your lifetime on your mattress. If you’re... Keep Reading

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20 Best Baby Walkers Reviewed – Traditional and Sit to Stand

by admin @

If you’re looking for opinions on the best baby walker on the market, you’ve stopped by the right place. With multiple options to choose from, there is no doubt that you will find the right one for your toddler. You want a walker with a busy activity center? They’ve got them. You want one with [...]

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Wool Bedding Compression 101

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

One of the most important considerations in caring for your all-natural wool bedding is compression. Being mindful of compression ensures that your wool-filled bedding withstands many years of use. At Shepherd’s Dream, all of our bedding is made with wool batting which experiences compression within the first 6 months of regular use. The explanation for […]

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Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Review

by Jessica Jones @ The Sleep Judge

Last minute gifts for Mother’s Day

by Dihan Chandra @ Fumbling towards an Organic Lifestyle

Last minute gift ideas for Mother’s day that we can deliver in time (as long as you place order ASAP!): Vegan silk scarves from $67 Women’s organic bathrobes from $69 Gourmet food baskets – something for everyone, including Vegans and those with a sweet tooth. Non-profit awareness Any one else familiar with the non-profit PreventCancerNow? Seems like they are […]

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Memory Foam vs Down Pillow: Differences and Benefits

by Annie Walton Doyle @ Sleepopolis

How to memory foam vs. down pillows compare? What are the pros and cons of each?

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Sneak Peak and Q&A

by noreply@blogger.com (Corinne) @ My Chemical-Free House

I made a short video tour of my tiny house and will follow with some Q&As below!