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Pure Bliss – Non-Toxic Crib Mattress

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

Our Premium Non-Toxic Crib Mattress. 100% Pure Natural Latex provides ideal support & mildew-resistance. No flame-retardants, VOCs, or harmful chemicals.

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20 Best Baby Walkers Reviewed – Traditional and Sit to Stand

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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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Flexi-Spring Pangkor

by Cottonsafe® @ Cottonsafe® Natural Mattress

We are delighted to announce the introduction of the Flexi-Spring Pangkor futon mattress. We have often been asked for a futon mattress to go on the Pangkor frame that would be suitable for every night sleeping, but without the use of foams. Now with the development of special flexible springs we are able to offer ... Read more

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Help Finding a Safe, Natural Mattress

Help Finding a Safe, Natural Mattress


Kitchen Stewardship | Real Food and Natural Living

You don't want to sleep on offgassing chemicals! Readers' tips from three years of looking will help you find the best natural, organic (or not) mattresses for your family.

What’s Up With Thread Count?

by Victoria @ Naturepedic Blog

Anyone who has shopped for sheets has noticed different thread counts. And as Naturepedic customers may have noticed, we recently gave our organic cotton sheets an upgrade and switched from 300 thread count to approximately 400 thread count. But what exactly is thread count and why does it matter? What Is Thread Count? When looking at the thread count of sheets, you’re not just looking at a random number. However, it is a common misconception that a higher thread count directly translates to better quality sheets. Thread count is actually the number of threads per square inch (this includes horizontally and vertically). The finer the materials sheets are made of, the higher the thread count. You can typically assume that the higher the thread count, the softer the sheets. Therefore, thread count has an effect on the feel of your sheets, but it is not the only factor that will affect the overall quality of your sheets. What Else Should[...]

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Winter Sleep Tips For Baby

by Guest Blogger @ Naturepedic Blog

As the cold winter months march on, you might find yourself wrapping up in extra layers and perhaps turning the heating up a little higher too. And as you take measures to keep warm this winter, it’s a good idea to also take a look at your sleeping habits too. It can be tempting to add lots of extra layers for babies when it gets cold, but actually, it’s not always necessary. Here are some tips for winter sleep and keeping baby safe when it’s cold. Sleeping inside Studies have found that too many layers on baby can lead to overheating and can put them at risk. With this in mind, here are some tips for winter sleeping inside: – Remember that too many layers in an already warm room can hinder your baby’s ability to regulate her temperature and can play havoc with her natural breathing pattern. Make sure you convey this important message to all caregivers so that[...]

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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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Pure Start – Non-Toxic Cradle Mattress

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

Our Non-Toxic Cradle Mattress is made with just Organic Cotton & PureGrow Wool. No flame-retardants, VOCs, or toxic chemicals. Fits standard Cradles.

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How To Find A Non Toxic Baby Mattress

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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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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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Finding the Perfect Materials for Non-Toxic Mattress

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

Building the perfect non-toxic mattress starts with finding the safest, most natural materials. Because no matter what other companies do in the manufacturing process, or how many fancy marketing names they create to make their products “sound” more organic, if you don’t start with pure, wholesome materials, you can’t create a truly non-toxic mattress. So when... Read more »

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Pure Grow Wool – Raising the Baaaa-r

by Mariah Bankemper @ SleepLily

Pure Grow wool is SleepLily’s favorite fiber. It is completely natural, non-toxic, and cruelty-free. What’s so great about Pure Grow Wool? Wool can do incredible things, which is why Pure Grow wool is featured in our non-toxic mattresses. Wool has been used all over the world for centuries because of it’s incredible properties. Here are 3 of the... Read more »

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Find Your Best Mattress Reviews: The Top 10 and Worst 10 Beds of 2018

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

If you’re shopping for a new bed, learning about the best mattresses of 2018 is a good way to make sure you choose a good one. It’s also helpful to know which ones don’t fare so well in order to avoid the duds. New mattress models come out every year from a growing number of […]

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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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5 Conscious Employers Promoting Equality, Diversity, And Family-Friendly Benefits For Women

5 Conscious Employers Promoting Equality, Diversity, And Family-Friendly Benefits For Women

by Kayti Christian @ The Good Trade

Pay gaps, harassment, and gender inequality are still issues for women in the workplace—even in 2018. We are hopeful for a greater shift towards workplaces that prioritize equality, diversity, and family-friendly benefits. If you or someone you know is looking for a new job this year, here are five of the best companies we’ve found that prioritize women’s advancement, safety, and gender equality. 

Instant Pot Tortellini Soup w. Farmer’s Market Veggies

by Natureal Mom @ Natureal Mom

I actually enjoy standing over the stove and preparing homemade soups and stews in my Staub, however, with two kiddos in school I usually don’t have time to spare. Enter the Instant Pot Ultra (scored a sweet deal over Labor Day weekend). This is the first dish I’ve prepared in the Instant Pot and it’s going into weekly rotation which means two things:  it’s easy to make and my husband and kids gobbled it up. Something to note – if you’re familiar with me and my site, you know I try to avoid toxins including in my cook and bakeware. Click here to read about Instant Pot safety. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! Ingredients 1 onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ⅓ cup dry white wine 2 carrots, diced 5-6 tomatoes, peeled and diced (or 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes) 8 cups vegetable stock 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon oregano ½ teaspoon parsley 3 cups chopped spinach 1 pound fresh 3-cheese tortellini Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish Preparation Select sauté function on Instant Pot and set to high. Add onion […]

Luxury Cotton Rich Bed Bug Blocker Zippered Mattress Protector - Walmart.com

Luxury Cotton Rich Bed Bug Blocker Zippered Mattress Protector - Walmart.com


Walmart.com

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How to Choose a Safe Bed and Bedding - It Takes Time

How to Choose a Safe Bed and Bedding - It Takes Time


It Takes Time

Looking for nontoxic bedding solutions? Wondering which mattresses are safe? Find out how to choose a safe bed and bedding!

Pure Grow Wool – Puddle Pad for Cribs

by Nathan Johnson @ Products – SleepLily

Protect the purity of your new crib mattress safely and naturally. Moisture resistant & washable.

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Screen Time

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Screen Time | How it's affecting your sleep schedule.Read More ...

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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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Compare Black Friday and Cyber Monday Mattress Sales: Macy’s, Sears, Mattress Firm & More

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Are you prepared for the insanity of the 2017 Black Friday mattress sales? Though they can get a little crazy, these sales are a great time to get the most for your money. Mattresses tend to be one of the larger purchases made in households, so getting a good deal can go a long way. […]

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Should You Ditch Your Chemical Mattress?

Should You Ditch Your Chemical Mattress?


Mother Jones

Good night, sleep tight—don't let the volatile organic compounds bite.

Is Your Mattress Toxic? - Happy Mothering

Is Your Mattress Toxic? - Happy Mothering


Happy Mothering

When I first started on my natural living journey, I would have never imagined that mattresses could be a source of toxins in my home. I would have assumed that …

8 Best Baby Mattresses – Foam and Spring Crib Reviews

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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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How to Find the Most Comfortable Mattress

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

What’s The Most Comfortable Mattress Type? So you want to know what the most comfortable mattress is? The quick answer: The mattress that best suits your needs will prove to be the most comfortable. This isn’t a cop-out, it’s just the quick answer. The truth is, there is no magic mattress that is best for […]

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The 6 Best Mattress Picks For Under $1000 – 2018 Edition

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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BabeSafe® Store


BabeSafe® Store

Are you concerned about SIDS and your baby? We are Campaigning to Prevent SIDS.

Discovering Toxic Materials in Your Bedroom - Healthy Home - Mother Earth Living

Discovering Toxic Materials in Your Bedroom - Healthy Home - Mother Earth Living


Mother Earth Living

Debra Lynn Dadd shares what you need to know when looking for toxic materials in your bedroom, includes tips on safe materials for sheets, pillows, pillowcases and mattresses.

Review: Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic Crib Mattress - Experienced Mommy

Review: Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic Crib Mattress - Experienced Mommy


Experienced Mommy

Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic Crib Mattress Review, covering the organic, natural components, waterproof fabric, and fire safety aspects.

Non-toxic Mattress Guide | Gimme the Good Stuff

Non-toxic Mattress Guide | Gimme the Good Stuff


Gimme the Good Stuff

Conventional mattresses typically contain various petrochemicals, plastics or vinyl, flame retardants, which releases VOCs that are linked to cancer.

The 5 Highest Rated Firm (Hard) Mattresses in 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Organic Sofas, Loveseats, and Armchairs

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

All organic sofas, loveseats, and armchairs by Savvy Rest with your choice of fabrics, cushion firmness, and leg finish. Savvy Rest Verona Armchair with Organic Hemp-Cotton Blend Fabric Free Shipping! Continue the benefits of a healthy nights sleep all day with the Savvy Rest Verona Armchair with organic hemp-cotton blend fabric. This elegant tuxedo style […]

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Biosteel Sneakers

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

"Spider Silk" Sneakers? | Adidas debuts shoes made from biosteel.Read More ...

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Why do Mattresses Have Toxic Chemicals in Them?

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

Why do mattresses have toxic chemicals in them? It’s a fair question. On a lot of levels it seems improbable – impossible even – that something as important as a mattress could be the source of toxic chemicals in our bedrooms. The mattress is, after all, the place we spend over a third of our... Read more »

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Do You Sleep on an "Organic" Mattress?

Do You Sleep on an "Organic" Mattress?


Dr. Axe

We spend close to one-third of our lives sleeping, yet for most of us it's on a mattress that turns out to be pretty toxic, let alone often uncomfortable. I wrote up this article all about the common ingredients in most mattresses — caution, it might freak you out — plus how exactly to pick the healthiest bed to your sleep and health go hand-in-hand like they should.

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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Pure Grow Wool – Puddle Pad Twin

by Mariah Bankemper @ Products – SleepLily

Protect the purity of your new crib mattress safely and naturally. Moisture resistant & washable.

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Pure Start – Non-Toxic Cradle Mattress | SleepLily

Pure Start – Non-Toxic Cradle Mattress | SleepLily


SleepLily

Our Non-Toxic Cradle Mattress is made with just Organic Cotton & PureGrow Wool. No flame-retardants, VOCs, or toxic chemicals. Fits standard Cradles.

The 6 Best Rated Hybrid Beds – 2018 Reviews & Comparisons

by Mark Reddick @ The Sleep Advisor

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Our In-Depth DreamCloud Bed Review for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Keeping it Clean

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Keeping it Clean | Reducing microplastics in our oceans.Read More ...

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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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Our Leesa Bed Review For 2018 – Should You Buy It?

by Jill Thompson @ The Sleep Advisor

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Pure Start – Non-Toxic Crib Mattress

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

Our best-selling Non-Toxic Crib Mattress. Made with Organic Cotton & PureGrow Wool. Extra-firm innerspring. No flame-retardants, VOCs or toxic chemicals.

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The Best Food Storage Containers That Are Safe and Non Toxic

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

Leftovers: They're pretty much a fact of life. So what do you do with them? Your grandma probably stored hers in Tupperware bowls or reused plastic packaging like margarine tubs and cottage cheese containers.What your grandma didn't know, however, is that those plastic items aren't the best food storage containers. Sure, they're reasonably priced and […]

The Next Step in Safe Sleep: Naturepedic Organic Cotton Twin Mattress - ABCs and Garden Peas

The Next Step in Safe Sleep: Naturepedic Organic Cotton Twin Mattress - ABCs and Garden Peas


ABCs and Garden Peas

Hey, I know you. You’re that mom who saw those 2 little pink lines and wanted to change the whole world. It started small, with a healthy diet and more exercise. Maybe you stopped wearing perfume and using harsh cleaning products. Then you started changing everything from your beauty products to the containers you store...

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Cottonsafe® Hotel

by Cottonsafe® @ Cottonsafe® Natural Mattress

Cottonsafe® Hotel – The world’s first completely chemical free hotel and contract mattresses. www.cottonsafehotel.co.uk  

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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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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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Seattle's first "traffic garden" is a bike playground where kids can safely practice their cycling skills

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20 educational and FUN sensory table activities for kids!

by jennifer.l.chait@gmail.com (Jennifer Chait) @ Inhabitots

Children (and even adults) learn best and retain more vital information when all of their senses are active and engaged. That said, a water or sand table, or "sensory table" or bin is the perfect way to enlighten and entertain your little one for hours of creative, educational play. Your sensory table can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. Some popular sensory table activities include safe edible finger paints, slimy goop or slime, loose sand, and even plain ol' H20. The real point isn't...

Naturepedic | Organic Cotton | Mattresses | Green Dream Beds

Naturepedic | Organic Cotton | Mattresses | Green Dream Beds


Green Dream Beds

Green Dream Beds partners with Naturepedic to provide healthy, eco-friendly products, with innovative sleep technology for people of all sizes and ages.

Urban Roots Handmade

by Debra Lynn Dadd @ Live Toxic Free

Handmade-to-order basic clothing for women made from pre-shrunk linen and organic cotton thread. Styles are simple and loose, natural linen and colors. French seams. Wow. These are the clothes I want to wear. Not inexpensive but beautiful. Plastic-free shipping. Sizes P-XL. Also kitchen linens and bath linens.

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Does Non-Organic Cotton Contain Pesticide Residues? | Naturepedic Blog

Does Non-Organic Cotton Contain Pesticide Residues? | Naturepedic Blog


Naturepedic Blog

Many parents have questions about cotton. Is regular cotton okay, or should you use organic? The major difference is pesticides – organic cotton is grown without pesticides; regular cotton is grown with them. Are residues from those pesticides still in the cotton clothing, sheets and blankets you’re using for your baby? This is an important question if you’re concerned about your child’s health. Pesticides have been linked to several diseases and conditions, including asthma, autism, learning disabilities, birth defects, reproductive dysfunction, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and several types of cancer. In fact, the President’s Cancer Panel recommends that we eat organic food in order to avoid pesticide poisoning. Here’s a quote from the latest President’s Cancer Panel Report. “Exposure to pesticides can be decreased by choosing, to the extent possible, food grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers…Similarly, exposure to antibiotics, growth hormones, and toxic run-off from livestock feed lots can be minimized by eating free-range meat raised without these[...]

Breakfast to Go

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Breakfast to Go | 13 make-ahead breakfast recipes.Read More ...

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The Best Organic Crib Mattresses + Why You Need One!

The Best Organic Crib Mattresses + Why You Need One!


The Gentle Nursery

A list of the best non-toxic + organic crib mattresses for your baby. Choose a healthier mattress for safer sleep!

What makes a Cottonsafe® Mattress?

by Cottonsafe® @ Cottonsafe® Natural Mattress

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Non-toxic vs. Organic Mattress Review | Wellness Mama

Non-toxic vs. Organic Mattress Review | Wellness Mama


Wellness Mama®

There are many organic mattress choices but not all are really chemical free and sometimes a non-toxic mattress may be better (& cheaper!)

Which Natural Mattress is Right For You? | Mama Natural

Which Natural Mattress is Right For You? | Mama Natural


Mama Natural

So it’s time for us to get a new mattress, and, of course, I’m looking for a natural, “eco-friendly” one. After all, a lot of conventional mattresses are made with harmful chemicals and all sorts of bad stuff and we sleep (and sometimes co-sleep with our kids) on these things for 8 hours a night! …

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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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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Mattress Sales: The Best Reviews on Sale Priced Mattresses and Memory Foam Mattress Sales

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Are you looking for the best online mattress sales, including those on memory foam? Depending on the time of year, there are some incredible deals offered by various manufacturers that should help you narrow down your choices. If you plan on taking advantage of mattress deal prices, it’s also important to consider the overall value […]

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Britax Allegiance Convertible Car Seat Review

by Leigh Powers @ Experienced Mommy

I want my children to be safe, but I also have to contend with the reality of my budget. As I research car seats, safety and ease-of-use are top priorities but I also have to consider value. How long will my child use this seat? Is it something we’ll use daily, or just for occasional use in a secondary vehicle? ...

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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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Organic Cotton and Wool Innerspring Crib Mattress

Organic Cotton and Wool Innerspring Crib Mattress


Allergy Buyers Group

Check out the deal on Organic Cotton and Wool Innerspring Crib Mattress at Allergy Buyers Group

What are futon mattresses made of?

What are futon mattresses made of?


Futonland Help Center

Choosing the right futon mattress is easy once you understand how the filling materials cause the mattress to react differently to the weight of the human body and other criteria. The following gra...

Help your little angels sleep tight this Christmas

by Cottonsafe® @ Cottonsafe® Natural Mattress

Christmas – the most magical time of the year, but also the time when children’s sleep patterns are likely to be disrupted! Here are some tips to keep your kid’s sleep on track from Liz Dowen at Cottonsafe® Natural Mattress based in Woodbury, Devon. Liz is a qualified Sleep Practitioner for The Children’s Sleep Charity. Where possible continue with your bedtime routine and ... Read more

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How to Avoid Triclosan

by Andrea Fabry @ It Takes Time

It Takes Time

Triclosan has been banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in certain products, after years of controversy surrounding its safety. While the chemical will no longer be present in a variety of soaps and body washes, it is still permitted in products ranging from toothpaste to sports helmets. Find out how to avoid... 

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How to Avoid Triclosan

Is It Really Worth It to Buy an Organic Mattress?

Is It Really Worth It to Buy an Organic Mattress?


Ted & Stacey's Mattress Guides & Reviews

In an attempt to live a healthier life, more and more people are turning to natural food. Can an organic mattress help you live better as well? Read on...

Best Organic Crib Mattress - Healthy Child

Best Organic Crib Mattress - Healthy Child


Healthy Child

Important facts you must know about the toxicity of a baby crib mattress! Learn how to choose the safest and best organic crib mattress.

Britax Emblem Convertible Car Seat Review

by Leigh Powers @ Experienced Mommy

When I was pregnant with my first child, I spent hours researching and agonizing over my car seat decision. I wanted the best for my baby, but the price stickers on premium models made me hyperventilate. At the same time, I didn’t want my desire for savings to compromise my child’s safety. A few years and more car seats than ...

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Memory Foam Mattresses: Are They Safe?

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Memory Foam Mattress Ingredients: are the dangers real or exaggerated? Are the chemicals in your life freaking you out or have you found yourself wondering if products like memory foam mattresses are safe? If you’ve been looking into this type of mattress or any other, you may be wondering whether chemicals and odors could represent […]

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Nectar Sleep: ‘The Best Mattress Offers the Best Sleep’

by Organic Newsroom @ Organic Newsroom

Getting good sleep isn’t easy; stress keeps your mind racing, chronic pain makes you body ache, and there’s always too much to do with too little time to do it! Many of us aren’t getting the restorative sleep we need each night. Natural sleep aids like melatonin, magnesium glycinate, and GABA all help but oftentimes fall short […]

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7 Linen Curtains For The Airy, Eco-Conscious Home

7 Linen Curtains For The Airy, Eco-Conscious Home

by Staff Guide @ The Good Trade

If you’re like us and trying to piece together an eco-friendly home, then you’ll know how difficult it is to find pure linen curtains, only finding linen-polyester or linen-cotton blends. But not anymore! We’ve done the hard work so you can enjoy the benefits: we rounded up seven brands offering 100% linen curtains online.

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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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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The Best Baby Crib Mattress [y] | Baby Bargains

The Best Baby Crib Mattress [y] | Baby Bargains


Baby Bargains

After comparing 15 different crib mattress brands, we pick the Naturepedic No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic Lightweight Crib Mattress ($259 on Amazon) as the Best Baby Crib Mattress 2018. Naturepedic’s No Compromise Organic Cotton Classic Lightweight mattress features closed-cell air pockets made from food-grade . . .

What’s in your mattress cover?

by Cottonsafe® @ Cottonsafe® Natural Mattress

If you are buying a natural mattress then one of the most important part of a mattress is the cover. This is because it is the closest part of the mattress to your skin and its very important when passing the fire regulations. Cottonsafe® Cover At Cottonsafe® Natural Mattress our patent pending fabric is a ... Read more

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Pregnancy-Safe Makeup {Safer Cosmetics for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding}

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

You know that innate feeling of responsibility that you develop when you first become a mom? For me, it developed almost instantly after I found out I was pregnant with my first baby. I suddenly had this overwhelming sense of responsibility to give my babies the very best. MY best. My mama bear instincts kicked into […]

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All Natural Mattress Toppers

All Natural Mattress Toppers


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Find the Best Non-Toxic, All Natural Mattress Topper 100% Organic Cotton Topper Handcrafted Organic Cotton Mattress Topper made with the finest natural, chemica

Our Voila Hybrid Mattress Review for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Environmental Toxins May Contribute to Aging

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

Chronological age is determined by birth date. Biological age is established by physiological and molecular cells within the individual. The latter is influenced by the exposure of damaging substances in the environment, such as chemicals, cigarette smoke, or even stress (gerontogens). Aging occurs when the body goes through a biological mechanism called senescence. During this process, healthy cells become impaired and they lose their ability to divide. Over a period of time, these impaired cells begin to compile, using resources and releasing hormones with inflammatory characteristics. This majorly contributes to aging and age related diseases. Someday, scientists hope that blood...

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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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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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Are These Toxic Materials In Your Mattress?

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

One of the most surprising things about toxic chemicals in mattresses is how incredibly common they are. In fact, mattresses that are off-gassing harmful VOCs, and emitting toxic chemicals seem to be the norm, and not the exception. Even worse, this is true even of many mattresses claiming to be “organic” or “all-natural.” How can this... Read more »

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6 Best Waterproof Crib Mattress Pads

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When you’re looking for the best waterproof crib mattress pads, there are several things you are going to want to know. For many of us, it’s a matter of simply looking for something cheap and serviceable, while for others it’s more of a choice of durability and efficacy. Products aren’t always what they’re built up [...]

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Get Some Sleep: Naturally

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

Everyone needs to get a good night of sleep. This is no surprise to anyone I’m willing to bet considering a lack of a good, healthy night of rest is easily to recognize, and when the opposite occurs, easy to bemoan. Getting up after a restless battle of tossing and turning can have the same effect as operating in a nearly intoxicated-like state. Sleep deprivation is often caused by stress from your job, a long day of work, or just your mind struggling to keep the tasks of tomorrow straight in your head. Sleep aids are nothing new and we’ve...

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Sleeping in Hotels

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Sleep Better in Hotels | Seven ways to get a better night's rest in a hotel room.Read More ...

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Mattress Ingredients

by Cottonsafe® @ Cottonsafe® Natural Mattress

Do you know what is in your mattress? We believe that everyone should be able to simply look at a label on their mattress to know what’s inside, not just the fillings but the chemical treatments too. When buying food you can look at the list of ingredients, why not with a mattress? Chemical flame ... Read more

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Pip+Pencil - Wellness Design, Architecture

Pip+Pencil - Wellness Design, Architecture


Pip+Pencil - Wellness Design, Architecture

Pippa Lee, Wellness Architect assisting clients in the creation of healthier environments through traditional design methods as well as wellness technologies.

Pure Basic Non-Toxic Mattress

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

A Non-Toxic Mattress for everyone. Pick your perfect innerspring firmness, w/Organic Cotton & PureGrow Wool. No flame-retardants, VOCs, or harmful chemicals.

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Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy. If you were to only pick one item to switch in your journey for a nontoxic reboot, I would say that you should get a nontoxic mattress. Why? It by far has the most impact out of any other single item on reducing […]

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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Healthy Energy

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Healthy Energy | The alternative energy drink you need to try.Read More ...

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STOP! Don't buy that new TOXIC mattress!

STOP! Don't buy that new TOXIC mattress!


Weed 'em & Reap

Don't buy that conventional mattress. It's toxic! There are cheaper and healthier options that won't pollute your personal environment.

How to Buy a Non-Toxic Mattress for a Safe Night's Sleep

How to Buy a Non-Toxic Mattress for a Safe Night's Sleep


Mindful Momma

Learn what to look for in a non-toxic mattress, the best healthy mattress brands, and why conventional mattresses are not smart to sleep on.

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...

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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The 10 Best All-Natural and Organic Mattress Sources

The 10 Best All-Natural and Organic Mattress Sources


Apartment Therapy

Buying a new mattress is a big investment, and knowing where to go to find the best options for your health and for the planet—not to mention for a sound night's sleep— is key

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Pure Bliss – Non-Toxic Mattress for Kids

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

Our Premium Non-Toxic Mattress for Children. 100% Pure Natural Latex w/Organic Cotton & PureGrow Wool. No flame-retardants, VOCs, or harmful chemicals.

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Find the Best Labor Day Mattress Sale in 2017 from Sears, Macys & More

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

See what major retailers have in store for Labor Day mattress sale events… This summer holiday seems synonymous with the end of summer, barbecues and a lazy three-day weekend, but as it marks changing seasons it also brings big deals in retail, including Labor Day mattress sale events. As one of the biggest shopping holidays […]

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The Best Essential Oil Diffuser That Is Safe and Non Toxic

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

We all say that we want to breathe in clean, fresh air and that pollution is bad. Despite that, many of us are intentionally bringing air pollutants into our homes.These aren't big, scary pollutants like industrial smoke and urban smog. Rather, they come into our house in pleasant canisters and in packages bedecked with pretty […]

11 Best Natural, Eco Friendly & Organic Mattresses You Can Buy Online

11 Best Natural, Eco Friendly & Organic Mattresses You Can Buy Online


The Good Trade

A good night’s sleep shouldn’t be elusive. Studies show that we spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, and yet the average mattress contains a cocktail of toxic chemicals and flame retardants that can lead to long term diseases, skin irritations and respiratory problems. Comfort and quality are

Pure Bliss Non-Toxic Mattress

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

A premium Non-Toxic Mattress with uncompromising comfort. Choose your own firmness level with 6" of 100% Pure Natural Latex.

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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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What Is The Best Natural Organic Mattress?

What Is The Best Natural Organic Mattress?


Ben Greenfield Fitness - Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Is your mattress slowly killing you? What is the best natural organic mattress?

Safe Baby Wash, Bubble Bath & Soap Guide

by Maia James @ Gimme the Good Stuff

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page. UPDATED: January 2018 There is no reason you can’t use shampoo on your baby’s body as well as his…
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Juniper Mattress

Juniper Mattress


Brentwood Home

Nothing but sweet dreams ahead with the cradling comfort of our Juniper kids’ mattress. The gel memory foam layer sleeps cooler than traditional memory foam, providing a hugging sensation that contours growing bodies. The Juniper’s medium-firm feel supports healthy alignment of the back and spine while relieving pressure points. Best of all, the Juniper mattress uses safe, healthy materials like...

How to buy a crib mattress | BabyCenter

How to buy a crib mattress | BabyCenter


BabyCenter

Organic? Foam? Innerspring? Get up to speed on your mattress options and how to choose the best mattress for your baby.

Quilted Mattress Pad – Twin

by Mariah Bankemper @ Products – SleepLily

Twin sized, Pure Grow Wool Mattress pad quilted to an organic cotton cover, with natural elastic straps for easy attachment to the mattress.

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Austin Mattress Store (512) 452-4444 - Organic / Natural

Austin Mattress Store (512) 452-4444 - Organic / Natural


Austin Natural Mattress

Austin TX's favorite mattress store and THE source for Natural & Organic Mattresses, Beds Accessories, and Green Living Furniture.

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

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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What’s the Best Mattress for Back Pain?

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Learn how to find the best mattress for a bad back. Are you trying to find a good mattress for back pain? One of the hardest medical conditions to cure and treat are those relating to chronic back pain, and it’s something that affects millions of people around the world every day. Over and over, […]

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Affordable Non Toxic Mattress | Avocado Green Mattress®

Affordable Non Toxic Mattress | Avocado Green Mattress®


Avocado Green Mattress

Our non toxic mattress is handmade without harsh chemicals or VOCs. Sleep soundly and safely with Avocado Green Mattress.

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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How To Find An Affordable Natural Organic Mattress

How To Find An Affordable Natural Organic Mattress


Rodale's Organic Life

4 tips for buying the best non-toxic bedding for a healthier night's sleep.

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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Natural Mattresses with genuine Cottonsafe® fabric

Natural Mattresses with genuine Cottonsafe® fabric


Cottonsafe® Natural Mattress

Genuine Cottonsafe® Natural Mattresses using organic cotton giving superior support and a safe, non-toxic sleeping environment. Call (01395) 239832.

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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Wool

by Cottonsafe® @ Cottonsafe® Natural Mattress

We love wool! Cottonsafe® Natural Mattress are proud supporters of The Campaign For Wool. Wool has a high capability for moisture absorption, much more moisture than other fibres. It regulates temperature and humidity efficiently and is still one of the best pressure relieving materials. What is Wool? Wool is a fibre derived from the fleece ... Read more

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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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Watermelon

by Jessica Hann @ Avocado Green Mattress

Watermelon | Four health benefits and two hydrating drink recipes.Read More ...

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Cure Anxiety Naturally

by Jessica Hann @ Avocado Green Mattress

Treat Anxiety Naturally | The best essential oils for anxiety.Read More ...

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Top 5 Organic (Natural) Crib Mattress Picks For 2018 - Reviews & Ratings

Top 5 Organic (Natural) Crib Mattress Picks For 2018 - Reviews & Ratings


The Sleep Advisor

Searching for a crib mattress that's organic and chemical free? With our buyers guide you can find the safest pick for your baby in a couple of minutes.

Mom’s Guide 2018: What's The Best Organic Crib Mattress?

Mom’s Guide 2018: What's The Best Organic Crib Mattress?


MomTricks

Did you know that crib mattresses are sprayed with toxic chemicals? Find out how you can avoid this and find one that's both non-toxic and organic.

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.

Our Aviya Bed Review: Is This America’s Favorite for 2018?

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Flame Retardant Mattresses – FAQ

by exampleuser @ SleepLily

Flame Retardant Mattresses – Your questions, answered. Having a fire in the home is a nightmare scenario. In 2015 alone, there were 365,500 house fires an estimated $7 billion dollars in direct property damage. Don’t forget about the destructive emotional cost that comes from having your home and sense of security destroyed by flames. Thankfully,... Read more »

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The Best Water Filter Pitcher That is Safe and Non Toxic

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy.There's nothing quite like a cold glass of ice water to quench your thirst. Not only does it taste refreshing, but it's important for hydration too. In fact, men should consume 13 cups of liquid every day, and women should get 9.So, yes, downing […]

Introducing The World’s First Chemical Free Vegan Mattress

by Cottonsafe® @ Cottonsafe® Natural Mattress

  We received many enquiries about producing a Vegan mattress from people who don’t want any wool or animal products within the mattress, but still want it chemical free. We are delighted to now be able to offer a Vegan mattress – the Vegan Choice.  

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Pure Start – Non-Toxic Mattress for Kids

by exampleuser @ Products – SleepLily

A Simple, Non-Toxic Mattress for Kids (twin-size). Organic Cotton & PureGrow Wool with Firm Innerspring. No flame-retardants, VOCs, or harmful chemicals.

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The Best Natural & Organic Mattresses: A Buyer's Guide & Review | Organic Newsroom

The Best Natural & Organic Mattresses: A Buyer's Guide & Review | Organic Newsroom


Organic Newsroom

Mattresses are one of the most-unknown sources of toxins in most households—required by law to be coated in toxic chemicals. Organic mattresses are sourced from organically-grown materials, are hypo-allergenic, and utilize natural flame-retarded materials such as organic wool. This combination of features allow organic mattresses to provide a great degree of health-conscious comfort ideal for anyone …

90-Day Comfort Guarantee

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

If the numerous swapping options and overall flexibility don't bring you ultimate comfort and satisfaction, we offer a 90-day comfort guarantee on Bella Sera organic mattresses. While some manufacturers offer a latex-exchange policy, we have a much better option: For the price of other manufacturers' latex exchanges, we will sell you a brand-new layer of […]

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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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The Power of Napping

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

As most of us know, it’s very difficult to fit in the recommended 8 hours of sleep per night. However, there is a great substitute for this that a lot of us tend to overlook: napping! This little nugget of luxury is something that gets thrown by the wayside upon adulthood. It’s unfortunate since adequate sleep provides so many benefits and even contributes to longevity. Research by NASA shows that naps escalate performance. Their pilots who took 25 minute naps were twice as focused and more attentive than those who didn’t. NASA also found that taking naps enhanced reaction times...

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DIY Night Cream

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

DIY Night Cream | An all-natural recipe that won't clog pores.Read More ...

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10 Free Apps For Toddlers + Bonus App

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Technology plays such a huge role in our lives today by making things convenient and entertaining. In an effort to help mothers and fathers get a better grip on parenting, we’ve compiled a list of the best free apps for toddlers. These aren’t essentials by any means, however, they are guaranteed to add tons of value [...]

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What is the Best Toothpaste That is Safe and Non Toxic?

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

Everyone loves a healthy smile. That's why most of us are big fans of minty fresh toothpaste that foams in our mouths and leaves us with pleasant breath. If it feels and tastes so good, it must be good for our teeth, right?It might come as a surprise to you, but many of the ingredients […]

Research proves Cottonsafe® is the safest mattress for your family

by Cottonsafe® @ Cottonsafe® Natural Mattress

  BBC Newsnight 13.12.17 exposes the danger of burning fire retardant chemicals following the release of Professor Hull’s research. Click here to see the video. Below is our summary of recently released scientific research. If you’d like to see the full report, click here. Academic research completed by Professor Hull from the University of Central ... Read more

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Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018

Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018


Nontoxic Reboot

If you were to only pick one item to switch in your journey for a nontoxic reboot, I would say that you should get a nontoxic mattress. Why? It by far has the most impact out of any other single it…

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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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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Organic on a Budget

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

Organic on a Budget | Eat organic without breaking the bank.Read More ...

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Find the Best Mattress for Hip Pain

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Learn about reducing pressure points and how to find the best mattress for hip pain. Are you looking for a good mattress for hip pain? It can be hard to find the information you need to find the right mattress for your body. Here are some pointers to get you on the proper mattress and […]

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