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Keto Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

by Vanessa Pruitt @ Natural Family Today

Featured post from Natural Family Today :

Are you looking for a quick and easy make-ahead breakfast that will satisfy your hunger and your sweet tooth in the morning? Learn

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Simple Practices You Can Use Everyday to Improve Your Mental Health

by Guest Author @ Natural Family Today

Featured post from Natural Family Today :

Stress, anxiety, depression, suicide and all mental health disorders are on the rise. Despite what western medicine tells us, the health of the

The article Simple Practices You Can Use Everyday to Improve Your Mental Health was written by Guest Author and originally published at Natural Family Today .

7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

by Vanessa Pruitt @ Natural Family Today

Featured post from Natural Family Today :

Often dismissed as a “fad”, intermittent fasting is not a new practice. People have been fasting for health, religious, and ritual reasons for

The article 7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting was written by Vanessa Pruitt and originally published at Natural Family Today .

Easy Natural Bedding Solutions - Natural Family Today

Easy Natural Bedding Solutions - Natural Family Today


Natural Family Today

People spend about a third of their lives sleeping. And that means they are spending a third of their lives in their beds.

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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Positive Affirmations for Self Love Plus 5 ways to Incorporate Them Into Your Daily Routine

by Guest Author @ Natural Family Today

Featured post from Natural Family Today :

‘whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.’ – Tony Robbins ‘Self-care’

The article Positive Affirmations for Self Love Plus 5 ways to Incorporate Them Into Your Daily Routine was written by Guest Author and originally published at Natural Family Today .

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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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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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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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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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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Admin Only Products

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

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How is Wool Processed? From Sheep to Sheets: Stage 5

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

At Shepherd’s Dream we work closely with 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. Over the past several weeks we’ve been exploring how our wool is processed – from the pastures to the ready-to-use […]

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13 Eco-Conscious Athletic Wear Brands To Keep You Moving

13 Eco-Conscious Athletic Wear Brands To Keep You Moving

by Staff Guide @ The Good Trade

Here at The Good Trade, we're always on the lookout for ethical fashion companies that employ responsible labor standards and environmental practices. With fair-trade and ethical labor practices, natural and recycled fabrics, USA made and limited and conscious production, these brands are doing their part to provide consumers with high performance activewear while protecting both people and planet.

POPs, Those Toxic, Manmade Persistent Organic Pollutants

by @ Green Home Library

But This Time It’s Nature Doing the Dirty Work!

In the late 1970s, the U.S. government banned a group of manmade chemical compounds known as PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) thanks to scientific evidence that they caused harm to both people and animals.

This group of toxins, along with DDT, PCBs, and PBDEs, are all classified as POPs, or persistent organic pollutants – chemicals with such serious side effects that nations around the globe joined to ban them in 2004 in what is known as the Stockholm Convention.

Nature Makes POPs, Too

It was a magnificent effort, but one that Nature herself may be undermining. According to some scientists, certain bacteria, fungi, plants and waterborne organisms may now be making their own, counterfeit versions of PCBs, PBDEs, and other banned compounds.

Scientists don’t yet know whether their production is part of a natural process or some response to the chemicals we have already introduced into earth’s biosphere. The most burning question, however, may be why Nature is reproducing these POPs?

Take a group of chemicals called organohalogens, which are being found in seabird eggs along both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, according to researcher Sheryl Tittlemier of Carleton University.

These organic halogen compounds are structurally very similar to manmade DDT, halogenated dioxins, and brominated flame retardants. In nature, they are produced by marine organisms such as the acorn worm, for example, and production is verified by carbon-14 dating – a highly conclusive method for anything less than 50,000 years old.

The list of naturally produced POPs currently approaches 6,000, and challenges the perception that humans have produced more of these toxic compounds than Nature!

Natural POPs Making Their Way Up the Food Chain

Most scientists support the idea that these Nature-made POPs are as harmful to species as the ones chemical companies like Monsanto, Dow and 3M once made.

Several studies – one from the University of Missouri – have found trace amounts of POPs in pet food (and, of course, pets). The worst offender is BPA, or Bisphenol A, found in the lining of far too many pet food cans. The most troubling aspect of this problem is that at least two of the manufacturers lied about the presence of bisphenol A in their cans.

Traces of hydroxylated PBDEs have also been found in humans. The greatest risk is to people eating a marine diet, including fish; shellfish like oysters, crabs and lobster; whales and dolphins; seaweeds and microalgae; squid; sea cucumbers; jellyfish; and frogs.

Women in the Faroe Islands, who commonly ate whale blubber, had traces of these “natural” PCBs in their breast milk. Unfortunately, these naturally produced compounds can’t be banned as easily as manmade PCBs, so scientists are using analytical techniques like genome sampling to figure out which organisms are synthesizing the chemicals, how they do it, and why.

So far, the worst culprits appear to be marine sponges, whose bodies harbor 10 percent or more (by dry weight) of polybrominated compounds! Good reason, if you needed one, not to buy bath sponges.

But Why?

The immediate question is what risk do these “Nature-made” chemicals present. The biggest question is why would Nature manufacture toxic chemicals man has already banned?

The answer, suggest scientists, is the result of chemical warfare, this time by bacteria.

“Bacteria use chemicals to protect themselves from threats and to taste bad to predators,” notes Vinayak Agarwal of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The same aptitude that makes bacteria able to engage in chemical warfare may also make them highly adept at breaking down similar manmade chemicals in the environment. Take, for example, a General Electric Superfund site along the Hudson River in New York, where some naturally occurring microbes have learned to break down PCBs released into the river for three decades.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Nature could reverse our carelessness with chemicals? It might even make the extra body burden of persistent organic chemicals acceptable.

Or would it?

Green Business Security

by @ Green Home Library

When it comes to security, there are several alternative green options that are just as efficient as conventional ones which currently support pollution and waste.

Green Hacker Security

These days it is essential to hire an online security company to protect your small business computer system. The problem is that many of the energy sources from these huge servers are a significant drain on natural resources, threatening water conservation, clean air and global warming.

When shopping for or switching to an online security company ask if they support any alternative energy platforms to run their business. Whether solar or wind, hydro or hydrogen fuel, there are no more excuses why non-alternative would be a better choice.

Lock it Smart

Smart locks are taking over the security industry, reducing material waste and extra energy use. You may not think of keys as a problem but like any raw material they are a small part of excessive steel production.

By using smart locks you do not need a key or even a card to enter and exit, instead access is granted via computer or smart phone, speeding up production and increasing revenue. No more lost keys, broken doors or long gas guzzling drives to open a lock or handoff a key.

Work in Motion

Installing motion detectors can significantly cut back on wasted light energy. Rather than a light that burns for hours straight, a motion detector only illuminates when the security beam is breached. This saves energy as well as elongates the life of your light bulb. Many motion detectors are solar powered storing enough energy during the day to operate throughout the night.

Get an Umbrella

Most insurance companies offer full coverage which includes vehicles, property and damage. By bundling all of these under the same plan your financial security becomes a financial and environmental win. This is because it requires less office supplies, power and so many other intricacies which would most likely double if you had separate plans. If a security team is needed, ask if your insurance company provides and covers this part of your small business as well.

Utilize AI and VR

The future is practically on top of us as artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) permeate beyond gaming and into the medical, transportation and military sectors as well. When it comes to environmental benefits, these two technologies are poised to be the ruling factor on how you run your life, business and what carbon footprint you emit.

AI is currently taking over the home improvement industry with the smart home application by controlling temperature, lighting, and appliance usage. This is now being applied to small businesses and is showing a significant impact. Whether kitchen adjustments, bathroom water utilization or office space energy control, AI has taken the guesswork out of energy use, automatically saving resources and money. When it comes to small business security, AI offers real time audio alerts regarding intrusion, both physical or online and brings more user ease for smart lock applications as well.

VR is offering an opportunity for the small business and/or consumer user to enter worlds that are both engaging and educational showing front and center how global warming, pollution and lack of social consciousness is affecting our planet. This can be a consumer draw as it is capable of “wowing” customers while at the same time keeping them in your space.

VR is also being used to reduce small business ordering waste by allowing “virtual stock” to determine space allocation as well as reordering prompts. On the security platform, VR brings night vision as well as bird’s eye and around corner viewing. Add in drones to the mix and VR combined with AI can cover security for small businesses that include zoo layouts, large warehouses or farm spaces.

Loud and Clear

Any green addition to your small business is also an opportunity to alert your consumers or clients to how you are on-board with sustainable solutions. It has already been studied how a large subset that is rapidly turning mainstream embraces and supports green businesses, especially small businesses. By utilizing and advertising your green security system you are adding to your potential future business while helping save our planet at the same time.

 

Green business security is changing for the better. It offers environmental benefits as well as bottom line increase, consumer draw and peace of mind.

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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DIY Natural Bedding - Live Toxic Free

DIY Natural Bedding - Live Toxic Free


Live Toxic Free

“We are a bedding parts supplier. We are here to enable you to make your own chemical free, natural bedding, be it pillows, mattresses, blankets, comforters, etc.” Because they are a parts supplier and not a mattress manufacturer, you make your own mattress with the materials you choose. It’s as simple as opening a big …

Natural and Synthetic Bedding Materials: Pros and Cons

Natural and Synthetic Bedding Materials: Pros and Cons


Spink & Edgar USA

Have you considered the pros and cons of natural and synthetic bedding materials that make up the surface you are spending hours sleeping on every night?

Are Natural and Organic Bedding Materials Really Worth It? - Eartheasy Blog

Are Natural and Organic Bedding Materials Really Worth It? - Eartheasy Blog


Eartheasy Blog

Why natural bedding choices really do lead to a healthier sleep.

Natural Bedding and Linens Guide for Truly Sweet Dreams

Natural Bedding and Linens Guide for Truly Sweet Dreams


Meghan Telpner

We spend a third of our lives sleeping - so let's ensure we're using natural bedding that improves our health. Here are the best natural bedding options.

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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Easy New Year Resolutions

by @ Green Home Library

You probably know that most New Year’s resolutions never make it to spring. However, if it is an easy fix that you can incorporate into your busy life, it usually lasts longer. When it comes to the planet, there is no better way to practice some simple adjustments for a green impact no matter how insignificant you may think it might seem.

These easy Eco-friendly New Year’s resolutions give some practical options to simply do your part without a lot of fuss. You can keep it at this level or use it to propel you deeper onto a green path that continues to support a clean environment for you as well as future generations.

Bottled Water Reversal

There is no reason to purchase, let alone produce, plastic bottled water anymore. By now most people are educated on the ravages this product is having on our oceans, land and even air quality. Not to mention the approximately twenty-million barrels of oil per year used to make these bottles. Yet, the greed machine continues produce bottled water taking advantage of an assumed uneducated public.

It is time to stand up to poor manufacturing; poisoning your planet and your body. Stopping your  consumption of bottled water and switching to a recycled steel, plastic, aluminum, glass or wood water bottle is a simple step you can take. Simply fill with clean water from an at-home filtration system or tap (many cities and states are proud of a clean, safe municipal water record) and take it wherever you go.

If carrying around a personal water bottle is out of the question, at least use them at home rather than fill your fridge with evil plastic waste. When on the road, look for more friendly packaging such as boxed water options or compostable bottles.

Paperless Towels

Another perverse depletion of natural resources is lumber used for the manufacturing of paper towels. Over fifteen billion pounds of these one-wipe wastes are found in landfills daily. Instead, using cotton cloths in place of paper towels saves trees and gets the job done at the same time.

Some argue that the water used to launder cotton cloths is a greater Eco-threat than felled trees which are replanted. However, the technological Eco-friendly upgrades to appliances such as washers and driers save more water and electricity than ever before. Add in non-toxic cleaning supplies and your cotton cloth replacements easily remedy the environmental atrocities of paper towel production.

Fix Phantom Power and Old Bulbs

Make this year your Eco-experiment by eliminating phantom power. Phantom power is the constant electrical drain on your home appliances even when they are shut off. The National Resource Defense Council put out this list in 2015 to give the homeowner an idea of the accumulated financial waste due to phantom power:

Annual cost of “phantom power”

  • Water recirculation pump - $93
  • Desktop computer - $49
  • TV - $38
  • Cable set-top box - $30
  • Audio receiver/stereo - $22
  • Printer - $11
  • Furnace - $8
  • Coffee maker - $6
  • Dryer - $4
  • GFCI outlets - $1 each

You can easily save money and energy by implementing simple home improvement fixes such as:

  • Installing smart power strips
  • Unplugging appliances until needed
  • Installing a digital power timer
  • Adjusting appliance settings such as shutting off power hogging “quick start” options

In addition, swapping out incandescent lightbulbs and replacing with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and/or light emitting diodes (LEDs) can also save money as well as reduce significant energy waste. The US Department of Energy estimates that, “green lightbulbs” can save upwards of 65%-80% energy usage as compared to incandescent bulbs.

 

Try these Eco-friendly New Year’s resolutions to start of your year with an Eco-bang. They are simple ways to save money and the planet all at once without you exerting yourself all that much. Then, when you realize how much extra energy you have you can join an activist association and travel the world fighting the good fight, or just go to work and be happy you're doing your part.

 

Lugarti Natural Reptile Bedding

Lugarti Natural Reptile Bedding


Lugarti, Inc

Lugarti Natural Reptile Bedding - The BEST Bedding for Lizards, Geckos, Tortoises and Various Other Reptile Species!

Hartz® Nodor® Natural Bedding for Small Animals - Hartz

Hartz® Nodor® Natural Bedding for Small Animals - Hartz


Hartz

Hartz® Nodor® Natural Bedding for Small Animals is an ultra-absorbent, long-lasting cellulose fiber bedding for your rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils

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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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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How to Make Homemade Low Carb Taco Seasoning Mix

by Vanessa Pruitt @ Natural Family Today

Featured post from Natural Family Today :

Did you know that store bought taco seasoning contains unnecessary preservatives and carbs? Learn how to make homemade low carb taco seasoning mix!

The article How to Make Homemade Low Carb Taco Seasoning Mix was written by Vanessa Pruitt and originally published at Natural Family Today .

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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The Natural Bedding Co.

The Natural Bedding Co.


The Natural Bedding Company

Manufacturer of locally handmade organic latex mattresses and Australian oak furniture. Handcrafting natural mattresses and furniture for 33years.

What is the Keto Diet? Discover the Remarkable Benefits

by Vanessa Pruitt @ Natural Family Today

Featured post from Natural Family Today :

You may have heard the term “keto diet” or heard about the amazing results that others have been getting with this diet, but

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5 Surprising Benefits of Exercise on the Keto Diet

by Vanessa Pruitt @ Natural Family Today

Featured post from Natural Family Today :

As with any type of diet, there are a lot of myths surrounding exercise on the keto diet. Despite what you may have

The article 5 Surprising Benefits of Exercise on the Keto Diet was written by Vanessa Pruitt and originally published at Natural Family Today .

Green Chef Organic Meal Kit Service Review and Giveaway!

by Vanessa Pruitt @ Natural Family Today

Featured post from Natural Family Today :

Do you run out of time and energy to cook healthy meals during the week? Green Chef weekly meal kits may be the

The article Green Chef Organic Meal Kit Service Review and Giveaway! was written by Vanessa Pruitt and originally published at Natural Family Today .

The 10 Best Organic Bedding Sources

The 10 Best Organic Bedding Sources


Apartment Therapy

You spend about one-third of your life in bed, so it's an important place to invest in clean, healthy, and beautiful products!

Healthy Homemade “Mock” Caesar Dressing Recipe

by Vanessa Pruitt @ Natural Family Today

Featured post from Natural Family Today :

A lot of people fail to realize just how easy it is to make delicious dressings and dips at home. By doing so,

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Low Carb vs Keto Diet: What’s the Difference?

by Vanessa Pruitt @ Natural Family Today

Featured post from Natural Family Today :

Although the terms low carb and keto are often used interchangeably, they are distinct in many ways. So, what's the difference? Let's settle the low carb vs keto diet confusion.

The article Low Carb vs Keto Diet: What’s the Difference? was written by Vanessa Pruitt and originally published at Natural Family Today .

Home: Natural mattresses & organic bedding from Holy Lamb Organics.

Home: Natural mattresses & organic bedding from Holy Lamb Organics.


Holy Lamb Organics

We offer the finest in organic bedding: natural mattresses, premium local eco wool and organic cotton comforters, pillows, toppers, baby goods, sheets and more.

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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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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Sleep Sweeter With These 10 Organic Sheets & All Natural Bedding Brands

Sleep Sweeter With These 10 Organic Sheets & All Natural Bedding Brands


The Good Trade

Comfort and quality are key to restful sleep, and natural materials are key to your long-term health. We’ve created this guide to organic and natural bedding companies that are doing good for the earth and your health by using natural and eco-friendly materials.

Farmhouse Bedding | Jaclyn Natural Bedspread

Farmhouse Bedding | Jaclyn Natural Bedspread


Purple Rose Home

The Jaclyn Bedspread is one of our best selling spreads. Natural cotton/linen fabric is beautifully gathered to ruffle and kiss the floor. Lightweig

Importance of Green Baby Bedding

by @ Green Home Library

You have been living in progressive times with technological, medical and industrial advances happening practically daily. Yet, with all this forward movement, when it comes to pollution, health, and safety, some free-enterprise ventures remain off course.

Serious health risks are now connected to the toxins from many plastic products which, studies are confirming, have continuously leached into our lives creating accumulative effects linked to disease. Now, plastic toxin exposure is showing to be a threat to our children which is why the importance of green baby bedding is an essential protective first step.

Off-Gassing Risks

When home improvement materials such as paints and plastics are manufactured, the risk of dangerous fumes subtly emitting from some of these products should be concerning. These off-gassed fumes are volatile organic compounds or VOC’s such as PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), phthalates and phthalate alternatives. Breathing VOC’s could cause the body to embed toxic residue in muscles and other tissue. Due to an underdeveloped immune system and fragile state, new and existing data show that infants are the most vulnerable groups for contracting these off-gassed toxic emissions.

In a study by researchers at the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, published in Environmental Science & Technology (12/16/14), the abstract states,

“In infant sleep micro-environments, an increase in the temperature of the mattress can cause a significant increase in emission of phthalates from the mattress cover and make the concentration in the infant's breathing zone about four times higher than that in the bulk room air, resulting in potentially high exposure.”

Phthalates and phthalate alternatives are linked to causing disorders of hormonal regulation which may include health conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Early puberty
  • Infertility
  • ADHD
  • Cancer

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) interviewed Dr. Brandon E. Boor, an assistant professor of civil engineering at Purdue University who commented that,

“We need innovative research to come up with manufacturing practices and ingredients that put children’s health first and ensure that we don’t end up with a new toxic chemical.There is now a real movement on the state and federal level to reduce Americans' exposure to flame retardants in furniture, foam and other items, because research shows that these chemicals accumulate in the bodies of people, increase the risk of cancer and can harm hormones”

Off-the-Grid

Mainstream consumerism is continuously bombarded with slick advertising and many manipulated words such as “natural” and “safe.” In reality, most people have no idea that many products they trustingly purchase are ticking time bombs of off-gassing exposure.

When it comes to merchandise for baby and kids, thinking twice about utilizing “off-the-grid” manufacturers, especially for crib mattresses and bedding, could be life saving.

Off-the-grid products come from unconventional companies that offer a variety of alternative options beyond the possible dangers associated with mainstream choices. These might include materials like:

  • Hemp
  • Bamboo
  • Organic cotton
  • All-natural green tea
  • Organic Merino wool

Many green crib mattresses are also made in the USA and meet the same fire safety standards as synthetic choices. Be sure and ask questions when purchasing a green crib mattress such as:

  • Is it organic?
  • Has flame retardant been added to this material?
  • Is this material a good deterrent for mites, bedbugs, etc.?
  • Are there any levels or citations that confirm the authenticity and safety of this mattress?

 

Baby furniture, bedding and blankets do not need to be a danger zone for your child. The importance of green baby bedding is imperative and can only start with you. It offers peace mind that your child is starting out on the right foot before they can even walk.

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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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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Ultimate Guide: Organic Mattresses + Natural Bedding | Root + Revel

Ultimate Guide: Organic Mattresses + Natural Bedding | Root + Revel


Root + Revel

In this ultimate guide to organic mattresses and natural bedding, we share what you need to know in order to create a safe, healthy and eco-friendly sleeping space with non-toxic options for mattresses, sheets, pillows, towels and more! 

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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Thanks for Signing Up

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

Thanks for signing up for our newsletter! You're almost done, just click the link in the email we just sent you. Our Best Sellers Naturesoft Organic Flannel SheetsThe Naturesoft Organic Flannel Sheets are made from a 165 gsm flannel and are a natural color. Made from GOTS ...Read More$82.00 – $112.00Select optionsSale Nomad Furniture Bed […]

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NEPCO - All-Natural Pet Bedding and Animal Litter for Pet Owners

NEPCO - All-Natural Pet Bedding and Animal Litter for Pet Owners


All-Natural Pet Bedding and Animal Litter for Pet Owners, Breeders, and Veterinarians

As a pioneer of wood fiber based products, NEPCO creates industry leading wood chip bedding and all-natural pet bedding products for breeders and owners.

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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Natural Bedding Essentials | Hello Glow

Natural Bedding Essentials | Hello Glow


Hello Glow

We spend a third of our lives in bed, so non-toxic bedding is essential to keeping ourselves healthy.

Sanderson Farms®’ Innovative Partnership with AGgrow Tech is Good for Poultry and Environment

by admin @ AGgrow Bedding

Certified sustainably grown poultry bedding supports Birds’ Well-being   GREENSBORO, N.C. – May 9, 2017 – Sanderson Farms® continues its commitment to animal well-being by partnering with AGgrow Tech. AGgrow Tech is the leader in supplying certified Sustainably Grown animal bedding fiber that comes from the production of Freedomâ Giant Miscanthus. AGgrow Tech has established […]

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Green Moving and Storage Options

by @ Green Home Library

Whether you are moving to another location, cleaning out your home, or setting up a storage option there are a variety of ways to keep it Eco-friendly. Before you dive into things like cardboard, plastic, and tape, give some thought to the many ways you can approach your task with as low a carbon footprint as you can.

Boxing Day

Re-using boxes for storage and moving means keeping them out of the landfill and one less bunch of new boxes purchased.

According to a 2014 report posted by B2B Community, corrugated cardboard was considered as having the best track record of any packing material. At the time of this report, it was rated that in 1993 55% of corrugated cardboard was recycled and in 2011 the number rose to 91%.

Recycling one ton of cardboard saves 9 cubic yards of landfill space, 700 gallons of water, and 46 gallons of water. Even though you won’t be using one ton of cardboard, you will be part of all the people that jump on board and eventually do hit these numbers.

Reusable boxes should be clean, as thick as possible and undamaged. They can be found at places like:

  • Supermarkets
  • Liquor stores
  • Warehouses
  • Bookstores
  • Starbucks
  • Craigslist free stuff section

Collect the News

Tons of newspapers are discarded everyday. If you need to pack and store items, newspaper is one of the best materials. It is readily available, protective when bunched in bulk (particularly for kitchen and dining items), and best of all it’s free when a day old.

Collect piles of newspaper and use generously to avoid wasteful and Eco-unfriendly plastic, styrofoam, or other packing material.

Pick a Green Team

For a moving company or storage space, do your green research. Many of these companies may sound good on the surface but you should find out what kind of green track record they have.

Some questions to ask include:

  • Do you use recycled materials?
  • Are your moving trucks Eco-friendly? (ie: electric, biodiesel, hybrid)
  • Does your storage space include green additions such as energy efficient lighting, heating, air-conditioning or insulation?
  • Do you use any green power options like wind, hydro or solar sourcing?
  • Do you use photocells or motion sensors? (devices to detect movement or natural light and turn on interior lights accordingly)

Rent It All

Before you run around sifting through supermarket dumpsters for usable moving boxes or spill out the Legos to fill another plastic bin, some companies are offering a greener way.

If you don’t mind spending the extra money you may be able to utilize organizations that will rent you an entire moving or storage kit. This is everything from boxes, tape and markers to wardrobe holders, rolling closets and customized packing units. You can even go a step further and pay for a team to do all the packing while you delegate.

Although more expensive, renting these services reduces waste, limits fossil fuel use and decreases excess personal energy.

 

Nowadays there are many companies in this industry offering green choices that are worth the effort. No longer does it need to be a time of stress and waste when the stress is hard enough to deal with. Try these green moving and storage options so your project is a clean, Eco-friendly experience.

La Selva Natural Bedding Collection

La Selva Natural Bedding Collection


Paul's Home Fashions

Thomasville La Selva Natural Bedding Collection features a tropical comforter set delight filled with exotic plant life in warm colors of green, orange mist. Free Shipping on All Orders Over $100!

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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NEPCO Unveils

by admin @ All-Natural Pet Bedding and Animal Litter for Pet Owners, Breeders, and Veterinarians

New Logo Redesign signifies NEPCO’s forward-looking approach and continued commitment to developing products from virgin wood that is subject to sustainable forestry practices.New Logo Redesign signifies NEPCO’s forward-looking approach and continued commitment to developing products from virgin wood that is subject to sustainable forestry practices.New Logo Redesign signifies NEPCO’s forward-looking... Continue Reading

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Organic Bedding-Sheets, Pillows, Mattress Pads, Blankets, and Comforters

Organic Bedding-Sheets, Pillows, Mattress Pads, Blankets, and Comforters


The Natural Sleep Store

Organic Bedding including Organic Sheets, Pillows, Mattress Pads, Blankets and Comforters made with organic cotton, wool and latex.

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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Repreve® Renewables Becomes AGgrow Tech in Corporate Rebranding Initiative

by admin @ AGgrow Bedding

Transition lays path for large-scale growth across United States GREENSBORO, N.C. – April 12, 2017 – Repreve® Renewables, LLC, a leader in renewable agriculture technologies, unveiled a new company name and logo as part of a corporate rebranding initiative. The new name, AGgrow Tech, illustrates the companies dedication to constantly push and explore the possibilities […]

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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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Wild Harvest Natural Bedding for Hamsters, Gerbils, Rats and Mice, 2.0 OZ - Walmart.com

Wild Harvest Natural Bedding for Hamsters, Gerbils, Rats and Mice, 2.0 OZ - Walmart.com


Walmart.com

Buy Wild Harvest Natural Bedding for Hamsters, Gerbils, Rats and Mice, 2.0 OZ at Walmart.com

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