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Check out this great round-up of organic bedding for kids and adults that feature fun, mod designs and are easy to find at large retails stores.

How to Care for Your Latex Mattress

by James McCauley @ Natural Sleep Luxury & Organic Mattress

If you want to continue to experience pure latex bliss, the makers of the Pure Talalay Bliss latex mattress offer some guidelines to help you maintain your latex mattress. Among their recommendations: Keep your mattress flat, don’t roll it up or compress it for storage or shipping purposes. Latex mattresses have a long life, so you’ll also want to keep yours clean. Talalay suggests using...

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The Advantages of Organic Innerspring Cross-Section Mattresses

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

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

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The 11 Best Organic Bedding and Sheet Sources

The 11 Best Organic Bedding and Sheet Sources


Citrus Sleep

You spend about one-third of your life in bed, so it's an important place to invest in clean, healthy, and beautiful products! These 11 makers of natural and organic bedding offer a range of designs to suit every taste and budget.

Mattress History, Part 2

by James McCauley @ Natural Sleep Luxury & Organic Mattress

In the late 18th century, as the experts at the Better Sleep Council tell us, a really important advancement was made when it comes to mattresses. Someone finally had the brilliant idea to make a bed that was a complete magnet for bugs and creepy crawly icky things. Not even kings and queens had been able to...

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Kroger Reaches $1 Billion in Organic Produce Sales

by Emily Monaco @ Organic Authority

Kroger has reached $1 billion in sales of organic produce, the company announced Thursday. The retailer now represents nearly 20 percent of the United States’ annual organic produce business. “We are proud to have led the way in making this category more mainstream, accessible and affordable,” said Robert Clark, Kroger’s senior vice president of merchandising, in […]

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3 Small Business Green Savings

by @ Green Home Library

If you're a small business owner you know what it takes to keep afloat. You don’t have the luxury of Big Corp money pouring in to fund frivolous decisions, your business needs every penny in the right place, at the right time, all the time. This is why going green can sometimes be a challenge for small businesses. It requires switching a variety of choices that have been set in place to keep your company running at an even pace.

Changing a workable format is a risky venture but when it comes to going green, the numbers speak for themselves. These small business green savings show how you can integrate green products and green practices that just may, eventually, increase your bottom line.

B2B Reach Out

Business to business communication can be essential as a green money saving tip for small businesses. By reaching out to adjoining companies there is the possibility of working together for a variety of incentives.

European marketing company Imfuna reports that,

“By making environmental friendliness a priority of your business partnerships, you not only encourage other companies to reduce their carbon footprint, but also to reduce their own expenditures; and when companies with which you partner save money, those cost savings are passed along to you.”

Talk to your counterparts about:

  • Combine supplies - Combining green purchases, like industrial cleaning supplies in bulk, can make starting off together financially more feasible.
  • Patriotism - Joining with your suppliers, vendors and B2B neighbors to purchase and show USA made support can be a huge win, particularly when it comes to solar installations and wind power.
  • Beautification - When businesses band together in the name of the environment they must walk the walk, and it will show. Whether outdoor shopping or indoor building office space, the surroundings of your small business should have basic upkeep that you probably pay for, however, there are additional options.

You can work with other small businesses to install green extras such as:

  • Composting bins - Can be sold to local farms for profit.
  • LED public lighting - Saves everyone money on electric bills.
  • Solar powered garbage compactors - Saves on excess garbage costs and fossils fuel use.

Scale Down

Obtaining larger space may be a misstep when it comes to keeping your small business green. Lowering your carbon footprint means less consumption, yet startups and small thriving ventures  are often pressured to expand for more money and stature.

It may seem anti-business but keeping your company at a manageable level that embraces green practices, such as energy efficient lighting, wind or solar power, recycling and more, is a green money saving move. With less overhead you use less energy, create less waste and, if managed well, can increase profits on a low carbon footprint.

Happy Employees

Whether working at a zoo, an office, or any small business, employees that see how you run your company are apt to follow your lead. Moreover, if that lead is a positive message, like Eco-friendly practices, money saving benefits could very well follow.

CNBC reported that,

“A study by UCLA and the University of Paris -Dauphine found that employees at Eco-friendly companies are 16 percent more productive than average.

Professor Magali Delmas, an environmental economist at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the UCLA Anderson School of Management commented on the study,

“Adopting green practices isn't just good for the environment, It's good for your employees and it's good for your bottom line. Employees in such green firms are more motivated, receive more training, and benefit from better interpersonal relationships. The employees at green companies are therefore more productive than employees in more conventional firms.”

 

As more small businesses, consumers and Big Corp. embrace the green movement, cost is finally coming around to a more conventional playing field. These small business green ideas show how jumping on the Eco-friendly band wagon can be good on all fronts.

Your Guide To Sustainably Farmed Flowers For Valentine’s Day

Your Guide To Sustainably Farmed Flowers For Valentine’s Day

by Katherine Oakes @ The Good Trade

Opt out of the traditional bouquet of roses this year and instead choose sustainably-grown flowers for your Valentine's sweetheart. By choosing fair trade, organic and sustainably-grown bouquets, you'll be making less of a negative impact on the planet and a very positive impact on your loved ones. Here's our guide to what to look for and where to shop!

9 Best Mattress Foundations and Box Spring Online

9 Best Mattress Foundations and Box Spring Online

by Karen Mulvey @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

Review the best perfect memory foam mattress foundations from brands that have designed these smart foundations and platform beds for your needs. When looking for a foundation for your memory foam mattress you want one that can keep it comfortable and also help extend the life of the bed too. PlushBeds Orthopedic Foundation, Puffy Mattress Foundation, Keetsa Gold Brushed Steel Bed Frame, Brooklyn Bedding Simple Life Tri-Fold Foundation, The VersaBase by Nest Bedding, Platinum Base Foundation by Hyphen, Helix Foundation, Simple Foundation by Eightand many more.

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Check out 6 of Singapore’s top bedding stores | Homes


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This Winter Commit to Your Optimal Health

by @ Green Home Library

With a nationwide freeze in play, now is a great time to start an activity program that will tighten and tone so when the snow starts to melt, you are ready to hit-the-ground-running. From yoga, to sports, or cycling there are a variety of activities you can utilize to propel your mind and body toward a more optimal health status. Find your inner passion activity that inspires you to get moving, and commit to your optimal health.

A Stressless Slide

Whether it's a New Year’s resolution or an, “I’m gonna do it this time” attitude, you just may be putting too much stress on yourself. This is why high numbers of good intentions quickly fall short particularly when it comes to diet and exercise. This winter, take the time to commit to something you really want to do for all the right reasons. If you are joining a gym just to lose weight you could be putting more pressure up front than you should. Instead, approach an activity commitment with as much passion as you can add to it. For instance, if you love playing softball then join or form a team and spend your time at the gym revolving around softball training. Maybe you need more peace and solitude in your life so why not choose a yoga class to get you there. Try and keep trying until the class or activity is a fit for you. There is no need to follow the pack just because it's easy, instead, think outside the box and find an activity that makes you look forward to it, not dread it in your gut simply to shave off a few pounds.

Keeping it Green

As you embark on finding your inner passion activity, take some time to consider the tools you will choose to get you there and keep you going. Whatever activity you choose, there’s an Eco-friendly accessory that can accompany it. No need to succumb to wasteful trends that use petroleum based rubbers and plastics. No need to purchase sneakers, workout clothes, and other essential gear manufactured in conditions that don't support fair wages and rights. Now, you can choose products that will support your inner goals while reinforcing a healthy planet at the same time. For instance, carry your own water bottle made from recycled steel; it that will stand up to the rigors of everyday wear and tear while being sustainable and supporting your health.

Science Daily reports on a study by Concordia University in Montreal which found that companies manufacturing green gear are sought after by consumers like you. Published in the Journal of Retailing, co-author of the study Maryam Tofighi commented, “Our findings indicate that consumers expect products with ethical attributes -- be they environmentally friendly, sustainably sourced or fair trade -- to come with a higher price tag. Companies would be wise to take advantage of those expectations,”

 

Don’t let the winter blues pull you down but rather look at this season as an opportunity to re-shift and reboot. From the balance of yoga, to the excitement of a team sport, this spring could be the new start you are looking for. Take your time to find the right activity you are passionate about, choose your green gear, and then enter your new path, fully loaded with a steadfast commitment to the most important commodity...you.

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.

 

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 Bedding: Sheet Sets & Mattress Toppers| Shepherd’s Dream

Organic Bedding: Sheet Sets & Mattress Toppers| Shepherd’s Dream


Shepherd's Dream

Pure organic bedding: the best chemical-free bedding sets made of sheep’s wool and Coyuchi organic cotton. Sleep better with 100% natural bedding solutions…

This 2-Ingredient Vegan Magic Shell Chocolate Syrup is Just What You Need

by Karissa Bowers @ Organic Authority

This chocolate syrup recipe is so easy to make and completes every bowl of vegan ice cream. Its crisp texture will remind you of childhood sundaes complete with all the toppings. Finding a bottle of “Magic Shell” in the door of the fridge was practically a given for most kids, or at least for me. […]

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How to Buy an Organic Mattress

How to Buy an Organic Mattress


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Organic mattresses are green, healthy alternatives to synthetic mattresses and mattresses made with flame retardants and other chemicals. Many health conscious consumers feel more comfortable with an organic product. It can be somewhat...

School-Based Anti-Obesity Campaigns Aren’t Working, Study Finds

by Jill Ettinger @ Organic Authority

New research on the efficacy of school-based anti-obesity programs finds that the campaigns may not be effectively mitigating behaviors that lead to the debilitating condition, even despite the prevalence of these types of anti-obesity efforts. The research, published in the recent issue of the journal BMJ, found that a wider circle of influences, particularly family, […]

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

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

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

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‘The Accidental Paleo’ Combines Plant-Based Eating and the Paleo Diet Effortlessly

by Emily Monaco @ Organic Authority

  The increased popularity of both plant-based eating and the meat-heavy paleo diet seem to be in direct juxtaposition with one another, but Lauren Lobley is of a different opinion. As she explores in “The Accidental Paleo: Easy Vegetarian Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle,” health-conscious foodies can easily take advantage of both the health benefits of plant-based diets and anti-inflammatory […]

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Green Business Spawns More Green Jobs

by @ Green Home Library

They said it would happen and now it is coming to fruition. Starting with small business ventures and then catching the eye of Big Corp., green entrepreneurship and activist movements have begun spawning more green jobs in America and throughout the globe.

Although the current administration is supporting coal production, the need is no longer there. Since mechanization, coal industry jobs have diminished putting many out of work. The average number of employees at US coal mines dropped by 12% in 2015, according to the Energy Information Administration.

However, there is more demand elsewhere to put workers back on the map in the green sector. According to The Department of Energy's Energy and Employment Report it is predicted that green energy employment will have a 9% growth rate over the next 12 months — higher than any other energy sector.

Currently, Europe and Asia are taking the helm as the US trails, but hangs on to, green sector job growth until hopefully the White House comes to its senses, or succumbs to change.

They’re Blowing in the Wind

That’s right, wind energy jobs have increased from 3.4 million in 2011 to just over 4 million in 2017 according to a report published by the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps program.

Business Insider writes,

“The report estimates that solar and wind jobs are growing at a rate 12 times as fast as the rest of the US economy and suggests that 46% of large firms have hired additional workers to address issues of sustainability over the past two years.”

If you have a small business, look into a wind energy choices from your local electric company. It is required in most states for the consumer to be able to choose their electricity source.

Smart Cities

With the steady growth of smart technology and smart homes, smart cities are on the parallel. Europe has recently reported of a “green jobs for a greener future” initiative citing several urban applications that will inevitably take over many conventional careers.

Some of these include:

  • Municipality - “We have identified, especially from the municipalities side, that there is a need to create new skilled jobs for the creation of specific cross-department teams to work on defining action plans for cities, supporting the design of solutions and an understanding of the needs," says Miguel Garcia, from the REMOURBAN project, which is pioneering new approaches to urban regeneration in the Spanish city of Valladolid, Nottingham in England, and Tepebasi/Eskisehir in Turkey.” (reported by Phys.Org)
  • Building Retrofit - Perfect for green small business startup jobs, retrofitting buildings with clean energy options and fixes has risen in demand due to money saving incentives.
  • Electric Car Infrastructure - As the alternative energy infrastructure rises in demand, more people are becoming electric car charging station installers and maintenance workers.
  • Solar Installation - As solar technology falls in price more commercial and residential installations have been sought after.

Cleanup

It's unfortunate that many will profit from man’s decades long environmental abuse, yet that is exactly what is happening. Certain sectors, small businesses, local organizations and even Big Corp. have finally wrapped their heads around the lucrative potential for green beautification, waterway cleanup, non-toxic cleaning, pure air initiatives and so much more.

One example that was originally considered a job killer is a mandate to cut pollution flowing into the Chesapeake Bay by 25 percent by 2025. A study of potential cleanup for 6 bay states that includesDelaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Virginia and West Virginia stated,

“If history is any guide, environmental regulations will once again nourish job creation, not bury it,

 

As more small businesses go green it will inevitably lead the way for business to business and consumer to business green job increase. Add in activist movements and environmental cleanup for more job opportunities and, regardless of antiquated, bottom line only thinkers, more people will see and reap the job benefits of Eco-friendly opportunities.

What to look for in a platform bed

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

Everyone wants their bedroom to be a relaxing oasis. It should be filled with calming colors, creative patterns, quality fabrics and sentimental items. The space needs the simplistic comforts of an organic mattress, fluffy pillows, and soft sheets, but it also needs a statement piece, a finishing touch that pulls the room together and makes it […]

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This New Kitchen App Will Revolutionize Your Cooking (It’s Waze for Food!)

by Emily Monaco @ Organic Authority

What Waze has done for driving, Innit is doing for home cooking: this innovative new kitchen app’s goal is to automate every step of your experience in the kitchen, from planning your grocery list to timing out dinner perfectly. How Does Innit Work? An Innit user can essentially use the app for every step of […]

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Store Floor Models on Sale! June 2017

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

We have a few of the store’s floor models on sale! Queen Ergo 8 by Green Sleep and Twin Sized Savvy Rest Earthspring are 25% off. Twin White Lotus Organic Cotton and Wool Dreamton 50% off! We also have an in stock Queen Ergovea Valencia which is 15% off. Please stop by today to try […]

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Organic Mattress, Natural Mattresses | Avocado Green Mattress®

Organic Mattress, Natural Mattresses | Avocado Green Mattress®


Avocado Green Mattress

Be safe & healthy on a luxury organic mattress handmade in USA with natural & organic materials. Non-toxic, eco-friendly, 100 night trial, 25 year warranty.

Watermelon

by Jessica Hann @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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Stock Up on Organic Bedding With These Sales

Stock Up on Organic Bedding With These Sales


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Have you wondered what the fuss is all about when it comes to organic bedding? Here's one quick fact for you: most conventional bedding is manufactured with

Will Coca-Cola Bring an End to the Soda Industry?

by Jill Ettinger @ Organic Authority

In a recent CNN interview, Coca-Cola’s new CEO, James Quincey, said the company is looking ahead, and its future doesn’t exactly resemble the company’s bubbly past. “What’s got us to 130 years of success is not going to take us on the next 130 years,” Quincey said. He’s speaking specifically to the steady decline in soda […]

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Thread Count Information

by Matt Wagstaffe @ North Shore Linens

THE STORY ON THREAD COUNT High thread counts can certainly make for better sheets, but it's the thread that matters most. In fact, a sheet of a better-quality fiber with a lower thread count will feel softer and stand up to washing better than a sheet of a lower-quality fiber with a higher thread count. … Continue reading Thread Count Information

Organic Mattress | Kids Bed | Crib | Accessories | Natural Sleep

Organic Mattress | Kids Bed | Crib | Accessories | Natural Sleep


Natural Sleep Luxury & Organic Mattress

Natural Sleep Mattress showcase the world’s most luxurious natural bed. We carry organic mattress, customisable mattress, kid bed, crib, accessories

Ft. Myers mother and daughter for Savvy Rest Natural Latex and Organic Mattresses

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Carpet Care instructions

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CARPET CARE 

 

General Instructions

 

Carpets need to be vacuumed once a week and more often in areas of heavy traffic. Frequent vacuuming prolongs the life of your carpet by preventing a buildup of gritty particles that can cut carpet fibers. 

 

  1. To vacuum wall-to-wall carpeting, divide the floor into quadrants and vacuum an entire quadrant before moving on to the next.

 

  1. Take your time when you vacuum a carpet, especially a plush carpet in which dirt is sure to be deeply embedded. One pass with a high-powered upright is not enough. Go over each section of carpeting several times, and work slowly to allow the suction to remove all the ground-in dust and dirt.

 

  1. Pay special attention to the areas where people sit and move their feet. Vacuum these areas of heavy traffic with a crisscross pattern of overlapping strokes.

 

  1. Soil retardants can be applied to new carpets or to newly cleaned carpets. Follow manufacturers' advice. Apply soil retardants only with professional equipment using the recommended application techniques.

 

  1. Add baking soda to the bag in your vacuum to fight odors.

 

 

Cleaning Carpet Spots and Spills

  1. Rule No. 1 regarding spots and spills on your carpet: Clean them immediately. If you catch the spill when it's fresh, you've got a good chance of removing it totally.

 

  1. Carefully blot or scrape the entire area before applying any cleaning solution. Remove as much of the spill as possible.

 

  1. Before using any cleaning solution, test your carpet in an inconspicuous area to make sure the cleaner won't damage or discolor it. Test the cleaning agents that you keep on hand before you have to use them to make sure they will not harm your carpet.

 

  1. Do not rub the spill -- that might spread the problem to a larger area.

 

  1. When you apply spot cleaner, work from the outside of the stain toward the inside to avoid spreading the stain. After applying a cleaning solution, blot up all the moisture.

 

  1. A clean white bath towel is unsurpassed for drying carpet and brushing the nap back up to a standing position.

 

  1. If you feel that there is still too much moisture after blotting the carpet, place a 3/4-inch-thick stack of white towels over the spot and weigh them down with a heavy object.
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Homemade Carpet Freshener

Here's an idea for making homemade carpet freshener:

  • 1 cup crushed, dried herbs (rosemary, southernwood, and lavender are good choices)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Combine ingredients, and sprinkle over carpet. Allow to sit for a few minutes, then vacuum.
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Here are a couple variations of that mixture:

  • Mix 1 small box baking soda with your favorite potpourri oil, using just a few drops, and sprinkle on as carpet freshener. Leave on a carpet 10 to 20 minutes, and then vacuum.
  • Use 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup cornstarch, and 15 drops essential oil fragrance. Leave on carpet 10 to 20 minutes, and then vacuum. Store mixture in a glass jar or airtight container.

 

Treating Specific Carpet Stains

From wine to chewing gum, your carpeting has a lot of potential enemies. In this section, we'll tell you how to remove a variety of specific stains.

  • Acid stains: Acid spills, such as drain cleaner or vinegar, demand quick action. Dilute them immediately with baking soda and water or with club soda. Then apply a solution of ammonia (1 part) and water (10 parts). Rinse with cold water, let dry, and vacuum gently.
  • Alcoholic beverages: Quickly dilute the spot with cold water. Absorb the excess liquid. Then mix 1 teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot, and let the carpet dry. Vacuum gently.
  • Blood: Absorb as much of the blood as you can. Then mix 1 teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot, and let dry. Apply dry-cleaning fluid. Vacuum gently after the carpet is dry.
  • Butter: Scrape up as much of the butter as you can. Apply dry-cleaning fluid, and let the carpet dry. If the spot remains, repeat the procedure. Vacuum gently.
  • Candle wax: Press an ice cube against the wax stain. The wax will harden and can then be pulled off.
  • Catsup: Sponge a mixture of 1 cup vinegar and 2 cups water into rug. Frequently wring out sponge until stain is gone.
  • Chewing gum: Chewing gum can be a sticky mess, so harden it by pressing an ice cube against the blob of gum. Once hardened, the gum can be pulled off.
  • Chocolate: Immediately scrape the chocolate from the carpet. Mix 1 teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot. Rinse well. Vacuum gently.
  • Coffee: Blot spilled coffee immediately. Then mix1 teaspoon mild detergent,1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot, and let dry. Apply dry-cleaning fluid. Vacuum gently after the carpet is dry.
  • Crayon: Scrape away excess crayon or remove it by placing a blotter over the crayon stain and pressing it with a warm iron until the blotter absorbs the melted crayon. Move the blotter frequently so that it doesn't get oversaturated. Apply dry-cleaning fluid, and let the carpet dry. Vacuum gently.
  • Fruit: Fruit stains can be very hard to remove if they are allowed to set, but if you act quickly this method usually prevents a permanent stain. Scrape up spilled fruit, and absorb fruit juice. Mix 1 teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot, and let the carpet dry. If the spot remains, repeat the procedure. Vacuum gently.
  • Gravy: Wipe up as much of the spilled gravy as possible. Mix 1 teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot. Let the carpet dry. Apply dry-cleaning fluid, and let the carpet dry. Vacuum.
  • Mud: Allow the mud to dry completely and then brush or scrape off as much as possible. Mix 1 teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot. Let the carpet dry. If the stain remains, apply dry-cleaning fluid and blot dry. When the spot is completely dry, vacuum gently.
  • Salad dressing: Absorb as much salad dressing as you can. Mix 1 teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot. Let the carpet dry. If the spot remains, repeat the procedure. Vacuum gently.
  • Soft drinks: The carbonation in soft drinks will help you clean spilled drinks quickly, but act fast because some of the dyes in the drinks can permanently stain your carpet. Blot up the spilled drink. Mix 1 teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot. Let the carpet dry. If the spot remains, repeat the procedure. Vacuum gently.
  • Urine: Mix 1 teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot. Let the carpet dry. If the spot remains, repeat the procedure. Vacuum gently.
  • Vomit: Treat vomit quickly. Blot up as much as possible, then dilute immediately with baking soda and water or with club soda. Apply a solution of 1 part ammonia and 10 parts water. Rinse with cold water, let dry, and then vacuum.
  • Wine: When red wine is spilled on your carpet, dilute it with white wine, then clean the spot with cold water and cover with table salt. Wait ten minutes, then vacuum up the salt.

 

Special Carpet Problems

  1. When your carpet is burned, stained, or discolored, you could simply move a big chair over the spot and forget about it. Or you can use one of the following simple methods to restore your carpet to its original good looks.

 

  1. If the spot remover you use alters the color of your carpet, try touching up small places with artists' acrylic paint. If acrylic paint doesn't work, try using a felt-tip marker or a permanent-ink marker of the appropriate color. Go slowly, and blend the color into the fibers.

 

  1. To raise depressions left in a carpet by heavy furniture, try steaming. Hold a steam iron close enough for steam to reach the carpet, but don't let the iron touch the fibers, especially if they are synthetic, because they could melt. Lift the fibers by scraping them with the edge of a coin or spoon.

 

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  1. Depressions in carpets can be raised by steaming (center), then by scraping the fibers with the edge of a spoon (right).
  1. If a carpet thread is loose, snip it level with the pile. If you try to pull out the thread, you risk unraveling part of the carpet.

 

  1. To repair a large carpet burn, cut out the damaged area and substitute a patch of identical size and shape. Secure the new piece of carpeting with double-sided carpet tape or a latex adhesive.

 

  1. To repair a small area burned down to the carpet backing, snip off the charred fibers and put white glue in the opening. Then snip fibers from a scrap of carpet or an inconspicuous part of the carpet (perhaps in a closet). When the glue gets tacky, poke the fibers into place. If the burn isn't all the way down to the backing, just snip off the charred tips of the fibers with scissors. The slightly shorter length of a few carpet fibers will never be noticed.

 

Deep-Cleaning Carpets

  1. There comes a time in the life of every carpet when vacuuming can no longer restore its clean appearance. There are four major indicators of the need for a deep-cleaning job: the carpet is matted and feels sticky; the carpet is no longer the same color as the remnant you saved when the carpet was new; the carpet has grimy circles around the chairs; or the carpet releases a dust storm when you run across the room.

 

  1. If any of these descriptions fit your carpet, then it is time to deep-clean it. Unless you have the time and strength to do a thorough cleaning job, it's time to call in the professionals. The only method for cleaning carpeting down to the backing is to agitate it with a shampooer and rinse with an extractor. Here's how it's done:

 

  1. Before cleaning your carpet, test for colorfastness. Moisten a white towel with the cleaning solution that you are going to use, and apply it to an inconspicuous area. If the towel does not pick up any color from the carpet, it is probably safe to use the solution on the entire carpet.

 

  1. Remove as much furniture from the room as possible, and place foil or plastic film under the legs and bases of the remaining furniture to prevent stains.

 

  1. Vacuum the carpet thoroughly, then spot-clean and pre treat stains before shampooing the carpet.

 

  1. Follow the instructions printed on the carpet cleaner.

 

  1. Use single strokes over the carpet surface.

 

  1. Do not apply heavy pressure with the machine.

 

  1. Wipe cleaning solutions and foam from furniture legs and woodwork immediately to prevent damage.

 

  1. Fluff damp fibers against the nap after shampooing to aid drying.

 

  1. Make sure the room is well-ventilated after cleaning to speed drying.

 

  1. Try not to walk on carpets until they are completely dry.

 

14 Best Organic, Eco Friendly & Natural Mattresses Online

14 Best Organic, Eco Friendly & Natural Mattresses Online

by Staff Guide @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

Review the best organic, natural and eco friendly mattresses and brands that have been designed by these top mattress companies so you can have a soothing night's sleep regardless of your income. Live and Sleep Eco-Friendly Mattress. Layla Sleep Memory Foam Mattress. My Green Mattress. Avocado Organic Mattress and many more. 

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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Top 10 Reasons To Buy Organic Cotton Clothing, Bedding, And Toys For Your Baby

Top 10 Reasons To Buy Organic Cotton Clothing, Bedding, And Toys For Your Baby


Wholistic Beginnings

The top two reasons parents choose to go "green" when it comes to baby's clothing and toys.  1.) for the health of their baby and 2.) to support environmental changes. These parents feel that it's important to choose organic and natural products that come into direct contact with their bab

Healthy Energy

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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Take Chemicals out of Bedtime with Organic Bedding - Organic Authority

Take Chemicals out of Bedtime with Organic Bedding - Organic Authority


Organic Authority

Organic bedding is free of pesky chemicals and dyes that can harm your health. Organic cotton, hemp and wool are all great bedding options and often collected using sustainable methods.

The Softest Organic Bedding & Luxury Sheets - Boll & Branch®

The Softest Organic Bedding & Luxury Sheets - Boll & Branch®


Boll & Branch

The finest luxury bedding and towels at extraordinarily fair prices. Try Boll & Branch products in your home for a month, with free shipping and easy returns.

Vegan Takeover at Smorgasburg LA: This Foodie Mecca Hosts the First Ever ‘Super Vegan Sunday’

by Tanya Flink @ Organic Authority

Imagine an outdoor wonderland of street food. Everywhere you look, there are pop-up tents of local purveyors representing a plethora of niche cuisine, street food standards, and truly experimental fusion foods. This is Smorgasburg LA, and it comes to life every Sunday at the Almeda Produce Market in Downtown Los Angeles. Each week brings a […]

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Organic Mattresses Inc. Home

Organic Mattresses Inc. Home


OMI - Certified Organic Mattresses and Bedding, Made in America

Certified organic mattresses and bedding made in the USA

10 Best Places To Find Eco-Friendly Furniture

10 Best Places To Find Eco-Friendly Furniture

by Jasmine Sanberg @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

Choosing new furniture can be tough. Not only do you have a lot of different styles to choose from, you also need to consider the materials used to create the furniture. For many people, one of the main concerns is whether or not the materials and the processes used to make the furniture are environmentally friendly. If this is also a concern of yours, you will need to do your research in order to be able to find companies that sell sustainable furnishings that are made from all-natural materials and environmentally processes. Here are some of the best eco-friendly and sustainable furniture companies to get your research started.

Naturesoft Bedding | Organic Bedding Blankets Towel Store

Naturesoft Bedding | Organic Bedding Blankets Towel Store


Naturesoft Bedding

NatureSoft Bedding in USA. Buy online GOTS certified Organic Bedding Store Organic Blankets and Organic Towels Store in USA.

Breakfast to Go

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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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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Mercerising

by @ Blessed Earth: Latest News

According to Wikipedia…

Mercerization is a treatment for cotton fabric and thread that gives fabric or yarns a lustrous appearance
and strengthens them. The process is applied to cellulosic materials like cotton or hemp.
Mercerisation alters the chemical structure of the cotton fibre. The structure of the fibre inter-converts
from alpha-cellulose to a thermodynamically more favourable beta-cellulose polymorph.
Mercerising results in the swelling of the cell wall of the cotton fibre. This causes increase in the surface 
area and reflectance, and gives the fibre a softer feel.

The modern production method for mercerised cotton, also known as "pearl" or "pearle" cotton, gives 
cotton thread (or cotton-covered thread with a polyester core) a sodium hydroxide bath that is then 
neutralized with an acid bath. This treatment increases lustre, strength, affinity to dye, resistance 
to mildew, but, on the other hand, increases its affinity to lint.

Mercerisation has no place in organics and is an artificial means of achieving desirable outcomes for 
cotton fabrics. The practice is fundamentally unhealthy in holistic terms.

Mercerisation significantly reduces the possibility of fraying, abrasion or pilling. Like Formaldehyde, it 
works highly effectively. However it can no longer be deemed a natural product and could never be part 
of an organic certification process.

In organics we are constantly up against this kind of practice and can only appeal to the native 
intelligence of the consumer.

41 Purple Fruits and Vegetables to Add a Pop of Color to Your Plate

by Shilo Urban @ Organic Authority

Eating purple fruits and vegetables is an easy and fun way to make sure you’re consuming a diverse array of nutrients and vitamins. While some fruits and vegetables are purely purple of their own accord – such as blackberries and eggplant – some have been purposefully bred to be purple by nature, traditional agriculture, or […]

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Hitting the Road: Eco-Friendly Winter Car Tips

by @ Green Home Library

Conventional methods of dealing with harsh, winter season driving include using a variety of toxic chemicals. Try these eco-friendly winter car tips that do less harm to people and planet.

Better Antifreeze

Antifreeze is a byproduct of winter that many do not realize can be replaced with a greener alternative.

Old antifreeze (ethylene glycol) is very dangerous, capable of injuring pets and children due to its bright color and sweet taste. It should be completely removed from your radiator and recycled.

Replace with propylene glycol antifreeze, a far less toxic alternative that is even found in some foods as well as health and beauty aids.

Note: Switching antifreeze should be discussed beforehand with a mechanic that understands the workings of your particular vehicle.

Fight the Fog

Naturally stop your windows from fogging due to extreme inside/outside temperature changes by using a saltwater and vinegar solution (1:3). Dip in a sponge and rub on the outside of your windows before driving to safely fight the fog.

For other natural window cleaning choices look for N-13 ammonia-free products as well as natural streak-free window glass cleaners.

Snow Away

A simple way to clear the snow and ice from around your car is by shoveling and then sprinkling rock salt or urea-based de-icers throughout the area.

However, it is estimated that,

“The heavy use of road salts can lead to damage to vegetation, to organisms in soil, to birds, and to other wildlife. Almost all chloride ions from road salts eventually find their way into waterways, whether by direct run-off into surface water or by moving through the soil and groundwater.” (Green Venture)

If you must use road salt, look for those containing calcium magnesium acetate (CMA) or potassium acetate (KAc) which are less toxic. Otherwise, try these snow melting alternatives:

Brick Sand - Brick sand, which can be purchased at your local building supply store, is coarser, and more granular enabling it to work faster than regular sand. Plus, it offers excellent traction and has a low albedo which means it can absorb sunlight and melt snow faster.

Ash - Wood burned ash from a fireplace can also be used to melt snow. It too provides traction and has a low albedo.

Cat Litter - You can use new or old (strained) cat litter to melt snow as well. This material offers high traction. Keep a bag in your trunk for getting out of stuck-in-the-snow situations.

Electric Mat - The Ice-Away Snow Melt Mat works great for cars parked in a driveway surrounded by snow. Simply set it up before snowfall and turn it on when the white begins. It’s durable, inexpensive to operate and is designed to be left out in harsh weather all season long.

Go Pro Wash

Many people think that washing their own car is a better alternative to professional car washes. In reality, it is more expensive, wasteful and toxic to wash your own car. A car wash uses about 40 gallons of water per car while filtering and recycling it as well (5 minutes of garden hose use releases about 63 gallons). They also remove salt and debris from the undercarriage which can reduce corrosion. This winter (and beyond) use a car wash instead.

This Eco-friendly winter car advice is a small example of the few efforts you can make to create a clean, green, less toxic season.

How to Fix Bent Glasses

How to Fix Bent Glasses

by @ How to of the Day

It doesn’t take much to bend the thin frames of most eyeglasses out of shape, but there’s no need to spring for a new pair every time you drop yours or sit on them by mistake. You can easily repair most types of glasses yourself, provided you’re careful. Use a pair of plastic-tipped pliers and a protective cloth to gently right crooked metal frames. For plastic frames, heat the glasses with hot water in order to ease them back into their original shape. Always check for damage before you begin tinkering with your eyeglasses—broken glasses tend to be a much more expensive fix than bent ones.

Looking to order some affordable flowers?

by Anthia Chng @ Expat Living Singapore

Get beautiful blooms direct to your door – with a special discount for EL readers!

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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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Is it better to sleep on your back?

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

Is It Better To Sleep On Your Back? Written by Laura, November 15, 2011 It’s Up To Your Body Generally speaking, lying on your back creates the most consistent support for your spine. Your muscles and tissues can relax evenly in all directions. Like a baby, or a kitten napping on its back, you can […]

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Back to School

by Kera Dupree @ Natural Sleep Luxury & Organic Mattress

It’s that back -to-school time of year where both children and parents are getting used to different schedules and activities. During summer vacation, parents occasionally let their children stay up past their regular bed times or sleep-in later in the morning. But the demands of the day care, pre-school or school schedule require that children...

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Weekend Reading: Everything We Knew About Non-Toxic Beauty Might Be Wrong

by Alden Wicker @ Ecocult

Hello from Panama! We just got back from our days deep in the jungle at the eco village Kalu Yala. I have much to say about it, but I must gather my thoughts. In the meantime, here is all the juicy news from the world of sustainability: Fashion The fashion label GANT, which has some sustainable pieces like organic cotton sweatshirts and lyocell blouses, announced a partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance this week. They’re starting with helping Riverkeeper expand their plastic collections in Costa Rica. | EcoCult inbox Knitted sneakers (and consumers’ love of natural materials) are fueling the record high price of wool. | The Business of Fashion In just four days, top fashion CEOs earn a garment worker’s lifetime pay. | Quartz How responsible is your cashmere, really? | Fashionista Kering and H&M were crowned the most sustainable fashion firms. | Retail Gazette  Why people forget that their jeans were made with child labor. | Moneyish Travel Tara Nolan at The Conscious Connoisseur wrote about 8 eco-conscious destinations for mindbodygreen, and she was nice enough to include my recommendation to visit Oaxaca! | mindbodygreen  Don’t you dare show up in a developing country and ask for handouts. It’s not clever or cool. | Quartz Hong […]

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Best places to buy bed linen in Singapore: organic, luxury and printed bedsheets

Best places to buy bed linen in Singapore: organic, luxury and printed bedsheets


Singapore

From stone-washed, to hand-printed, we hunt high and low to bring you our pick of the best bed linens in Singapore and beyond

Organic Mattress, Natural Latex Mattresses, and Organic Bedding | The Natural Sleep Store

Organic Mattress, Natural Latex Mattresses, and Organic Bedding | The Natural Sleep Store


The Natural Sleep Store

The Natural Sleep Store is an organic mattress dealer offering natural latex mattresses, organic mattress toppers, bedding, and natural bed frames.

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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Health Benefits of Using a Natural Mattress

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

Did you know that “going organic” isn’t just limited to the food you eat? You can incorporate other organic products into your lifestyle as well. One important way to go organic is by choosing a natural mattress. Since you spend as much of a third of your life in bed,... Keep Reading

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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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How to Keep a Dog Off the Couch

How to Keep a Dog Off the Couch

by @ How to of the Day

If you're tired of your dog jumping on the couch, it's time to train your dog to stay off the couch. Start by setting out a comfortable dog bed or a piece of furniture that is only for your dog and offer treats to encourage your dog to enjoy its own bed. You may want to protect your couch with a cover while your dog learns to stay off of it. With a little training, your dog will be off the couch and in its own space in no time!

How to Shop for a Natural Latex Mattress

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

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

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Decoding the Label: Organic Towels & Bedding | Goop

Decoding the Label: Organic Towels & Bedding | Goop


Goop

There's no denying that cotton is in fact "the fabric of our lives" and nowhere is that more apparent than in the bedroom, where the soft, breathable, highly durable natural fiber takes the lion's share of the bedding and towel business.

10 Best Natural, Environmentally Friendly & Organic Pillows To Buy Online

10 Best Natural, Environmentally Friendly & Organic Pillows To Buy Online

by Mary Daniel @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

Finding the best organic, eco-friendly and natural pillow online is hard to do, but we are here to help.  We researched, tested, tried, slept on, crushed and even had a few pillow fights.  We completely love finding the pillows that are non-toxic and made without bad chemicals and toxic fire retardants. 

Sleep Positions

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

We know the classics: starfish, fetal, side, stomach, stick straight, and many more. However, what is the best sleep position for you and how can you get the most out of your sleep position? SIDE SLEEPERS There are so many different ways to sleep on your side, but all help relieve and calm insomnia and […]

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Conventional vs. Organic Cotton Sheets; Some know-how and what to look for!

Conventional vs. Organic Cotton Sheets; Some know-how and what to look for!


The Pure-Rest and Ecobaby Organics Blog

Hello All and Good Afternoon on this beautiful September Day!                 I have been inspired to teach you all about that wondrous thing we make every morning and fall asleep into every night,…

‘Clean Protein’ Offers All the Reasons You Need to Go Vegan

by Emily Monaco @ Organic Authority

Plant-based eaters looking for the perfect book to not only convince their friends to transition to their way to eating but also give them the tools to do it need look no further:  “Clean Protein: The Revolution that will Reshape Your Body, Boost Your Energy—and Save Our Planet,” the most recent work from New York […]

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Top 10 Eco-Friendly and Organic Fashion and Clothing Brands

Top 10 Eco-Friendly and Organic Fashion and Clothing Brands

by Mary Daniel @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

Nowadays in fashion, the words eco-friendly, organic and sustainable get bandied around a lot. Which is a good thing. Except that sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between a brand that's actually helping to make the planet a better place--and one that's just riding the eco bandwagon with a less-than-well intentioned "organic" label.

The Neglected Resolution

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

The Neglected Resolution Lose weight? Check. Quit smoking? DOUBLE check. Exercise? Well, sure. Eat healthier? Of course! These are typical (and important) New Year’s resolutions. There’s no time like the new year to re-commit to your health and well-being—that excitement can be a great kickstart for positive new habits. But, strangely, one thing that’s just […]

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Why You Should Buy an Organic Mattress

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

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

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What’s in Your Mattress?

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

What’s In Your Mattress?  https://naturalmattressvt.com/brand/savvy-rest/ We spend a third of our lives sleeping, so why is it that there seems to be more of an emphasis on finding an inexpensive mattress instead of one that is actually safe and will last? Trust me, I love finding excellent deals just like everyone else, but what exactly […]

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Organic Textiles

Organic Textiles


Organic Textiles

Quality bedding products designed with honesty and your health in mind. We offer a variety of organic and all-natural bedding products.

The 7 Best Organic Bed Sheets to Buy in 2018

The 7 Best Organic Bed Sheets to Buy in 2018


The Spruce

Read reviews and buy the best organic bed sheets from top companies including Mercury Row, Magnolia Organics and more

Sustainable Style: Head to Yoga Class in Recycled Wear From prAna

Sustainable Style: Head to Yoga Class in Recycled Wear From prAna

by Lori @ Groovy Green Living

Getting out of bed this morning was challenging. It was too early, bitterly cold and dark outside. A heated power yoga class was a perfect way to jumpstart my day. My yoga style is pretty simple: classic supportive tank and leggings are my go-to. Thanks to prAna, on those cold mornings I have a few...

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Where to Buy Made in USA Sheets & Pillows

Where to Buy Made in USA Sheets & Pillows


Bates Mill Store

As a well-known retailer for American Made bedspreads, our customers often turn to us for recommendations on where to buy bed sheets and pillows to complete the

COILS, LATEX, DUNLOP & TALALAY OH MY!

by SleepNaked @ Sleep Naked Organic Mattress Store

Hi folks, thanks for visiting our blog today. In this blog post I would like to address some questions we frequently get about organic coil mattresses vs organic latex mattresses dunlop and talalay hopefully this will help you make a better buying decision. “SHOULD WE REPLACE AFTER 8?”  OH….. Dear… NO! Only if you buy […]

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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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The Green Nursery: How Significant Is the Impact of Ecofriendly Organic Bedding and Clothing on a Child's Health?

The Green Nursery: How Significant Is the Impact of Ecofriendly Organic Bedding and Clothing on a Child's Health?


Scientific American

Given that some 25 percent of the world's pesticides and 10 percent of insecticides go to cotton crops every year, and that a baby's skin is less resistant to bacteria and harmful substances, is organic cotton the best bet for a healthy child?

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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The History of Mattresses, Part 1

by James McCauley @ Natural Sleep Luxury & Organic Mattress

According to the Better Sleep Council, which is the consumer education arm of the International Sleep Products Association, the trade association for the mattress industry, our distant ancestors first realized there might be something more comfortable to sleep on than the bare hard ground. What they came up with wasn’t much better – it was just...

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

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

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

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PepsiCo Misses the Mark on ‘Snacks for Women’

by Jill Ettinger @ Organic Authority

PepsiCo’s latest product effort isn’t what you’d expect from the soda and snack giant. According to a recent interview with CEO Indra Nooyi, the company is developing a line of snacks for women. Sounds pretty innocuous, right? There are plenty of snacks for women. But this one is receiving a lot of criticism. Nooyi explained the […]

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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.

11 Best Eco-Friendly Home Brands That Are Actually Chic

11 Best Eco-Friendly Home Brands That Are Actually Chic

by Jasmine Sanberg @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

Everyday should be earth day! If you love this planet and home design as much as we do, listen up. These days, minding your environmental and social impact right along with inspired design is easier than ever. Yes, “eco” can often conjure up crunchy associations, but we’re here to open your eyes to a new class of eco-conscious retailers that prove green is gorgeous. Read on.

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!

New Rossa Organic Pocket Coil Mattress has Arrived

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

Rossa The Rossa™ certified organic mattress is a customizable one-sided zipper-cover mattress. It features pocket-coil technology, encased in natural biodegradable materials, paired with a certified organic latex layer on the surface. Choose a split or solid latex comfort layer with firmness options in plush, medium, or firm. A sculpted surface is available at an additional […]

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Maintaining Innerspring Mattresses

by James McCauley @ Natural Sleep Luxury & Organic Mattress

Sleep Junkies, who pursue a mission to educate, raise awareness and let people know that sleep is not, as Jim Butcher said, “a criminal waste of time“,  it’s a life-giving, life-changing activity, one that makes you fitter, stronger, smarter, happier and healthier, as you can imagine have paid a lot of attention to the best ways to get a good night’s sleep. When it...

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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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Admin Only Products

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

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How to Flip a Mattress

by James McCauley @ Natural Sleep Luxury & Organic Mattress

If the idea of enjoying a more comfortable night’s rest isn’t enough to compel you to follow the standard advice, which calls for flipping and/or rotating your mattress at least two times every year, you may be interested in what the experts at Sleep Junkies have to say. “According mattress makers,’ they report on their...

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17 Organic And Eco-Friendly Beauty and Cosmetic Products For Everyday

17 Organic And Eco-Friendly Beauty and Cosmetic Products For Everyday

by Mary Daniel @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

Finding the best organic, natural and eco-friendly beauty products and skincare can be a challenge.  While we love to create our own personal spa days with a good DIY beauty concoction (probably involving coconut oil), we’re still very much product junkies that can’t get enough of our monthly beauty hauls.

8 Places to Get Eco-Friendly Bedding, Sheets, Linens, and Towels - Ecocult

8 Places to Get Eco-Friendly Bedding, Sheets, Linens, and Towels - Ecocult


Ecocult

What a difference organic sheets can make! And there are plenty of companies to choose from these days.

Savvy Rest Mattress Promotion October 2017

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

Throughout the month of October, customers will have the option to choose one of three unique promotions:   (1) Receive four shredded latex pillows (any size^) free with the purchase of a mattress*. If you don’t need four pillows, this may be a great opportunity for gift giving in the upcoming holiday season. (2) Purchase a mattress* and receive […]

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What You Need to Know Before Buying a Latex Mattress

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Latex Mattress If you’re interested in buying natural latex mattresses but don’t exactly know where to start, here is the basic information you’ll need to know. It’s Not Pure Latex Even if someone sells a mattress as “100% latex” it’s not technically true. The natural sap from the rubber […]

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A Mattress Fit for a King

by James McCauley @ Natural Sleep Luxury & Organic Mattress

Hästens has a rich history running back through six generations. Originally, they were master saddlers. Today, they continue to be driven by the same spirit of excellence that earned them an appointment as Royal Purveyors decades ago. It was in 1952 – 100 years after the founding of the company – Hästens was appointed Purveyor...

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About Us- Sleep Naked Organic Mattress Co in Boca Raton Florida

About Us- Sleep Naked Organic Mattress Co in Boca Raton Florida


Sleep Naked Organic Mattress Store

Sleep Naked Organic Mattress Co opened its doors in 2014 with the desire and passion to educate people about toxic mattresses. Assisting thousands of customers choose a dunlop or talalay latex mattress. We are open 6 days a week NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

Choosing the Right Wool Mattress Toppers for Winter

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

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

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Things to do (and not do) for Chinese New Year

by Lindsay Yap @ Expat Living Singapore

Where to go, what to eat and what to do

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

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

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

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The 12 Best Double-Duty Beauty Oils for Skin and Hair

by Liz Thompson @ Organic Authority

There seems to be an oil for everything. Those that prevent lines and wrinkles. The ones that banish cellulite. Some that make frizzy hair a thing of the past. If you are wondering which beauty oils work on both skin and hair, we’ve got you covered. Natural oils hold a heaping helping of advantages to […]

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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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The 20 Best Organic and Fair Trade Coffee Shops in NYC for Meetings

by Stephanie Sica @ Ecocult

It's hard to find a coffee shop that makes a solid cup of organic or Fair Trade coffee, has a great atmosphere, and is conducive to conversation. But these are, in my humble opinion, the best places to have a productive meeting with the conscious coffee set.

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Why should you purchase a Natural Mattress?

by Mike Hassenberg @ Natural Mattress Company

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays and end of year activities, it is time to take a well-deserved rest. A comfortable mattress is essential to making sure you get a good night’s sleep. The New Year brings “white” sales, but at Green Energy Times, we like to call them “green” sales. Perhaps you […]

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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.

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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Breathe In, Breathe Out: Simple Breathwork Meditation For Beginners

by Kate Gavlick @ Organic Authority

  With so much going on in our everyday lives, who really has time to stop and breathe? Unfortunately, this lack of intentional breathing has left us anxiety-prone, stressed, and out of tune with our true purpose and inner selves. Enter breathwork meditation: a form of active breathing to help shift the focus inwards, regulate our […]

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Organic Mattresses Store | Certified Organic Mattress & Natural Bedding

Organic Mattresses Store | Certified Organic Mattress & Natural Bedding


Organic Mattress Store

The Organic Mattress Store® Inc. is an industry leader in certified natural and organic mattresses. We sell mattresses all over the USA. Shop now & get 10% off.

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.

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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Another Tempurpedic customer converts to a Natural Latex & Organic Mattress

by admin @ Green Dwellers

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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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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The 11 Best Organic Bedding and Sheet Sources

The 11 Best Organic Bedding and Sheet Sources

by Meggan Knowles @ Eco Friendly Living - Citrus Sleep

You spend about one-third of your life in bed, so it's an important place to invest in clean, healthy, and beautiful products! These 11 makers of natural and organic bedding offer a range of designs to suit every taste and budget.

Dr Mercola on Wool Mattresses

by @ Blessed Earth: Latest News

SLEEPING NATURALLY

Blessed Earth are great fans of the work done By Dr Mercola.

His institute has likewise applauded the work we are doing and given permission to use his material.

Below we have assembled a very brief précis on the subject of wool bedding.

We hope you find it helpful and invite you to surf his opinion on countless subjects

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/08/15/why-you-should-never-ever-sleep-where-your-cat-sleeps.aspx

Why a Metal Mattress or Bed May be Particularly Dangerous

The vast majority of beds (90-95 percent) contain metal springs and/or frames. Unfortunately, these metal frames and metal box springs can amplify and distort the earth’s natural magnetic field, which can lead to a non-restful sleep along with a range of other symptoms including:   Headaches  Hyperactivity  Nightmares  Depression and fatigue  Eyestrain  Muscle cramps

Avoiding EMF Exposure is Very Important for Pregnant Women and Babies

If you have a baby, it is especially important for you to use a non-metallic bed for your baby, as their immature bodies are even more susceptible to EMF damage. A safer alternative is a wooden basinet or wooden crib, as opposed to metal varieties.

Further, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD performed a small study showing that autism can actually be predicted based on the EMF levels of your sleeping quarters while pregnant!

He found that if you sleep in strong electromagnetic fields during pregnancy, your child will likely begin to exhibit neurological abnormalities within the first two years of life, such as: Neurological dysfunction   Hyperactivity   Learning disorders

Could This Simply Be the Best Bedding?

As was the case when I first introduced you to my wool bedding a few years ago, I still advise wool as your best possible choice for a mattress.

I believe it can enhance your overall sleep experience, as outlined below.

Feature

Benefit

Resists mold and mildew

Breathability of wool helps wick away moisture and keeps it dry.

Promotes thermo-regulation

Wool fibers keep a pocket of air close to your body while you sleep. This helps regulate your body temperature by insulating you when it's cold and breathing when it's warm.

Helps resist and reduce dust mites

Prevents dust mites from thriving in your bed.

Is inherently hypoallergenic

Perfect if you have sensitive skin.

Promotes breathability

Wool's ability to breathe is a key advantage over other bedding choices for sleep and body temperature comfort.

Provides superior resilience

Should hold its crimp and loft longer than most other fillings for added comfort.

Uses a sustainable resource

Unlike down, wool comes from sheep which aren't sacrificed for the sake of your bedding comfort.

Avoids the use of synthetic materials

100% handpicked wool bedding is not treated with harsh chemicals.

Resists fire without added chemicals

Wool is a natural flame-retardant and doesn't require synthetic chemicals to pass the US CPSC mattress standard.

But I don't recommend rushing out to purchase any wool bedding without closely scrutinizing the details.

There's More to Wool Bedding Than Meets the Eye

What's the big deal about being so selective about purchasing wool bedding? Just like any bedding, there are good wool options to choose from and not-so-good ones. Here's a quick checklist my research team used when narrowing down the specific wool mattress to be offered on the site. Make sure the wool…

  • Is 100% handpicked virgin wool – Why settle for anything but the best when it comes to wool bedding? Blessed Earth wool is the very finest on the market
  • Has NOT been treated with any risky synthetics or chemicals – Believe it or not, some wool bedding has been treated with questionable chemicals. We use no chemicals
  • Utilizes a completely natural cleansing process without carbonization – Carbonization uses sulfuric acid in the wool cleansing process, which can potentially cause issues if you have skin sensitivities.
  • Retains its natural lanolin oil – Certain cleansing processes, like carbonization, can reduce this oil which gives wool its soft and supple feel. Our wool has not been carbonised
  • Uses "hand tufting" instead of a machine process – Tufting is a way of anchoring the wool together in the mattress. Hand-tufting can make the wool fluffier and create a more comfortable mattress. Our mattresses are hand-made. Each tuft is individually tensioned using 100% cotton cord.

Plus, since I believe it's important for longevity purposes to flip your mattress every 6 months (twice a year) or so, I recommend you avoid any wool mattress that comes with pillow tops. Pillow top mattresses include an extra layer of pillow-like padding sewn onto the top of the mattress making it impractical to flip this mattress. However, the mattress is firm, so if you would like some additional padding, I recommend our American Wool Mattress Pad.

I encourage you to use this checklist and the tips to track down the perfect wool mattress and bedding that suits you.

 

Homepage Call to Action

by Justin Givens @ Green Dwellers

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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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How to Choose the Right Natural Wool Pillow Top

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

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

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Keeping it Clean

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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Why Buy Organic Bedding | Natural Healthy Bedroom - Natural Healthy Bedroom

Why Buy Organic Bedding | Natural Healthy Bedroom - Natural Healthy Bedroom


Natural Healthy Bedroom

Are you aware of the harmful chemicals you could be sleeping on at night? Learn the top benefits of buying organic bedding & why you should make the switch.

The Winter Essentials Box is Here!

by Editors @ Organic Authority

Cozy up and feel your best no matter what the temperature is outside. We’ve got you covered with this Winter Essentials box filled with the latest in lux goodies for body, mind, and soul. You’ll indulge in you-time with the best personal care and wellness items, home products, sweet treats and much more! We only […]

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SEEING YOUR MATTRESS PURCHASE AS AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR HEALTH

by Kera Dupree @ Natural Sleep Luxury & Organic Mattress

When we purchase items for our homes, we usually don’t consider whether these items can affect our health and well- being. How would a choice of kitchen table or sofa or washing machine or carpet matter? Yet, with the rise of ‘conscious consumerism,’ we are learning that our purchases can affect our environment, other people...

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Another Tempurpedic customer converted to a Natural Latex & Organic Mattress

by Anjni Rabadia @ Green Dwellers

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How to Date Shy Guys

How to Date Shy Guys

by @ How to of the Day

Are you wondering how to take things to the next level with that shy cutie? Shy guys can be perplexing— they may not openly let you know they like you or ask you out, so you'll have to be willing to make the first move in order to date them. Once you've broken the ice, work your magic to get closer to a shy guy. No matter what happens, you'll need to reel in your expectations--a shy guy may be a little different from other guys you've dated.

After 3.5 years of purchasing a Natural Latex and Organic Mattress

by admin @ Green Dwellers

Cure Anxiety Naturally

by Jessica Hann @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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Where to Get Good Coffee in Granada, Nicaragua

by Abigail Davidson @ Ecocult

A decade ago, you would have had a difficult time finding high quality coffee in Nicaragua. Coffee farmers could make so much more money by exporting it that none of the good stuff stayed in the country. In recent years, however, there has been a growing community of people who want to keep some of their amazing coffee to enjoy themselves -- and I don't blame them one bit! Here are a few places where you can get your hands on some of the good stuff.

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Singer Demi Lovato Will Offer Free Wellness Sessions on Her New Tour

by Brianne Hogan @ Organic Authority

  Singer Demi Lovato has been a huge advocate for those suffering with mental illness since she began opening up about her own struggles with bipolar disorder, substance addiction, and eating disorders. And now the “Sorry Not Sorry” pop star is using her voice once again for those who also live with mental illness. Lovato […]

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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...

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.

Organic Bed, Bath, Baby & Body Care

Organic Bed, Bath, Baby & Body Care


Good Planet Company

Helping people live simpler, greener and healthier lives by offering the best organic & eco-friendly products on the market.

Clover Sonoma Launches Nation’s First Non-GMO Project Verified Lactose-Free Milk

by Emily Monaco @ Organic Authority

Clover Sonoma, a third-generation family-owned and operated dairy in Northern California, has launched the first and only Non-GMO Project Verified lactose-free milk in the country. The milk is available in whole, two percent, one percent, and fat free varieties, as well as whole chocolate milk. The new Clover Sonoma milk is made by adding lactase […]

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A K-Beauty Skincare Regimen That’s Actually (Truly) Natural

by Sarah Ban @ Organic Authority

These days, it’s hard to get away with the “all-natural” status if you incorporate even a drop of, say, PEGs or synthetic fragrances in your skincare products—at least stateside. But with K-beauty, you can’t always expect the same. Sure, the cultural beauty phenomenon is still taking the U.S. by storm with no signs of receding, […]

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The Best Healthy and Sustainable Restaurants in Granada, Nicaragua

by Abigail Davidson @ Ecocult

Eating healthy and sustainable in Granada, Nicaragua isn't difficult... if you know where to go. Whether you're looking for a grocery store or a restaurant, here are the best eco-friendly spots to eat.

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The 6 Coziest Organic Blankets, Sheets, And Pillows You Can Buy

The 6 Coziest Organic Blankets, Sheets, And Pillows You Can Buy


Rodale's Organic Life

Your bed is where you sleep and snuggle. Keep it toxin-free.

FSC Latex Adhesive

by @ Blessed Earth: Latest News

 

FSC* LATEX

*Forest Stewardship Council, Germany

 

The natural rubber production sector, while providing a vital industrial raw material, plays a major role in the socio-economic fabric of many developing countries of the hot humid tropics. However, the environmental damages caused by this sector has become a serious issue, especially the ones relating to changes in land use, terrain modification, soil erosion, loss of biodiversity, effects on hydrological cycle and air and water pollution sourced at latex processing.

An area of 687.855 hectare in the foothills of the southern-most end of the Western Ghats in peninsular India has been analyzed for its environmental consequences as a mandatory requirement for renewal of its FSC certification, through an environmental impact assessment (EIA) study. The study was performed by a multidisciplinary team of experts (environment specialist, ecologist, plant taxonomist and wildlife biologist) through field survey, subsequent analyses, and integrated assessment of impacts involving checklist and matrix approaches. Soil and water quality analyses were made following standard methods in approved laboratories. Earlier reports to standard operating procedures, floral and faunal inventory, etc. were referred. Comprehensive checklists of flora and fauna with thrust on corridor areas housing mixed dry deciduous/ scrubby vegetation have been prepared. The estate area houses 406 species of flowering plants, 12 species of ferns and fern allies and one species of gymnosperm. Of 406 species of flowering plants recorded, 27 species are endemics, including an exclusive endemic species to Tamil Nadu, viz. Biophytum longibracteatum. Twenty three species of fruit plants, 24 trees of timber value, and 79 species of medicinal plants have also been recorded. Invertebrate fauna comprises of 21 species of butterflies, six species of moths and four species of beetles. Vertebrate fauna includes 5 species of amphibians, 12 reptiles, 44 birds and 22 species of mammals. Information on rare category (IUCN) species of plants and animals has been provided. The corridor areas have been found protected satisfactorily. However, it needs to ensure continuity at some locations. This could be achieved through planting of indigenous trees and bushes in gap areas. Though such effort have been made in the past, it is significant to make appropriate species selection in conformity with the component species of corridor vegetation with thrust on indigenous trees and bushes. Further, a plan for population restoration of conservation significant species has been provided. Environment management plan also include measures for terrain protection and soil erosion control, wildlife protection and awareness creation among workers other people connected with the maintenance of the estate and its processing units, including effluent treatment facility. A Social Impact Assessment (SIA) study has been made concurrently for addressing such issues.

In keeping with our environmental policy of conserving the natural resources, with emphasis on preserving native flora and fauna of the estate, and our commitment to improving the conservation measures of the soil and water resources, coupled with the earnest wish to comply all applicable environmental legislations and regulations encouraged us to go in for FSC certified latex.

Latex collected from FSC Certified plantation is taken into the factory for processing Cenex, which is subsequently converted to SS Latex and supplied to FSC customers. FSC Latex currently is going mainly catering to German customers who are strictly following FSC/ FRA regulations. For them only those chemicals permitted by FSC/ FRA (both in field & factory) are used, so that the environmental impact is very minimal.

 

FSC Latex & GOTS

FSC Latex as per GOTS standards (4.0) mentioned in 2.4.9. is permissible raw materials (under the 5% rule).

It is certified according to a program that verifies compliance with sustainable forestry management principles 


Fairtrade Vs Organic Certification

by @ Blessed Earth: Latest News

Fair Trade.
The idea of fair trade has a lot of appeal with the public, who understandably hate exploitation.
We at Blessed Earth were fully fledged members of the fair trade movement for over a year.
We got out because:

  • The costs are so high. When our manufacturing arm, Go Green textiles, tried to join recently the initial costs alone were in the order of $5000. This is money we would have to recover, ultimately, from you our customers.
  • The quarterly fees paid were many times the small premium paid to the farmers. We know this because we continued to pay the premiums to the farmers in Egypt, even after we left fair trade. Most of the money we paid went to the admin of fair trade.
  • In the case of the cotton industry, our organic growers are paid premium prices for their crop, far greater than the premium paid by fair trade.
  • Fair trade do not care if a crop is conventionally grown from GMO seed with chemicals, even though those chemicals are killing workers in the industry at all levels. It actually supports multinational corporations by condoning the use of their products.
  • Organic certification is chemical free. It looks after the cotton growers and workers – and the environment – and ensures a greater return for growers.

It may be that fair trade has a role to play protecting the rights of those making indigenous jewellery or other products.

We at Blessed Earth feel it has no meaningful role to play in the cotton industry.

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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Child labour in the carpet industry

by @ Blessed Earth: Latest News

All of Blessed Earth's rugas and carpets are certified by GOODWEAVE.

We recently received this communication from Nina Smith, the founder of GOODWEAVE.

Dear ......., I wanted to be sure you heard the news. Last week, Schwab Foundation announced its list of Social Entrepreneurs of the Year. I'm beyond proud to share that I made the list, GoodWeave International made the list, and you made the list.  

Honorees are identified for their success in "correcting market failures with the tools of capitalism." Yes, those of us who founded the organization envisioned the tool. But you are the one putting it to work in the world. You are the one who made the decision to shop or to build your business with integrity. You are the one who donates generously so that we can show the world that children are not tools of capitalism. 

We will be formally recognized at the 2016 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, People's Republic of China later this summer. 

To help us leverage this moment, I'd like to ask your help. Please take a few minutes right now to read and share this blog piece I was asked to pen for the occasion: 

There are 168 million victims of child labour —and we're failing them.

How to Use a Travel Pillow

How to Use a Travel Pillow

by @ How to of the Day

A good travel pillow can make a world of difference on long trips. Ideally, the pillow will provide support for your neck or body so that you can sleep in a relaxed position, even on cramped, uncomfortable plane rides. Choose a pillow that suits your sleeping style and try different positions to find where you are most comfortable.

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?

Tips for Buying a Royal-Pedic Inner-Spring Mattress

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

Royal-Pedic is a 71-year-old luxury organic mattress company, renowned the world over for quality and comfort that lasts for generations. They have created a pair of firm inner-spring mattresses exclusive to The Organic Mattress Store. Both beds are hand-crafted in the United States, using only the finest organic materials—Certified Organic... Keep Reading

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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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Health Benefits of an Organic Wool Pillowtop

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

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

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Dust Mite Talk

by Matt Wagstaffe @ North Shore Linens

Dust Mite Because most of us “average” humans spend a third of our lives in bed, we use pillows to rest our heads on when sleeping (as well as for a variety of other peculiar practices!). Pillows are the place for heads, our dreams and for our “Dust Mites”. These minute Mites are as fond … Continue reading Dust Mite Talk

Screen Time

by Destiny Hagest @ Avocado Green Mattress

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

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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.

Screw Botox: 5 Expert Tips for Reducing Wrinkles

by Sara Novak @ Organic Authority

Fine lines and wrinkles on the face are one of the most visible signs of aging. They happen as we age because collagen and elasticity which hold the skin in place begin to breakdown causing sagging and wrinkling of the skin. And while we’re told to go old gracefully that doesn’t mean that we can’t […]

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Tips for Maintaining Your Latex Mattress

by James McCauley @ Natural Sleep Luxury & Organic Mattress

The makers of the Pure Talalay Bliss latex mattress offer some tips that will help ensure that you will continue to enjoy sleeping on the best mattress in Atlanta for years to come.  Among their suggestions: Dress your new latex mattress with cotton or breathable sheets. Choose a pillow that supports your neck in all of your sleeping positions....

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Should I Choose Organic Bedding? Magnolia Organics Review

Should I Choose Organic Bedding? Magnolia Organics Review


Groovy Green Living

Organic bedding has come up a lot in conversation lately. Seems strange I know, but here's why. A few weeks ago I headed to the store.

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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Introduction – Stages of the Sleep Cycle

by admin @ Green Dwellers

Why do we sleep?  The answer  is short, simple and obvious…sleep is a necessary process to sustain life and sleep disorders at any level, rob a person of this sustenance.  Hundreds of thousands of people are dying each year in part because of undiagnosed and untreated sleep disorders.  For the estimated 40 million Americans who […]

How Barre Class Changed My Butt and Thighs

by Brianne Hogan @ Organic Authority

“I’m getting a droopy pancake butt,” I told myself a few months ago when I looked in the mirror. I didn’t understand it. From weekly boxing classes to regular runs outside, I worked out regularly. I did tons of squats and lunges. What was going on back there? Well, for starters, the squat might be […]

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Reasons to Choose Natural Bedding | Wellness Mama

Reasons to Choose Natural Bedding | Wellness Mama


Wellness Mama®

Sleep is vital for health and creating a healthy sleep environment is important, with natural bedding, an organic mattress and more.

Mattress Covers That Are Nothing to Sneeze At

by James McCauley @ Natural Sleep Luxury & Organic Mattress

Getting a good night’s sleep can be a challenge – there’s so much still to get done, you have so much on your mind and you can’t shake the feeling that your forgot to do something important.  For allergy sufferers it’s even harder.  According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, dust mites are...

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Wool Bedding Compression 101

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

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

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Belinda is a Qualified Naturopath

by @ Blessed Earth: Latest News

Belinda is a Qualified Naturopath / Homeopath who is now offering online Homeopathic consultations.

She embraces the philosophy that for true healing to take place, the mind, body and soul must all be in balance. To do this she uses Constitutional Homeopathy to help us integrate our whole being, in conjunction with other modalities such as herbal medicine, flower essences and nutrition.

Belinda has worked at one of the World's top Health Resort in Thailand, where she treated and provided guidance to many high profile international guests. She has also worked at a Live-in Health Retreat in Australia specializing in the treatment of Mental Health Disorder, such as Anxiety and Depression.

Got worms or think you may have? - try homeopathic Cina.

Are you or your children Accident-prone? Don't forget to have homeopathic Arnica on hand.

Can't cope? Feeling stressed or anxious? Try a few drops of Rescue Remedy or Emergency Essence.

Do you have a baby or child who's irritable and in pain from teething, colic or an earache? Try homeopathic Chamomilla.

Feel amazing in these gorgeous lingerie pieces

by Expat Living @ Expat Living Singapore

Don’t know where to go to get bras that fit, or need an undie update for Valentine’s day (and beyond)?

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Big Food Accuses Big Chicken of Collusion and Price Fixing

by Emily Monaco @ Organic Authority

Suits have been filed against a host of poultry suppliers, accused of collusion to manipulate wholesale chicken prices. Two separate suits were initiated by U.S. Foods and Sysco, the two largest food suppliers to U.S. restaurants, against chicken suppliers including Tyson Foods, Perdue, Pilgrim’s Pride, Foster Farms, and Sanderson Farms. The suits allege that these suppliers […]

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Perfect Baked Sweet Potato Fries

by Kate Gavlick @ Organic Authority

Make crispy, baked sweet potato fries in your own kitchen for an easy, delicious side. Requiring just sweet potatoes, avocado oil, sea salt, and pepper, these sweet potato fries are not only Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and crazy healthy, they’re way cheaper than picking up greasy sweet potato fries at your local burger joint, too. Buying the […]

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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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Choose Your Organic Bedding Wisely

by SEO Work @ Naturesoft Bedding

As winters are going at their peak in the USA and nearing New Year increases the trend of families to re-decorate their houses and which includes new beddings, new furniture and new interior designs in the house. The leaders of organic bedding reported a hike in demand of soft organic bedding, organic blankets, and organic […]

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