How toxic is your bed?


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Are you aware how possible toxic your bed is? And that you lie in it for more than 7 hours a day?

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How toxic is your bed?

  1. 1. How Toxic is Your BED? By Meital James
  2. 2. • Chemicals. How I wish I could restart my brain and make it blissfully unaware of them all around me – All the time.• But I can’t. And I don’t want my family and loved ones (or me…) to be a part of the frightening and rising number of cancer sufferers of the modern world. So I do my best to stay away from the nasty ones by buying organic food and organic skin care and organic everything.
  3. 3. • I thought I had this covered until my 4 year son developed a rash from the new Spiderman bedding I’ve bought for him last week. I know that this bedding set (that made him so happy) was the cause for his rash because the day I’ve replaced it with organic cotton bedding, the rash was gone.
  4. 4. I suddenly realized: We spend at least 7 hours every day lying on chemicals.
  5. 5. • Conventional bedding supports chemical- heavy synthetic fabric production and pesticide-laden cotton farming.• Worse yet, did you know that most conventional bedding options contain formaldehyde and chemical dyes? Yuck! Yes, that’s right, formaldehyde – The stuff they use to preserve the dead.
  6. 6. Well, I’m not dead yet, so I went ahead and researched about bedding that doesn’t harm our health. This is what I’ve found; I thought it would be nice if I shared it with you too:
  7. 7. Organic Cotton Organic cotton is grown without toxic pesticides, is not treated with chemical dyes or flame-retardant chemicals. It’s hypoallergenic, soft and breathable; and is easy to find. You can replace your bedding with Organic Cotton Sheets , organic cotton mattresses and organic cotton pillows, like this one (link)
  8. 8. • An organic mattress is a bit of an investment, but I think it’s one of the best investments I’m going to make. I’ve just read a list of the chemicals used in a conventional mattress and was frankly horrified. After a long research, I think I will get the Naturepedic 2 in 1 Organic Mattress (link). Not sure yet.
  9. 9. Organic Hemp Sheets (Linen) • Hemp simply doesn’t need pesticides to grow. It’s absorbent and lightweight, but you have to make sure you choose stiffer hemp fabrics (they soften with time, don’t worry) over manufacturer- softened sheets (softening can entail a long, chemical-heavy process).
  10. 10. Buckwheat Hull Pillows • Organic Buckwheat Pillows (click link to see) provide a lot of support and are eco-friendly. They don’t “collapse” like foam and provide support to the head, neck and spine. They are a great alternative to people allergic to foam and feathers.
  11. 11. Organic Wool Pillows • Organic Wool Filled Pillows are naturally flame- retardant, water-repellent and hypoallergenic. Wool also is resistant to dust mites. The only con in my opinion is that they don’t have that soft squishy feel that I like, so I opted for these Organic Cotton Pillows (link)
  12. 12. Natural Latex Pillows• Latex a natural product of trees and is resistant to mold, dust mites, bacteria and mildew. Natural Latex Pillows (links) are also naturally flame-retardant. They feel nice too, because latex conforms to your body shape. Just be aware that some people are allergic to latex.
  13. 13. Next, check out Best Seller List – To discover the blog readers’ favorite natural products – Right Here!
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