How Toxic is Your BED? By Meital James Natural-Alternative-Therapies.com
• 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.
• 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.
I suddenly realized: We spend at least 7 hours every day lying on chemicals.
• 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.
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:
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)
• 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.
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).
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.
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)
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.
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