One of the biggest issues we face today is finding ways to repair all the damages humanity has caused our planet. These damages are effects of harmful manufacturing processes and irresponsible harvesting of raw materials. It is becoming more and more alarming every day.
A great way to lessen our anxieties with these problems is making better choices when it comes to products we use daily. Our bedroom is where we retire at night and where our day starts the moment we wake up. This is where we sleep –a precious gift we give to our bodies to be able to rejuvenate after all our daily activities. It is only appropriate that we try to make our bedrooms a soothing space where our minds can relax and our bodies heal.
Here below we’ve listed 10 eco-friendly products to give you that well deserved slumber.
1. Naturepedic Organic Mattress
Get the best sleep on this 100% organic mattress. Naturepedic Organic Mattresses are GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified. This means that the production process of the textiles used in this product have followed manufacturing standards and limitations in the use of toxic bleaches, dyes and other chemical additives.
Meeting these guidelines doesn’t mean comfort and quality were sacrificed. These mattresses are quilted with breathable organic wool and encased microcoils that allow for a good airflow. The combination of these materials also makes for a soft, comfortable surface and a good, supportive base. The fill is also composed of high quality organic cotton batting for the softest mattress.
2. Advanced Sleep Solutions Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Mattress toppers help preserve the quality of your mattresses. Now you can even find choices to make beds more comfortable and suitable to your body’s needs. The Memory Foam Mattress Topper from Advanced Sleep Solutions is a gel infused memory foam. This helps neutralize the temperature of the mattress for a better sleeping experience. Another benefit of the memory foam is that it lessens tension to pressure points by adjusting to the contours of your body.
Along with these benefits, the product is also latex and rubber free. The foam is CertiPUR-US certified so you can be sure that the product is made without ozone depleters, flame retardants and other toxic materials that are hazardous to health and the environment.
3. Organic Pillowcase by SkinnyPillow
One of the essentials for a good night’s sleep is a soft, plush pillow. The SkinnyPillow is stuffed with Natural Kapok Fill from Indonesia. This natural fiber is harvested from seed pods of kapok trees so it’s sourced sustainably. The pillow covers are made with breathable organic cotton fabrics. These pillows are vegan, all natural and cruelty free. They are also hypoallergenic so they are guaranteed safe for you, your kids, and your pets!
4. Ettitude Pillow Cases and Fitted Sheets
Make your bed even cozier by using the smoothest pillow cases and sheets. Ettitude uses its proprietary CleanBamboo™ Lyocell fabrics. These linens have a 300 Bamboo Lyocell thread count which is equivalent to a 1000 cotton thread count. It is naturally antimicrobial and hypoallergenic. Bamboo retains less moisture so there is a smaller chance for bacterial growth. This also lessens the need for washing.
Bamboo is also a more sustainable source of raw material since it uses less water to grow, the yield is over 20x more than timber, and there is virtually no need to replant. Bamboo multiplies fast and can be selectively harvested within alternating periods of time.
5. Sachi Organics Buckwheat Neck Pillow
Some people have different requirements when it comes to pillows. Neck pillows offer better comfort to those who needs additional neck and shoulder support. Buckwheat hull fillers make for a firmer pillow that adjusts and conforms to accommodate the contours of your neck. Since buckwheat hulls are large, they take in a good amount of air regulating the temperature for better sleep. For the pillow covers, they also use 100% organic cotton canvas.
The great thing about Sachi Organics products is that they are all processed naturally. They skip bleaching and avoid chemical treatments. This leads to less water being used in the production. They also make sure that their cotton is grown and processed the organic way –no pesticides, no fertilizers and not from genetically engineered seeds.
6. Cloud Comforter by Buffy
Yes, this will actually make you feel like you’re sleeping in a cloud. The Cloud Comforter is well made for the lushest sleep you can ever get. The triangular quilting pattern keeps the fill in place. This leads us to one of the best parts about the Cloud Comforter, the plush fill is made from recycled fiber from PET bottles. Each set saves 50 plastic bottles from going to the landfills.
They also used really smooth eucalyptus fabric for the cover. Eucalyptus is grown using less water compared to cotton. Their fabric is also Oeko-Tex certified so no harmful chemicals were involved in its production. All the dyes used on the product are also plant based.
7. Nature’s Brand Organic Room & Linen Spray
This vegan and cruelty free room and linen spray will help keep your bedroom smelling great for a more relaxing atmosphere. It has five variants you can choose from (Citrus Pine, Floral Scents, Lavender, Mountain Mint and Sugar & Spice). All the ingredients are USDA Organic approved. Rest assured that these are made from plants that were grown without using toxic pesticides, fertilizers and genetically engineered seeds.
It’s also great that you can choose to either have your product in a BPA-Free Plastic bottle or a more sustainable glass container.
8. Candle Farm Lavender Scented Soy Candle
Candles set the right mood for some good R&R. This Lavender scented soy candle from Candle Farm is a better option since its wick is made with natural hemp. It burns cleanly without ruining the air quality in your room. It’s made from 100% pure soy so no need to worry about gasoline byproducts. They also avoid the use of artificial coloring in their candles.
9. Scentered Aromatherapy Balm
Balms are also quite helpful to those who have trouble sleeping. Have a more tranquil rest with the Scentered Aromatherapy Balms. They have a variety of scents to match your needs. These are “Love”, “Escape”, “Focus”, “Be Happy”, and “De-stress”. These products, although not all organic, are harvested naturally and sustainably.
An admirable step by the company is that they have come up with smart ways to lessen wastage from their packaging and distribution. They also use recycled plastic and paper in their packaging. In their website, they also encourage customers to reuse their product packaging. They even have suggestions on how to go about this.
10. Skandinavisk Ro Scent Diffuser
Another way to engage your olfactory senses is by using scent diffusers. They are easy to use and are nice decorations for your night stand. Skandinavisk’s come in a handsome minimalist glass bottle. The scent notes in the perfume are cut grass, fallen leaves, cucumber and wild violets. These make for a dewy and calm fragrance.
Something to love about the company is how transparent they are with regards to their products. Synthetic ingredients are something the company cannot avoid but they do push for the rest of the ingredients to be organic as much as possible. Because their scents contain artificial ingredients, they find it important to let their clients have an informed decision when it comes to purchasing.
They have also made steps to lessen their carbon footprint by using recycled materials and glass for their packaging. If there is a need for plastics, they go for renewably sourced bioplastics. The goal for the company is to carbon neutral by 2025 so all their actions point towards that.