With the world talking about going green all the way and adopting measures to ensure greener and safer environment, why lag behind when it comes to beddings and sleeping bags? The conventional mattresses that we use are made with petroleum-based polyester and polyurethane foam and treated with flame retardants which can emit VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) into your environment causing allergic reactions and other health issues.
Switching over to safer option like Organic and eco-friendly beddings is the most viable choice. Organic beddings are loosely spun with fabrics like cotton and linen. These are warm, relatively cheap, machine washable and give you a comfortable sleep. These breathe, absorb moisture and don’t produce odors.
For a green environment in your bedroom, opt for the following organic options:
- Green sheets- Free from chemicals and dyes; soft, warm and soothing for the skin.
- Comforters- Blankets for warm and snug feel made of natural organic fibers.
- Blankets- A super soft texture for comfy sleep.
- Pillows- Made of organic fibers thus, making them hypoallergenic.
Investing in organic beddings is a great way to achieve healthier and eco-friendly environment at your home. These emit no toxic chemicals and naturally resist dust mites. Beddings can be easily stored in a paper or cloth bag with cedar chips or cedar chest to prevent moth damage.
Before switching over, if you’re puzzled as to what to do with your old beddings then you always have the option to recycle. You can make scarves, gloves or ear warmers from the old sleeping bags. Also dog bed, cushions for wooden seats or chair and benches can be made. Another way is to dye and embellish it and make a wall art. Above all, there is a noble cause of giving them away to an old shelter house or animal shelter and contribute for a green world.