Skip the hours of research on the internet - get the salient info quickly below and go straight to the sources who have already done the work. Step 1: FOCUS ON companies who ARE certified The two most meaningful certifications for mattresses are GOTS and GOLS. Other certifications like OCS 100, Okeo-Tex Standard 100, Eco-INSTITUT, … Continue reading Mattress – healthy & sustainable
Tough words first -- convenience is awesome, and easy things are awesome, but they cost. Dry cleaning is convenient, other than being unaffordable, but the cost is that you bring toxic chemicals home and bury your wife's and kid's heads in them every day when you come home from work and hug them. Let's consider … Continue reading Ironing, starching, healthy and wise
Clothing woven or knit of natural fiber. What is natural fiber? Why do we want it? Why do we care? "...when plastic bottles and bags break down, they don’t disappear: they turn into what is being called “microplastics,” which can persist for hundreds of years and are filling up our air, water, and soil. According … Continue reading I know it’s getting exhausting, but we need to read clothing labels, too
There are so many things and manufacturing processes I took for granted - I just never though to question them! Until a few years ago. One of these things is the foam used in our mattresses and baby products, such as carseats and carriers, as well as in furniture including the seats/chairs in airplanes. Are … Continue reading Toxic Foam in Mattresses, Furniture, and Car Seats – Safe Alternatives
I used to love watching Mr. Rogers shows about how crayons, macaroni, and erasers are made - those episodes are classic! --- but there are so many things and manufacturing processes I wonder about. Are these processes creating safe products? Who is regulating, checking, and enforcing the safety? Who is deciding what IS safe? Our … Continue reading The truth about synthetic vs. natural fabrics – bamboo is sneaky!
Before we get into this, let's state the price. That's what we all need to know! Switch your toxic laundry detergent to a safe alternative for $13, right now. The toxic Arm & Hammer jug, of 128 loads-worth of detergent costs $12. The Laundry Wash from http://www.MyGreenFills.com of 50 loads-worth costs $12.95 to start, and … Continue reading Laundry detergent is killing you slowly. Not your mother’s washing machine…
Growing up, I really never saw anyone wear bathrobes. I might have seen a glamorous 1940s movie star slip on a silken robe in one of those black and whites, but I never observed them in use as a practical garment. In early adulthood, I considered button down pajamas and bathrobes to be extremely frumpy, and … Continue reading Bathrobes – Old Fashioned Sexy
Sometimes I feel like the father in the original film, Cheaper By the Dozen, asking myself, what is the most efficient way to get the job done? But it's not just about how fast I can get something done. It's about, Care of the Earth. Care of People. and Return of surplus to Earth. No aspect … Continue reading Toilet Paper, & All Things Wiped (Poop, Pee & Menstruation)