Spring into Natural bedding. When Spring arrives everyone thinks of cleaning and making everything fresh and new. Natural bedding is the perfect idea for your Spring purchases. It brings a breathe of fresh air into your bedroom. Non-toxic and soft you breathe easy sleeping on Natural bedding. Bamboo sheets, Organic cotton comforters, and wool pillows…sounds delightful! It can bring sleeping to a whole new level. You feel just like you want to melt into your bed at night. There is something about organic that makes you feel at ease. Pure bedding, natural bedding gives your body a rest, chemicals taxes your body’s immune system. Literally you sleep better, breathe better and feel healthier sleeping on Natural bedding.
Some mattress manufactures know the hype is on about chemicals and call it a priority blend. It’s not always apparent what chemicals your getting yourself into why buying mainstream bedding. Anyone can open a new mattress and smell the horrid chemicals which speaks for itself. Mattresses don’t just off gas in a few weeks, or even a month, they off gas for years. Mattress toppers aren’t any better when it comes to chemicals. Most bedding contains petroleum based chemicals and mattresses can contain BPA and even formaldehyde and 60 other chemicals. Latex though natural in its raw state has strong chemical odor when you open the package. Be aware of marketing gimmicks that tease you with the name “natural” be sure it is truly a natural fiber. Bedding such as sheets and comforters can off gas much sooner, but who knows at what point the chemicals are completely gone and no longer inhaled at night while sleeping. All of which has been linked to serious health issues. Sleeping on Natural bedding you’ll notice right away, how good it feels.
Natural isn’t the same as Organic. Go to the EPA’s website and research before you buy. Though not everyone can buy Organic cotton, there are products that are comparable and safe that provide a healthy environment for sleep that are natural fiber. Bamboo grown organically does have some small amount of chemical used, however that same chemical can also be used in organic cotton production and that chemical is completely washed out before processing begins, therefore you have a chemical free product once finished. Always check on the manufacture’s ethical standards before buying any product in question.
Buying Organic bedding or Natural bedding can be costly but, by far it the benefits exceed the price. Our health shouldn’t be compromised. www.mypumpkindoodle.com
Earth day is coming soon. What special events or actions do you take to help the environment? Celebrate Earth Day with buying Green Products. As a consumer our most powerful tool in make changes is our dollar. What we buy determines trends. You may recycle, re-use and re-design but what you purchase makes more of an impact on the products being made and the ethics they use to produce them. Buying Green products gives a strong message, to produce more green products. Taking into consideration the products true eco friendliness and ethical manufacturing as some manufacturers try to green wash and make the consumer believe that the product is greener than it is. Beware of terms that seem “green” but actually have no real value for being green. Terms such as “Green”, “Natural”, “All Natural”, “Pure” and other such vague terms are designed to trick consumers into believing the product is green or eco friendly. It is best to check the ingredients and or the reputation of the manufacturer to make sure it is a truly green product. Earth day is a day to celebrate and to also consider our footprint on the earth. We can’t destroy the earth, but we can destroy ourselves and other living things on the earth. Support the new trend of environmentally friendly and safer products by making conscience decision to buy greener, eco-friendly products and send a strong message to the market. Safer and healthier products is best for our families. Celebrate Earth Day April 22, 2013 this year and celebrate this amazing planet we call home. For a complete line of Green products check out our website at www.mypumpkindoodle.com
As a mother that tries to live a healthy, green lifestyle, I’m always looking for the eco friendly gifts. Natural mother’s choose eco friendly gifts because they are better for the planet, their children or the children they are buying for. It isn’t easy in today’s world of toxic chemicals in children’s products to find non-toxic and eco friendly gifts. Gifts that you can feel good about using or giving to someone you care about. Mainstream packaging and advertising, make it tough for the children all caught up in the bright colors and dazzling packaging. They really want the most colorful products. Meanwhile your standing at the checkout counter having to read the labels and saying No to a products the kids really want. I try to limit the exposure my children have to the mainstream big box stores and buy products that I know they will love and enjoy without the toxins. Most especially plastic has off gassing that is not only toxic but unpleasant to breathe. When shopping for eco friendly gifts, remember to check the ingredients to make sure it is truly a non-toxic healthy product for your child. Birthday parties and school friends create lots of opportunities to buy gifts. Natural Mother’s shop for eco friendly gifts for these occasions and it gives an opportunity to show your children how to watch their toixc exposure to mainstream products. It also sends a message that you don’t tolerate products that are unhealthy for yourself and your family. Showing the world one small gift at a time that our carbon footprint our health and wellbeing matter most in the world. Green parents appreciate the time and effort spent on buying eco friendly gifts. Children don’t have to do without these days, there are plenty of eco friendly gifts that will satisfy every little hearts desire for fun, educational and colorful toys, gifts for all occasions.
Why Natural Homes use Green products? What’s all the hype about greening your home? So many times people think that having a natural home means eating Organic foods, using filtered water, using a re-usable shopping bags and recycling. That is only part of the process. Many well intended consumers fall into the greenwashing trap and think that because a company uses gimmicky labels they are Green products. That’s usually not the case. Educate yourself on product ingredients so you will know a toxic product using greenwashing, and you can make educated decisions about the products you bring into your home for your family. Natural homes encompass so much more than eating healthy, re-using and recycling. Natural homes use true green products such as organic mattresses, natural bedding, non-toxic drinking bottles and avoid using products with toxic chemicals in their bath and body products, kitchen products or pet beds that can contaminate the home. The air we breathe in our home can be the most toxic air we breathe. Our home contains many toxins we are not aware of such as, flooring, carpet, drapes, furniture and paint. Unless you build a new all certified Green home, you have toxins in your home that can’t be avoided. These products off gas continually and are trapped inside your home. Even with air filters, it might not completely clean the air of these toxins. Green parents know that indoor air quality is important. That’s why they try and minimize the toxins in their home by using Green products that will create a healthier more natural home for their family. Natural mothers shop for the most economical and natural, non-toxic or organic home products so they can create more of a natural home affordably. Shop our full line of eco friendly products for the home and family at Pumpkin Doodle. www.mypumpkindoodle.com
Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year! It has massive lines and campers eager to be the first in line for the best deals. Marketers spend all year planning for this big holiday shopping day. It is also the most wasteful time of the year. People spend more on this day than any other day of the year because of the huge savings. How can Black Friday be a day of less waste? There are small things you can do to help keep Black Friday shopping less of a carbon footprint and still save money for your holiday gifts. This Black Friday try and buy Eco Friendly Products instead of the mainstream products. It might take an extra few minutes to look at the label, but in the long run, it can make a huge difference for the environment. Most major box stores like Best Buy have boxes labeled so you know the product has a Eco Friendly product inside.
Look also for the recycle symbol when shopping, so you know that when that person is done, the product doesn’t have to go in the landfill. Don’t forget to take your re-usable shopping bag with you so you don’t need to use those plastic bags they give you at the checkout. It can keep those bags out of the landfill and out of the oceans. It also is less of a hassle you can toss your re-usable shopping bag back in your car.
Avoid buying one use products that you know will end up in the landfill. Carpool to the malls or shopping centers. Refuse unnecessary products when shopping or eating out. Make sure you recycle when you get home the boxes and papers that come with the products. Remember that every little step we take makes a huge impact on the environment. Shop Eco Friendly Products this holiday season and feel good about your footprint.