People spend at least six hours of their day in their bedroom. We should be spending at least eight there for a good night's sleep. My family spends about nine to ten hours there on a good night! Well, at least my baby does (we co-sleep). That's exactly the reason it is a good idea to create a bedroom environment that is healthy, free of pesticides and flame retardant chemicals. While you might not be able to control everything, like the carpeting if you live in a rental apartment for example, there are things you can control. Your mattress and bedding is a good place to start. While you are at it you might as well move on to the bathroom and get some organic towels too. The Clean Bedroom actually sent me some to review and to give away to one lucky Eco-Babyz blog reader!
The Coyuchi Organic Towels are so amazingly soft! Though at first glance they do not look very plush, they do absorb a lot of water. They are made in India and I've noticed lately that a lot of good quality organic items come from there. Not only are they made from organic cotton, they are dyed using low-impact fiber-reactive dyes. The fixation or absorption rate of low-impact dyes is between 70-90% creating less waste water runoff and therefore a lower impact on the environment. They also require less water and less heat than other chemical dyes. This is a great 'late but worth the wait' Mother's Day gift. Even better, a gift for mom (or dad) on an ordinary day that isnot a holiday!
Selection: I was excited to discover that The Clean Bedroom online store has an absolutely amazing selection of hard to find bed and bath products. These are not the kind of things you would find at your neighborhood home store. You'll find organic mattresses, organic pillows and bedding, decor and accessories, sleepwear and robes, and even eco-friendly furniture. As a mom I definitely appreciate their selection of organic baby nursery and kids room items as well. They even have your whole house covered when it comes to HEPA air purifiers.
Value: Out of all the organic bedding retailers out there, The Clean Bedroom offers very competitive pricing. You can get an organic crib mattress without toxic flame retardants for as little as $283. A natural latex crib mattress sells for $216! They also have an online clearance center where you can get items anywhere from 20 to 50 percent off.
Company: The Clean Bedroom has an actual brick and mortar store in Maine that I am looking forward to visiting someday. There are very few places you can actually try the organic mattresses in person, this is one of them. All of the companies whose products they carry have been carefully selected and hand picked. The folks at The Clean Bedroom are also a great resource to advise you on which organic mattress to choose to make the most of your investment and to suit your needs.