Start your green bedroom set with eco-friendly bedding. Having eco bedding is so important for a safe, natural bedroom environment. Why? Because this is where you lay your head at night, close your eyes, and breathe. Conventional mattresses, comforters, and pillows are made from synthetic fibers. These fibers are petroleum based, take a lot of energy to manufacture, and then expose you, the consumer, to all the chemicals and dyes that created the product. Conventional cotton is another popular thread, which is at least made from a natural fiber, but one that requires excessive amount of water to grow as well as the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. The cotton is then bleached and processed with more chemicals, and perhaps even coated with chemical flame retardants.
Choosing bedroom sets that are made from natural, sustainable materials and are devoid of chemicals is a great way to make your sleeping environment completely non-toxic and earth-friendly. How to make this green transformation without breaking the budget? Do it one step at a time.
Start by changing out your conventional pillows for eco-friendly pillows made from organic cotton, buckwheat, wool, or even latex rubber. Next buy new sheets for your eco bedroom, choosing sets made from bamboo, organic cotton, or even silk. Then choose your eco-friendly comforter and blankets. You can find these products online from eco bedding stores such as Gaiam and Pristine Planet.
The final step to complete your green bedding is buying an eco-friendly mattress. Choose either latex rubber, organic cotton, organic wool, or a blend of these sustainable materials. Try The Organic Mattress, Lifekind, or Abundant Earth, all online retailers offering organic mattresses.
Continue to page 2 to learn where to find eco-friendly bedroom furniture and some inexpensive or free tips for greening your bedroom.