Natural Bedding / Summer Cool

Natural bedding is so soft and comfortable and also cool.  It breathes unlike mainstream poly fiber sheets and bedding. Natural fiber bedding, natural bedding is so much better for your health, your sleep and the feel is like non other.  I love getting into my bed at night and feeling the softness of organic cotton sheets.

Mainstream bedding can be so toxic and scratchy it can cause sleep issues from the at time undetectable odor of the poly fiber fabric.  Open up a new pack of poly fiber fabric bedding and you can smell the chemicals.  Non organic cotton sheets have many toxic chemicals as well, not only in the production of the sheets, but the farming of the non organic cotton. Cotton farmers have to use tons of chemicals to keep the cotton from being over taken by pests.  This process alone is laden with pesticides.

Imagine spraying your bed with pesticide before lying down to sleep at night.  Not a inviting idea right?  The price of Organic cotton sheets and natural bedding is out weighed by the health benefits of keeping your bed , chemical free.

Having a clean, toxic free bedroom is important, organic bedrooms are the ideal. Our sleep is important and the quality of sleep has a great impact on the quality of our health.

Natural bedding includes, natural fiber pillows such as eco wool, raised without chemicals, organic cotton pillows.  Chemicals in our bedding have been linked to allergies, asthma and MCS.  Taking the time to purchase natural bedding and providing yourself and your children with a organic bedroom is a priority. After all, if we don’t sleep well it takes a toll on our quality of life.

Check out our full line of Organic sheets, natural bedding and Organic mattresses at www.mypumpkindoodle.com.  Sleep well and sleep happy!

 

 

 

Buying an Organic Mattress

Buying an Organic Mattress

There are a few things to keep in mind when deciding to buy an Organic mattress.  If you have medical conditions, it would be good to speak to a medical Dr. or a Chiropractor about what might be good for your back.

Do research before you buy. Not all Natural mattresses or Organic mattress are created equal.  You need to know what you are buying the contents of the mattress and chemicals, if any, that could cause issue with allergies, asthma etc.

One of the biggest complaints I hear from people is that they just purchased an expensive mainstream mattress and now they can’t sleep on it due to the odor from off gassing. They then have an expensive mattress they cannot use.

Check out the complaints and the reviews to make sure what you are buying is highly rated.

Ask about return policies to make sure that if your unhappy with your mattress, you can return it.  Our mattresses come with a guarantee.

Check the warranty on the mattress, good quality mattresses have a good warranty.

Remember that firm mattresses aren’t always best, depends on your body type, weight and your health condition, same with pillow top mattresses.  Marketing campaigns will convince you that you need a top of the line pillow top mattress, not necessarily true.  Studies suggest that light weight people don’t need a pillow top mattress. Their weight doesn’t weigh them down enough to get to the underlying support, heavier adults might need more cushion under their body. I’ve heard many complaints of people buying the memory foam mattresses thinking they would be soft, only to find out they are too firm, and uncomfortable.

Not all Organic mattresses are created equal.  Check out the mattress contents, reviews and ratings before buying an Organic mattress. You investment will be worthwhile.

Check out our full line of Organic mattresses and Natural bedding at www.mypumpkindoodle.com

Spring into Natural Bedding

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.

 

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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

 

Jump into Spring with Organic Bedding

Spring is just around the corner and Spring cleaning always gets me ready for warmer weather and the fresh smell of Spring air.  Jump into Spring with Organic Bedding! Keep your bedroom free of harsh chemicals with the silky soft feel of our Bamboo and Organic Cotton sheets and Duvets. Mainstream bedding has a strong odor when taken out of the package. This continues to off gas long after it has been washed.  Chemicals in mainstream bedding are made into the fabric. Sure washing helps, but it doesn’t get rid of the chemicals. Organically grown bamboo and Organic cotton have the same soft feel and pleasing colors that will add to your decor, they are just not toxic.

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Sleeping is important and we spend 1/3 of our life sleeping in our bed. Our lungs breathe in these chemicals. This is why it is so important to have an Organic bed, bedding and an Organic mattress.  Chemicals in bedding has been linked to such illnesses as Asthma, Allergies and SIDS.

 

You don’t have to compromise on quality, softness, durability or esthetics to buy Organic Bedding. You can have all you want in a beautiful bedroom and have it green, clean and free of toxic chemicals, and lesson your carbon footprint.  Be Green, Sleep Green and Sleep Well. Feel rejuvenated and fresh when you wake up by buying Organic Bedding.

 

Check out our full line of Organic Bedding, Organic Mattresses and Sustainable Hardwood Beds at Pumpkin Doodle.  It’s Hip To Be Green!

 

 

 

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is near and millions will be shopping online for eco friendly gifts. Though online shopping can be a Greener way of shopping, due to the lack of CO2 from driving from store to store, there are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for eco friendly gifts for the holidays on Cyber Monday to keep it Green!

  • Look for stores that sell environmentally conscious products
  • See how far the package must go, before it arrives to you
  • Look for drop ship retailer, drop shipping products is much Greener!
  • Shop stores that have Green practices in their day to day business
  • Avoid big box stores such as Wal-mart
  • Look for products that have recycled, sustainable, or natural content
  • Purchase products that come with replacement parts
  • Avoid one use or disposable products that go in the landfill
  • Buy products that have energy star or another energy efficient seal
  • Buy products packaged in recycled or recyclable materials
  • Combine your shopping to a few stores to lessen the deliveries
  • Use Green shipping companies such as Fed-ex
  • Look for products that are American Made, Locally produced or handcrafted
  • Shop local! Support your local economy!
  • Buy Gift Cards or Gift certificates
  • Donate to a charity for a gift instead of buying tangible items
  • Buy Organic products, organically produced content

Enjoy your Cyber Monday shopping spry for eco friendly gifts. Look for ways to help the environment too by being aware of your carbon footprint.  Every little bit you do to help the environment is a step closer to lessening your carbon footprint and the impact on the planet. It keeps the landfills free so future generations have a cleaner and healthier future.  Shopping Green for Eco friendly gifts can be fun! Happy Holiday’s from Pumpkin Doodle!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organic Mattresses Better Sleep

Organic mattresses Better Sleep. Organic mattresses are now becoming more mainstream. Mattress manufacturers are finding greener and more non toxic ways to make mattresses.  However, not all green mattresses are Organic mattresses. An Organic mattress creates Better sleep.  Here’s how; chemicals in mattresses take years to off gas and most adults sleep on average of 8 hours a night.  That is 8 hours your lungs breathe in the chemicals in mattresses, even if they are undetectable by smell.  These chemicals can effect your lungs, your sinus and create issues with breathing, which has been linked to allergies and asthma, or sleep Apnea.  Have you ever awoke with puffy eyes and swollen face?  When I travel, I do, and I know it is because the mattresses aren’t chemical free. So much hype about mattress firmness and quality, different models of sleep member or dual firmness, body temperature, but you really don’t see many advertisements for the toxicity of a mattress.  Organic mattresses create better sleep, it creates a healthier you, more rested and rejuvenated you.  An Organic mattress can help make sleeping feel more natural, more inviting and breathe easier knowing your helping the environment as well.  Organic bedroom needs an organic mattress and organic bedding to create a serine and beautiful retreat for your peaceful nights rest.  After all, sleep is very important part of being healthy! Organic mattresses Better Sleep!

 

 

Green products for a healthier lifestyle

Green Products for a healthier lifestyle. With all the news lately about climate changes. Having weather fluctuations and seasons being all scrambled up, it makes me wonder.  I’ve noticed that so many people have taken their focus off going green.  I wonder myself at times, if it seems like the disaster has already been set in motion and there is nothing much we can do about it.  I hear so many people say it is too late to reverse climate change.  I wonder if they feel that being green is only to reverse climate change. I for one, don’t believe it. Being Green is more of a healthier lifestyle, feeling better and living a less toxic lifestyle, than it is to reverse climate change.  Green products for a healthier lifestyle is why we promote green products. Sure every step we take will help in the battle against pollution, climate change, toxic land and oceans. The immediate results are in your own day to day life. The way you feel when you wake up, clean, and your overall health. Taking it down to the tiniest step we make to better our lives starts a cycle of becoming more green.  Buying Green products such as non toxic cleaning products, organic mattresses, and natural bedding such as bamboo sheets makes a huge difference in how we feel from everyday.  It helps our children’s brain, and nervous system grow and develop without petrochemicals inhaled in their lungs. It helps prevent diseases such as asthma, and allergies. It also help the environment using less chemicals, and having less toxic disposal of the chemicals used in mainstream products. Using Green products will make your quality of life much richer and healthier!  Check out our full line of Green products at Pumpkin Doodle.  Because we know It is Hip To Be Green!

Vegan Lubricants | Contragel Green | Vegan Women | Vegan Love

Vegan Love! Vegan Sex! So many vegan women need a vegan alternative to the mainstream chemical spermicide, lubricants on the market. Vegan Lubricant & Spermicide Contragel Green can meet your needs. Often burning and itching are so intense that the mainstream products can’t be used.  Nonoxynol 9 is the most common of those spermicides that cause pain and burning.  Contragel Green has been used in Europe for over 35 years.  It contains all natural vegan ingredients so you can be assured your using a true vegan lubricant.  Contragel Green can be used as a spermicide and lubricant combined with condoms, cervical caps, FemCap and other barrier methods of birth control.

Being Green and healthy so many vegan women are looking to find alternatives to chemicals to use in their most vulnerable place.  Contragel Green is gentle and safe.  Containing ingredients like lactic acid derived from beets instead of animals, this product makes Vegan sex more enticing.

What ever form of birth control you use as a Vegan you can add Contragel Green to enhance it.  Bead method, it works great, withdraw method it helps also, vegan condoms, it works great as Contragel Green does not break down the condom.  Using a natural sponge, wonderful, Contragel Green will work with it also.

Vegan women need a natural spermicide and lubricant that is safe and effective to use.  Contragel Green has not been evaluated by the food and drug administration and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prevent any condition. Please check with your healthcare provider before using Contragel Green.  Vegan Women now have a natural Vegan Lubricant and spermicide that works.  www.mypumpkindoodle.com

 

 

 

Importance of Organic Play Quilts

Every mother wants to have a colorful, bright and attractive room for their baby.  The problem with most of the mainstream crib bedding is it is loaded with toxins.  From the babies crib sheets to the play quilt the bedding is very important.  Babies spend a lot of time sleeping and in their bed, chemicals in their bed off gas and baby can inhale those toxins.  Natural mothers look for safe and attractive bedding for their baby.  Organic cotton is the purest of fabrics for your young child.  Birch Organics makes the most attractive play quilts made from the purest of Organic cotton and quality made that surpasses any mainstream play quilt.

Bright, colorful and Organic make our play quilts unique.  Babies loves the bright colors and Mom’s love the softness and purity of the Birch fabric.  Bright elephants, giraffes and trees among other colorful animals, make a lovely crib set.  Add an Organic cotton bumper and you have an adorable crib set.  Our play quilts will last past the crib years and into blankey time for later on when your child is older.  Having a special blankey and making sure it is chemical free is important. Children not only inhale toxins from their bedding, they also put it in their mouth.  These mainstream chemicals have been linked to asthma and allergies among other more serious health issues.

Check out or line of Birch Organics Play Quilts.  www.mypumpkindoodle.com

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Earth Day with buying Green products

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