What is a Japanese Futon Mattress?
If you have ever travelled to Japan for a vacation or business trip, chance are that during a warm, sunny morning, you’ll find strange looking, thick blankets hanging from virtually every window balcony across Tokyo or any other major urban center. Despite having made enormous technological progress, the Japanese […]
What is a Japanese Futon Mattress?
Few things can be as unpleasant as suffering from chronically clogged ears. Doctors warn against using Q-tips to relieve the pressure, but it can be hard to know what else to do. However, there are plenty of benefits for using essential oils for clogged ears.
These all natural plant extracts are a great way to […]
Most of us spend at least eight hours every day in bed, and longer than that on those lazy Sunday mornings. Few people ever stop to consider, however, the materials that make up the bed sheets where we spend a third of our lives. While awareness has been growing in recent years about natural, organic […]
Unlike their western counterparts, Japanese culture is focused on minimalism, simplicity, functionality, and the relationship between Nature and the interior of the home. While most modern-day furniture options are focused exclusively on comfort, luxury, and extravagance, the end result is often a cluttered living space that leaves your home feeling less “livable” despite the extra […]
Getting a solid night´s sleep is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle… Organic cotton blankets play an extremely important role in creating a healthful and comfortable sleep environment […]
The clothes we wear, the sheets on our bed, and the blankets that keep us warm at night are all made from different types of textiles and fabrics. One hundred years ago, the vast majority of fibers that were used for our textiles came from organically produced and grown cotton or sheep wool that were raised on a backyard farm. Today, synthetic fibers, most of which are sourced from the petrochemical industry, dominate the market. While these synthetic fibers might be cheaper to produce, they also cause a number of health and environmental-related problems, which we will explore below. GOTS certification is one way that consumers can make sure that they are only purchasing healthy, non-toxic, and socially just textile fabrics for their homes.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one out of every three adults do not get enough sleep at night, thus leading to a number of potentially serious health issues. Finding the best mattress for your bedroom is certainly an important element for getting a good night of sleep and staying healthy and rested. What many people don’t understand, however, is that the bedding accessories you choose can also affect either positively or negatively your overall health and quality of sleep. Wool mattress toppers are relatively inexpensive accessories that can improve your sleep experience no matter what type of mattress you have.
Commercial skincare products can be expensive, and most of the time they’re not as effective as they claim to be. Ever wondered what’s in that $40 jar of creamy moisturizer? You’ll be appalled to know what goes in it.
Why most commercial skincare products fail
If you look at a skincare label more closely, you’ll […]
Meditation is an ancient practice that allows us to connect to our feelings, thoughts and emotions at a very deep level. This connection usually allows the mind and body to eventually be free of physical and emotional stress, and just Be. 22 minutes a day of listening to your breath can expand your horizons.
It’s 7 o’clock. Your alarm clock buzzes and you need to be in the office by 9AM. With your eyes still closed, you blindly reach for the snooze button. Five more minutes, you say. Half an hour later, you begrudgingly throw your sheets on the floor, bummed that you have to hit the shower. If […]