This entry was posted on June 20, 2016.
“I want to pollute the earth as much as possible,” said no one ever.
No one wants to intentionally destroy this beautiful world we live in. We see nature as something awe-inspiring, something that needs to be protected. We want to enjoy the sweet scent of a rose or the magnificent view from a mountain top, which is why we all want to take care of the earth.
Since we all want to protect the environment, everyone loves the idea of organic products. Buying organic is an easy way to do our part and live a greener life because there’s an organic option for almost everything! There’s organic food, organic clothes, and even organic bedding.
Yet, most people hesitate when they see the price tag. After all, who’s going to pay $3.48 for a pound of organic carrots when they’re normally $1.68 at Walmart?
However, there are some organic products that are more worthwhile to buy than others. For example, organic bedding is a significantly better investment than organic food because bedding lasts for years.
Additionally, organic bed sets have quite a few advantages over their traditional counterparts, making it more worthwhile to pick the organic option. So, what are these advantages?
In addition to helping the earth, organic bedding helps you in a few different ways.
When buying a new bed set, the most important factor is comfort. Your bedding needs to soft, smooth, and breathable. So, how does organic beat traditional in these three categories?
Organic sheets and comforters are softer and smoother because they are made using higher quality materials and techniques. For instance, organic bamboo bedding is made from the plush fibers of bamboo, making it incredibly soft. This luxurious texture is part of the reason why bamboo is considered to be a high-end fabric.
Moreover, bamboo bedding is made by stretching each bamboo fiber across the entire length of the sheet or comforter. This innovative technique ensures that there aren’t any rough thread ends woven into the fabric, making this bed set as smooth as glass and further elevating bamboo’s status as a luxury item.
Lastly, organic bed sets are extremely breathable because the structure of their fibers is more open than synthetic fibers. This open structure dramatically increases the circulation of air. In fact, this structure allows organic materials to vent heat away from your bed twice as efficiently as processed fabrics like cotton. Since organic sheets and comforters are so breathable, you never have to worry about overheating and you stay comfortable all night long.
In addition to being more comfortable, organic bedding is healthier. This is because standard bedding is often treated with dangerous chemicals. These chemicals remain even after you’ve washed your sheets or comforter multiple times. As a result, you breathe in these chemicals whenever you sleep under traditional bedding, which can aggravate your asthma or allergies. These chemicals also come into contact with your skin, which can irritate your skin and cause a rash.
Organic bed sets, on the other hand, are made without the use of pesticides and harsh chemicals. Since organic bed sets never come into contact with these dangerous chemicals, neither do you. Consequently, you never need to worry about having an allergic reaction when you sleep under an organic bedspread.
Furthermore, organic fabrics are a healthier option because they discourage bacteria, dust mites, and other microorganisms from living in your bed. Organic fabrics are able to do this because of their increased circulation. This increased circulation means more water is wicked away and less water means it’s harder for microorganisms to survive and grow in your bed.
The final reason why organic bedding is worth it is because organic comforters, sheets, and pillowcases last much longer than their cheap counterparts. For instance, inexpensive cotton bedding only lasts a year or two while an organic bed set has a lifespan of 15 years! You can even stretch the lifespan of your comforter beyond this allotted time if you protect it with an organic duvet cover.
If you want to discover more about why organic bed sets have this incredible lifespan, read How Long Do Bamboo Sheets Last?
When cheap bedding only lasts one or two years, is it really less expensive than an organic bed set? Let’s do the math to find out.
If twin-size, cotton/polyester sheets cost $29.99 and you replace them every two years, then you’ll spend at least $224.93 on bedding over the next fifteen years. In comparison, twin-size organic bamboo sheets cost $259.00.
After doing the math, you can see that you’re really only paying $34.07 more for significantly higher-quality sheets. With the increased comfort, health benefits, and time saved not shopping for sheets every two years, an extra 30 dollars really isn’t that much to pay.
In conclusion, an organic bed set is worth it because it is extraordinarily soft, smooth, and breathable, making it more comfortable than conventional bed sets. It is also chemical-free and discourages the growth of microorganisms, making it a healthier option. Finally, these qualities, along with its drastically longer lifespan, make organic bedding a better investment in the long run.