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Naturally Wrinkle Free Sheets and Clothes! January 26, 2015

When shopping around for sheets, a common feature conventional sheets have is that a lot of them are “permanent press”, “easy care”, or “wrinkle free”. This essentially means that they will not wrinkle no matter the environment or conditions they are under. Quite a few people prefer not to purchase such sheets or clothing with these features due to the fact that most of the time, formaldehyde or resins made with formaldehyde is what is applied to the sheets or clothing to give it this feature. Still, the having sheets or clothing without wrinkles is something everyone desires. There are quite a few preventive measures one can take to ensure wrinkle free sheets and clothing. Let’s get into some things you can do to naturally prevent wrinkles on your clothes and sheets.

 

#1) Fill your machine only half way with clothes. Overfilling the machine not only stresses out your washer and dryer, but also prevents clothes from getting as much space to move around as they should. If the machine is only half filled, the clothes will have enough space to move around and dry wrinkle free.

 

#2) Pull clothes while still warm out of the dryer. You don’t want to leave clothes in the dryer as it can get wrinkly inside as it cools. Pulling the clothes while warm out of the dryer and either putting them away immediately or laying it out flat to put away lessens the clothes from getting wrinkles as they cool.

 

#3) Wash and dry extra-large or heavy items by themselves. This includes sheet sets. The weight of these items when drying can cause smaller items to not get enough movement which can cause the smaller items to wrinkle. Washing these big and heavy items by themselves allows them to get enough movement and drying out fully which lessens wrinkles.

 

#4) Add vinegar to the softening compartment of your washer for the final cycle. Vinegar naturally softens clothes, this softening makes clothes more malleable as it dries allowing it better chances of drying without wrinkles once put in the dryer.

 

#5) Don’t let the clothes sit in the washer. This can cause it to wrinkle up and be harder for the wrinkles to be removed in the dryer.

 

I hope this has aided with providing you a few methods for natural wrinkle prevention. Let me know if you want to know anything further or additional about this. Lastly, don’t forget to post in the comments your ideas for the next blog post.

 

Sources for information provided:

http://www.textileglossary.com/terms/wrinkle-free.html

http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/i48/Wrinkle-Free-Cotton.html

https://oecotextiles.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/formaldehyde-in-your-fabrics/

http://organicclothing.blogs.com/my_weblog/2008/12/how-to-keep-natural-fiber-clothes-from-wrinkling.html

 

How to find the best organic mattress! July 16, 2013

                        “How do I know which organic mattress is the right one for me?”
           
This question comes up quite often. We will try to answer this question below or on our website, but if you still have questions so you may make an informed choice – call us at 800-596-7450 or email lena@ecobaby.com.

            Let us begin.
            Firstly; Who is this mattress for?
            Is it for just you, for you and your significant other, for a child, for guests, for someone else? Children need a firm mattress for their growing bodies and most children tend to sleep on their back and stomach, so as they grow, this firm supports them well.   As we age, we sleep more on our sides and want the plushness of a softer mattress with firm support.
            What is the comfort level?
            Normally, side sleepers, females, and older individuals prefer a softer mattress while back sleepers and stomach sleepers tend to go with a firmer mattress. Lighter individuals usually prefer a less firm mattress while heavier individuals prefer a slightly more firm mattress. With natural latex mattresses, an adult should consider using at least 6” of firm or extra firm rubber, or 3” of each, for the support of their mattress.             
            Pricing-
            An organic adult mattress can vary in pricing depending on size and comfort. A rule of thumb to follow is to never get a mattress strictly because it is a lower price, if it is not going to be comfortable to you. These mattresses tend to have a warranty of 20 years when properly cared for, so you want to make sure you have the right one to meet your comfort levels. If pricing is a concern, a good way to save money while still meeting ones’ comfort needs, is to instead of getting a strictly natural latex mattress, go with an innerspring support and natural latex extra soft toppers for comfort, though this may be slightly less conforming feeling than the strictly latex and have more of a “bounce”.
            Lastly; Some quick Pure-Rest Mattress notes:
 1. Softer mattresses on our website include the Sagittarius, Celestial, Libra, Circa, Athena, and Zeus. Firm or Firmer mattresses include the Harmony, Gemini, Wool outer, & Apollo. Medium to slightly firm mattresses, with a little bit of comfort, include the Selene, Atlantis, and Leo.
2. The most commonly purchased organic mattress for adults is the Sagittarius Zip Outer mattress in extra firm, firm, and extra soft. The most commonly purchased organic mattress for children is the Harmony tailored in firm. The Zip Outer Harmony mattress is also quite popular among both children and adults as each side can have a different firmness.
3. On our website, if you click on the mattress you are interested in, it directs you to a more detailed description of the mattress, helping further to give you an ideal of the feel.
4. The Gemini and 4.5” wool outer mattress is firmer than the other mattresses and is not recommended for permanent usage for adults because it is not supportive enough due to it being too thin.

We hope this helps you with such an important decision as mattress selection!
Sources for the information provided:
Myself- 2 years of experience with mattress recommendations.

Don’t forget to post in the comments your ideas for the next blog post!