Organic Nesting

If you wanted to surround yourself in purely organic materials, and avoid synthetic chemicals, you would probably already be wearing natural fibers, from your little piggies to your sombrero.  Which would take care of 2/3 of the job… so then how about over night?  You have cotton or silk sheets, too, right?  But how about the off-gassing from the materials of your bed?  That’s 6-8 hours a night of exposure — roughly 2500 hours a year.  As a Longevity Consultant, I am always checking if people are getting their 6-8 QUALITY HOURS of OVERNIGHT SLEEP.  But hey, what are we BREATHING during those hours?

Next time I purchase a bed, I’m going organic.  I happened upon a company that provides all-organic-materials beds.  It’s a family owned company, and they deliver coast to coast.  In fact, Vicki and Joey, the couple who owns and runs the company have 5 kids, and both parents gave up the 9-5 administrative and tech employee life to become entrepreneurs that provide 1/3 of your healthy environment.

The Organic Bedroom

Vicki took some time to satisfy my curiosity about which materials are used in their beds.  Apparently, since 2007, all mattresses must pass a flame test and have flame retardant, but most people in organics want to eliminate the chemicals in their environment… so one material The Organic Bedroom uses is organic wool:  wool acts as natural flame retardant; organic wool cannot contain chemicals; it must be washed in all natural waters and soaps.  Other wool is treated with chemicals.

When I’m in their neck of the woods later this year — I hope to meet them, and get my horizontal on!  Maybe they’ll be part of our Longevity Community, so we can help everyone with organics, 24-7-365.

Update: We DID meet Joey in January of 2013, and we enjoyed his very thorough approach to our questions.

When non-synthetic cleaning is needed.

I had to do my time at the DMV last month.  So I figured I’d have a bit o’ fun.  So I’m jokin’ around with ALL the others who are just waitin’ & killing time, and we start cheering for each other’s numbers to be called, and just gettin’ downright silly.  It’s Oakland at its diverse best!  I sell a couple of raffle tickets for my church fundraising dinner & dance… and thus meet BoAe Kim, who fearlessly jumps into the DMV frolicking fray.  We start talking enthusiastically about what we do for a living, and fell in “co-business-person love”.  Now, a month later, she’s gone on to help my affiliates get their blogs up and running, but here is what she normally offers: is an integrated cleaning service, and offers machine rentals, deliveries, and sales.  The Ladybug is an industrial strength dry vapor machine, but a household model.  With patented technology approved by the EPA for disinfectant purposes, you can use it to disinfect any and all home surfaces, and is particularly useful for people with asthma and allergies.

This is the only company that rents and sells these machines, and also provides people to actually use the machine in your home if you don’t want to do the work yourself.

Great for cars, and for contractors, and EXCELLENT for people with multiple chemical sensitivities, as no chemicals are needed… just pure water is used.

Eco-friendly, and BoAe Kim, the owner, likes to support people in health and wellness oriented businesses.