Why breathe toxic cancer-causing chemical emissions from synthetic pillows one-third of your life when you can enjoy the many health benefits of using all natural organic latex pillow?
Many diseases affecting humanity today are attributed to unhealthy lifestyle habits, the kind of food we eat, harmful drugs we take and exposure to dangerous man-made chemicals and pollutants in the environment.
One environment where we spend one-third (1/3rd) of our lives in is the bedroom. So why not make the bedroom a safe and healthy place? You can make your bedroom safe, comfortable and healthy by replacing conventional pillows made with harmful chemicals and toxic substances with all natural, organic and healthy pillows such as natural organic latex pillows.
What is natural latex pillow?
A natural latex pillow is a pillow made from rubber trees. Natural latex or rubber is sap milked from the Rubber Tree (Hevea Brasiliensis). In my country Papua New Guinea, rubber trees grow naturally and natural latex or rubber is a major export earner. We produce natural rubber from rubber trees and they are exported to Australia, Europe, China and the United States where it is manufactured into pillows, mattresses and other latex bedding and products.
Is natural latex pillow really organic?
Rubber trees grow in the tropics, within 10 degrees of the equator, and where there is plenty of rainfall all year round. In my country, rubber trees are grown either in rubber plantations or by villagers in small-holder rubber farms.
There are no chemicals or pesticides used in the growing and harvesting of rubber. Cup lump rubber requires no specific post-harvest treatment. It can be stored under rudimentary conditions and sold months and even years later to a buyer for processing.
Rubber is a 100% sustainable resource because the sap can be collected from the trees up to 180 days per year and the tree heals within one hour. Natural latex is 100% organic and has no added petroleum or other chemical additives. It is a truly all natural material, 100% biodegradable and is eco-friendly.
Check the manufacturer’s label to ensure that the natural latex pillow you buy is 100% organic and this includes the fabric, the thread, the inside lining and everything that make up the pillow is from natural organic materials. Manufacturers of all natural and organic pillows can add one or two other natural fibers, such a cotton and wool, for their pillows fills or organic cotton outer covering. That is still considered organic.
Top 9 reasons to have natural organic latex pillow
Reason #1: Non-toxic and chemical-free
Rubber trees grow naturally in the tropics and natural latex is 100% organic all-natural material. There are no chemicals or pesticides used in the growing, harvesting, and preparation of natural latex. Provided that the manufacturer of natural latex pillows does not add other toxic chemicals, the natural latex pillow is non-toxic and chemical free.
Natural latex pillow is therefore a healthier pillow than conventional pillows made with synthetic materials that contain toxic and harmful substances such as PBDEs, toluene, formaldehyde, boric acid and other petroleum derivatives. These toxic substances are emitted into the bedroom environment and have high health risks. Research has shown that toxic substances in bedding can cause reproductive, developmental, and neurological damage. For example, lower intelligence in children, respiratory tract inflammation, eye irritation, headaches, reproductive damage to men and women and even cancer. (Source:http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp26-c2.pdf).
Reason #2: Naturally hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial and dust mite resistant
Natural latex pillow is naturally hypoallergenic, anti-microbial, mildew proof and dust mite resistant. This prohibits the growth of harmful bacteria. If you are prone to allergies, this is nature’s best gift for you. Allergens will be unwelcome in your natural latex pillow while you enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Reason #3: Enhances good quality sleep
Good quality sleep is essential for brain functions and it relieves complaints associated with sleep and stress on the body. To get better sleep, the head, neck and spine must be aligned as straight as possible on a comfortable pillow. Natural latex pillow is flexible and provides good support where it is needed by contouring to your head and neck to give that comfort and aid better sleep.
Reason #4: Promotes healthy sleep
Natural latex pillow’s flexibility and adjustability to spinal alignment provides relief from headaches, ease neck pain, soothe muscle pains and tightness in neck, shoulder and back. Natural latex pillows are breathable and helps you sleep more deeply by increasing air circulation so that you breathe clean air. If you are stressed from a hectic fast-paced lifestyle, breathing clean air while sleeping is healthy and can reduce stress.
Reason #5: Keeps you cool
Natural latex absorbs moisture and regulates heat so you remain cool, dry and comfortable throughout your sleeping. Its excellent ventilation allows free air flow to keep you cool and reduce perspiration by wicking away moisture.
Reason #6: Durable – saves you money
Natural latex is a resilient and durable material that can last up to 20 years or more. Natural latex pillow retains shape for many years. Replacing all conventional pillows with natural latex pillow is the best investment you can make for yourself and your family.
Reason #7: Hygienic
Like most organic pillows, natural latex pillow is sterile and hygienic, and does not require washing. You only need to change the covers. Ensure that you buy covers that are organic, too.
Reason #8: Environmental friendly
Natural latex pillow is an eco-friendly pillow that does not have adverse effect on the environment like conventional pillows. You promote a healthy environment in your home and show care for the planet. The materials are not only biodegradable but natural latex is derived from live trees that produce oxygen for our survival and absorbs and neutralizes carbon dioxide and other noxious gases in the atmosphere.
Reason #9: Sustainable
When you buy natural latex pillow, you show care for planet earth and environmental sustainability.
You provide income for small-holder farmers like Madeline Paa in the picture below, who starts in the supply chain to produce the natural organic latex for the health and comfort of humanity. People like her will continue to care for the environment through environmentally-sustainable agriculture practices while producing natural latex.
Hear the cry of Mother Nature – Go Green
If you are committed to an organic lifestyle, having all natural and organic bedding is a healthy and eco-friendly choice. Mother Earth sustains us – gives us water to drink, oxygen to breathe, air to cool our bodies and food to eat. Naturally, the earth revives and cleanses itself. But man has done incalculable damage to the ecosystems and in doing so, brings disaster upon himself. The earth is our domain, and man, being the most intelligent, is supposed to live responsibly and in harmony with it. Going Green is a noble and a responsible choice.