White Lotus Home Blog

2/2021

We’re Turning 40! Celebrate With Us?

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At White Lotus Home, we believe that women are an incredibly valuable asset to our society and our business.

In fact, we can’t celebrate our 40th Anniversary without giving major credit to all of the women who have led our company over the years! 

Did you know? 

💚 Since 1981, White Lotus Home has been established and run primarily by women

💚 Our Vice President, Elizabeth Pando, was also born in 1981. (We won’t tell you how old she will be this year, but if you guessed 20, you are right!... times two 😉)

💚 Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd, and our owner’s mom’s birthday is the same day! She worked diligently at White Lotus Home until 2010. We still have her beautiful plants all over the showroom, and we continue to honor all she taught us before she left Mother Earth. While we celebrate our company’s 40th Anniversary, we will celebrate her legacy as well.

Our 40th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration Is Here! 

Since 1981, we’ve done our best to offer competitive prices on green and organic mattresses, pillows, and bedding. However, the problem we hear all too often is that our customers want to choose 100% organic products but can not afford the up to 50% more in cost.

We hear you, we understand, and we want to help! 

To celebrate our 40th Anniversary, we will give 40 lucky winners the opportunity to purchase any WLH Organic Bedding at our non-organic Green Product Prices. That means you could save up to 50% on the cost of any WLH 100% GOTS Certified Organic product!   

Here’s how to enter… 

Step 1️⃣: Follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram 

Step 2️⃣: Write a post or leave a comment telling us why you want a WLH Organic MattressPillowDuvet, or Topper in your home

Step 3️⃣: Tag all the friends you can! The more the merrier! 

40 lucky winners will be chosen before this coming Earth Day, April 22nd, 2021. You can enter every day or as many times as you like until then to increase your chances of winning. 😁

We look forward to reading your posts and comments!

Need Pillows for the Whole Family?

Don’t Miss This BOGO Deal! 

This week’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Savings Offer is a BOGO deal on the next 100 orders! 

Enter coupon code “BOGO” at checkout to buy one pillow and get one FREE! 

*This deal is only available to the next 100 orders, so don’t delay!*

SHOP PILLOWS

A Party is Always Better with Friends!

Please remember, our ten crew strong family-owned and operated business relies almost entirely on REFERRALS, so please invite your friends and family to subscribe to our mailing list so they can join in on the fun of our 40th Anniversary Celebration too!

FINE PRINT: BOGO valid on pillow orders of 2 or more. ADD an EVEN # of pillows to your CART to see the savings! FREE pillow will be of equal or lesser value. Valid towards NEW PILLOW Orders only. FIRST 100 PILLOW Orders!

Contact us today 1-877-426-3623 or 732-828-2111

EMAIL: INFO@WhiteLotusHome.com

TEXT: 732-352-3628

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Get Healthy, Stay Healthy: 5 Easy Smoothies to Try Before Bed

Good health is vital to a good night’s sleep – and vice versa. 

The foods you eat can be a powerful aid in helping you get healthy and stay healthy. They can even help you fall asleep fast and wake up full of energy. 

Thankfully, healthful foods can be tasty and versatile. For example, that smoothie you drink every morning (or wish you did) can be made at night and enjoyed as a dessert. 

With the right ingredients, you can make bedtime smoothie recipes that promote better sleep and health. Today, we’re going to share some non-vegan and vegan smoothie recipes that will help you get the best night’s sleep. 

Is There Scientific Evidence That Night Smoothies Help with Sleep?

Absolutely. To get healthy and stay healthy, you need to learn some of the basics about food and how it affects the body. 

Whole foods tend to have the most health benefits as they’re the closest to their natural state. They don’t contain any man-made sugars, salt, food colorings, starches, or chemicals use to preserve the shelf-life or enhance the flavor. Basically, they’re the exact opposite of processed foods (a bag of chips vs. an apple off the tree).

Processed foods have been treated in such a way that they often barely resemble their original ingredients, at least on a chemical level. And some don’t seem to have any natural ingredients at all, or the manufactured ingredients significantly outnumber the natural ones (hello, Twinkie!). 

Fresh, whole foods contain powerful vitamins and minerals that have been found to: 

Some of the best all-natural foods for better sleep include: 

  • Kiwis
  • Cherries
  • Milk
  • Nuts
  • Rice

The list above is by no means exhaustive. However, not only will these foods help you fall asleep fast, but they’ll also help you get healthy and stay healthy. 

Get Healthy, Stay Healthy: 5 Smoothie Recipes for Better Health and Sleep 

Looking at a long list of foods that can help you get a better night’s sleep can be daunting at first. What are you supposed to do, eat a pile of raw fruits and vegetables every day? 

While some people might be up for that option, there’s an easier one – a bedtime smoothie. 

Night smoothies don’t have to contain a ton of ingredients or be complicated. Some bedtime smoothie recipes contain only three ingredients. 

Curious about what to drink before bed to help with sleep? Here are a few easy options. 

1. Sweet Vegan Bedtime Smoothie

Ingredients: 

  • Banana
  • Berries of your choice
  • Coconut milk

Note: 

Adjust the ingredients to create a taste and texture you prefer. Combine in a blender, Vitamix, or NutriBullet. 

bedtime smoothie

2. Vegan Salty Night Smoothie

Ingredients: 

  • Banana
  • Avocado
  • Almond milk

Note: 

Make sure to skin and de-seed the avocado before use. 

You can use store-bought almond milk or make your own. Simply blend raw, soaked almonds with water. Then, strain through a cheesecloth. When you have your homemade almond milk, blend with the banana and avocado for a rich, creamy smoothie. 

3. Sweet Dessert Smoothie

Ingredients: 

  • Banana
  • Berries of your choice
  • Cow milk

4. Salty Whole Milk Bedtime Smoothie

Ingredients: 

  • Banana
  • Peanut butter
  • Cow milk

Note: 

If you’re not a fan of sweets, you can still benefit from night smoothies. Simply stick to savory ingredients. Eating peanut butter before bed is a good idea because peanuts contain tryptophan, which promotes sleep. Additionally, peanuts boost metabolism, so you can keep burning fat even while you sleep.  

Which is better when it comes to peanut butter vs almond butter? One isn’t necessarily better than the other. Almonds contain less saturated fat (0.7g vs. 1.7g) and more monounsaturated fats (5.2 vs 4.2). Almonds contain less natural sugar than peanuts, though the amount in all-natural peanut butter is quite low, too. 

Both nuts contain: 

  • Protein
  • Healthy fats
  • Fiber
  • Vitamin E
  • Minerals

For the most part, choosing the best nut butter comes down to a matter of taste. 

5. Double the Ingredients, Double the Benefits

Ingredients: 

  • Old-fashioned rolled oats
  • Baby spinach
  • Cool chamomile tea
  • Tart cherry juice
  • Banana
  • Almond butter

Note: 

While this recipe seems more complex than the others, it’s not really. There’s no chopping or peeling or anything like that involved. Just make some chamomile tea and then add it to the other ingredients, blend, and you’re done. 

This smoothie – from SimpleGreenSmoothies.com – is made up of foods known to promote sleep. Every ingredient has a purpose – to help you fall asleep fast. 

bedtime smoothie recipes

Non-Vegan or Vegan Smoothies – Does It Matter? 

The wonderful thing about whole foods is that they taste delicious and have multiple health benefits to help you get healthy and stay healthy. Any recipe you make is not dependent on the type of milk you use. Both vegans and non-vegans can create powerful, sleep-inducing smoothies with the milk of their choice. 

Vegan Smoothie Recipes 

Choose a variety of flavors to please your palate, from sweet and salty to savory and tart. 

Check out some vegan smoothie recipes online for better sleep and simply substitute the cow’s milk with a nut milk of your choice, like: 

  • Peanut butter, banana, honey, almond milk, and ice.
  • Coconut milk, pineapple, banana, honey, and vanilla extract.
  • Banana, cherries, nutmeg, honey, and cashew milk.

Cow’s Milk Smoothie Recipes 

If you can tolerate it, cow’s milk before bed has its benefits, too. It contains tryptophan, an amino acid that promotes drowsiness. You can find recipes with cow’s milk, yogurts, kefir, and other dairy products that taste great and help you fall asleep. Some ideas: 

  • Milk, banana, almond or peanut butter, cinnamon, maple syrup 
  • Milk, yogurt, kale, kiwi, banana, almond butter
  • Milk, honey, vanilla, yogurt, cherries

Don’t Forget: A Comfortable Mattress Can Help You Fall Asleep Fast

Another way to get more rest and improve your overall health is with a high-quality, organic mattress, like the cotton and wool mattress from White Lotus House. 

A comfortable mattress made of natural products is not just cozy – it’s safe.  Recent studies show that synthetic materials in mattresses can adversely affect your health by releasing toxic fumes. 

If you want to get healthy and stay healthy, the mattress you spend eight hours a night on should be made of the highest-quality, healthful materials.  

Why So Many are Switching to FIRM Mattresses?

In the last 16 years of working at White Lotus Home, I am surprised by the number of people that prefer a Firm Mattress and choose our Organic Boulder Mattresses.

The Boulder is the firmest mattress we hand make in the USA, but only since 2007, not 1981 when White Lotus Home was established.

After taking over this great company in 2006, local customers practically begged me to make our already semi-firm mattresses even firmer. Their words were something like “If you make it as firm as I need it, I will buy one for the entire family” and they eventually did and continued to tell their friends and family. Also, a cool company in Boulder Colorado had a similar request and our Boulder Mattress was born.

Our Boulder Mattresses are rolled up, vacuumed, and shipped all over the world now. Below are the most popular reasons why our Organic Cotton Boulder Style Mattress, was the best selling White Lotus Home Mattress in 2020.   


   






✅ Back doctors suggested trying a firm mattress. 

✅ “This is the way I slept the best back in my country”

✅ In need of more support due to a recent medical condition.

✅ Many physically active clients report that their body feels better every morning.

✅ Tired of sleeping on the floor...

GOTS Organic Boulder Dreamton

DON’T just take my word for it, below are recent reviews found on our page.

Hannah C (Greendale, Wisconsin)  November 30, 2020. Have been sleeping on it every night and we love it! We wanted a very firm mattress and this fits the bill. I would recommend not only this mattress but this company to anyone that needs a new mattress. The quality is clearly better than any mattress I've ever owned. It is handmade but very durable.

Francis J (Minneapolis, Minnesota) August 14, 2020. This mattress is nice and firm! Maybe we should have got the 8" instead of the 7" because sheets don't fit very tight and my partner does not like creases in the sheets, but thats on us. The mattress firmness level is awesome!

Andrea O (Virginia Beach, Virginia) March 25, 2020. We ordered this mattress for our son to move him out of a crib to a "big-boy" bed and he is stoked. I am excited because, like our daughter, I know that he is sleeping on a healthy mattress! Since *** all of our bedding (mattresses and pillows) has been purchased from White Lotus.

Tina G. March 04, 2020. This is my third mattress from White Lotus. I'm very pleased w/this mattress. I hadn't ordered the one wrapped in wool (w/in a cotton cover of course) before, cuz I was afraid it would bother my immune issues, but this time I did and it's perfect. They all come w/a slight odor from the natural materials, but it does dissipate over time. This mattress is very comfortable, yet very firm which I love. I highly recommend it if you like a firm mattress w/no flame retardants.

Maureen M December 15, 2018. I have many products from WHITE LOTUS and honestly, like them all! Am impressed with their philosophy of sleep and design! The Boulder mattress is the best mattress I have had, and have had many over the years. In an effort to achieve comfort related to scoliosis and MS mobility, I have tried many and conclude that the Boulder offers the most comfort, support.

Alora November 27, 2017. I really like this mattress. It is firm and really helped ease my back problems I was having with previous mattresses that were too soft. When I bought the mattress I paid a little extra for handles, which is incredibly helpful for rotating the mattresses and move in/move out.

Sam April 23, 2017. I love this mattress! It is very firm as described, super supportive; it also acts as a natural temperature regulator because of the wool and I don't get too hot or too cold sleeping on it. It just feels very comfortable and the way a bed should feel. I would highly recommend to anyone who likes a firm mattress!

Shelly December 15, 2018. We absolutely love this mattress. It is so supportive, and I love knowing that I am sleeping on a health-promoting bed.

Questions?

Contact us today 1-877-426-3623 or 732-828-2111

EMAIL: INFO@WhiteLotusHome.com

TEXT: 732-352-3628


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