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You Might Be a Crunchy Parent If…

You Might Be a Crunchy Parent If…

The internet has coined parents who practice natural parenting crunchy, and we say embrace it. Being kind to people and planet while raising children is a challenging path to walk, and well, none of us would survive it if we didn’t learn to laugh at ourselves along the way.

You Fly Past the Character Fruit Snacks in the Store

You’re determined your kid isn’t going to know anything but fruit dyed gummy snacks, and curse whoever decided to put those artificially colored atrocities right next to your favorite granola bars.

You Smell Your Kid to See If They Need a Bath

Crunchy parents know too much of a good thing can be bad, so they bathe on an as-needed basis. If they don’t stink, let them be free!

You Keep Coconut Oil In the Kitchen. And the Bathroom. And the Baby’s Room.

Deep conditioner? Coconut oil. Diaper rash? Coconut oil. Best brownies you’ve ever had? COCONUT OIL.

You Hate Running out of Cleaner (Because It Means You Have to Make More)

Crunchy parents know Clorox has nothing on vinegar and baking soda. They also know he who leaves the bottle with one spray left should have the decency to make the next batch.

*AHEM*

You Have More Essential Oils Than You Have Room For

Crunchy parents take their family to the doctor when necessary. Otherwise, they’re consulting their local naturopath, because honey — there’s an essential oil for that.

Losing the Amber Teething Necklace Is the Equivalent of Armageddon

Skeptics can say what they want — at this point, you’d do a rain dance if you thought it would help get your baby through teething. Must. Have. Backups.

You Measure Time You Have to Do Something in Time Between Nursing Sessions

New moms especially know, if it takes more than two hours, they’ll have to ask their tiny baby boss.

You Do Shots...of Apple Cider Vinegar

Who said your partying days were over when you had kids? Shooting apple cider vinegar is way more hardcore than tequila. And it’s great for your gut health.

You Collect Cloth Diapers Like Pokemon Cards

Crunchy moms know, it doesn’t matter how many cloth diapers you have — if there’s a Harry Potter fitted for sale anywhere at any time, it has your name on it.

You Boil Beets at Easter

You don’t feed your kids artificial colors the rest of the year, why should you do it for the holidays? Sure it’s messy, sure your fingers are pink for days, but just look at those eggs!

You’ve (Uncomfortably) Made Wishlists for Kids’ Birthdays

It’s never fun to tell people who are already buying things for your kids that you have a preference as to what they buy. Unless you want another heap of plastic and noise at the holidays though, you’ve learned to power through.

You’re More Scared to Admit to Feeding Your Kids McDonald’s Than You Are to Eating Your Placenta

Sure, we’ve all been there — desperate days that call for quick and easy sustenance and a little sanity for mom. But you’d still rather talk about your placenta capsules than the fossilized remains of a Happy Meal on the floor of your car.

What crunchy parent thing do you do that cracks your family up? Tell us in the comments below!

Find the Perfect Pillow

Find the Perfect Pillow

Find the perfect pillow

Whether you're preparing for the new school year or replacing your tried-and-true favorites, now is the perfect time to stock up on handcrafted pillows by White Lotus Home!

How to Choose a Natural Pillow...

The best inner fill for your needs would depend on your comfort level. Do you enjoy a firm, dense pillow, or something fluffy and giving? Do you look for a pillow with a low profile? Do you like the feel of a traditional pillow, or are you open to organic buckwheat? Each fiber has its own "personality", and our Organic Bedding Professionals are here to help you find your best match.

Let's find a match...

Kapok

Our Kapok pillows are our number-one best-seller! Due to the luxurious feel of the fiber, these universally beloved pillows work well for a wide range of individuals, from those who prefer something soft and giving to those who need some support from their sleep surface.

Kapok is a vegan, sustainable fiber from the ceiba tree that offers a similar feel to down. Unlike feathers and down, however, Kapok has many hypoallergenic properties and ethically sourced. In our experience, many individuals with chemical sensitivities, as well as those with physical challenges, do well with Kapok pillows.


Organic Cotton

Our Organic Cotton pillows offer a dense, even surface. Cotton pillows are breathable and work well for those who prefer a firm-yet-supportive feel.


Wool

Our Wool Pillows are wonderful for those who want an even surface like cotton but the fluffiness of kapok. Those with allergies are quick to pick wool, as the fiber itself is naturally dust-mite resistant. Our pure, virgin wool is soft, resilient, and naturally regulates body temperature.

Do note that due to the nature of the fiber, wool may compress with time. Therefore, we strongly encourage our customers to add a zipper to their wool pillow, as this can extend the lifespan of the product.


Organic Buckwheat & BuckWool

Our Organic Buckwheat and Buckwool pillows utilize the three-cornered hull of the buckwheat seed in a pillow that is firm yet supportive. The hulls allow air to flow through the pillow, keeping your head cool and dry.

The beanbag-like fill contours to the head and neck, providing excellent support. While certainly a different "feel" from conventionally fluffy pillows, many of our customers with neck and back issues have found success with our Buckwheat and Buckwool pillows!


Shredded Latex

Our Shredded Latex pillows are temperature-neutral, dust mite resistant, and naturally antimicrobial. Our natural Dunlop latex provides ample neck and head support without causing overheating. Unlike many other fibers, the latex holds its shape for many years without harboring allergens.


Change it up!

All of our pillows are offered with or without a zipper. If you are unsure of which firmness to purchase, we recommend you select pillow with a zipper. The zipper allows you to adjust the inner fibers to reach your own personal comfort level, as you can add or remove filling to your liking.

Many pillows, such as cotton and wool, may compress over time: purchasing a pillow with a zipper allows you to add fibers back over time to maintain your preferred level of comfort. Others, such as kapok, may absorb the healthy oils from your face and hair and may benefit from the occasional manual readjustment. Consider it insurance for your bedding!

Shop Our Natural & Organic Pillows...

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