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Got a Pain in the Neck? 😣 There’s a KaPillow for that! 💤

 

Spilling the Tea ☕ on Contour Pillows

We took a hard look at conventional contour pillows and found some surprising discoveries that we’ll tell you all about. 

     

In today’s issue:

  • 3 big problems with conventional contour pillows
  • Some toxins commonly found in memory foam that everyone should be aware of
  • Take 20% off any pillow of your choice!

 

Contour Pillows

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Contour pillows have gained popularity in recent years, and it’s for good reason. They offer a number of incredible benefits, like:

  • Spinal alignment 
  • Relief from pain, soreness, and stiffness
  • Support for your neck, head, and shoulder

But there are a handful of BIG problems with many of the conventional contour pillows out there. 

  • They’re not adjustable. Once you bought one, you were stuck with its shape and firmness.
  • They’re synthetic. Most conventional contour pillows are made of materials like memory foam which could contain any number of potentially toxic chemicals. For example, diisocyanates are chemicals commonly used in memory foam that can irritate the mouth, nose, and eyes, and TDI, in particular, may be carcinogenic.
  • They’re expensive! Despite being one shape and firmness and potentially packed with toxic chemicals, you could break the bank buying one! 

When we started exploring the design of contour pillows at White Lotus Home a few years ago, we knew we had to create a solution to this problem… 

And that’s precisely what we did. 

A pillow designed with you in mind that’s all-natural, completely adjustable, and even costs LESS than its competitors…

Please meet... The KaPillow

The KaPillow’s design is simple. It’s a soft, organic cotton sateen casing, filled with our natural Kapok fiber with a half-seam in the center, creating a dip for your head, and leaving a lip on either side to support your neck. 

Unlike typical contour pillows, we made our KaPillow easy to adjust because we know just how important it is for the firmness and shape to be just right. 

To adjust your KaPillow, you can simply unzip the case and add or remove filling as you see fit until it’s perfect for you! 

 

Ready to Kick Neck Pain and Toxic Chemicals to the Curb? ✌

Treat yourself to an all-natural contour pillow that’s affordable, effective, and completely adjustable. You deserve it!

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40 Reasons Why You Should Consider Organic


  1. Since 1981, White Lotus Home has been established and ran primarily by women
  2. We are still hand making mattresses, pillows, duvets, and toppers from A to Z
  3. We have used over 2,000,000 pounds of American grown us cotton
  4. We use Green Cotton, grown & aggregated in the USA, with no dyes or formaldehyde.
  5. We use GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, which is held to the highest standards for health and sustainability. Pesticide and insecticide free 100% natural and biodegradable
  6. We have used over 20,000 lbs of US grown wool
  7. We use undyed, untreated, virgin lamb’s wool! Washed with a mild detergent but contains no chemical treatments
  8. We use Organic GOTS Certified Wool, held to the highest standards for health and sustainability. Pesticide and insecticide free.
  9. We use US grown buckwheat hulls, which are the shells derived from buckwheat plants. Naturally resistant to pests and competitive with weeds, buckwheats are a sustainable crop to grow and require very little input from the land to mature.
  10. We use Natural Latex which provides a soft and bouncy feel without the sharpness or gradual loss of elasticity of springs. And while all latex is a man-made material, it is derived from rubber tree sap and not synthetic elastic.
  11. We use evergreen foam that is manufactured 100% in the United States from a mixture of natural plant-based oils and conventional non-toxic polyols.
  12. We use Organic Cotton Sateen Fabrics which is as sustainable and healthy as organic cotton, and a whole lot softer. GOTS Certified and Imported from Pakistan.
  13. We create close to zero waste since we upcycle as much as possible
  14. Donated close to $100,000 worth of organic and green products in the last 10 years
  15. Close to 100,000 sleeping pillows handmade in the USA in the last 15 years
  16. Over 3,000 organic and green mattress handmade yearly in the USA
  17. One Storefront, over 50 sites selling to customers worldwide
  18. Over 30 wholesale and Private Label clients all over the world
  19. Run and operated by 10 great American workers
  20. Over 90% of the raw goods we use are made or grown in the USA
  21. We currently use over 20,000 pounds of kapok yearly. This Sustainable product helps boost economies in Indonesia
  22. Hand make organic, green, and Vegan products in the USA
  23. Our mattresses never ever have springs, who wants to sleep on top of metals anyway?
  24. Our zippered pillows make them adjustable and longer lasting than most others
  25. We created the first ever, green contour pillow, once that is adjustable and cheaper than most conventional contour pillows
  26. We created the first ever, skinny mattress
  27. We hand made the first GOTS Organic Certified face mask
  28. We take any leftover scrap fabrics and create Upcycled Shopping bags
  29. We love what we do so much that we give away free testing samples all the time. 
  30. We use an electric vehicle to make some of the local deliveries
  31. We created a hybrid mattress
  32. We do a ton of custom work and can custom make mattresses, pillows, and even Noodles!
  33. We have a pretty active private label clientele
  34. We cater to newborn and toddler sleep as well :) 
  35. We carry only made in the USA solid wood furniture 
  36. Our toppers are a great way to sleep greener without investing all that green :)
  37. We created the firmest mattress ever, without the use of metals and toxins 
  38. We offer Free Shipping to anyone in the contiguous USA
  39. We offer Free White Glove Delivery Service to anyone within 150 miles from our facility in NJ
  40. Thanks to you, we are ready for 40 more, thanks for Saving the Earth While You Sleep!

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?

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Can't visit our Showroom? Now you can do it VIRTUALLY! 

A few QUICK videos of White Lotus Home products to help you get a good sense of the different options available from the comfort of your HOME.   

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CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO VISIT OUR NEW JERSEY LOCATION!


Get an onsite feel about our 5 Star Rating: Organic Cotton & Wool Boulder Dreamton Mattress.


See how it feels to sleep on our Organic Cotton & Wool Dreamton Mattress. (BESTSELLER in the Last 10 Years)


Why some choose Green over Organic or stick to 100% ORGANIC to keep their peace of mind.


Why do we even carry Natural Latex Mattresses?


Who would prefer an eco-friendly All Foam mattress and why?


Why choose a Natural Latex Core or an Eco-friendly Foam core?


What is the Hybrid Mattress all about? Why would you want to flip it as you continue to use it? 


Learn more about Cribs and Toddlers and why so many choose White Lotus Home for their newborns.

 


How are White Lotus Home Vegan Mattresses made and why? 


The 5 inch Futon, why choose this over the standard 6-8 inch Mattress


What is a Stowaway all about anyway? Is it good for short-term sleeping?


Massage mats are good for getting a natural chemical-free massage or maybe an exercise mat. 

A LOT MORE TO COME SOON!  What do you know about White Lotus Home Pillows?

Thank you for visiting!  

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10 Ways to Improve Sleep!

10 Ways to Improve Sleep!

10 Ways You Can Get Better Sleep  

It's 7:00 AM and your alarm goes off. It went off ten minutes ago, but you couldn't pull yourself out of bed. You still feel like you can't, so you hit the snooze button one more time, roll over, and pray your coffee maker was set correctly the night before so you can get some caffeine in your system ASAP. 

Sound familiar? When it comes to modern day living, sleep can feel like a scarce commodity. We often go through our days already exhausted right off the starting line.

Sometimes improving the quality of your sleep means making a few lifestyle adjustments and taking a good look at what you're sleeping on every night. Here are 10 ways you can get back to giving your body and mind the rest they need to wake up feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to go in the morning.   

  1. Exercise 
    While exercise is a great way to help relieve any tension, stress, and anxiety that may be keeping you up at night, getting a good work out in can physiologically improve your sleep too. Exercise can trigger longer periods of slow-wave sleep which is the deepest and most restorative phase of sleep you can get each night. Still not enough to get you to the gym? Polls have found that people who exercise regularly, even if they don’t get any more sleep than those who don’t, actually report better quality of sleep which means they wake up feeling better than their non-exercising counterparts. Go break a sweat!

  2. Find the Perfect Pillow 
    Do you wake up feeling like your neck is stiff in the middle of the night? Maybe your shoulder hurts from laying on it, and you toss and turn frequently. These problems can be solved by finding the perfect pillow. It may take a little experimentation before you find the right fit, but once you do, your body will thank you.  

  3. Clean Up Your Diet 
    It's probably not much of a surprise that the pizza you ate yesterday wasn't sitting well by the time you brushed your teeth before bed. Ditch inflammatory foods, sugar, and anything else that could be causing sleep disturbances like acid reflux and indigestion for a better rest. 

  4. Reduce Stress
    Feeling a little worried about that project that's due early next week? From work to relationships to difficulties with finances, reducing stress is often easier said than done. You might have to think outside the box a little, but coming up with ways you can change your lifestyle to reduce stress can help rest your mind and relax your body when it's time for sleep. 

  5. Cut The Caffeine 
    No one wants to hear that they should give up their morning java, especially if they're already feeling like they need a jump start. But if you're having sleep trouble, it's important to consider reducing your caffeine consumption, particularly within 6 hours of bedtime. You might not notice a difference right away, but if you dodge caffeine for a few days, you'll probably find you're sleeping better. 

  6. Use a High-Quality, All-Natural Mattress 
    Cheaping out on your mattress purchase means you could be cheating yourself out of some invaluable, high-quality sleep time. When shopping for a mattress, it's important to find one that's made from all-natural materials so that you can avoid any off-gassing from petroleum-based foams that can smell harsh and reduce your sleep quality. To top it off, synthetic fibers like memory foam and polyester make it harder for our bodies to regulate their temperatures. Shoot for mattresses and toppers made out of natural fibers like ecofoam, natural latex, cotton and wool so you can sleep easier and more comfortably.

  7. Consider a Weighted Blanket for Anxiety
    If anxious thoughts are keeping you up at night, a weighted blanket might be the perfect fit for you. Weighted blankets work by providing deep pressure touch stimulation without uncomfortable restriction. The deep pressure from the weight of the blanket causes the body to produce serotonin and endorphins all night long while you sleep. Serotonin and endorphins are necessary to help us feel relaxed and calm.

  8. Say Goodbye to Screen Time Before Bed
    Studies have found that people who use phones, iPads, light-emitting eReaders and other similar devices at bedtime take longer to fall asleep and have disrupted circadian rhythms. If you're going to read before bed to relax, stick to books and ditch the screen. 

  9. Keep Your Bedroom Cool 
    Don't make it so cold that you're uncomfortable, but research suggests sleeping in cooler environments as low as 66 degrees can help you sleep better. 

  10. Reduce Clutter in Your Bedroom  
    Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, says "A messy room equals a messy mind". If your sleeping space is cluttered and full of distractions, you might have trouble relaxing and getting to sleep. Clear the clutter and see what happens! 

Sleep is something that directly impacts your life every day. Keep up to date on all the latest and greatest tips for getting the best sleep by subscribing to our newsletter here!

Your Clean Green Laundry Routine

Your Clean Green Laundry Routine

Your Clean Green Laundry Routine

Toxins and unwanted chemicals lie in more places than you might think, and when it comes to bedding and linens, the last thing you want is to sleep in residue all night long. Naturally laundering your linens and avoiding harsh chemicals benefits you and your local environment in a number of ways. If you're looking to clean up your laundry routine, here are some natural practices you might like to consider: 

Use Vinegar and Wool Dryer Balls 

Fabric softener and dryer sheets are perhaps one of the biggest offenders in conventional laundry practices. Quaternary ammonium compounds, called "quats" for short, are the chemical compounds found in liquid softeners and dryer sheets that make your clothes feel soft. The problem is that these compounds can trigger asthma and linger on the clothing you wear and linens you sleep in long after they've been removed from the dryer. That means you're carrying these chemicals with you all day and sleeping with them all night long. Combine quats with all the other fragrances, colors, and preservatives found in fabric softeners, and you've got yourself a wearable chemical cocktail that sticks to your clothes, pollutes the air in your home, and gets dumped right into your local water source with every wash. 

The great news is that avoiding fabric softeners doesn't mean you have to wear stiff clothing or sleep in scratchy sheets. You can use vinegar in the washer and wool dryer balls instead to help soften your clothes and linens naturally. Wool contains a natural oil called lanolin that is released from its fibers when heated by your dryer. As an added bonus, if you want to naturally scent your clothing, just put a few drops of your favorite essential oils right onto your wool dryer balls before each cycle. Most wool dryer balls are about the size of a baseball and can be purchased online, or you can make them yourself by balling up and felting some 100% wool yarn. 

Sun Your Stains Out

Chemical bleaches and stain removers might be effective at removing stains, but they are harmful for the environment, harsh to breathe in, and can damage your skin if you accidentally come into direct contact with them. Did you know that you can actually remove stains by drying your clothes and linens out in the sun? Even some of the most stubborn stains can be bleached out in a sunbath. The next time you have a rough morning and spill your coffee on your shirt, don't sweat it. Save yourself the cash, time, and hassle of dealing with stain removers by simply hanging your stained fabric outside in full sun after it's just come out of the washer. Usually, two to three hours will do the trick. Keep in mind that sun bleaching is often more effective when the fabric is wet, so even if you don't want to wash the whole thing, wet down the stained area before hanging your fabric out in the sun to get the best results from this all-natural, chemical-free, age-old stain removing method.

Consider Natural Laundry Detergents 

Fortunately for conscious consumers, new all-natural laundry detergents are being added to the market all the time. You can find a small selection at almost any grocery store, and if you're someone who enjoys an occasional DIY project, you can even make natural laundry detergent yourself! There are all sorts of easy DIY laundry soap recipes online, so you can experiment as much or as little as you please to find whatever concoction works best for you.   

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21 Reasons why so many Americans have been choosing White Lotus Home since 1981!

White Lotus Home is committed to helping the environment: from aiding our local communities, promoting green farming practices nationally, to supporting global green initiatives on a global level. Our focus is to educate the world on the importance of living in a healthier home and the benefits these changes bring to our health. We believe that we can make a difference in the green and organic bedding industry by setting an example for others. We believe that quality and fair value are more important than low prices and a quick profit. We are opposed to the exploitation of the planet and all its inhabitants. Above all, our people, products, and business practices are social, politically and environmentally responsible. We wish all homes could be White Lotus Homes! With more people than ever are looking for ways to bring natural, chemical-free products into their homes, White Lotus Home is here to help you create your own organic home environment.

Here are some of the steps we take as a company:

  1. Our entire line of products is crafted by hand from natural and organic materials. We offer both standard and custom products, giving you the flexibility to choose exactly what you need for your home.

  2. We proudly manufacture in the United States, supporting local workers and the local economy. We utilize American-grown fibers and fabrics whenever possible. We are proud members of the Made in America Movement.

  3. We have dozens of retail partners that bring natural, handcrafted products across the USA and Canada.

  4. Have a great organic bedding idea?  Want to extend your product line to branded, high-quality natural and chemical-free goods without the hassle of investing in a new manufacturing operation? Our Private Label Program can bring your dreams to reality.

  5. We carry beautiful hardwood furniture designed and manufactured in the United States.

  6. It’s never too young to go green. A full product line is available for the smallest members of your family, from organic cribs, organic toddler mattresses, organic sheeting, and more.

  7. We offer bulk discounts for large orders, nonprofit services, special events, and more.

  8. Additionally, we offer special rates for hospitals, medical practitioners, yoga and massage practitioners, hotels, bed & breakfasts, and commercial properties.

  9. Each year, we make monetary donations to a range of local and national nonprofit organizations.

  10. We give back to the community by donating boxes and supplies to local schools and organizations for special projects.

  11. Every family has its own story. We understand the investment that can go into purchasing substantial items such as natural mattresses and bedding. Each year, we raffle off or give away bedding, pillows, and more, many to families in need. We also offer financing options --- we feel strongly that natural, healthy options should never be out of your family’s reach.

  12. With our Free Delivery & White Glove Service, White Lotus Home keeps the Earth in mind, whether that means grouping together deliveries for the lowest environmental impact or driving hybrid vehicles whenever possible.

  13. We are active in expos and shows that cater to those interested in handcrafting, green goods and services, and wellness. Look for us at Green Festivals, the International Esthetics, Cosmetics, & Spa Show, and organically-minded shows across the United States. Hosting a local green show, festival, or media event? We welcome any information at info@whitelotushome.com.

  14. We support fair labor practices. All of our manufacturing takes place in our New Jersey facility by workers paid a living wage and benefits. Whenever possible, we source our fibers and fabrics from GOTS-certified providers.

  15. Our natural fibers are all certified by the leading agencies in the organic industries, from GOTS, Oeko-Tek, the USDA Organic Seal, and more, giving consumers the peace of mind that your purchase will be safe and nontoxic.

  16. White Lotus Home always looks for ways to reduce our carbon footprint, from reducing paper waste, recycling, and cleaning with only non-toxic cleaning agents.

  17. A White Lotus Home product is built to last. Rather than pumping out inexpensive, disposable items, we handcraft mattresses and bedding that can stand the test of time, reducing waste. Our All-Latex & Wool mattress has a 20-year manufacturer’s warranty, as well as customers who have used and loved their mattresses for upwards of 30 years!

  18. Did anybody say house calls? Our organic bedding professionals can visit your home to help you find the mattress that will work in your individual home. This is a great option if you’re looking to fit a custom piece.

  19. One word: upcycling! We are always looking for ways to repurpose materials and reduce waste. Our toss pillows are great examples, utilizing scrap materials that would otherwise be thrown away to craft a durable, comfortable product for your home.

  20. We are a clearinghouse for Green, Organic, Natural, and Recycling information. With dozens of contacts in the Organic industry, we may be able to assist in your search.

  21. We offer FREE tours of our facilities, which includes our handcrafting areas. For parties of ten or more, kindly make an appointment by calling 732-828-2111 or emailing info@whitelotushome.com with the following information:

    • Date of intended visit;

    • Reason for visiting;

    • Number of guests


How have you and your family made changes to your house and routine? What is your goal for reducing toxins in your home? White Lotus Home will be happy to help you there!

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We believe that we can make a difference in the green and organic bedding industry by setting an example for others. We believe that quality and fair value are more important than low prices and a quick profit. We are opposed to the exploitation of the planet and all its inhabitants. Above all, our people, products and business practices are socially, politically and environmentally responsible.