Green Habits Can Start Early!
Enjoy these Fun, Eco-Friendly, Earth-Conscious Activities with Your Kiddos this Earth Month
Last summer, White Lotus Home ran one of the most well received newsletter series we’ve ever shared with our community called “Do It 4 The Children”.
We received many emails and comments with such positive feedback from that campaign! And we also discovered that many folks here in our community are concerned about the world our children are growing up in – and the world we’ll be leaving to them.
WE HEAR YOU!
We are too, which is part of why we do what we do here at White Lotus Home. That’s why we can’t let this Earth Month pass by without including our kids. Perhaps one of the best things we can do for them is to teach them how to build green habits early!
So, without further ado, here are 6 fun ways you can instill consciousness and help young ones start building clean, green habits today:
Have an Eco-friendly Picnic
Did you know that single-use plastic is one of the biggest pollutants found in the ocean? As an exercise to explore how to avoid these plastics, try packing a lunch using only reusable containers, utensils, and napkins, then take it to a local park or outdoor area. Your young one will see how single-use plastics can be avoided, and as an added bonus, you can pick up litter in the park when you’re finished!
Take a Nature Walk or Hike
If you grow up in an urban area, it can be hard to imagine what Earth looks like untouched by humans. Take your young one to a natural outdoor space, like a forest, open meadow, or nature preserve, and talk to them about the importance of keeping these natural habitats safe from harm or destruction.
Visit a Local Farm or Farmers Market
As we mentioned in last week’s newsletter, many foods travel more than 1,000 miles before reaching your plate! That’s a lot of burnt fossil fuels! Take your young one to a local farm or a farmer's market to teach them about where their food comes from, and about the importance of buying locally grown food, or growing your own green goodness.
Go on a Litter Clean-up Mission
Take a garbage or grocery bag and go on a walk around your neighborhood to clean up any litter you see. You can talk about the importance of keeping our environment clean, and even make it a competition to see who can pick up the most trash!
Have a “Green” Story Time!
Enjoy a "Green" Themed Movie Night
Choose a movie with an environmental message like Wall-E or The Lorax, and make some eco-friendly snacks to enjoy while you watch!
Remember, while Earth Day is a great opportunity to teach kids about the importance of protecting our planet and to help them establish eco-friendly habits, these activities can be done any day of the year!
Save the Earth
While You Sleep This Earth Month!
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Old School is New School.
Don’t Feel Old, Feel Cool!
Mullets, mom jeans and platform shoes, vinyl records, board games and rubix cubes… Have you noticed how quickly young adults are bringing back “old school” trends nowadays?
At WLH, we’ve certainly seen more and more people wanting to sleep the “old school” way, or as we like to say it, “Sleeping how Mother Nature intended!” 🌱
And unlike other fads, we don’t think this one is going anywhere. In fact, we’re pretty sure that quite the opposite will happen. Going “green” is going to grow.
If we human beings want to preserve our planet for our children and grandchildren and the future generations to come, we can’t think of a better way to do just that than to save the Earth 🌎 while you sleep!
Now, while a White Lotus Home mattress may not be the oldest mattress ever, they have been known to last over 3 decades with proper use and care. That’s what makes the very first mattress WLH started business with in 1981 one of our continued best sellers for over 40 years.
What Makes the Dreamton
a Dream Come True?
For starters, the Organic Dreamton mattress is:
- Pesticide & insecticide free
- 100% natural and biodegradable
- Safe for sensitive skin
- Soft & plush, yet firm & supportive at the same time
- It consumes 91% less water to grow than regular cotton
- And it protects farmers from pesticide exposure
The Dreamton is a mattress unlike any you’ve ever slept on. It’s a unique experience that has been a dream come true to many for over 4 decades and counting, and it could be yours too!
5️⃣ Ways You Can Get to Know The Dreamton Better Before You Buy 🤑
1️⃣ Test it out in person! 📍
You can always test our mattresses out in our NJ showroom or at one of our resellers stores in these states across the country.
2️⃣ Call us to learn more! 📞
You’re always welcome to call us toll-free at 877-HANDMADE and we’ll do our best to find the best natural sleep solution for you.
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Hear it first from the folks who sleep on this mattress every night! There are close to 1,000 sparkling reviews here.
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 1: Follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram
Step 2: Write a post or leave a comment telling us why you want a WLH Organic Mattress, Pillow, Duvet, or Topper in your home
Step 3: 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!
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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...
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.
Contact us today 1-877-426-3623 or 732-828-2111
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.
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!