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How a Green Bedroom Changed My Life

How a Green Bedroom Changed My Life

Still feeling a little skeptical about how an all-natural mattress can directly improve your daily life? We talk a lot about how going green with your bedding and furniture benefits the environment, but for some, investing in a more natural bedroom hits even closer to home. 

This week on the blog, White Lotus Home founder, Elizabeth, shares her incredible story about how switching to all-natural mattresses and bedding changed her life and improved the daily health of her children. She writes:

"My first experience with White Lotus Home products was when my firstborn was 7 years old. He is now 14. He was born very early, at 29 weeks, and only weighed 2 lbs 13 ounces. He spent about 9 weeks in the NICU, including his first Christmas and New Years. It was a very tough time for us all. 

At that time, I had not been informed or made aware of the chemicals and toxins in mattresses and bedding, nor the health benefits of pure natural fibers instead of the conventional products we had been accustomed to. That all started to become popular at that time. He is my firstborn, so I made sure to do everything by the book as best as I could. Luckily, a few years later, my brother, Marlon, started to work at White Lotus Home, and that is when we all became more aware of how important our home environment is to our health.

I don't suffer from allergies and neither does my husband, but one day my son got a cold that would not go away. He would wake up with puffy eyes every morning and could not stop coughing most of the day.  After about 2-3 weeks of giving him cold medicines, one doctor decided to test him for allergies. Poor thing was allergic to everything from dogs and cats, to dust and many environmental allergens. Fortunately, Marlon was able to provide us with information on the importance of wool and natural bedding. He explained to my husband and I that wool is a natural dust mite repellant and a natural fire retardant that is also used in mattresses. Marlon suggested we change all of my son's bedding to include wool fibers, so that is what we did. 

In a few weeks, he had a wool topper, wool pillows, and a wool duvet. Shortly after that, his mattress was upgraded, and he still uses it now. It was astonishing to me that after all of his bedding was changed to include pure wool, he no longer woke up with a stuffy nose and his coughing pretty much stopped. Ever since then I have made sure our bedding was always natural, and of course my entire home has been transformed into only using natural mattresses, futons, throw pillows, bedding, and natural furniture to ensure we avoid toxins and chemicals in our home. 

When my second son was born in 2008 and also decided to join the world earlier than expected at 33 weeks, weighing 4 lb. 15 oz., we were ready for him with his organic cotton and wool crib mattress. I even use his crib mattress as a cushion now on the floor for him to read or watch TV. 

Not only do I feel blessed that I was able to learn about natural products at the best time of my life, I continue to learn how to keep toxins out of our home by using plants to help clean the air, natural ways to clean our home, natural soaps and shampoos, and also using essential oils to help keep us healthy.  It has just been a way of life we are accustomed to, and I am glad that now my boys know the importance of keeping harmful toxins out of our home and will hopefully be able to take it with them towards adulthood and do the same with their families. Now that my boys are 9 & 14, I am happy to say that even though they were both born as preemies, I have been able to give them the healthiest life I can. They’ve grown into young boys who are active in sports, healthy, strong, smart, and just amazing to be around."

While we believe very strongly in creating products that are safe for our planet, our mission at White Lotus is to educate the world on the importance of living in a healthier home and the benefits these changes bring to our health. For more stories like Elizabeth's and additional info on how you can naturally improve your health, subscribe to our newsletter here

Miami Inventory SALE!

Hello South Florida!

Over $30,000 worth of Organic Bedding on Sale for  35% - 45% OFF! In conjunction with our 35th year Anniversary, we are offering 35% off our entire MIAMI, Florida Inventory!  What does this mean for you? We are offering deals on our handcrafted organic bedding like you have never seen before! After 35 years of leading the industry, we are offering 35% off on inventory left, from our previous Miami store.   Many natural and organic mattresses, stows, pillows, sheets, covers, duvets plus more in stock.  You receive 35% off including delivery to your home or up to 45% off if you pick it up! To take advantage of this offer, you must call 305-929-8900 or email: miami@whitelotushome.com To view our in stock offerings click here: Miami Inventory List

White Lotus Home offers house calls and meetings by appointment in the South Florida, New Jersey & NYC areas! Looking for brick and mortar stores outside of New Jersey? Check out our retail partners that carry White Lotus Home products!

White Lotus Home Dumbo (Brooklyn, NY) Showroom Closing!

Dumbo Location Closing

 

2016: a new year with new opportunities. As our online and wholesale operations continue to grow exponentially, we are opting to shift our focus away from brick-and-mortar stores. For that reason we are choosing to close our Dumbo, Brooklyn location. While we are sorry to close our doors, we look forward to new opportunities ahead. Thank you for all of your help and patronage over the years!

From now until Thursday, December 31, we are offering 50% OFF STOREWIDE! 

Everything is on sale --- mattresses, pillows, hardwood bedroom furnishings, shelving, and more! 

To view our SALE offerings click here.

Please visit us at:
 61 Pearl Street, Unit 22, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(917) 231-4141
 

      

   

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