Organic Bedding

Organic Bedding - organic cotton sheets and bamboo sheet sets are environmentally great.

Organic Bedding

Organic Bedding: Organic cotton sheets and Bamboo sheet sets. Learn about these two great organic bedding options at Green Living Made Easy.

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You may have never thought about it, but the type of sheets that you use on your bed can actually have an impact on the environment. There are some organic bedding options available on the market today that are better for the planet , and quite possibly for you as well.

We've got information on two of the most popular options for you. We also explain why they are better than the alternatives and give you tips on how and where to buy your next set of sheets.

Organic Cotton Bedding

It's important to note that the cotton industry uses more pesticides than any other industry in the world. Pesticides contain known human carcinogens and they aren't good for us or the environment.

Organic cotton is grown without the aid of pesticides. Farmers who grow organic cotton also take steps to reduce soil erosion and nutrient depletion while farming. Choosing organic cotton will definitely help with your quest for a green bedroom. cotton is not that much more expensive than regular cotton. Watch for a sale and don't pay any more than what you pay for your regular cotton sheets.

Where To Buy Organic Cotton Bedding

You can likely buy organic bedding at most department stores. Just watch for a label that marks the cotton as "100% Organic."

Online, Amazon has some great deals on organic cotton sheets.  One of our favorites is the organic cotton sheet set by Coyuchi. It's only 250 thread count, but at less than $50.00 for the set, it's a great deal and great quality to boot!

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Bamboo Sheets

Another great organic bedding option is to try bamboo sheets. You probably know by now that flooring, counter tops, and cabinets are now being made from bamboo. What you may not know is that bamboo is extremely eco friendly for two main reasons:

Bamboo grows extremely fast, in some instances up to 12" a day. This makes it an extremely renewable option.

Bamboo has a natural antiseptic quality and doesn't require the use of any pesticides during growth.

Bamboo bedding is made from the fibers of the bamboo plant. It's extremely soft and feels silky with out being slippery. It also has some thermal qualities, which means that it helps to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Perhaps the best thing about bamboo bedding though, is that the sheets themselves actually have an antiseptic quality to them. A study was done a few years ago in which bacteria was placed on bamboo fabric. After 24 hours, the fabric was tested to see how much of the bacteria was still present, and 99.8% of it was dead!

Bamboo Bedding is also a very inexpensive option to assist you with creating a green bedroom. Sheets start at $30 and go up from there. Just like cotton, bamboo sheets come in different thread counts. The higher the thread count, the softer the sheet.

Where to Buy Bamboo Sheets

We haven't yet seen bamboo sheets readily available in that many stores, but there are some great (and affordable) options online.

I have, and love, a set of bamboo sheets by Egyptian Bedding. They are 800 thread count and I picked them up for under $100. I love the way that they feel and they are extremely easy to care for.

If you are working to create a green bedroom, one of the most cost effective changes you can make is to make sure that you buy organic sheets instead of what you are used to using. You don't have to spend more money and you can feel good about what your doing for yourself and the environment.