We’re all in search of a sound sleep.
Everyone’s aware of the importance of looking after your body during the day. The same applies at night!
Our bodies deserve to rest in a serene sanctuary. The best way to create this? Think natural!
There are a number of must-have organic items for your bedroom which will help you achieve peace and tranquillity.
So, time to dig deeper. Let’s set down the building blocks for the best night’s sleep!
Laying the Foundations…
An organic lifestyle encompasses many elements. So, some of the ways to incorporate nature into your bedroom might surprise you.
Let’s explore the best starting points for turning your bedroom organic:
Discover Non-Toxic Paint
Handy with a paintbrush? We’re all prone to a little bedroom redecoration every now and again. Why not ensure no harmful toxins are concealed within your wall paint?
Not many of us would look to our walls for ways to add a hint of nature to our room! But, your average paint will be hiding a number of chemicals which are harmful to both you and the environment.
So, to ensure you’re not breathing these in at night, use eco-friendly paint. It’s best to also strip your current wall paint, as simply painting over it won’t remove the chemicals.
This is the perfect first step to creating that natural hideaway you’re looking for!
Sleep on an Organic Mattress and PillowsOrganic pillows and mattresses are a great way of bringing nature into your bedroom.
Certified organic mattresses help ensure you’re not sleeping on or inhaling chemicals at night. Many are mainly made from latex, and have a layer of organic cotton and wool covers on top of that!
Unsure what any of this means? Here are the benefits:
- Sleeping on a natural surface is great for people with respiratory and skin problems
- Extremely breathable, so you won’t overheat at night
- Keep dust mites at bay
- Ethically made in ways that cause less harm to the environment
Changing what you sleep on is one of the best ways to go organic in the bedroom!
Buy Organic Bedroom Curtains
Organic curtains exist! Made from natural fabrics that are produced in eco-friendly ways, organic curtains are a great addition to any night-time sanctuary.
Many eco-fibres exist on the market. But, remember, some are better than others.
The best you can buy is curtains made from 100% GOTS certified cotton. This will ensure your product has been made in ethical ways. For example, fair wages for workers are a requirement, along with safe working conditions.
So, why not replace your curtains today?
Use Eco-Fibre Rugs
Love decorating with a fluffy rug? Read the labels!
Be on the lookout for stickers such as ‘FairTrade’ or ‘GOTS certified cotton’. Remember, organic and ethical go hand in hand!
Best Organic Items for Getting Cosy
One of the best parts of going to bed is being able to get comfortable. Why not make this even better?
Snuggling up in organic material is one of the nicest feelings! So, how can you achieve this?
Dry Off Using Natural-Fibre Towels
Make every night a luxury pamper night! Wrap yourself up in an organic cotton towel after your relaxing bath.
Organic towels are great for sensitive skin, as they are free from harsh dyes and chemicals. Not only that, but they’re also hypo- allergenic, meaning they won’t trigger any allergies or reactions.
So, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into a spa while in the comfort of your own home!
Wrap Up in an Organic Cotton Dressing Robe
Once you’re dried off, why not wrap yourself up in the purest, softest dressing gown?
Organic cotton dressing robes are a the perfect thing to reach for after your shower, as they’re environmentally friendly and extremely gentle on the skin.
This is because the cotton is processed without the use of fertilisers or pesticides. The result? A luxuriously soft robe! We think everything feels a little softer when the environment hasn’t been harmed during production…
Slip Into Some Organic Nightwear
So, now for the final step… Certified organic cotton nightwear has a one of a kind softness to it and are extremely breathable, ensuring you stay comfortable all night. Just as they’re gentle on you, they’re also gentle on the planet!
Nothing beats a good pair of pajamas… Except an organic pair!
Incorporating Nature into Your Night-Time Routine
Your night-time routine doesn’t stop there, so neither does your choice of organic products!
Let’s explore some of the best ways to fully unwind before bed…
Organic Face MasksPamper your skin after a long tiring day with an organic face mask.
Your skin is your largest organ, and absorbs everything that is placed on it! So, think before you use non-organic masks which are readily available everywhere.
These often contain:
- Aggravating chemicals
- Artificial preservatives
- Toxins such as parabens and phthalates
These are not only harmful to your skin, but also affect your liver, kidneys, lungs and reproductive system.
In comparison, organic face masks are made with natural ingredients, without the use of chemicals, preservatives and fragrances.
These natural organic ingredients can help with acne scarring, inflammation, and skin sensitivity without any long-term side effects.
Alternatively, you could make your own homemade organic mask! Use natural ingredients such as organic honey, natural yogurt or organic avocados for a rejuvenating feeling.
Don’t stop with organic face masks!
Instead of using a non-organic body wash, try and choose an all-natural, organic cleanser to unwind after a long day before bed.
An organic body wash will stop your skin from absorbing harmful chemicals, while nourishing your skin without irritating it. Thanks to the lack of parabens, they relieve skin conditions such as extreme dry skin, itching, eczema, and dermatitis.
Opt for an organic shampoo too! The natural oils and ingredients will soothe and gently infuse your hair follicles and skin cells with natural minerals, helping greatly with hair loss and dandruff.
But, be aware when purchasing organic products! A lot of products are labelled ‘natural’, which is can often mean anything. Products that state ‘certified organic’ or ‘100% organic’ with a soil association label are the only ones that are authentic.
Organic Body OilIndulge and hydrate your skin with organic body oils.
Organic body and face oils are a great alternative to moisturisers. A good-quality organic oil (such as rosehip, argan, almond or jojoba) absorbs a lot quicker than a moisturiser, locking in moisture and leaving your skin soft and supple all day.
Organic oils are extracted from the roots of plants, flowers and fruits without the use of chemicals or preservatives. Therefore, they’re naturally thick in consistency, without needing extra added ingredients! As well as this, they’re highly concentrated and rich in the organic vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that your skin needs to stay healthy and glowing.
Massaging your skin with organic essential oils is another great way to improve your health. Don’t believe us? Here’s why:
- Reduces aches and pains
- Relieves stress before bed
- Reduces skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis
- Enhances the appearance of your skin, making it look more fresh and youthful
Drift off to a sweet-smelling aroma at night!
Relax and fill your bedroom with peace and tranquillity with natural scents that help you clear your mind, relax, and unwind.
Inhaling the light scent of essential organic oils also helps relieve headaches, improve digestion, clear your respiratory tract and boost your mood.
Particularly if you struggle to sleep at night, this is a great way to relax.
Scents help you drift off, so, why not infuse the air with them?
The Organic Finishing Touches
Your organic sanctuary is almost complete!
If you feel like it, you can always add some final details that will make all the difference. Here are our top suggestions:
If you love organic, you love nature! So, why not bring this into your bedroom in the form of a live plant?
Whether you fancy more than one, in the form of small pot plants, or one large one - the choice is up to you!
Not only is a plant aesthetically pleasing, but it’s a great addition to those trying to live more organically. Whichever plant you choose, you’re sure to reap the benefits!
Organic BeddingLastly, and most importantly, use 100% certified organic cotton bedding.
We spend a third of our life’s in bed, so it’s extremely important to ensure the fabric you’re sleeping on is free from chemicals, pesticides and harsh dyes.
All our luxury bedding is made from 100% organic cotton with a traceable supply chain, meaning it’s all ethically sourced.
We believe our luxury organic bedding offers the softest feel for a great night's sleep. We don’t cut corners, providing you the most ethically sourced range of organic cotton. If you’re tempted to add this perfect finishing touch to your bedroom, browse our full range of organic bedding here.