I like green products! I guess I'm sort of a closet case green person. This is because I really do not like the virulent human hating attitude of many green proponents. Not wasting things and trying to keep the land around me natural and healthy is something that just makes sense to me. I learned from my dad who was a great outdoors man and hunter. He impressed upon me that if we don't take care of the land and animals then they wont be there for our children to enjoy. He often took me backpacking, river rafting, and camping and along the way he taught me things about nature.
I am also very into buying American Made products. There are a couple of reasons why. First we need to support and keep the jobs here, second American products are extremely well made compared to the Chinese sweat shops, and thirdly many countries still use child labor. In America we have strict laws against such things and I don't worry that the pillow I just bought was made by an enslaved child.
So when I came across buygreen.com I was was really excited. buygreen.com carries thousands of green products for every aspect of living from the outdoors to the home to personal care and much more!
Here is some info on the company
BuyGreen.com was founded in 2006 with the goal of becoming the premiere destination for green and eco-friendly products. We have created the broadest selection of green products for both the individual consumers and business buyers. We spend a lot of time picking products we like, have used ourselves, but maybe most importantly, reviewed through our proprietary Green Products Standards. Maybe our most important effort is our unwavering focus on superior customer service. BuyGreen.com is Your Trusted Source for Green Products.
When buygreen.com offered to let me choose a product to review I knew immediately what I wanted! A wool pillow! I often get neck and shoulder aches from my pillows and am also prone to night sweats and am a hot sleeper anyways. I had heard allot of good things about wool pillows. Here are some of the features of wool bedding.
Wool Has A Natural Resistance To Mildew - This is possible because wool is a natural wicking fiber. The wool fibers actually allow moisture to pass through without retaining any of the moisture in the wool itself. Mold and Mildew cannot survive without a damp environment to grow upon. Furthermore, the only way that mold or mildew can grow on wool is if the wool is immersed in water which wouldn't allow for air circulation.
Wool Has The Ability To Regulate Temperature - Wool fibers keep a pocket of air close to your body. The coil-shaped fibers naturally wick excess heat and moisture from your skin and create an optimal temperature zone for a good night's sleep.
Wool Keeps Your Heart Rate Low - A study conducted by scientists at the Polytechnic Institute of Wales measured the effects of many fibers on human subjects as they slept. Not only did they find that the wool fibers tended to keep the skin drier, they were amazed to discover that the subjects using wool-fill comforters actually had lower heart rates. A lower heart rate indicates that the sleeper is in a deep, relaxed state. The test subjects with other fibers either maintained the same heart rate or exhibited an elevated rate.
Wool Is Mostly Non-Allergenic - Our wool is processed without the use of any harsh chemicals such as Chlorine or moth-proofing chemicals. Though a few people have a natural allergy to lanolin (an oil found in wool) most allergic reactions are caused by the toxic chemicals that are used to create wool garments or bedding. We use cotton fabric to cover our bedding and don't have the problems with mold that other fillers can have.
I was sent their 100% Natural Wool Pillow from The company St. Peter Woolen Mill. I choose a firm pillow because I am a side sleeper. I have had real trouble finding a pillow that works for me because of my side sleeping. I often have neck and shoulder pain when I wake up because of unsupportive pillows. Many times the pillow starts out great for the first few days but quickly falls out of shape and then the aches and pains start again.
When I first got my pillow I took it out and sniffed it! Yes I know weird, but I wanted to see if it smelled sheepie or chemically. It was a decided no on both concerns. There was no sheep smell and no chemical smell, it was just a nice clean scent. I have been using my pillow from them for over a week and love it! Not only is the firmness is perfect and it keeps me cool all night long. It is heavier than a synthetic pillow because it is made with 100% wool, but I like that!
Things I liked about the St. Peter Woolen Mills Natural Wool Pillows from buygreen.com:
- Made with Non Toxic Hypo allergenic materials
- Made and Sourced in the USA with wool grown locally
- Uses a renewable non oil based resource that also happens to be cute and cuddly
- Company has a real commitment to its customers
- High quality well made products
- Very comfortable and provided me with a great nights sleep
The only drawback is the price which is higher than I would usually pay, but I also believe that sometimes you have to pay more to get a product that is higher quality and will last longer. So this is one of those times when you really have to pay for quality.
I would recommend to buygreen.com to anyone looking for green products at good prices. They have so much to choose from that it would be hard not to find what your looking for!
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