Bedding & Linen Tips

Beds Bedding and Linen

Have you considered linen for sheets and pillowcases? One of the considerations is your health.  In an age where we have moved from natural to synthetic products and various blends thereof, we have lost the magic and the beauty of nature and the comfort and peace of mind that comes from knowing that in pre nature there are no toxins and pesticides as used in the synthetic manufacturing process.

So can sheets be healthy? – In a word Yes! The standard cotton sheet (usually a blended combination) may have been sprayed with pesticide in the manufacturing process for example.

Here is where one needs to be careful though. The term ‘linen’ has become a generic term for all the fabrics used to make sheets including the synthetics like polyester. It also can be found in bedroom associated business names.

Real nature linen for example is made from flax fibers and is one of the world’s oldest fabrics. Flax is a native plant of New Zealand and has been used for centuries to make clothes, bedding¬† and other items.

Anyway here are a few benefits of pure Linen:

  • A light massaging effect because of the natural space or break throughout the fabric
  • Suppresses forms of bacteria and fungi and is not known to cause allergies
  • Stimulates blood circulation
  • Stronger than Cotton
  • Long lasting and durable
  • Environmentally friendly as it is a renewable natural resource

So these are compelling reasons to consider natural when purchasing bedding and bedroom linen.

Wool is also a healthy natural fabric

Wool too contains many of the benefits listed above for linen.
Primarily though wool can be purchased in varying thicknesses and therefore is great for all seasons, it breaths and is non allergenic. Finally, as a bedroom fabric it is strong and long lasting, retaining an ‘as new’ look for years.

Here are some fabulous bedding and linen ideas to consider this holiday period.

Designers Guild

Beddinginn High Quality Home Decor

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