Written By Liz Oakes
Using organic cotton sheets is a healthier choice if you are allergic. Although you may think that all cotton is natural, as it is grown on a plant, not all cotton is equal.
While organic farms grow their cotton without the use of insecticides, non organic farms are not so environmentally friendly, nor are the production methods the same.
If you are allergic or sensitive to chemicals, organic cotton is a healthier choice for you to have next to your skin.
Most of you may not have thought about this, but there is a lot to consider when you are deciding if organic cotton is a better option.
More countries are now producing these safe products, and do so because more and more people,including allergic and chemically sensitive individuals are demanding high quality allergy safe bedding.
So it is important that you buy organic to help these producers to remain viable, as well as for your own well-being.
In the last five years the number of organic cotton farms worldwide has grown immensely as the demand for safe organic cotton products has grown.
More and more people have been looking at changing to safer bedding. Organic cotton is used to make a number of different bedding products and this includes organic cotton sheets.
You may find that having organic sheets next to your skin, rather than the traditionally produced cotton products, may create an improvement in your health and well-being.
This is a natural health approach that may help you, especially if you have been searching for how to sleep better.
Cotton is grown on a plant, and while most of you may not have thought much about the subject, there is a major difference in organic cotton sheets as the growing methods are very different.
In the time that it takes to produce a cotton crop on a conventional farm, a lot of different things are inputted into the cotton plant.
My research has told me that non-organic cotton farmers use very high amounts of insecticides and pesticides, such as herbicides to produce their cotton crops.
The statistics on the amount of pesticides used to produce cotton crops on traditional farms are alarming for a number of reasons.
The most worrying aspect for health conscious people is that these chemicals are imbedded within the raw cotton as it grows and can never be removed.
Remember that these chemicals are also present in the environment, and run off into our waterways. Synthetic fertilizers are used on the crops as well and this too ends up in the cotton used to make conventional bedding.
Lastly consider the farm workers, who are put at risk to produce these crops, when they could be producing their crops using safe organic farming methods and organic fertilizers.
Think about the natural health advantages of changing to using organic cotton sheets, as by changing over to using safe organic bedding, your sleep may improve along with your health generally.
It is possible to buy lovely organic bed sheets in a range of different sizes and styles, now that there is more organic cotton being produced.
It has now become much easier to buy organic cotton products and there are a number of different bedding products that use organic cotton.
Organic cotton sheets are becoming more available, and the range of different organic bedding products has expanded along with the growth in the number of farms.
The choice of allergy free bedding is now becoming common as more sheets and other bedding using organic fabric has become available.
Combine your organic cotton sheets with a lovely organic wool pillow and see if this makes a difference. There are now more countries that are producing organic cotton, including the USA, Egypt and India.
Egyptian cotton has always been in demand and it is good to know that organic Egyptian cotton products will be available, as Egyptian cotton is such a good product with superior qualities to many other types of cotton.
Note: It is valuable to be aware that when you buy new organic cotton sheets to ensure that you do not add chemicals back into them when laundering them.
Most of the common washing powders and liquids contain chemicals, so ensure that you take care to select safe hypoallergenic laundry detergent and make sure that the products you use are fragrance free.
If you have issues getting one of these, make your own homemade laundry detergent.
There are now more organic farms that are growing cotton without the use of insecticides, pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.
So it is easier for you to obtain cotton bed sheets that are grown in an environmentally friendly way.
For anyone who is highly allergic or sensitive to chemicals such as pesticides, organic cotton is a safer and healthier choice for you to use in your bedding that is next to your skin every night while you sleep.
All cotton is natural as it is grown on a plant, but not all cotton is equal, so please consider this when making your next choice of bedding.
If you haven't thought about this before, it is important in the future for you to make a decision that is clean and green as well as being better for your well-being long term. It will be better for your health and better for the environment.