Maybe you’re obsessed with wellness. Maybe you already eat organic and local when it comes to your food. After all, the benefits of going organic means fewer pesticides and chemicals—never a bad thing. But have you considered going organic…with your bedding? Turns out, it’s not such a crazy notion after all.
“We all try to eat organic, use clean beauty products, and take clean supplements to nurture our insides, but we tend to forget our skin is our biggest organ,” says Lauren Meichtry, founder of Elsie Home. “If we jump into bed each night and lie on synthetic fabrics or rest our heads on synthetic pillows, aren't we being a bit hypocritical?”
Is Organic Bedding Really Better—Or Is It Just the Latest Trend?
At the basic level, organic bedding is created without any harmful chemicals, such as pesticides or harsh chemical cleaners and fabric treatments, which some companies use on more traditional bedding. (For instance, ‘wrinkle resistant’ sheets are commonly treated with chemicals that release formaldehyde.) The long-term risks of exposure to things like formaldehyde are nuanced, but some studies have suggested it could be problematic.