We make choices each and every day that we believe are best for ourselves, our family, and our environment. From shopping with reusable bags to skipping the junk food to recycling, there are some that come as second nature.
Then we take things a step further and work to ensure that our kids don't have bottles or utensils made out of toxic plastic or that we don't spray down their toys with chemicals that are harmful if touched or ingested.
It feels good to know that we've made healthy choices, right?
But what if you found out that there were items in your home that you spend hours with that are filled with toxic foams, layered together with glues, covered with synthetic materials and treated with harsh chemicals? Chemicals that are emitted that you and your family then breathe in, night after night?
Would it make you look at your mattress and pillow much differently? Then it's time to visit Essentia and learn about their amazing natural memory foam products that can provide comfort and health for your entire family.
After a family member was diagnosed with cancer, the founder of Essentia spent time with physicians finding out that it's the toxins in our environment that are what make us sick. Instead of simply taking that knowledge and moving on, he then spent three years developing a memory foam that uses only natural ingredients, eliminating all toxic chemicals from our sleeping environment.
The result? The world's first and only natural memory foam mattress. An item that will deliver comfort and performance, is biodegradable, will likely last its owner for more than 25 years, and is completely and utterly healthy. Pretty amazing, right?
Along with their high quality mattresses, Essentia also has a line of Natural Pillows that provide a place to rest your head that has the same benefits of the pressure relieving natural memory foam. And when the Classic Pillow arrived, I could immediately tell that the time I spend sleeping had just been improved.
This traditional pillow measures in at 17 x 27 x 4" and a substantial 5 pounds, ensuring that right away I was impressed with just how soft and comfortable it felt.
From the first night that I used it, this luxurious pillow felt like resting on an extremely high quality and durable cloud. The natural memory material is 80% more breathable than a synthetic foam pillow and I could tell that it really does reduce the heat and discomfort more than what I was used to. Instead of having to continuously flip my pillow over to find "the cool side," this one stays comfortable all night long.
Having never tried memory foam, the Classic Pillow has made me wonder what I've been doing all these years without it. The material molds itself to your body shape to evenly distribute the weight of your head and neck, therefore meaning I don't wake up with the stiffness or pain that comes with the pressure of sleep.
Plus, with the Zebrano fabric pillowcase, feeling the unbleached certified organic cotton (made with organic dyes as well) on my face is soft and refreshing. The signature stripe design complements a variety of styles and the whole thing easily unzips for removal.
I love knowing that something so comfortable and high quality is so healthy! The idea that Essentia has created a Natural Memory Foam (it is made from rubber tree sap) that has all of the benefits for your body as memory foam but without the toxic ingredients strikes me as pretty incredible.
Having set out on a mission that they would not compromise on producing only the healthiest, most comfortable products possible, this is one alternative to the traditional mattress and pillow that we should all have in our homes.
The high innovation of Essentia's products are reflected in the prices, as their organic mattresses retail from $1,489 all the way up to $9,000+ for a flexible, adjustable model and the three models of pillows sell for $149 - $229 (the Classic Pillow has a price tag of $199).
However, considering just how many years of use they will provide and the fact that they are the only non-toxic, natural memory foam out there, can you really put a price tag on your family's well-being?
If you've been looking for a way to make a difference in improving your family's health as well as helping the environment, Essentia is a great place to begin. It doesn't take long to see why they have been raved about in the media and, after seeing them in person, just why their products are known for being the very best. We spend so much time in bed, that why would we choose to have toxic foams and harsh chemicals there with us?
Thanks to the generosity of Essentia, one person will be able to bring a little extra green comfort into their home as well, because...
One lucky person will win a Classic Pillow from Essentia! ARV $199!
To enter to win: Visit Essentia and tell me one of their products (not mentioned above) that you would like to own OR something that you learned about this inspiring company.
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A big thank you to Essentia for providing a Classic Pillow for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.