Choose the Winner of the Lifekind Staff Pumpkin Contest

This year staff members at Lifekind decorated pumpkins once again for Halloween, but we need your help in picking the best pumpkin.

Vote in the comments for your favorite and help us pick the winner. Voting is ongoing through October 31.

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Bat Lady Pumpkin
TinManPumpkin
Tin Man Pumpkin
Baseball_Pumpkin
Pumpkin Blowing Bubble
Giannas_Pumpkin
Gianna’s Pumpkin
got_candy_Pumpkin
Got Candy? Pumpkin
Grumpy_Cat_Pumpkin
Grumpy Cat Pumpkin
Pie_Pumpkin
Pumpkin Pi
Lifekind_Pumpkin
Lifekind Pumpkin
Puffer_Pumpkin
Fish Pumpkin
Snowman_Pumpkin
Tired Snowman Pumpkin
Spider_Pumpkin
Spider Pumpkin
Vomit_Pumpkin
Too-Much-Candy Pumpkin

 

 

Lifekind Deals for Fall: Get Certified Organic Bedding for Less!

At Lifekind, we believe the bedroom should be a retreat to escape from toxins and replenish your soul. Our goal has always been to help customers lower their daily exposure to hazardous chemicals by offering the purest consumer products available. For customer assurance, we use USDA-approved third-party organizations to confirm our use of certified organic raw materials.

Lifekind Fall 2015 Catalog Cover

Our fall catalog is out, and it has some great discounts.  If you can’t wait for your copy, here’s a glimpse of some of the organic deals it contains:

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Did you know that one of our most popular online items is our GOTS-Certified Organic Cotton Dust-Mite & Bed-Bug Pillow Barrier Cover?  This pillow barrier is so awesome because is protects your pillow from stains, bed bugs, and dust mites.  Our pillows are not treated with chemicals, and they should only be washed, very carefully, as a last resort.  The pillow barrier cover can be washed, so it makes a great insurance layer that can substantially extend the life of your pillow. Right now they’re discounted at 25% off.

LifekindComboOrganicMattressA certified organic mattress is an investment, and you should protect that investment with equally pure bedding.

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All of our organic mattress pads are 20% off right now as well. This includes our flannel pad, moisture pad, and underbed pad.  The flannel pad should go under your sheet, and acts as the first line of wetness defense.  The moisture pad acts as the “insurance layer.” It goes under the flannel pad and directly on top of the mattress, helping to prevent any dampness from getting through. The wool underbed pad can be placed directly on the platform underneath your mattress.

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Other great organic discounts in our fall catalog include 25% off certified organic sheet sets, mattress barrier covers, wool pillows, and more.

Lifekind loves its customers, and would like to offer the promo code EXTRA5 to give you an extra 5% off your order (ends Oct 15).  Organic luxury for less. You deserve it!

How to Choose the Perfect Organic Pillow at Lifekind

Ever wonder how to choose the perfect organic pillow?  Cotton, Wool, Rubber, Buckwheat?

Watch our organic pillow video to see some of the organic pillow options offered at Lifekind:

For more information on pillows, check out https://www.lifekind.com/blog/how-to-choose-the-perfect-pillow/

 

Decide the Winner of the Lifekind Staff Pumpkin Contest

The staff at Lifekind decorated pumpkins for Halloween but we need your help in picking the best pumpkin.

Vote in the comments for your favorite and help us pick the winner. Voting is ongoing through October 31st:

 

Black Cat Pumpkin
Black Cat Pumpkin
Zombie Pumpkin
Zombie Pumpkin
World Pumpkin
World Pumpkin
Marker Pumpkin
Marker Pumpkin
Walt Pumpkin
Walt Pumpkin
Halloween City Pumpkin
Halloween City Pumpkin
Cinderella Pumpkin
Cinderella Pumpkin
ECV
Clampers Pumpkin
Grumpy Cat Pumpkin
Grumpy Cat Pumpkin
Leaves Pumpkin
Leaves Pumpkin
MummyJPG
Mummy Pumpkin
OHmy
Oh My Pumpkin
skeleton
Skeleton Pumpkin

Can you Eat an Organic Latex Mattress?

What is an organic mattress?

Just like organic food, an organic mattress is made entirely out of all-natural materials such as certified organic wool, organic cotton, and/or natural latex. An organic mattress does not contain chemical fire retardants. Conventional mattresses are made primarily of man-made materials derived from nonrenewable resources, such as natural gas and petrochemicals.  Conventional mattresses are drenched in chemical fire retardants.

Can you eat an organic mattress?

Yes, the question has been asked.  And no, you cannot.  A lot of people have never even heard of an organic latex mattress.  Nowadays, pretty much everyone knows the benefits of organic food, but what are the benefits of an organic mattress?  People used to think just about their comfort when it comes to a mattress purchase, not about what it is made of.

 

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Conventional Mattress Interior

 

 

Sleep Safe by Walter Bader

It is a healthier choice to sleep on organic materials and avoid many of the synthetics and chemicals that have become industry standards. Walter Bader, owner of Lifekind and author of the book Sleep Safe in a Toxic World, sent several mattresses to an Atlanta-based lab. A memory-foam model was found to emit 61 chemicals, including the carcinogens benzene and naphthalene.

 

When you choose an organic mattress, the benefits to your family include everything from reducing chemical exposure to helping the planet. 

 

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Lifekind Euro Organic Mattress Interior

So in conclusion, while an organic mattress is a great choice for your family, I do not recommend eating it.

 

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Lifekind.com Redesigns its Website

images We are very excited to have finally launched our new website!

Hopefully you will find this new design extremely user friendly.

 

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A few of our goals for the new website were to make it faster and easier to navigate for users and to incorporate customer reviews. Lifekind’s best salespeople have always been our customers, so we thought, why not let our customers speak for us?  We don’t have many reviews yet because we literally JUST launched, but we are sooo looking forward to our customers’ comments.  We also have a long-asked-for Wishlist and other great features.

Our organic products are everywhere, from the White house to Hollywood.   If you take a look around the site I think you’ll get a pretty good idea of why Lifekind is America’s most trusted name in organic mattresses.

Please share your thoughts about the new design in the comments section below, or, if you’ve purchased from us, go to our site and review your favorite products.

My personal favorite product is the Molded Rubber Pillow. I don’t leave home without it.  The molded pillow isn’t currently on sale, but you can enter the Lifekind promo code EXTRA2 to get an extra 2% off your entire order.

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If you run into any unpleasant issues, please let us know.  We want your entire experience with us to be memorable in a good way.

 

Lifekind Summer Catalog

Product Specialist at LifekindSomething to start with…

Though some of the Lifekind customers in the Eastern U.S. thought it might never arrive, summer is finally here. It’s a time when we can put the rigors of winter behind us, take a deep, relaxing breath, and enjoy the benefits of living in a healthful, organic home.

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Through the years, our Super Summer Sale has grown into a highly anticipated event. It’s our 9th Annual this time around, and we’re celebrating by offering 20% off almost everything in our catalog — including mattresses and foundations — as well as bumping the discount up to an impressive 30% on our All-Season Wool Comforter. You’ll find the same 40% discount you’ve come to know and love on our luxurious Pure Organic Sheet Set, plus a whopping 50% off our Pleated Crib Skirt. Add free shipping for almost every item for orders over $149 or over and you’re looking at a sale you won’t want to miss.

As always, we thank you for being a loyal customer and supporting the growth of truly organic products here in the United States. It’s making a difference for all of us.

Wishing you a happy, healthy summer,

We’re Lifekind…Pleased to Meet You

One of the things we hear from customers is that it’s nice to be able to talk to a real person when they call. Maybe you can relate. I know I can in this age of “voice-mail hell,” when it’s not all that common to be able to talk to a customer-service representative without navigating a labyrinthine maze of choices — or maybe never getting there at all.

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It’s true that when you call Lifekind, you’re only a few seconds away from getting to talk to a real, live human. The first thing you’ll hear is a brief outgoing message, which offers a list of options to help you get where you need to go. (That’s me speaking in the outgoing message, by the way — I’m the “voice of Lifekind.”)  🙂 If you reach us during regular business hours it’s the only message you’ll have to hear, unless you’re calling for someone who’s temporarily on another call or away from her desk. The message lets you choose whether you want to enter an extension, ask a general question, talk to a Product Specialist like me, or access a company directory. (If you’re calling after hours, you’ll also be given the option to leave a message in our General Mailbox.) Once you develop a relationship with a product specialist, if you keep her extension handy you can enter it as soon as the outgoing message starts — and then never have to listen to it again!

When taking an order, doing a mattress consultation to help someone figure out exactly the right mattress, or helping with a return or exchange of product, we take great pride in offering the kind of personal attention that can be truly unusual to find in today’s corporate world.

Give us a call sometime soon so we can get to know you, too!   1-800-284-4983

 

My first two weeks

Born and raised in Maine by a “back to the land,” naturalist mom, I had a pretty good start at living a healthy life. I eat primarily certified organic, non-GMO foods and enjoy the challenge of finding locally or regionally produced products. I reuse plastic bags (yes, I wash them!) and shop with my faithful cloth bags. I compost and recycle, and I’ve always used “natural” (or so I thought) body-care and household cleaning products. I’m doing pretty good, right?

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Lifekind gives all of their (our!) new employees a gift basket with samples of the Naturally Safer laundry, cleaning, and personal-care products so we get a chance to try everything out before we recommend products to customers.  Both the castile bar soap and the liquid soap have become my new favorites– both feel silky and non-drying. After working at Lifekind for just two weeks, I now feel like I’m really moving back to the land, literally refreshed by the purest organic skin and hair products I’ve used in years.

My husband and I had planned to get a new bed in the near future – something really comfy – and were prepared to spend the money on a really good one. I’m so glad we didn’t just run down to the neighborhood mattress store and jump on (or sink into) some memory foam, because we might have been sucked in. I have a new awareness about the toxicity of the synthetic materials and chemicals in the old beds and bedding in my house, and it’s reminding me of what’s going to happen when they go “back to the land” – yikes!!

I’m already filtering Lifekind’s organic pillows and bedding into my life, and feel so great about it.  I look forward to starting this new chapter in my life with Lifekind.  Hopefully I’ll talk to you along the way!

Naomi is Lifekind’s newest team member, training to become a Product Specialist.  We hope you will welcome her the next time you call us!