We’ve just wrapped up another great year here at Lifekind and we would like to take a moment to look back at the products that made our customers happiest in 2013. So, here’s a list of last year’s Top 10 Customer Favorites (in no particular order) and a brief description of why they’re so great!
First up, we have our lovely 100% Certified Organic Cotton Towels. These generously sized terry towels feature a twill pattern and a 550-gram weight – making them both elegant and absorbent! Our customers love the softness of these towels and many of them comment on how nicely the slim binding avoids puckering after being washed. Your skin is most vulnerable after you bathe, so it is important to choose your towels carefully. Our towels are free of dyes, chemicals and pesticides – just like all of our products – making them a great way to finish your bathing routine!
Next we have our 300-thread-count sateen sheet sets. Just like the name states, these sheets are PURE (free of all the icky things I just mentioned above). Who would want to sleep on anything less? These sheets are soft, durable and all-around a great value! Each set contains one flat sheet, one fitted sheet and two pillowcases (except for the twin set, which contains one standard case and the king set, which contains two king cases). Many customers purchase this set as the first step in their transition into an organic sleep environment. What better place to start than with the first thing that touches your skin when you crawl into bed?
Eighth in line is our double-layer essential Flannel Mattress Pad. Our catalog says, “If you purchase only one accessory for you mattress, this should be it!” And the continued popularity of this product reminds us that it’s true… think of this pad as the sponge between you and your mattress. Your sheets keep you cool and clean and your moisture pad provides a moisture barrier, but the flannel pad soaks up any spills (and can be washed in hot water, unlike wool). The corner straps keep the pad in place without making your mattress feel more taught.
This item is a must-have for anyone with allergy concerns! Our 100% certified organic cotton mattress barrier cover has a tight weave to keep out invaders while still allowing your mattress (and your skin) to breathe! By skipping out on the synthetics you also skip out on the “crumpling plastic” noise you get with some other mattress covers. The heavy-duty zipper is brass (so it won’t rust) and makes it so much easier to remove and wash the cover. Our barrier cover is also available in different sizes and depths, so we are sure to have what you need.
Our certified organic cotton toddler pillow with the included embroidered pillowcase is a best-seller online – and who could be surprised? Not only is it totally adorable, but it is safe for the little ones who use it! The boudoir-sized cotton pillow is just the right size for a little head, and the cotton sateen material of the pillowcase is soft to the touch. All of the cotton in this pillow – from the batting to the cover to the pillowcase – is certified according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (one of the highest organic certifications you can find). While this is true with all of our pillows and mattresses, it is especially comforting when it comes to caring for our precious babies!
All of our pillows are popular! The certified organic cotton speaks for itself, but you may be wondering what it means to buy Naturally Safer Wool… well, here’s the deal: our wool comes from sheep that are treated humanely and live on certified organic farms. The sheep themselves are never fed any antibiotics or any food that has been treated with pesticides. Which means that you can feel good about your purchase while it helps you feel good, too (by helping you sleep!). Customers appreciate the fact that our wool and cotton pillows come in multiple sizes (Boudoir, Standard, King, Euro and Body) and multiple lofts (Light, Medium and Full).
Then there’s our one-of-a-kind wool-wrapped shredded rubber pillow, which can be customized according to the loft/firmness you prefer! The adjustments are made possible by the brass zipper, which opens into the center compartment of the pillow and allows you to remove/add the shredded rubber pieces. The wool forms the outermost layer of cushioning and gives the pillow a uniform feel. Our down- and feather-loving customers are thrilled that we offer a cruelty-free alternative!
Of the many pillow tops we offer, this one gives you the most “bang” for your buck! Three inches of long-staple Naturally Safer pure wool creates a cloud-like sleeping surface and regulates your body temperature (which makes it a comfortable addition to your bed all year long). Our wool and cotton fillings are always free of chemical fixatives, so the hand tufting is what keeps this pillow top fluffy. This product boasts a GREENGAURD certification on top of its other designations, which means that it has been tested and meets low VOC-emission standards.
This is by far our most universal mattress – meaning that it is comfortable for the widest variety of people. Whether you lean more toward a firm mattress or a cushy one, the Euro seems to do it all! The reason for this is the natural latex core that comprises this mattress. Natural latex (and when I say “natural” I mean 98% natural sap from a latex tree with 2% formatives, not the 20% natural latex which comprises most “natural” mattresses) provides 30% more pressure-point relief than memory foam, and none of the “sinking” feeling. Natural latex has sort of a split personality: when you put direct pressure on it with your hand or butt, it gives, yet when your entire body weight is distributed across the mattress, the latex “pushes back” giving you the support you need. Three firmness options give this mattress versatility!
What do you get when you add a half-inch of med-soft rubber to the top of our best-selling Euro mattress? The Euro Soft-Top! This mattress is two-in-one: the rubber/wool cushion quilting gives this mattress a soft, “melty” feel on one side, while the reverse side is the traditional Euro. This Euro Soft Top gives you a touch of luxury while boasting a more reasonable price point. Like the Euro, this mattress is available in three firmnesses: medium, medium-firm and firm.
We ran out of room on our top 10 list, but we just had to throw this one in because our customers love it so much! The reason for this is in the ingredients list: methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). This sulfur-containing therapeutic agent is derived from trees and has the natural ability to relieve pain and inflammation. The superior moisturizing ability of this lotion will be evident from the very first use and with time it may even relieve the symptoms of arthritis and other similar conditions. This lotion is hypoallergenic and free of cetyl alcohol, artificial preservative, animal products and parabens. It is ideal for use on delicate skin (like the skin on your face, or your baby!). And on top of all that, this lotion is available in “unscented” or our wonderful “lavender” option.
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