When choosing bed linen the words “wrinkle free”, “non iron” or “easy care” should sound a warning bell as this means they may have been treated with formaldehyde.
This toxic, colourless gas has been adopted by many big clothing and bed linen chains to give their wares an unwrinkled appearance and prevent mildew. It can also cause insomnia, coughing and watery eyes in some people.
At The Healthy House our collection of bedding is untreated and specially selected for people living with allergies or sensitivities. If you find yourself sneezing and wheezing every morning you can choose from our dust mite proof barrier cases or if you’re chemically sensitive see our range of natural and organic bedding.
Even if you don't have allergies, you may wish to sleep on pure bedding and bed linens without the worry of chemicals 'off-gassing'. Read more on our blog.