Familiarize yourself with certifications.
When shopping for an organic pillow, Dr. Harris recommends being on the lookout for certifications like Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Worldwide Organic Latex Standard (GOLS). These certifications are basically a big thumbs-up in the bedding industry, letting you know the materials have been vetted through a third-party certifier’s strict standards to be classified as organic.
Know your allergens.
To put it plainly, allergies suck. So, the last thing you want to do is drop money upon a pillow that irritates the hell out of you. “Many allergy sufferers with sensitive skin suffer from allergies to down, wool, latex and other animals so if an organic pillow contains these items it may actually make your allergies worse, ” explains Dr. Parikh. So, if that sounds like you, def consider opting for a hypoallergenic pillow or one made from a sustainable down alternative.
Pay close attention to the materials.
Make sure you are looking for truly natural components that are organically produced. Unfortunately, manufacturers will add synthetic fillers and fibers, which you outl want to avoid. “Remember that a product may feature on material that is certified organic, but there may be other materials used which are not, ” adds Dr . Harris.
Don’t be fooled by packaging.
A lot of wannabe organic and natural products come in cute, eco-friendly looking packaging in order to deceive the customer (aka greenwashing, which I have def fallen victim to). Be a savvy shopper by seeking at the fine print, fabric content, and certification logos. You outl cannot judge a book by its cover, or even a pillow by the packaging for that matter.