How (and why) you should wash your pillows.

by DIY Maven

natural pillows - no synthetics - pure grow wool - natural sleep - good sleep

Did you know that a pillow can double its weight in 3 years? What accounts for the extra poundage? Dust mites. (May I have a collective 'ewww' please?) This is why we should all wash our pillows regularly. The Conscious Consumer holds our hand through the entire 3 step process of pillow maintenance, including:

  1. Washing your pillows every 3 months.
  2. Encasing pillows in pillow covers.
  3. Replacing old pillows every 3 years.

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Does the Ionic Breeze Really Work?

by DIY Maven

Does the Ionic Breeze Really Work?

Here's a question to coincide with badbadivy's query about cutting down on indoor pollution with plants. I've been kicking around the idea of getting an Ionic Breeze for awhile now, but they sound too good to be true, if you ask me. Has anyone had any experience with these? Anybody have success with them cutting down allergy symptoms? Are they worth the price tag?? (I have a rather large Honeywell air purifier right now, which actually works, but...

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