International Skeptics Day

Guest Blogger Sarah takes on skepticism:

“While checking a calendar recently, I was pleased to see a holiday that deserves to be celebrated all month long:  International Skeptics Day.  That’s right, every October skeptics across the world can come together for a good dose of doubting.  A related article explains being skeptical is a great thing, because it causes one to inquire about the validity of the truth behind the belief.  We here at OMI fully support this kind of investigatory skepticism.

In fact, it is a passion of ours to educate consumers to ask the right questions, get meaningful answers, and put an end to “greenwashing.” What is greenwashing?  This is when companies use misleading, irrelevant, often fraudulent words and logos to misdirect the consumer enough to believe a product supports the healthy lifestyle they are committed to.  An all too common example is the shampoo plastered with the words: “Made with organic aloe and herbal extracts.”  This does not tell the whole story of what endocrine disruptors, neurotoxins, carcinogens, and other harmful artificial fragrances are also included with the “natural” or “organic” contributions.

If you eat organic, shouldn’t you sleep organic?  By changing your family’s mattresses to a product made with third-party certified raw materials, in an Eco Factory and GREENGUARD certified to the most stringent standards, you have immediately improved one-third of your lives.  It’s that easy!”

OCCUPY

President and CEO of Organic Mattresses Inc, Walt Bader, recently wrote an editorial for the Viewpoints section of the Sacramento Bee about the nationwide movement  “Occupy Wall Street.” Click HERE to ready the article, then comment below on your thoughts and ideas about the movement that is capturing the world’s attention.

Trick or Treat?

Imagine for a minute that it is Halloween night.  Your doorbell sounds, “ding dong,” and you open the door to find a rather cute fairy, a menacing pirate, and a giggling baby Ninja Turtle.

Smiling, you reach your hand into your candy bowl and pull out their treats: Lifesaver Gummies, Nestle’s chocolate bars, and Tootsie Roll Pops.  But what are they really eating? High-frutose corn syrup, non-fair trade chocolate, and dye-ridden lollipops.

Choosing to pass out natural, organic and fair-trade candy is not only a safe and healthy option for a childs treat, but it also is quite the “trick” for kids.  They won’t be eating dyes, preservatives or ingredients that are not safe for their bodies.

Here are a few wonderful options kids will love:

Fair Trade Milk Chocolate Earth Balls by Sunspire

Ingredients: Milk chocolate (evaporated cane juice, cocoa butter*, chocolate liquor*, whole milk powder, soy lecithin, vanilla extract). *Fair Trade Certified

 

 

Invisible Ghost Lollipops by Strawberry Hill

Ingredients:  Organic cane sugar, organic tapioca syrup. (USDA Certified)

 

 

 

Natural Gummie Worms by Surf Treats

Ingredients: Organic tapioca syrup, organic evaporated cane syrup, gelatin, organic grape juice concentrate, citric acid, lactic acid, ascorbic acid, colors added (including black carrot juice concentrate, turmeric, annatto), natural flavors, organic sunflower oil, carnauba wax. (USDA Certified)

 

Organic Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups by Justin’s

Ingredients: Organic milk chocolate (organic evaporated cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, organic whole milk powder, organic chocolate liquor, organic soy lecithin, organic vanilla), organic peanut butter (organic dry roasted peanuts, organic palm fruit oil), organic evaporated cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, organic vanilla flavor, sea salt. (USDA Certified)

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!