Not sure what to get for your friends and family this year and you want your gift to be clever and unique? How about a gift that is safe for the environment. Help lower your carbon footprint and show your friends and family that you’re environmentally conscious with these great green gift ideas.
Conservation gifts – Adopt a animal or buy gifts that benefit an organization of your choice. The Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, and National Wildlife Federation are a few great organizations to choose from.
The gift of an experience – A bike tour, wine tasting, cooking class, movie tickets, sporting event or comedy show. A lot of people prefer these types of gifts because of the experience they get out of it.
Gifts that cut down on waste – Water filter, dish towels, compost pail, bamboo utensil set, reusable water bottle and coffee thermos are some great waste-free ideas.
Useful energy-saving gifts – Water- or energy-saving gadgets like a new thermostat or smart light switches for people who love tech gadgets.
Make-it-yourself gifts – Use your creative talents with homemade candles, paper, lip balm, jewelry, photo prints, or a hand-knitted scarf. A personal touch is usually the best gift to give.
Food gifts – Edible gifts like homemade jams or preserves, syrups, local honey, homemade candy & breads, or a subscription to a local meat or cheese club can also be tasty.
Gifts that keep on growing – Herb plants, tree-planting kit, seedlings, or seed paper are all fun ideas. When giving a plant gift, it’s always helpful to include care instructions.
Gifts for the outdoor lover – Ski lift ticket or season pass, rock-climbing lessons, sailing club, or fishing trip.
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First and foremost, your fur-friends should have a comfortable place to lay their heads. They may be exhausted from all the family that visits and need a place of their own. Consider our certified organic pet bed. Made with a certified organic cotton cover and an organic buckwheat-hull bladder, it makes the perfect pet bed to cuddle up on. Sizes available are small round, small square, and large square. Your local retailer will help with availability and pricing.
Whether you have a dog, cat, ferret, or other furry friend, they all have one thing in common: they love their toys. It can be a simple ball, an empty box, or a small stuffed animal. Regardless of your pet’s favorite toy, the simple gesture of handing over that toy can make a pet’s day. If you celebrate the spirt of giving this holiday season, remember to give a little something to your four-legged friends. They’re celebrating too!
Treats can provide another quick way to their hearts, through their stomachs of course. There is a wide range of healthy, organic foods out there for them. Everything is covered from treats to main meals to special dinners. Much like humans though, you don’t want to overdo it.
Love comes in many forms including four-legged, kissable, snuggable, and lovable forms. Cherish every moment you have with your fur-friends and family this holiday season.
Do you have trouble sleeping on hot summer nights? Are you in need of some new lighter bed linens that sleep cooler in the summer and keep you warm in the winter? If so, then OMI has got you covered!
OMI’s certified organic Thermal Blanket is great by itself or to layer with our Pearl Sheets and/or Wool Comforter. The pebbly textured fabric is 100% organic cotton in a crepe weave. It is offered from Crib to King size.
Our Pearl Sheet Collection features 300-thread-count GOTS-certified organic sateen cotton in a creamy ivory. These sheets are pure luxury. The organic Pearl Sheet Collection is available as a set in sizes Twin-Cal King.
If you are one of those people who love to snuggle up in a blanket year-round, OMI’s certified organic Eco-Wool® comforter is for you! Wool is comfortable all year long because of its natural tendency regulate body temperature. The plush layers of our premium organic Eco-Wool® are quilted into our soft, certified organic sateen cover fabric. This lightweight comforter is available in sizes Twin-King.
Check out these top-of-bed accessories and more at one of your local OMI retailers!
I never thought about how a pillow can affect your quality of sleep and even your quality of life, but it really does make a huge difference in both respects. I grew up, as many of us do, sleeping on cotton or wool pillows. There are so many different types of pillows, and they are all meant for a variety of purposes. So how do you choose the right pillow for you?
Your pillow preference will depend on many factors, including your size, shape, and preferred sleeping position/s. A pillow that is good for a stomach sleeper may not have enough support for a side sleeper. Some pillows are better for people who suffer from allergies. Some can last much longer than others. OMI offers a variety of great pillows to meet your personalized needs. They are made with certified organic Eco-Wool™, certified organic cotton, 100%-natural rubber latex, and/or organic buckwheat hulls, in a variety of styles and comforts and covered in a luxuriously soft certified organic cotton cover.
So how do you know which pillow is right for you?
For those of you seeking a firmer, flatter pillow, our cotton pillows are filled with pure, sanitized 100% certified organic cotton.
If you’d like a pillow that feels soft and springy, offers natural body-temperature regulation, and compacts less than cotton, then our Eco-Wool™ pillow is for you!
Latex pillows are my personal preference. I am a back and side sleeper, and I LOVE how latex instantly conforms to and supports my head and neck. OMI’s molded latex pillow has a comfortable medium support, and is perfect for when I am sleeping face-up. It supports my head and neck without pushing back too much on my head.
The contour pillow is great for side sleepers. It contours to the curve of your neck and successfully keeps your head and neck aligned by filling in the space between your head and shoulders. It has a lower side and a higher side, so you have the choice of less or more support. Plus, dust mites hate latex, which makes them great for people with allergies, and OMI’s 100%-natural rubber latex pillows do not offgas harmful chemicals.
OMI also offers 100%-natural shredded rubber latex pillows. Shredded latex pillows are great for sleepers who would like the benefits of a latex pillow, but are not sure what kind of loft would be best for their needs. The Wool-Wrapped 100%-Natural Shredded Rubber Pillow and the Crush™ 100%-natural shredded rubber pillow both offer customizable comfort.
The certified organic cotton zippered cover allows the owner to add or remove the shredded latex to create a lighter or fuller comfort. The wool-wrapped shredded latex pillow has an outer chamber filled with our certified organic Eco-Wool™, which helps you to sleep cooler.
The wool-wrapped buckwheat pillow is another great option for sleepers who prefer to customize their pillow loft. In this dual-chambered pillow, the outside chamber is filled with organic Eco-Wool™, which cushions both the feel and the sound associated with buckwheat pillows. The inner chamber is filled with certified organic buckwheat hulls, which you can add or remove to customize your comfort.
No matter what your needs or preferences, OMI has the pure, organic pillow for you!
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Here are a few must-have organic essentials to help create a healthy sleep environment for the baby in your life!
Organic Quilted Innerspring Crib Mattress
A super-firm 780-coil innerspring assembly is covered with 100% certified organic cotton and certified organic Eco-Wool™ padding, then hand-tufted between four layers of certified organic cotton fabric. Our innerspring crib mattress offers a comfortable and truly non-compromising organic mattress that is built to last.
The choice for baby when parents are concerned about dust mites or wish to give baby a metal-free bed. Our extra-firm GOLS-certified Organic Natural Rubber Crib Mattress offers a comfortable, solid support, and will last for years.
Both our natural rubber and innerspring crib mattresses are the purest thing to put your little love on for a nap, or hopefully a full night of rest.
To protect your baby’s organic crib mattress from the many messes that can occur, we recommend topping the mattress with our Premium Certified Organic Eco-Wool Moisture Pad and Organic Cotton Flannel Mattress Pad.
Wool Moisture Pad
This is a liquid-resistance barrier layer to keep any mess off your beautiful organic mattress. This pad requires only a warm-water rinse as needed (which can easily be done in a bathtub) and fresh air to dry.
Flannel Mattress Pad
Layer this on top of the wool moisture pad to offer the best combination of protection! This organic cotton flannel pad is a soft, absorbent layer, which to catches the bulk of the mess and prevents shifting liquids from wiggling, like your little one, on top of the wool pad. This more practical of the two layers is machine washable and dryable, so it can be cleaned during play time and be ready when baby is ready for nap or bedtime.
Premium Eco-Wool Underbed Pad
This pad is placed under the mattress to protect the underside from airborne dust or from rubbing against wood bed slats or, in the case of a crib, exposed metal springs, which can cause tearing and premature wear and tear. The underbed pad ensures years of comfortable and safe sleep.
This is the perfect blanket to help keep that snuggly baby warm. The pebbly textured fabric is 100% organic cotton in a crepe weave and offers a lightweight warmth.
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