Our internet-centric world has never been more supportive of eco-conscious consumers—we can do thorough research on companies, their sustainability practices and even the materials used in their products with ease and convenience. Below is a list of eco-friendly products from some of our favorite brands that share similar values…which means purchasing some of the items below have the added benefit of reducing your carbon footprint in the long-run. Many of them offer unique benefits that will help you sleep better, or just enhance your bedtime routine.
So Well - Himalayan Salt Lamp
So Well is a great company for organic beauty products, healthful gourmet items and other green home aids. That said, their Himalayan salt lamps are at the core of their product offering. The Himalayan salt is harvested from ancient, pollution-free sea beds, then hand-sculpted to create lamps that are both beautiful works of art and natural ionizers. The lamps capture moisture in the air, reduce electromagnetic radiation created by electronics, increase relaxation and enhance feng shui by clearing negative energy from your space. So Well uses recyclable and reusable packaging and sustainable manufacturing to lower their impact on the earth.
Preserve.eco - Toothbrushes
Preserve has grown its product line to include everyday household items made from 100 percent recycled plastics. Consulting closely with dental professionals they have created a line of toothbrushes that minimize their impact on the environment by recycling ocean plastics and yogurt cups. Each toothbrush can be recycled through Preserve’s mail-in recycling program. Preserve is also a Certified B Corporation and recently scored in the top ten percent of B Corporations for creating the most positive overall environmental impact.
Well Earth Goods - Toothpaste Tablets
While most toothpaste tubes are recyclable, it’s estimated that 400 million are thrown away each year in the United States alone. To combat the waste, Earth Goods has created Unpaste Zero Waste Toothpaste Tablets which arrive in a plastic-free, compostable bag made of non-GMO cornstarch. The tablets are fluoride-free, cruelty-free, vegan and have no preservatives or dyes. Not only are they great for your wellbeing but they’re easy to use, too. Simply bite down on the tablet, wet a toothbrush so the powdery substance turns to paste, and start brushing!
Cozy Earth - Pajamas, Loungewear
Cozy Earth creates organic pajamas and loungewear free of toxins, harsh chemicals, and dyes. Each product is made from a bamboo-based fabric that is inherently soft. The material has enhanced breathability and is temperature-regulating so whether you're lounging around the house or heading off to a peaceful night of sleep, you’ll always be comfortable. By choosing plant-based fibers and an eco-friendly approach to sourcing and manufacturing, Cozy Earth has cut down on energy consumption and emissions.
Numi - Organic Sweet Slumber Tea
Numi is an organic tea company that takes many steps to safeguard the environment through sustainable practices. Compostable plant-based tea wrappers are used to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels. By making thoughtful packaging choices, Numi is able to conserve 3.8 million gallons of water, 2,200 BTUs of energy, 3,000 trees, and 310,000 pounds of landfill waste each year! On top of all the efforts Numi makes to lower their impact on the environment, they also strive to positively impact people around the world. According to their 2019-2020 impact report, Numi had a positive impact on 14,730 people through fair trade, fair labor and their Together For H2Ope programs. Numi’s Organic Sweet Slumber Tea features a “dreamy blend” of herbs, chamomile and potent valerian root designed to inspire relaxation and reduce stress. This tea will have you drifting off to dreamland in no time!
Rooted - Plants
In an effort to bring people and nature closer together, Rooted is a plant delivery company offering a large selection of plants. Their goal is to make plant buying fun, easy and accessible in a sustainable way. Aloe vera, lavender and snake plants are all known to have positive effects when added to your sleep environment. Rooted allows you a one-stop-shop for all the plants you would like to add to your bedroom without having to leave the comfort of your own home.
Edens Garden - Essential Oils
Essential oils have been used for centuries as a helpful sleep aid, but in more recent years they have gained notable popularity—there seems to be an essential oil for everything. It’s important to find an essential oil company that makes 100 percent pure essential oils with no added synthetics, fragrances, fillers or toxic chemicals like Edens Garden. All of their essential oils are ethically- and sustainably-sourced while remaining affordable. Edens Garden has oil blends that are specifically geared toward sleep and relaxation, like their Chamomile Lavender blend.
VitalSleep - Anti-Snoring Mouthpiece
VitalSleep is an anti-snoring mouthpiece made with eco-friendly materials. The mouthpiece is made in the United States with FDA-approved materials sourced right in the United States free of latex, BPA, and metal. VitalSleep’s patent Accu-Adjust System allows you to adjust the mouthpiece based on your snoring intensity. Because the mouthpiece is manufactured, assembled and packaged in the United States their process allows them to oversee production from start to finish, uphold higher standards.
EcoSleep - Mattress
Made primarily of natural latex, sustainably sourced wool and organic cotton, the EcoSleep Mattress offers a peaceful and more mindful sleep—not only because of the mattress’s quality construction, but also because you are helping the Earth by sleeping on eco-friendly materials. The mattress has the added advantage of being flippable, allowing you to choose between a medium or firm sleep experience. EcoSleep also pairs its natural latex foam layers with individually encased, recyclable coils for increased compression support. The mattress is Rainforest Alliance certified and FSC certified for the eco-conscious. Brooklyn Bedding, the parent company of EcoSleep, manages production from start to finish reducing emissions and waste. Ready to replace your old mattress with an EcoSleep? Be sure to recycle your mattress so it doesn’t end up in landfills with the other 50,000 that go there each day!
Whether you decide to make changes all at once or slowly over time, replacing items in your home with more sustainable options will yield positive results for both you and Mother Nature. We gathered this list of products as a good starting point but there are many eco-friendly products on the market that will help you sleep better. Just remember, no matter how small the item your replacing may be, it’s helping to reduce your carbon footprint!