Wool Is the Ideal Allergy Proof Bedding Fiber

wool makes best allergy proof bedding
image courtesy Dr Joseph Valks

If you are looking for allergy proof bedding, look no further than your friendly neighborhood sheep.  If there are no sheep in your neighborhood, don’t worry.  The  Allergy Store offers a wide range of allergy proof bedding made from wool.

Wool Makes Great Allergy Proof Bedding – Naturally!

Whether you are concerned about toxic chemical treatments to make your bedding flame retardant or dust mites, mold, and bacteria are your major concerns, wool is the answer.   Wool is naturally:

  • Anti-static
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Dust mite resistant
  • Temperature regulating
Washable Wool is Revolutionary

Advances in wool processing technology means that many wool wool is ideal allergy proof bedding fiberproducts are now washable.  Shropshire wool is now available that retains loft and softness even with repeated washings.

Organic Wool Allergy Proof Bedding for Babies to Adults

From organic wool crib mattresses to mattress pads for king size beds, The Allergy Store has you covered.  And if you want to cover your wool duvet, we’ve got a cover for that as well!

New Use For An Old Dust Mite Pillow Cover

I am always interested to find people using allergy control
products in unusual ways.  We had a customer that was extremely allergic to mango pollen and she lived in an area of Jamaica that was loaded with mango trees.  The pollen gave her fits.  She absolutely swore that mopping the floors with De-Mite did more to control the pollen in her house that mopping with any other solution.  As long as she lived in Jamaica, she mopped with De-Mite. I just learned a great new use for an old dust mite pillow cover.

Dust Mite Pillow Cover New Use #1
use dust mite pillow cover to protect your tea pot
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This past Easter Sunday, I found someone in my church using a zippered dust mite pillow cover as a cover for her dish at the potluck breakfast.   I had to laugh and asked her what on earth she was doing.  She told me that several years prior to her becoming knowledgeable about what makes a good zippered dust mite cover, she purchased some very inexpensive covers made of SMS material.

As you can imagine, she quickly discovered that SMS is not a great fabric for any piece of bedding upon which you directly sleep.  She found it to be loud and hot.  I told her that we love SMS box spring covers, but we do not even sell a dust mite pillow cover made from SMS because it just is not comfortable

She told me how much happier she was with the all cotton dust mite pillow covers that she purchased from The Allergy Store but she hated to get rid of the old covers.  So, she started using them to carry hot or cold dishes to potluck meals. She said they are great because whether your dish is hot or cold, it will not hurt the seat of your car.  In addition, even if the contents escape the plastic wrap or aluminum foil covers it will not splash in the car and create a mess.

Dust Mite Pillow Cover New Use #2

dust mite pillow covers have many usesShe also shared that she uses the old SMS dust mite pillow covers to store some of her serving dishes.  Instead of buying special protective covers for her special serving dishes and nice dinnerware, she put the zippered covers she was not using to a new use. The covers keep her dishes protected from chipping and keep them dust-free.  This is important if you have a dish you don’t use very often and want to protect,

I have to admit this was one weird use for a zippered pillow encasement!  So if you have some zippered dust mite pillow covers that you don’t think are very comfortable, you might want to consider replacing them with some of our AllergyCare 100% Cotton covers and don’t throw away those uncomfortable covers, use them for dish carriers.

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Allergies – Know the Enemy – Dust Mites

Sadly you can be the cleanest person in the world and you would still have a problem with dust mites.

Household Dust &  Dust Mites

An allergy to dust found in our homes is the most common cause of perennial allergic rhinitis. House dust allergy usually produces symptoms similar to pollen allergy.

What Is House Dust?

Rather than a single substance, house dust is a varied mixture of potentially allergenic materials. The particles that can be seen floating in a shaft of sunlight  may contain fibers from different types of fabrics; cotton lint, feathers, and other stuffing materials; bacteria; mold and fungus spores (especially in damp areas); food particles; bits of plants and insects; and other allergens peculiar to an individual home.

Dust also contains microscopic creatures known as dust mites. These mites also live in bedding, upholstered furniture, carpets, and other fiber-containing surfaces.  Ordinarily, they would thrive in summer and die in winter. However, in a warm, humid house, they continue to thrive even in the coldest months. Their waste products, which contain proteins, are what actually provoke the allergic reaction.

What Are Dust Mites?

Dust mites are tiny creatures you cannot see. Every home has dust mites. There are two major species, the Dermatophagoides farinae or North American Dust Mite and the Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus or the European or Old World Dust Mite.  Both species feed on shed skin flakes and are found in mattresses, pillows, carpets, upholstered furniture, bedcovers, clothes, stuffed toys, and fabric or other fabric-covered items. In fact your bed can have millions of dust mites living in it and you will never see them (great reason to cover the mattress with dust mite covers). It is the reason old mattresses, box springs, and pillows weigh so much more than the same item when new.

Dead dust mites are just as bad for you as a living ones. Body parts and feces of dust mites can trigger allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. House dust mite allergy is the major year-round allergy in the world.  Dust mites do not bite, you cannot feel them on your skin, and you cannot see dust mites.

Next up – Pets and Animal Dander

Till next time

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