These 11 Healthy Home Musts Do the Body Good
Your environment has a major impact on your overall health and well-being. From getting the proper night's sleep to eliminating toxins from your air, water, and cleaning supplies, there exist a handful of décor upgrades that once added to your daily routine, promise to transform any home into the healthiest haven on earth. We've narrowed down our list of products to include only the crème de la crème of organic essentials. Just to be sure, we took the liberty of testing each and every one of these magical market selects in our own spaces.
We're thrilled to report back to you on the pure breeds. Handily besting the competition in their respective categories, consider this list the Olympic gold medalists of healthy living. We know you'll want to take them home with you after you hear what they have to offer. Healthier skin, hair, and digestion; better energy; and cleaner living await. And, that's just the elevator pitch.
The Saatva Company Zenhaven Queen Mattress ($1899)
As a sleep material, luxury latex ranks among the most consistent for retaining support and shape. Organic and eco-friendly, the Zenhaven mattress from The Satva company Zenhaven utilizes 100% American Talalay latex sustainably harvested from the pure sap of rubber trees to produce the natural hypoallergenic foam. It also happens to be the only mattress on the market you can flip to adjust the comfort level (one side is firmer, the other more plush), essentially making it the last mattress you'll ever need to buy.
Not only does the unique design enhance natural air flow, keeping the mattress cool at all times, it also boasts a proprietary “5-zone” design that gives customized support for heavier areas of the body (e.g. torso, shoulders.) The material is also naturally antimicrobial. Organisms, such as bacteria and mildew, won’t grow on this sleeping beauty. Get ready for the best night's sleep you've ever had.
Echo 9 Hydrogen Machine ($2695)
With its patented technologies, the Hydrogen Machine is at the top of our wish list. The home water filtration system just might be the fountain of youth, converting your everyday tap water to an anti-oxidative hydrogen-rich alternative. Produced via electrolysis, hydrogen-ionized water has been proven to suppress oxidative damage and repair gastrointestinal issues. At the forefront of biomedical and anti-aging research, there is essentially no organ in the body solubilized hydrogen gas won't improve. As the smallest molecule in the universe, hydrogen gas possesses a higher cellular bioavailability than any other supplement, drug or nutraceutical.
Naturally restoring the body's homeostasis, hydrogen is credited with combating and correcting everything from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity to neurological disorders such as depression and Alzheimer’s. The most effective means of delivery to the body? Your water supply. The Echo system comes complete with a "Forever Warranty" that ranks among the best in the industry. Drink up.
Dyson Pure Cool ($500)
This Dyson air filter removes 99.97% of allergens and pollutants. If you suffer from seasonal allergies from mold to cedar fever, investing in an at-home air filtration system will be a game changer. The sleek design offers long-range projection, circulating purified air throughout the entire room. Dyson's model also automatically monitors, reacts, and reports as it purifies. Once you sync the device with the Dyson Link app, you'll be able to remotely control your environment while away. Breathing only the freshest air every time you walk through the door? That's our kind of luxury.
Matteo Vintage Linen Flat Sheet ($172)
Linen sheets are an investment that only get better with time. We're entirely obsessed with Matteo's collection being that it's the softest linen on the market. The sublimely soft hand-finished detail sets are made in L.A. and will transform the way you sleep. The perfect summer addition to your bedroom, the material stays cool in heat and warm in cold. This quality also makes it a handsome solution for couples with different body temperature dispositions.
Vitamix 5200 Series Blender ( $549 ) ($449)
From making your own cashew milk to mastering the five-ingredient green smoothie recipe, owning an industrial grade blender is a kitchen upgrade you'll use day in, day out. The Vitamix's 64-ounce container makes it beyond easy to make large-batch meals, from soups to batters, and dairy-free milk alternatives. With the most power and precision than any other model on the market, the patented design seamlessly blends even the tiniest of ingredients. Simply put, it's the smoothest.
Lampe Berger Round Starter Set ($40)
A longstanding French tradition, Lamp Berge Paris is a home fragrance solution that naturally purifies the air via a catalytic diffusion system.The French company that began in 1898 has enjoyed a celebrated presence in private residences since the 1930s. With a refillable design, you'll have the luxury of routinely experimenting with any number of fragrances. This starter set includes an elegant clear glass lamp, along with two scents.
Philips Wake Up Light ($100)
Studies show excess light in the bedroom can affect sleep quality, disrupting the body’s natural circadian rhythm. Artificial light, such as that on smartphones and TVs, can even cue your brain to wake up, suppressing the production of melatonin, your highly prized sleep-producing hormone. The silver lining is, your body’s high sensitivity to light can be used to your advantage to get more restorative rest. Using a wake-up light that simulates a natural sunrise is the least disruptive way to bring your body back online in the A.M.
Bali Java Blackout Fabric Roller Shade ($51)
How dark should your room really be to sleep? Science says pitch black. The more light you can remove from your space, the better your night's sleep. If you live in the city, your bedroom windows may be subject to plenty of ambient light at all hours. Blackout shades will enable you to retreat into a cocoon of total darkness. Yes, please.
Leibal 11+ Bottle Humidifier ($99)
Designed by Korean design company 11+, this elegant humidifier is practically a sculptural work of art. The energy-efficient model features an intuitive dimming LED that indicates its operating status and an ultrasonic nebulizer that automatically shuts off once the water level depletes. We're loving this simple addition for the bedroom or home office for adding some soothing, skin-saving moisture to any space.
ShhhSilk 2-Pack Silk Pollowcase ($129)
We recently learned about a pillowcase that could actually give you better skin overnight. Composed of high-grade 22 momme 100% pure mulberry silk with an ingenious hidden zipper (so it won't slip off), each ShhhSilk pillowcase naturally hydrates skin while you sleep. As a textile, silk is naturally hypoallergenic, allowing it to lock in moisture and keep hair healthy. Swap out your cotton sets for this easy, affordable upgrade.
Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner ($29)
We're constantly looking for new, healthy solutions for household cleaning. Eliminating chemicals that can often leave strong scents and toxins behind, natural solutions are equally as effective while remaining completely safe for kids, pets, and guests. This unique formula from Young Living’s Thieves oil blend is entirely free of any dangerous synthetic ingredients. The all-purpose, dilutable mix can be used to clean any surface in your home. Before applying to woods, plastics, fabrics, and granite, be sure to spot test a small area to be sure no staining or damage occurs.
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