Your wellbeing and happiness starts at home. Find out why eco-conscious choices mean a healthy & natural home, sweeter dreams and a beautiful low-waste life. Buy less, buy better. Enjoy!
In bed, your body recovers and recharges. This is where you spend about a third of your life. In recent years, researchers have shown that sleep makes a powerful contribution to recovery and detoxification of your body and brain. A good night's sleep is extremely important. Even more important than exercise and nutrition together. Sleep is not just about the amount of sleep (how many hours you sleep per night) but about your sleep quality (how effective your sleep is). Your body and brain thrive on regularity – on the circadian rhythm. Your body has an internal biological clock, which is why regular bedtimes are important.
Next to getting enough sleep, a nice bedroom is also very important. A good mattress, pillow and bedding without toxins and synthetic materials help with this. The most sold mattresses such as (cold) foam, polyether or memory foam are made by the chemical industry on the basis of petroleum. These mattresses exhale all kinds of chemical fumes, especially in the beginning. The skin is our largest organ and can immediately absorb all kinds of substances, including all chemical substances that you come into contact with.
what can you do to improve your sleep?
A great start is to research what you sleep on or under. The By Mölle collection only contains sustainable natural materials of the highest quality that feel nice to the touch, such as linen, organic cotton, mohair, wool and down. A natural mattress breathes better, has a self-regulating capacity, can adapt to the climate and is cool in summer and warm in winter. This also applies to duvets filled with recycled down, the vegan version filled with organic linen and organic cotton and 100% pure linen bedding made from flax.Your skin is your largest organ. After a shower, your pores are open and more susceptible to toxic substances. Therefore, use 100% natural soap and shampoo and choose a towel, bathrobe and bath mat made of natural organic materials such as linen and organic cotton. Linen is hypo-allergenic, antibacterial and absorbs very well and dries quickly.
clean and environmentally friendly
For a clean bathroom, floor or clothing there are many eco-friendly alternatives that clean just as powerfully as chemical options, and contain no harmful substances. The soap ingredients are made plant-based and safe, completely biodegradable into CO2 and water.
What also works well to clean your house on an environmentally friendly basis are the old-fashioned home garden and kitchen remedies such as natural vinegar, soda, green soap, methylated spirits and lemon juice. With a few drops of essential lavender or mint oil you give it an extra nice scent. In the past, this was even the only way to clean. Not so long ago, almost every household had an enamelled rack with three trays marked 'sand', 'soap' and 'soda'. You can still see them for sale in some vintage shops.
Every year, we spend billions of euros worldwide on air fresheners, scented candles, toilet sprays and fragrance sticks. A nice natural scent creates a pleasant atmosphere in your home. To reduce costs, many of these products contain a cocktail of synthetic fragrances and phthalates, also known as plasticizers. Some phthalates affect the hormone system. Especially with incense sticks it appears that the air quality can deteriorate considerably. A 2009 study found that some dust particles from indoor incense are as toxic as cigarette smoke, increasing the risk of developing lung cancer. Therefore choose natural fragrance sticks with 100% essential oil without phthalates, synthetic oils and fillers.
Tea lights are often made from paraffin, a chemical by-product of petroleum. It is created during the distillation of motor oil. If you burn those candles inside, toxic substances can be released and you pollute the air in the house. Not only bad for the environment, but also for your health. So look for candles based on natural ingredients, such as beeswax or vegetable wax from rapeseed, rapeseed or soy. Our beeswax candles are 100% natural and are made in the Netherlands by a traditional candle maker. They give off a calm flame and an aromatic scent that resembles honey. Unlike paraffin candles, beeswax candles are hypo-allergenic. Not only great for people with allergies or other sensitivities, but also for those who want a clean-burning candle in the house.pure wood
Wood in your interior gives a beautiful natural look and is strong and versatile. When purchasing furniture, give preference to vintage furniture or FSC wood. If you choose local wood with the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council®) quality mark, you can be sure that it comes from responsibly managed forests. In these forests, felling is done in such a way that the forest has sufficient time to recover.
Many cabinets, beds, tables and laminate floors are made of compressed wood such as MDF and particle board and contain formaldehyde. This wood is not recyclable and is often burned. Formaldehyde that is used as a binding agent during the pressing of chipboards is also harmful to the environment and can cause health problems. Formaldehyde evaporates in your home and is absorbed into your body through contact with the skin or mucous membranes or through inhalation. It has become one of the biggest air polluters in our homes. Fortunately, there are plenty of sustainable alternatives to be found. In our collection you will only find sustainable design. Beautiful, responsible and timeless. You pay a little more, but it is a fair price for craftsmanship and solid quality that you can enjoy for years.
With linen curtains you give your home a beautiful, natural look. Linen is made from flax and is 100% natural. Flax grows in Europe and does not require pesticides or large amounts of water. Because of the warm appearance, linen curtains complete your interior. In addition, linen curtains generally also have an insulating effect. If you go for a linen curtain, you not only opt for a beautiful appearance, but also for a nature-friendly material.
Some advantages of linen curtain fabrics:
- Linen curtains are 100% natural
- Linen fabrics have temperature regulating properties.
- Give the room an attractive natural look.
did you know?
You may not always realise it, but harmful substances are often added to many products in your daily life. The amount of chemicals and toxic substances has increased considerably in recent decades. Professor Dr. Majorie van Duursen (professor of toxicology at the VU University Amsterdam) leads the FREIA project, a study into the disruptive impact on hormones by chemicals such as plasticizers, flame retardants, perfume, preservatives, air fresheners, water-repellent substances, etc. through the mouth or the skin into our body. In food, skin care, cosmetics and clothing, more and more is known about the negative impact of the toxic substances on your health. It is precisely the range of different substances that makes it a complex problem. It is mainly accumulating quantities that pose a serious threat to health. That is why it is so important that we also think about a healthy living environment at home and at work. We spend as much as 65 percent of our time indoors.
Our inspiration comes from Biophilic design, which means 'Love for Life'. Healthy natural materials are one of the main pillars of the By Mölle collection, as are natural colours, shapes and sustainable techniques. As far as we are concerned, things must and can be done differently. That is why we are committed to producing sustainably and ecologically. This is not only less harmful to the environment, but also better for your health.