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Friday, January 29, 2010

Natura Review and Giveaway

On our journey to living more naturally healthy lives, we have to think a LOT about our sleep. After all, we do spend 1/3 of our lives in bed! You want to be choosy about what mattress you have, what linens, what pillows, and you want to think about what helps you have great quality sleep. Good quality sleep is so key to great health.

I decided to go organic with our family's bedding about 6 months ago. It took me a couple months to get everything organic and natural, since it is pretty spendy. But, the difference it makes in our lives is tremendous and well worth it. I can sleep better just knowing that my family isn't breathing in toxic flame retardents and other harmful chemicals.

So, you can imagine my excitement at finding another company that believes in natural and organic bedding products for the whole family! This company is Natura. Since 1994, they have been dedicated to fostering a good night's sleep, as well as nurturing our lovely planet. They believe, "Your bed should be your haven from the rest of the world, free from chemicals, allergens and synthetics."

For the last couple of weeks, I have been blessed with the opportunity of trying out some of their products and chatting back and forth with Julia Rosien, their communications director. My experience with this company has been nothing short of delightful.

My absolute favorite product and favorite organic pillow of all times is the Natura Organic Dream Mate. Like I said earlier, I have already been using organic pillows and bedding, so I switched out my other one for the Dream Mate. Wowsers! What a difference! The last one I had turned a little bumpy and clumpy, giving me slight neckaches every morning. I just told myself it was worth it to sleep organic, but now I know there is something out there with just as great quality and even better comfort. The Organic Dream Mate is made of 100% organic materials, naturally hypoallergenic, wicks away moisture and helps regulate temperatures. I recommend it to everyone, and if you are interested in getting your own, check them out here:

Now, if you combine the Organic Dream Mate with their Aromatherapy Spray, scented with Green Tea and Aloe, you are practically in heaven. I love this spray, not only for its refreshing and calming scent, but also because it is safe to use anywhere and on anything. You can even use it as a safer alternative to perfume or body spray.

Another product that I tried out was Natura's Dream Travel pillow, which is a really handy pillow that my son loves to take with us on car rides. I appreciate that it is unbleached and has a natural latex core. I am sure all mothers will also appreciate that it is machine washable.

I want to end with another favorite, the 2 in 1 Pillow Blanket. I don't know about you, but especially in winter, my feet are always cold. At night, after my son is tucked away into bed, my hubby and I always relax on the couch. The only problem is, I am always fighting for blanket cover for my feet. Now, my problem is solved. I just stuff my little tootsies right into the foot pocket and cover up the rest of me with the blanket. Now, you can also fold it back up and turn it into a pillow, which is just genius. At first I thought, this might be a hassle having to try to scrunch it all back up into a lumpy version of a pillow, but that didn't happen. I just folded it back up toward the pocket end and tucked it in to make a comfortable pillow. Nice work, Natura! Now the best part about this 2 in 1 Pillow Blanket is that YOU can enter to win one of these wonderful, natural Pillow Blankets (they are valued at $120). That's right! All you have to do is be a follower of this blog, Your World: Healthy and Natural, and you can enter the giveaway, even several times! The deadline for this giveaway is Feb.8th at 9 pm EST, at which time a winner will be randomely chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you, you can't win! Do as many of the following as you can and leave a separate comment here for each:

Visit Natura at and leave a comment here as to which products you would love to try.

Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post.

Follow @naturaworld and @carathenatural on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway.

Use other forms of social networking to spread the word about this giveaway.

Natura is also giving my readers 10% off any Natura products in the month of February. The code for this discount is organic2010. Let's show our thanks to Natura for their free product giveaway, discount, and for their green initiatives! Besides following them on Twitter, you can also find them on Facebook. Just search Spread the news to your family and friends because we all deserve a good night's sleep!


  1. Great blog Cara! I just took a look at all the natura products and I am really excited! Aaron has been having a lot of problems with allergies in our bedroom lately and I think our bedding may be the culprit. I'd love to learn more about the natura bedding collection!

  2. I know that changing our bedding has really helped and I would love to add a Natura pillow to our collection!

  3. Thanks Cara! I go through a lot of pillows. Maybe this organic one is just what I need!!

  4. Thanks Cara! I really appreciate your blog.
    Lisa Dore

  5. Great blog!

    I like the Natura Baby & Kidz section. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Thanks Cara for all your help. I appreciate your blog. Gladys Strong

  7. Thanks so much for the awesome review, Cara. It's always so great to hear when someone loves our bedding - but even better to know we helped solve someone's sleep challenges.

    Sleep well for life!

    Julia Rosien

  8. Great giveaway! I would love to win the comfy blanket! I would love to try the pet bed. It looks comfy enough to use myself, but I'd love to spoil my boy with one!

  9. I follow @carathenatural on twitter

  10. I follow @naturaworld on twitter

  11. I tweeted about this giveaway:

  12. I can't stop thinking about this great blanket and all their other products! They sound so nice!

  13. Who ever got the blanket give away?

  14. I posted about the winner here a day or two after the contest ended:


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