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'organic' mattresses

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Hi all,
Here is what I found.
This Co. sells the organically made Dunlop latex by itself and by size. A single xlong would be 49/50" by 84". This latex is one of the layers that makes the organic mattresses soo expensive.
Here is the best cover material for the mattresses per material with all of the concerns.
Hemp, canvas. cotton blend duck cloth.
So we finally spoke with a friends mom in Turkey. She says that a 50"/84" will need the wool of 22 sheep. There was a woman speaking with Paul that was talking about organic wool for clothing and so this shouldnt be a problem at least for one and I also saw the offer for wool from someone else. If I could fly to Turkey with a camera, I would Utube the making!
She says;
Take the unwashed wool and put it in a tub of warm water.
Mix it with a dowell the size of a broom handle to loosten the debrit then beat it until fluffy and covering the tub top, then beat it again with a smaller size dowell rod, maybe 1/2-3/4" until more fluffy. If the quality is good, it should foam and begin to brighten to white.
You can add salt, borax, and/or boric acid to wash. Then dry the wool on drying racks in sun and/or heat.
Thats all I have for now. I think were getting a pattern from her.
We don't have time for this. We've gotta save the moon! Or check this out:
Rocket Mass Heater Plans - now free for a while
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