There is nothing quite like climbing into bed at the end of a long hard day, but if you are asthma or allergy sufferer, your bedroom may be the cause of your sneezing and wheezing. No matter how clean your home, dust mites, a major trigger for many sufferers, are bound to be found. Dust mites feed exclusively on discarded human skin cells which need to be decomposing for the mites to consume them. Tiny, the mites themselves are generally harmless, a protein in their fecal material causing the allergic reaction. Whilst they will live in carpet and upholstery their preferred home is your bed, which offers a delightfully warm living environment complete with a constant food supply. Scarily, research shows that the average bed is home to 10 million dust mites and that it takes a mere 6 weeks to fully colonise your new bed!
MiniJumbuk bedding products are great for those susceptible to asthma and allergies, minimising exposure to dust mites and other allergy triggers. MiniJumbuk manufactures high quality Australian wool bedding products including quilts, mattress toppers and pillows. A natural fibre, wool contains no chemical substances to irritate the airways. Wool is also naturally hypoallergenic, meaning it is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. The intrinsically scaly nature of the wool fibre makes it inhospitable and increases its ability to resist mites. If you suffer from wool allergies (99% of wool allergies are identified as contact allergies) MiniJumbuk wool bedding products are perfect for you. MiniJumbuk quilts and pillows are encased in a soft cotton casing forming a protective barrier against the wool.
For extra peace of mind, all MiniJumbuk products undergo the Ultra-Fresh process. Safe and effective, Ultra-Fresh is an intensive anti-microbial and anti-bacterial treatment of the raw wool that provides lasting resistance to the growth of mould, mildew and fungi. It is not removed by washing or dry-cleaning. Deterring the growth of mould and mildew prevents dust mites from being able to survive, breed and colonise your bedding.