TERPESHIELD anti-moth treatment
We have replaced the chemical anti-moth treatment with TERPESHIELD - natural Geraniol and Linalool, a mixture of pure essential oils that ensure protection and aromatherapy. Geraniol and Linalool are natural terpenes found in pure essential oils obtained from plants by steam distillation.
Anti-insecticide and anti-fungal role of Terpeshield:
- Removes the moths and their larvae from the clean natural wool
- Drives insects and dust mites away - Prevents the appearance of fungi and mold
- Neutralizes bad odors
The Terpeshield aromatherapy:
- Diminishes the stress and increases focus and alertness
- Takes away muscle pain, migrain, indigestion and inflammation
- Extremely efficient against insomnia, anxiety and palpitations
The Geraniol and Linalool can be found in fruits, vegetables, spices or plants as geranium, lemongrass, lily of the valley, lavender, etc. The washing tests carried out in the lab showed that no active residues were found into the washing water or the rinsing water in which the textile products are Terpeshield treated with.
The Terpeshield wool treatment does not contain phthalates, permethrins (usually known as Nix), endocrine disruptors or other insecticides or chemical pesticides. Moreover, the treatment process does not consume thermal energy.
The multi-layer structure
We are using bates of wool that are wave-shaped and multi-layer arranged. This way, we are able to prevent the overcrowding or the migration of the wool inside the product. The wool layers present a density of 150-300g/sqm, the winter duvets containing two or more wool layers.
For the pillows, we are using the same method, arranging the wool not to migrate inside the pillow, preventing the overcrowding of the wool in time.
Fiber-proof cotton fabric
The oxygen-bleached organic cotton fabric means less allergies
The organic cotton fabric is not coated (no polymer layer is applied) in order to prevent the migration of the fibers or feathers used for the manufacturing of the traditional pillows. The organic cotton fabric we are using prevents the wool fibers to migrate inside the fabric (dense fabric made out of very fine yarns). Moreover, mechanical processes are also prevented. The lack of this coating enables the air and moisture flow, significantly minimizing the perspiration.
- Non-allergic and anti-mites
- Naturally insulating material
- High in air-permeability
- Helps regulate body temperature, achieving a peaceful, good night sleep through the night, in all seasons
Caring for your wool duvet:
We would recommend gentle dry cleaning - spot cleaning only. Do not tumble dry. Use the duvet only with a duvet cover. Hygienically we would also recommend, when the weather is appropriate, expose the products to sunlight in order to wick away the natural moisture appeared overnight. Furthermore, it should be taken into account that the UV light is a high-power disinfectant.
Lanolin- the wool’s scent
The merino wool that we use for our Valeria Home products is an pure natural ecological wool, 100% pure. Our wool is obtained from sheep that are raised with no antibiotics, hormones or other chemical treatments. For the cleaning and washing process we have replaced the usual detergents with ecological ones in order to prevent vegetation, dust and excess fat. The result confines in a noble, clean wool that does not have its characteristic pungent odor.
We do not clean the wool by soaking it in sulfuric acid in order to remove the vegetable matter from the wool. Usually, this sulfuric-acid bath removes the lanolin, the substance responsible for the therapeutic benefits of the wool.
In our cleaning process the vegetable matter that remains in the wool is removed once again using a special mechanic technology for combing the wool.
The wool we are using in our Valeria Home products has lanolin onto the fibers. Lanolin has its characteristic odor, ”wool smell”, which in time fades (during the first weeks). The smell of the lanolin represents a certainty of the therapeutic benefits of the products made out of wool.
We do recommend the ventilation of the products 24-48 hours before the first use, in sunlight.