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What is the best silk pillowcase?

what is the best silk pillowcase

What is the best silk pillowcase? There are many things that add up when it comes to a quality silk pillowcase.  Silk pillowcases can be made of silk up to 30 momme silk pillowcase Australia. The type of silk used, the design, and workmanship are all important aspects. At Lujo Home we only use grade … Read more

Adelaide Mum Melissa, the Founder of Lujo Home, wins Silver twice at 2021 AusMumpreneur Awards

Melissa Van Kasteren, who founded Lujo Home has been named an AusMumpreneur Overcoming the Odds Award winner and AusMumpreneur Disabled Business Excellence Award.

The awards were held at an online event where talented Mums in business from all over the country gathered to support and encourage other Australian Mumpreneurs.

Melissa said she was excited to be named the runner up in both categories in the 2021 AusMumpreneur Awards against such a talented group of women.

“It’s nice to get to second place twice”

“It was quite nerve-wracking watching all the award winners while waiting for my award to come up.  I found myself in tears a few times watching the amazing stories.  So many talented ladies that have achieved so many brilliant things.  It’s nice to get to second place twice with such inspiring competition.  I’ve always found networking with other business owners can give you little tips or the confidence to implement new things in your business.  Especially considering I have not had any formal business training or background.  I am looking forward to next year’s awards now it is all over!”

“I remember hearing stories of other business owners back when I first started and wondering how they got to achieve what they did.  Fast forward to 4 years later and now I look at what I have achieved and it humbling to think back to where I started.  Watching the other ladies give their acceptance speeches give me hope for even more success in the future.”

Living with an Invisible Illness

For many years Melissa has lived with an invisible illness.  Diagnosed with SLE Lupus, with symptoms as early as 21 years old.  Serious illness is a tough journey, but she is glad of one thing through this challenge, it has led her to create Lujo Home, which officially launched in 2017.  Myer Online was introduced a couple of years later.

 Melissa had no idea that buying silk bedding would be the precipice that would change her life and lead her on the path it has. The silk duvet and pillowcases gave her relief. Something not easily done while living with a chronic illness. It was also beautiful to touch and look at, making her feel more relaxed.

 “I fell in love with pure mulberry silk and that was the start of Lujo Home”

 Mulberry silk wasn’t just wonderful to touch, it had beauty and health benefits too. She realized she needed to share this discovery with other people.

These awards are about recognizing Mum’s achieving outstanding business success

AusMumpreneur was created to support Australian entrepreneurs like Melissa and her fellow AusMumpreneur Award winners, Peace Mitchell, cofounder of AusMumpreneur said.

“These awards are all about recognising the growing number of mums who are achieving outstanding business success while balancing motherhood.”

“I was blown away by the entrepreneurial spirit, resilience and professionalism of the award winners and I know that they will provide great inspiration for other mums considering starting their own business,” Peace said. 

This is the twelfth year the AusMumpreneur Awards have run, with the business mum community growing at lightning speed as mothers look for opportunities to join the ranks of small business owners in search of more flexibility, financial freedom and family time.

AusMumpreneur Network co-founder Katy Garner said “the awards show the passion of women who want to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams as well as be great Mums.

“Despite the pandemic the number of women starting businesses has continued to grow in the last 12 months! We are thrilled to be the number one community for Mumpreneurs and proud to showcase the best and the brightest each year through these awards.” 

The Recognition can give you a really big boost

Melissa feels like the recognition has given her a really big boost during what has been a tricky few years in business.

“We are delighted that Melissa has been recognized with this award, she has created an outstanding business and is an inspirational role model and ambassador for Mums in business everywhere. We wish her and all our amazing Ausmumpreneur Award winners every success in the coming year,” co-founder Peace Mitchell said.

More information on the AusMumpreneur Awards and the complete list of winners and placegetters can be found at: www.ausmumpreneur.com

For further information, images or an interview please contact:

Melissa van Kasteren 0415 345 102,  www.lujohome.com.au, customerservice@lujohome.com.au

Lujo Home Founder Melissa, named as a finalist for National Awards

Melissa Van Kasteren of Lujo Home has been named as a finalist for the 2020 AusMumpreneur Awards. In both the Disabled Business Excellence Award SA and the Overcoming the Odds Award Categories.

The AusMumpreneur Awards presented by The Women’s Business School celebrate and recognize Australian Mum’s in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as business excellence, product development, customer service and digital innovation. The awards are designed to recognize the growing number of women who successfully balance motherhood and business. In a way that suits their life and family.

Illnesses can be challenging, but can lead to amazing things

For many years Melissa has lived with an invisible illness.  Diagnosed with SLE Lupus, with symptoms as early as 21 years old.  Serious illness is a tough journey, but she is glad of one thing through this challenge, it has led her to create Lujo Home, which officially launched in 2017.  Myer Online was introduced a couple of years later.

Melissa had no idea that buying silk bedding would be the precipice that would change her life and lead her on the path it has. The silk duvet and pillowcases gave her relief. Something not easily done while living with a chronic illness. It was also beautiful to touch and look at, making her feel more relaxed.

“I fell in love with pure mulberry silk”

Mulberry silk wasn’t just wonderful to touch, it had beauty and health benefits too. She realized she needed to share this discovery with other people.

Founder Lujo Home Melissa Van Kasteren

“I’ve always loved retail. I have worked in retail previously. But I was only ever able to work part-time (if at all) due to my illness. My wonderful husband worked away in FIFO to support us. Often for 4 weeks at a time and we only saw him for a week in between.  The idea of Lujo Home came from wanting to build something for my family, with more family time together.

What inspired Melissa?

Our product range was inspired by what I personally loved and have made a big difference to my own life. My love of bright shiny objects and things like silk have helped me so much over the last few years. It has definitely played a big part in starting this business. I started Lujo Home with the things I loved. When you’re not feeling too well you must really love something to be able to promote it or sell it.  There was a need for a local supplier with a specialist range in silk.  I wanted to build a business with greater choice for our customers and even better customer service.  Back when we started there wasn’t as many pure silk suppliers. Our focus has always been on quality and not corner-cutting”.

What does Melissa  love about being a Mumpreneur?  

Every single order I pack, I just get so excited. I love to see what people buy and I love hearing back comments and reviews. Often about how much they love it and how things are changing people’s lives in simple ways. I just get so excited by that. It really makes me feel good. Lujo Home has enabled me to be able to work full time. This is the first time in years. I have been able to build something for my family. It’s also lovely to have all the people involved in my business. A lot of money comes in, but a lot goes out to people as well and I love that. 

AusMumpreneur-Awards

Melissa is delighted to be named as a finalist and is proud of her achievements. Particularly being able to scale up and down through this turbulent year.  Learning as she has gone. As she has had no formal training or managerial experience.

It’s also been a true blessing for her family. Melissa’s husband Jason has been able to scale back his time working away. Jason now only works away two out of three rather than four out of five.  This has been amazing for family time and means a lot to the kids as well as Melissa.

There are many benefits to balancing business and motherhood as Melissa explains, “Lujo Home has enabled me to be able to work properly for the first time in years. To build something for my family. Being able to work from home around my family and my health challenges has been crucial to my success. I’ve been able to show my children to keep going no matter what obstacles you face. Aldo to follow their inspiration”.

What advice does Melissa have for people considering starting their own business?

It can be challenging to be a successful business woman whilst raising a family. Melissa gives this advice for others thinking about starting their own enterprise.  ”For me stocking products I love has got me though the tough times. This may go against others advice but when you are unwell sometimes you need to keep yourself inspired. Makes getting through the tough times easier.  I think scaling up slowly has also allowed me to learn and grown as I go.  So even if it’s all new try to put your fears aside and give it a good go”.

Read more at www.ausmumpreneur.com. The winners of the 2021 AusMumpreneur Awards will be announced at an online event in September.

For more information on the AusMumpreneur Awards visit: www.ausmumpreneur.com or contact awards@ausmumpreneur.com

For an interview with Melissa van Kasteren contact 0415345402 www.lujohome.com.au, customerservice@lujohome.com.au

Silk Bedding Sheets – the Benefits and Advantages

Silk bedding Sheets.  Silk sheet benefits, there are many. The Benefits and Advantages of Silk Bedding in Australia.  Silk bedding is often one of those things that you think about when you think of luxury.  Really, that’s the first thing I think about.  But that’s not the only benefit of Mulberry Silk, there are many, many more.  There are many options in Australia to shop for bedding, such as bamboo and cotton. But you really should consider silk bedding for it’s surprising benefits.

Mulberry Silk is a Healthier Bedding option

Mulberry silk can really be a much healthier option for you, and your family.  Unlike some ‘silk’ like fabric, our Pure Mulberry Silk Is not synthetic. Mulberry Silk is all natural and works in unison with the body to help you achieve amazing sleep.  Silk can help you regulate your temperature, in-turn keep you cooler.  

All natural materials such as silk provide a comfort and breath-ability that most fabrics do not.  Often people confuse Silk with Satin which is a Synthetic option and not the same.  They may feel similar to touch, but they are not. Mulberry silk, sheets, pillowcases and quilts / duvets can wick away sweat and keep you cool and comfortable throughout the night.  I mean, how many of you wake up in hot sweats and throw off the covers only to be cold a few minutes later?  Silk can be the answer to that. Cheap synthetic satin is made from petrochemicals (not natural at all) and it often leaves you feeling feeling overheated. Real Mulberry silk will not.

Silk bedding sheets – a great option for people with sensitivities, it can diminish allergies

Isn’t that a plus? For those who suffer from asthma and allergies, silk can be an amazing option.  Silk sheet benefits, Silk and bamboo are both a more hypoallergenic option.  Other materials such as cotton and down have a tendency to build up dust mites, silk does not.  Mulberry silk also resists mold and mildew and is hypoallergenic.  Anyone with skin conditions or allergies be aware, this can help to soothe them and keep flare-ups at bay (at least during the sleeping time).

Mulberry Silk, a great option for beauty rest

While sleeping is sometimes called getting your beauty rest, silk is one of those things that can truly help you retain longevity while sleeping.  Silk bedding Australia.  Silk pillowcases are fast becoming well know as the simple answer for better hair. A pillowcase in silk, can help prevent your hair from getting dried out and frizzy. Imagine being able to keep your hair nice and smooth, so you wake up to tangle free locks.  For your skin, a silk pillowcase, and sheet set can help reduce wrinkles and prevent that annoying “I just woke a few minutes ago” look.  Mulberry silk pillowcases help to keep the skin moisturized and radiant because the silk does not soak up moisture from your skin.

Silk Sheet Benefits.  Uninterrupted Sleep – So important for your health

A restful, uninterrupted sleep, is very important for your health.  Do you toss and turn in your sleep? Then get woken up by getting stuck in the sheets? There are many silk sheet benefits. Super soft pure Mulberry silk can help to prevent the pulling and tugging on your skin, if you toss and turn at night. We have even had reports from customers that they don’t toss and turn as much as they used to, since purchasing our Mulberry silk sheets.  Imagine a deeper sleep. With silk, you can turn over in bed more easily. Move around, and still maintain your rest because you aren’t getting woken up by having to fix your sheets.

Silk Sheet Benefits

Silk bedding Australia.  Mulberry Silk sheets, and silk bedding are amazingly smooth compared to more well known options like cotton.  When choosing silk bedding you want a quality that will last. 22 momme long strand silk is known for its longevity and quality when it comes to Silk bedding.  They are an amazing option for long lasting sheet sets and quilts/duvets, and especially pillowcases.  Many companies do not disclose the momme rating and quality of the silk used in their bedding (as they are often using inferior silks or grades of silk. At Lujo Home we only stock Grade 6A long strand silk. In grades 19, 22 and 25. Our silk sheets are generally stocked in 22 momme as this is most durable for sheet sets.

We only stock quality products. Our customers report our silk sheets are longer lasting than other brands they have purchased. They may not last forever, but taken care of, they should last you for a significantly longer time than other silk sheets (of lesser grade). 22 momme silk fabric is more durable than the thinner grades of silk.  

A REAL REVIEW FROM A REAL CUSTOMER

Ingrid N. Verified Buyer 5.0 star rating

Love, love, LOVE! I’m never going back to sleeping on anything other than silk sheets! I absolutely love sleeping on my Lujo Home king sized silk fitted sheet in ivory.

The sizing is good with generous sides that are easy to fit around my king sized mattress.

The sheet is soft, smooth and luxurious to sleep on plus it looks so stylish too. I find I’m sleeping longer, not getting uncomfortably hot at night like I used to and I’m feeling a lot more refreshed in the mornings. I totally love my Lujo silk sheet.

How do I care for my new Silk Bedding Sheets

Please keep in mind Pure Mulberry Silk is still a delicate fabric so please treat it accordingly. This means a delicate cycle in the wash.  Silk is not able to be washed with warm or hot water, or bleaches so be careful not to stain your new sheets. Stains are not as easily removed. Another bonus of silk is (treated accordingly) that it should not shrink.  Have you ever had sheets that after a few washes they don’t seem to fit your mattress?  It’s because they are shrinking and that in turn makes their lifespan a lot less.  Silk will not do that, and it will also retain its softness through their lifetime.  In essence if you want to get the best sleep, coolest sleep, most beautiful rest possible, get a silk eye mask, a silk duvet / quilt and pillowcase.

Check out our bedding range at the Lujo Home Shop, you will wish you tried silk sooner.  Want to buy now and have time to pay? With interest free payment terms like afterPay, zipPay and Paypal, this is possible. We have all these options available.

What is the best silk pillowcase for hair and skin?

It’s a question asked by many people, what is the best silk pillowcase for hair and skin?  Is it worth paying extra for a double sided Silk pillowcase? What is the best pillowcase for hair? The answers are simple.  In Australia, Mulberry silk pillow slips seem to be quite a buzz.  And for good reason. 

At Lujo Home we only sell quality. And that reflects in our silk pillowcases. You will only find double sided silk pillowcases in our range. Many companies sell single sided silk pillow cases, to unsuspecting customers. We will never cheapen our brand this way, so you can be assured we will only ever sell two sided silk pillow cases. Quality is important to us and we want our pillowcases to last, and for you to be comfortable ALL night! Even when you flip your pillow (and you would be surprised how many times you do!). What is the best silk pillowcase for skin or hair?  With so many pillowcases on the market, (especially cheap ones that don’t last – leaving you feeling disappointed) you are not the only one asking this question.  We get asked all the time, luckily the answer is simple.

You have probably heard how amazing silk pillowcases are for your hair and skin.  Let’s have a look why ours are the best quality, at an affordable price.

double sided silk pillowcase

Why buy a Double Sided Silk Pillowcase

Double sided silk pillowcase
Quality double sided Silk pillowcase, With a zip for comfort and fit

Quality silk both sides, because no one wants a silk pillowcase that wont last. In Australia, mulberry silk pillowcases are for anyone who loves great hair and skin.  Silk pillowcases are a great investment for anyone who is looking for comfort and style in their bedroom. These pillow slips are a great luxury and it is important to make the right investment. A silk pillowcase for hair, should be a great addition to your beauty products

Our online store maintains the highest quality silk bedding.  We disclose our durability on all of our products, to make sure we have the best silk pillowcase Australians can buy.

Our Mulberry Silk pillowcases are generally made from 19, 22 or 25 momme silk. A momme is a measure of fabric density. A higher fabric density makes a higher quality fabric, less likely to tear and far more luxurious.  Bedding needs to be at minimum 19 momme in order to be long-lasting. 19, 22 and 25 momme silk exceeds this measurement, ensuring higher quality than silk products from some manufacturers.

Double sided silk – unlike cheaper versions, our silk pillowcases come with silk both sides. We do not cheapen or cut corners with cotton or a ‘synthetic silk’ on one side of our pillowcase for hair.  We also have a hidden zipper.  To make your silk pillowcase stay perfectly on your pillow – all night!

Double sided Silk pillowcase for hair

Well known as a silk pillowcase for hair, it’s easy to see how such a simple solution can put an end to most of your ‘bed hair worries’. Less friction means less tugging on your hair and fewer split ends.  Just think about how long you spend in bed at night? How many times do you toss and turn? Imagine the friction you can reduce on your hair in just one year of using your new pure Silk pillowcase. Why is double sided important? How many times do you flip your pillow at night? At least with double sided silk you know your always sleeping on ‘the good side’.

Buy silk pillowcase Australia, you will wish you did it sooner!

Juliette P. Verified Buyer 5.0 star rating. I have long straight hair and the older I get the easier it breaks. I’d heard silk may help stop the breaking. I spent weeks researching silk pillowcases. I wanted good value and an Australian company. Learnt a lot about silk and what to look for in those weeks. Then I found Lujo, an Australian company with great customer service.
And the product? I’ve had my pillowcases and scrunchy for over a month now and I won’t go back to cotton or bamboo. Yes it’s that good. The quality is great, colours brilliant, my hair is improving and Lujo has amazing customer service and after care! What more could I ask for!

Silk pillowcase for skin.  Why are silk pillowcases good for skin?

silk pillowcase for skin

We all want our skin to stay younger looking too.  Hydration is not just important for your skin, but also your overall health. Silk pillowcases are also great for your skin. A silk pillowcase for skin, is best to be real mulberry silk.  Mulberry silk is soft and smooth so less static electricity builds over the course of the night.

The premier benefit of using a Mulberry silk pillowcase is it is a natural material.  Mulberry silk can help regulate your temperature while sleeping.  It can also reduce sweating over the course of a night’s sleep.  They are becoming more well known as a silk pillowcase for skin.

Silk being silky soft can help your hair and skin silk pillowcase repel materials which cause allergies.  Mulberry – real silk can repel bugs, dust, pet hair, and other microscopic materials.  Some of these can trigger rashes, difficulty breathing, etc.  Having a hypoallergenic silk pillowcase can help all the members of your family, even ones with perfect health.

Mulberry silk pillowcases are soft on your hair and skin, allowing them to glide across your pillow.  This can reduce aging in your skin.  A silk pillowcase for skin is also less likely to absorb the moisture from your face or any face beauty products you use.  This can help your skin and hair can remain more hydrated. 

Gae F. Verified Buyer 5.0 star rating. I have to manage my skin carefully because of a tendency to eczema, and would normally get up in the morning with my skin, particularly on my cheeks and cheekbones, feeling slightly abraded, reddened, and begging for soothing and moisturizing.
Not any more – WONDERFUL !!

Mulberry Silk Is Hypoallergenic

This could be a big reason many customers have had improvements in their skin. See our article here with more information on hypoallergenic lightweights quilts and bedding. At Lujo Home our mulberry silk pillowcases, eye masks, hair scrunchies and quilts are of the highest quality.  We have aimed to bring the best luxury and some extra added health benefits to your home.

Why are our Silk Pillow slips loved by thousands of people in Australia? –
What option is right for you?

Lujo Home was established in 2017 after our founder Melissa had such wonderful benefits from the Silk bedding she was using (you can find her story here). In this time we have sold thousands of pure Mulberry Silk bedding items and have many happy customers. There are so many reasons our customs love our range and the best way to find out what they think is to have a read though our amazing reviews. All our reviews are from our REAL customers and you can find them by clicking this link.

Variety is important to us, and we pride ourselves on being Australia’s pure Mulberry silk bedding specialists. We know when choosing the best silk pillowcase for skin, and hair, colour and choice is a consideration.  You will find in our silk shop many colours and sizes of silk pillowcases to choose from. As well as eye masks, and eye mask pillowcase gift packs.  Having a variety of different options and colours means you can find the perfect fit to suit your taste and home decor.  What better way to add a splash of colour to your bedroom?  You can even change your pillowcase and bedding around and vary the colour!  Our article on satin vs silk highlights some of the differences between these two fabrics available on the market, especially if you are looking for the best silk pillowcase Australia.

We specialize in pure Mulberry Silk – See our quality ranges:

Best pillowcase for hair

At Lujo Home we specialize in Mulberry Silk. It is our fastest selling range we offer in our Lujo Home online store. We also offer Bamboo and Pure Mulberry sheet sets. Each product in our bedding range have their own unique qualities and price starting points.  Please look at all of the options on our website, to find the best products for your bedding needs.

Silk is for people who are looking for a luxurious and durable material made of natural fibers. Trying to improve your skin care and hair?  You will love silk for the simple fact silk creates less friction than other bedding materials. The best pillowcase and bed sheets for hair.

Bamboo is for those who are looking to be environmentally sustainable. Because of Bamboo’s ability to grow without pesticides, to release extra oxygen and remove harmful chemicals from the air. Bamboo also has great antibacterial properties so for those who are health conscious, bamboo is a great choice. When it comes to sheet sets bamboo also has a lower price points. Bamboo is not as good as silk for your hair (pillowcase) but super soft when it comes to bedding sheets.

Mulberry silk quality does make a difference.

The quality of our products is sure to amaze you. Our silk pillowcases for hair are stunning.  Quality products are important and double sided silk pillowcase is no exception. We look forward to helping you find the best silk products to fit your needs. In particular, at Lujo Home, we look forward to hearing how much you enjoy your Mulberry Silk pillowcases as a luxury and comfortable option for sleep. Buy your new silk pillowcase Australia, you will wish you bought one sooner!

What do our customers think of their Lujo Home silk pillowcases for hair?

You can check out our real shoppers reviews here.  One thing we have heard from our customers, as feedback, is how they have often bought a cheaper silk pillow slip first.  Often cheaper options online look the same and don’t show all the information you need to make an informed decision.  Upon receiving the cheaper options these customers realized the huge difference in quality and ended up purchasing ours anyway.

Silk pillow slip for hair reviews

Lujo Home is Australian owned

Lujo Home is an Australian owned, family business, and pride ourselves on great customer service

Our products can only be found online, both here and on Myer Online (not in any physical Myer Stores). The Lujo Home online store is the best place to shop, our products are not stocked in any other stores. This way we bring to you the best quality, for the best price.  We are 100% Australian owned and all stock is shipped from Australia.  For our Australian customers we have interest free layby with afterPay, zipPay, humm or laybuy.

BEST ALL SEASON QUILT IS SILK

Silk Quilt? Never heard of it before! ​

Best all season quilt is silk. A Summer quilt, a Winter quilt, so many options for a bed quilt. Especially the best quilt Australia. But I have never hear of a silk quilt? It’s a comment we hear a bit and we can’t really blame people. Because up until the last few years it’s been very hard to find good quality silk quilts in Australia, so it’s no wonder that many people automatically tend to think ‘feather or down’ when it comes to quilts. Or, dear me — dare I say it — polyester! That synthetic fabric that just doesn’t breathe! No wonder people are tossing and turning and can’t sleep well and many women are thinking their menopause is worse than it is, when it could just be their synthetic (or feather or down) quilt making things a whole lot heavier and hotter and sweatier.

For a comfy sleep, a silk quilt is definitely the answer. It’s wonderfully light and it breathes so it keeps you warm without overheating. But you don’t have to take our wordfor it — click here to read over 40 reviews from happy customers who are now enjoying a fabulous night’s sleep under their Lujo Home silk quilt.

So what is the best all season quilt silk?

At Lujo Home, we stock silk quilts of 3 different weights, so there will be one to suit you, wherever in Australia you live. And, our silk quilts have handy ties at each corner and down the sides so that you can mix and match them, depending on the season.  For example, the lightest weight is Ultra Light Summer, then there’s Summer to Mid, then Mid to Winter weight. Which one/s you need will depend on where you live, your personal preference and how hot you are lol 😉 

Summer Quilt

Our Summer quilt is perfect for warmer climates all year round. At Lujo, we call it our Ultra Light Summer quilt and it comes in most sizes — Double, Queen, King and Super King. We also stock another weight of quilt that’s in between summer and winter, called Summer to Mid which comes in all sizes, including Single. 

Winter Quilt

Mid to Winter weight, this quilt should keep you toasty warm no matter how cold it is outside. But wait! There’s more! One of the fantastic things about our Lujo Home Silk Quilts is the fact that you can use more than one. 

Silk quilt mix and match 

Silk quilt mix and match… wow, that’s a tongue-twister — say that 3 times quickly, lol. Sorry, back to business. Lujo silk quilts have a handy tie in every corner and in the middle so that you can easily tie them together and add an extra quilt layer to your bed in winter. Many of our customers have told us that they have purchased a light silk quilt for starters, to see how they love it and when they did, they then bought another silk quilt to add to their bedding in the cooler months (or vise versa). 

Winter quilt

Bed quilt — Silk is the best for your health​

At Lujo Home, we’ve been selling silk quilts ever since we launched in 2017 and we’ve got so many happy customers who would never go back and sleep under anything else. I wouldn’t either. In fact, it was my health issues that led my doctor to suggest I look at a lightweight quilt to try and help me stop overheating at night.  I first heard about silk quilts from an American lady on a Facebook forum back in 2011. I finally tracked one down in the US and had it sent to Australia. It changed my sleep forever and really made a huge difference to my health. I wanted to share my discovery with others and that’s why I started Lujo Home.

Silk quilt — silk filling in cotton shell 

Our silk quilts are filled with silk floss (think fairy floss rather than dental floss!) and only the luxury, best grade long strand 6A Mulberry silk. Which, if you’re a silk fan and/or a Lujo Home customer, you probably already know is the best silk in the world. You probably also know that there are lots of silks out there, so to compare apples with apples — or rather, silk with silk — when you’re shopping around (and I suggest you do) it pays to check if the silk quilts other people are selling are Mulberry silk (as well as all the finer details). If they don’t mention Mulberry silk, you can bet they aren’t. Just because we won’t fill our silk quilts with any offcuts or inferior Tussar silk, doesn’t mean others won’t! 

At Lujo Home, our quilt has silk filling in a cotton shell, so that it doesn’t slide around as much inside your quilt cover, like silk on silk would. We always like to go the extra mile and offer real value for money, so after a lot of research, we decided on this design as it also offers a much more economical option for our customers. 

Best quilt Australia

I’ve just been looking through my happy customer reviews and it’s reminded me of some more great benefit of silk quilts. So much lighter than traditional quilts, Lujo’s silk quilts are perfect for anyone frail or aged. Also recommended for husbands who tend to overheat under other quilts. Also loved by Chihuahuas who won’t get out of the bed now! So this could be the only downside… every man and his dog will be hogging your lovely new silk quilt!

Silk quilts FAQ

We often get customers asking about quilt sizes and which size silk quilt goes best on which size bed, so here are a couple Q&As for your information. 

WHAT SIZE IS A DOUBLE BED QUILT?

A Double bed quilt is the same size as a King Single bed quilt. The dimensions are 180cm x 210cm.  When looking for the best quilt Australia, you are in the right place.

SHOULD YOU PUT A KING QUILT ON A QUEEN BED?

You don’t have to put a King quilt on a Queen bed, but you absolutely can! In fact, a King quilt looks beautifully on a Queen bed, draping nicely down the sides. Lots of people (including me) love the luxurious, pampered feeling of having an extra-large quilt on the bed. Having a King quilt on a Queen bed might also be a really good idea if the King steals the quilt away from the Queen at night… or vice versa!  For the best all season quilt we know you will love Lujo Home

A big thanks from us!

A merry xmas and big thank you to all of our customers

Melissa and Jason founders of Lujo Home
Jason and Melissa van Kasteren. Owners of Lujo Home on a very rare daggy day off!

I’d like to take this opportunity to say a very big THANK YOU! to all our customers and let you know that I really appreciate you. Yes, last year was nuts, but I am really happy we  came through it well.

You were there for us, our manufacturer was there for us and we were able to keep our customers happy with the quality pure Mulberry silk and eco products that you wanted — maybe needed more than ever — to pamper yourself with, at such an uncertain time.

So thank you! And look out for some great offers coming soon. Including an ideal gift idea for someone special or that friend who should be sleeping on silk, but isn’t… yet!

Silk pillowcase – beauty benefits while you sleep

Silk pillowcase – beauty benefits while you sleep

A silk pillowcase to sleep on is one of the best beauty regimes you can treat yourself to.  We all have our individual beauty routines that we make time for during the day — usually first thing and last thing — but imagine an easy all-night beauty treatment that takes extra care of your skin and your hair without any effort from you, while you sleep.

What do silk pillowcases do?

What do silk pillowcases do is a question that we get asked quite often. There are lots of benefits that silk offers and one of the most important is what we call glide. The silky smoothness of this luxurious natural fibre, Mulberry Silk, is what takes care of your skin and your hair while you sleep. For example, have you ever woken up from your cotton or synthetic pillowcase with creases on your face? Well, that won’t happen with silk.  Because your skin slides beautifully over silk, it means that no matter how much you might toss and turn if you’re a restless sleeper, the silk surface of your Lujo Home pillow case will continue to offer you a wonderfully smooth surface to rest on.  And because it’s the best quality silk, it also helps keep your skin and hair well hydrated.

Silk pillowcase beauty benefits

Quite often, we get reports from our customers who had skin reactions, overheating etc from sleeping on cheaper, synthetic pillowcases and this is what has led them to seek out a healthier option such as our top-quality Mulberry Silk pillowcases.

Here’s just a short list of some of the benefits our customers tell us they get from sleeping on their Lujo Home silk pillowcase:

  • smoother looking skin
  • hair is not tangled
  • fresher looking skin
  • no awful creases
  • I don’t feel hot and uncomfortable any more
  • I look younger
  • my awful rash has gone
  • I don’t sweat as much
  • I wake up feeling refreshed
  • my skin just feels better!

Are silk or satin pillowcases better?​

Although it’s quite common to hear people talk about silk and satin in the same sentence, they’re actually worlds apart — very different fabrics, indeed. Yes, they might both look to be shiny and smooth, and in the past, satin used to be made from silk.  But the satin of today is actually made from synthetic material such as nylon, rayon and polyester. Synthetic satin is generally a much more affordable option, but when you consider what you would normally spend on your beauty routine? We think investing in a quality silk pillowcase is a very small price to pay. If you really, truly want to get the biggest health and beauty benefits from your pillowcase, we recommend you choose 100 percent silk. There really is no substitute for the best.

Benefits of sleeping on a 100% silk pillowcase​

Here are some of the beautiful benefits of sleeping on a 100% silk pillowcase:

  • naturally cool
  • reduces sweating
  • less oily hair
  • less oily skin
  • fewer skin breakouts
  • a better, more restful sleep.

What’s the best silk pillowcase?

Any of our Grade 6 A long strand silk pillowcases are the best silk pillowcase, because at Lujo Home, we’ve made the decision to stock only the highest quality. So you can be sure that whichever silk you choose — lighter or heavier — you will always be choosing the best silk pillowcase. And be assured that every Lujo Home pillowcase has the same quality construction with a neat, hidden zip.

 

silk pillowcase beauty

Which weight silk would make it the best silk pillowcase for you?

They’re all beautiful top-quality silks however different people prefer different weights. That’s why Lujo Home gives you a few options to suit your individual needs:

  • 19 momme is a great starter pillowcase, slightly thinner silk but still the best quality
  • 22 momme is a beautiful in-between weight in silk, a stunning silk sheen
  • 25 momme is slightly heavier again, with a slightly less silky sheen and extra durability.
  • Different momme, different colour range

One thing to consider before you decide which momme you would like, is colour.  The colours in our 3 different ranges do vary, so make sure your favourite colour is available in the momme you choose before you place your order.

Are silk pillowcases cool to sleep on?

Many of our happy customers have given us feedback about how they love the cool feel of sleeping on their 100% silk pillowcase. Once you know that synthetic fabrics such as satin are made of petrochemicals, and you make the change to silk, you’ll wonder how

which means neither can your skin. If you’re ready to make the change to beautiful, luxurious, world’s best quality 100% Mulberry silk, contact us today.

 

 

Lightweight quilt

Lightweight quilt

 

Warm, luxurious but lightweight silk quilts

What is the best quilt for a hot sleeper?  I am no expert on quilts, bedding or getting a good sleep.  But a few years back I realized how much difference a lightweight quilt could make to getting a great nights sleep.  For years I have suffered with issues around sleeping.  I used to find myself overheating at night, and a heavy quilt never felt good.  It took me a lot of trial and error to find the perfect lightweight doona for me.  Five years ago my health issues were getting out of control.  With an autoimmune issue and sore painful joints and muscles, I found it hard to get a good sleep.  Even worse, if I did not sleep well, my symptoms would just snowball and get worse.

Overheating at night was becoming more common for me, and this in turn would flare up all my issues.  I started to research the best quilt for hot sleepers and the information I found was quite interesting and certainly not what I had expected.  I had always stuck with micro fibre quilts or feather and down assuming they were light weight.  But not as light weight or comfortable as Mulberry silk filled quilts.

 

The importance of the body’s core temperature for sleep

In an article in The Australian, Matthew Walker, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley says “People tend to set their ambient house or bedroom temperature a little higher than is actually optimal for sleep,”

The body’s core temperature needs to drop by about two to three degrees to initiate sleep, Walker says. “If our core temperature is too high, the brain cannot easily make the switch from being awake to being asleep, or create the best quality sleep.”

No wonder so many people have issues if they are waking up overheating during the night.  Could a lightweight doona be the answer?

 

Best quilt for hot sleeper

 

Is your doona making you overheat?  Heat intolerance and sleeping

Heat intolerance is a common issue for people with autoimmune diseases and unfortunately something that I have always suffered with.  A lightweight quilt seems to have made a huge difference for me.  But not just any quilt, I needed a lightweight doona.  I was overheating at night. My doctor suggested looking for a quilt that was more comfortable to sleep with.  Most of my research was done just chatting to other online members in Facebook forums. Silk was suggested.  I had never heard of the option of a silk quilt.  I was starting to hear how silk filled quilts had been a big help for them.

Although it seemed the silk filled option was the best quilt for hot sleepers they were not easy to find in Australia.  I purchased one with a very high price tag but noticed a difference in my sleep straight away.  At Lujo Home we stock a range of affordable mulberry silk filled quilts that you can find in our silk shop.

 

Silk filled quilts are lightweight

It was not just the fact I was not getting as hot while I slept, there were other bonuses too.  One of the biggest bonuses for the silk filled quilt was the fact that it was so light, still so warm but not heavy.  As a light weight quilt it was easier to turn over in bed with less restriction.

I live in South Australia so most of the year silk quilt is the perfect weight and warmth.  In winter I find it best to sleep with a a thin blanket on top of my lightweight doona.  During the night if I happen to overheat, I can easily throw off the blanket.  I still feel warm throughout the night without overheating.  For me this has been the best quilt for hot sleepers.

I was so impressed with my silk quilt I started researching other options for bedding, such as silk pillowcases to improve my hair.

 

The perfect lightweight doona, this was the beginning of  Lujo Home.

My family and I wanted to bring a quality range of bedding to our own online store.  With many options for bedding we wanted a brand where people could find nice, affordable options for their bedding.  A lightweight doona is especially good for people who had health issues like myself (or just want better hair!)  I hope this helps give you some idea of the best quilt for hot sleepers.

You will notice at Lujo Home we have our mulberry silk filled quilts in a cotton shell.  We have found this a much more economical option for people.  A cotton cover is more practical for a quilt.  A full silk quilt, with silk cover and filling, will slide around inside your quilt cover and tends to be more difficult to keep in place.

We think our silk filled quilts are the best option for people who over heat while they sleep.  You will find two options.  One is the premium grade A long strand filled quilt and our standard mulberry option.

While you are here, we would love you to check out our Lujo Home bedding online store.  We think our pure Mulberry filled silk quilt is the best lightweight doona for Australia.

 

 

 

Go a little eco and help some Koalas at the same time

The Lujo Home Koala Donation Pack

 

The perfect eco-gift right now is one that brings you beauty and helps some beautiful Australian Koalas

Lujo Home is excited to announce the new Koala Donation Pack

Now, you can give someone you care about (or yourself!) the most amazing eco-friendly gift idea, combining beautiful eco-luxury products with a way for you to help some Koalas in need.

 

Southern koala rescueThe eco Koala fundraising pack, with some Koala Love

Koalas are often considered Australia’s most popular and loved native animal. Koala’s are a national Australian emblem for good reason.

Known for their peaceful nature and cute faces, they are beloved around the world and the highlight of many international tourist’s visit is seeing Australian Koalas.

Koalas sadly though have been on a massive decline in the wild for some time now. They are vulnerable to heat stress, habitat loss, animal attacks and awful diseases like chlamydia.

While habitat loss and disease contributes the most to the Koala’s national population decline bushfires are currently catastrophic for them. Due to their slow-moving nature they are unable to escape intense bushfires and the ones that survive are often badly burnt and need urgent medical help.

BUT you can help the koalas

Helping Koalas costs wildlife carers and organisations a lot of money. Treatment and medicine are very expensive and many carers are volunteers, they don’t get paid for helping the koalas and often have to pay for medicine themselves. They do it for the love they have for these amazing animals and that means they are extremely limited to how many they can help and their treatment options.

They need financial help and donations to help save our koalas

After recent bushfires caused so many casualties and exacerbated their habitat loss in Australia, Koalas are doing it harder than ever and even now classed as functionally extinct in some areas, they really need our help! One thing to come out of the fires is the heightened awareness that our beautiful koalas need our help.  At Lujo Home we have put together a pack to help raise much needed funds for our chosen Koala rescue, the Southern Koala Rescue in South Australia.  Read on to find our more and why we have chosen this amazing team for our fundraising pack.

 

How can we help the Southern Koala Rescue, we asked Mish some very important questions:

QUESTION: How important is it that Australians do something to help save our Koalas?

ANSWER:  Incredibly important, especially after the bushfires on the east coast have devastated populations and their habitat. It is now more important then ever that Australian do whatever they can in order to save the koalas we have left before it is too late.

QUESTION: Does every donation count when it comes to helping the Koalas?

ANSWER: It sure does. The more donations we get the more we can do, the more data we can gather, the more research that can happen and the more habitat that can be created and restored.

QUESTION: What do you love most about Koalas?

ANSWER: The fact that they can be quite dangerous when you initially to help them but then they learn to trust you and then you see their individual personalities come out.

QUESTION:  How expensive is it for wildlife carers and organizations to care for, rescue, treat and rehome Koalas in need?

ANSWER:  (Release is probably a better word than rehome because our main aim is to return all koalas back to their home territories in the wild)
A Between vet bills, formula, supplement feeds and petrol spent rescuing, transporting and collecting browse to feed koalas, carers spend thousands of their own money each year to do what they do.

QUESTION: This question is for Melissa from Lujo Home:  Why have you chosen Southern Koala Rescue to raise money with this Lujo Home eco pack.

ANSWER: (Melissa) I met Mish one evening in the beginning of 2019.  My father found a beautiful Koala in his backyard tree and having a swimming pool was very concerned.  One phone call to Southern Koala Rescue and Mish came straight away to help this Koala and explained we were correct to be concerned due to drowning risks.

It was as great experience watching Mish and the work that the team do, taking so much time out of their own lives (and money out of their own pockets) to help these beautiful Koalas.  A few weeks later we also called on Southern Koala rescue to help a heat stressed possum, whom I am pleased to report can now we seen running along our fence at night with a baby on her back!

Having been so saddened from the news of the bushfires in the eastern states and the effect on the Koalas in the area it really hit home how we can all help the native wildlife.

 

You can find more information about the Southern Koala Rescue and the great work they do on Facebook

 

Koala donation pack eco productsAt Lujo Home we have found a way to help

The Koala Donation Pack is a wonderful way to help the koalas and do your eco-shopping!

Lujo Home’s way of giving back is the new koala pack. In it you will find luxurious eco-gifts and 10% of the pack goes to Southern Koala Rescue!

10% from every Koala pack will go to Southern Koala Rescue

Picture the face of someone you care about opening a beautiful eco-hamper and then reading with awe that their exquisite gift is also helping the Koalas.

Or treat yourself to some beautiful eco-gifts and know that your purchase is also helping the koalas.

 

 

The Lujo Home Koala Donation Pack really helps!

Whether you are shopping for your home or for gifts choosing something like the koala pack is a thoughtful and beautiful way help save our beautiful Koalas.

Click here now to get a Koala Donation Pack!

 

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