We had the opportunity to sit down with Becca Tetzlaff, the Wisconsin-based blogger behind Organically Becca. Her blog and Instagram are packed with useful information about natural and organic products, and how swapping one thing for another can greatly improve your personal health and environmental impact.
We talked about Becca’s morning routine, why she started her blog, and which Savvy Rest product is her favorite.
What does your morning routine look like?
I’d like to say I have some Instagram-worthy peaceful morning routine, but I really don’t.
I try to wake up earlier, especially now that it’s summer, and go to a Barre workout class in the morning. It’s a good way to start your day.
Most days, if I don’t do that, I usually start with oil pulling. That’s my must. It’s kind of weird at first and it might make you gag, but you get used to it and it makes your mouth feel so good and clean. In addition to that, I use a tongue scraper. I have to do those every morning or else I’ll feel gross.
I try to drink a ton of water in the morning so I start off really nice and hydrated. I’ll do my skincare routine and put on makeup if I need to for the day. I just jump right into my to-do list for the day because it’s in the morning when I’m most awake and motivated.
Would you consider yourself a morning person or a night owl?
Definitely a morning person. I’ve noticed as I get older, I wake up and go to bed earlier. It’s hard for me to stay up past 10 pm anymore!
What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
During the week, I’m not a huge breakfast person. I always have my coffee though. My coffee is kind of my breakfast. In the summer, it’s cold brew, of course. Sometimes, I’ll make a smoothie if I’m feeling it.
On the weekends, I always have a nice big breakfast: eggs scrambled, veggies, bacon. My husband and I both really like plantain pancakes. It’s a flourless recipe so the plantains hold the pancakes together.
If you could change one thing about your bedroom, what would it be?
We have a very archaic mattress right now. We’ve got all our nice pillows and bedsheets but our mattress is really old. It’s definitely our next big ticket item. Want to feel like an adult and have a real, legit mattress!
Do you remember the best night’s sleep you ever had?
Thankfully, for the most part, I don't have much trouble sleeping! But what's coming to mind is about a year ago, my husband and I moved into our first house. It was our first official night in the new house, we didn't even have all our furniture put away yet. We even slept on an air mattress because our regular mattress wasn't set up yet! But just the relief of being moved in and knowing we were in a new home, I slept so well!
On the other hand, I am really sensitive to noises when falling asleep, so I CANNOT deal with snoring! Recently I went to a bachelorette party and roomed with someone else (she shall not be named haha). I don't think I actually fell asleep the entire night because she snored so loud. On top of that, it was in a hotel room so I was out of my element and didn't have all my regular comfy pillows and sheets! Needless to say, I was super tired the next day.
Why did you want to partner with Savvy Rest?
I had heard about Savvy Rest through other people in the natural living space. We bought pillows and absolutely loved them.
The main reason I originally reached out is because of my dog, Dexter. We found some lumps on him. They weren’t cancerous but we had to get them removed and then I kind of went into obsessive Dog Mom mode. I saw that you guys had organic pet beds so I reached out!
From the beginning, I liked everything Savvy Rest did—from being a B Corp to all the certifications you have. It was a really natural fit.