About Better Earthing
Better Earthing is proud to be Australia’s first manufacturer of earthing products. Based in the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland, we are committed to sourcing the highest quality components and employ Australian businesses with high standards of workmanship to assemble, manufacture and test our products. We want to provide you with the best earthing experience and this underscores everything we do from providing a first class product to exceptional customer service.
Our signature product is the Better Earthing Undersheet created in 2014. It was the first underlay-style earthing sheet to be sold in the world. Since then, we have created many more products including our Better Earthing Wrap, Better Earthing Pad, and our Earthing Sleep Pad.
Since mid-2016 Better Earthing has made earthing products for Earthing Sweden and Netherlands that are tailored to their local needs and under their own label. They are Europe’s two most experienced, long-term and respected earthing product distributors. Together with their experienced input, we continue to improve our product quality and range, with more products to be launched in coming years.
My Personal Earthing Story
by Better Earthing founder Peter Griffiths
A few years ago I strained my back lifting my bike into the car. Ouch! My back froze up and every little movement was accompanied by stabbing pain. I thought, if I could reduce the inflammation, I could move more easily again. So I phoned a close friend and health speaker and asked what I could do. He said, great timing, I’ve just written a blog post about a natural anti-inflammatory called Earthing.
When I discovered that the earth’s free electrons act as ‘free radical scavengers’ in our bodies I thought wow, earthing could be the most valuable easy to do thing for my health and wellbeing. I was already taking herbal supplements to boost my immune system. The idea that I could get as many natural antioxidants as my body needed from the earth amazed me, especially as I could do this while I slept.
I bought around $1000 worth of earthing products and experienced some benefits, enough to keep me interested. I really liked the idea that earthing could help avoid health problems before they happened.
After 3 to 6 months my earthing sheet stopped working altogether and 4 of my 5 earthing mats no longer worked well. I couldn’t find any products with a warranty or guarantee on durability past 3 months. So I decided to make my own. I found some high 50% silver coated fibre fabric sold for EMF shielding purposes. I bought enough to make 5 proto-type earthing sheets. After testing for conductivity, I found this high percentage silver fabric earthed well through a cotton sheet. So we put it on our bed as an underlay.
The first night that my wife Corrina and I slept on the silver earthing underlay we both slept so well. My usual routine was to wake up twice a night, once around 2am and then again at 4am. I would go to the bathroom and generally find it difficult to go back to sleep. On the 50% silver underlay, I slept solidly for three nights in a row, without waking up once. This was unheard of for me. Now I go to sleep a lot more easily and wake up less frequently. When I do wake up, I go back to sleep more easily. Restless nights are truly a thing of the past. My wife has an RSI related injury in her shoulder and this improved over the next 12 months of sleeping on underlay sheet. Her right shoulder used to feel numb or frozen, like it wasn’t really part of her body. Now she has sensation there.
We knew this design was special. The underlay would allow people to sleep on their own favourite sheets while earthing – the only earthing sheets available at that time were the ones you needed to sleep directly on.
We contacted an existing earthing product maker and asked if they would like to do something together with our new underlay sheet design. But they wrote to us and said they were not interested.
We loved earthing so much and I really believed that this underlay could be one of the most valuable, convenient and easy to use products for health and wellbeing. I had a clear moment of knowing inside myself that it was right to make this product available to others. And so, we became product designers and manufacturers, launching the world’s first earthing underlay sheet, and with a two-year warranty.
Over the past five years, our knowledge has grown exponentially. Today, with support from fabric and fibre experts, we have our custom designed earthing fabric made from premium quality French silver fibre (coated with a German anti-oxidising agent) and blended with sustainable Tencel /Lyocell, a soft tough natural fibre like bamboo, but more environmentally friendly to produce. We’ve launched our earthing wraps and our fabric earthing seat pad – made from a very high-quality surgical grade stainless steel. Our custom carbonised rubber earthing mat is the first ever earthing product to be sold with a 5-year warranty – unheard of for earthing products previously. We’ve since introduced more products with 5 year warranties. Including a small 50x60cm fabric earthing pad with our custom permanent antibacterial 1mm wadding inside (using using German made antibacterial mineral based fibre). And more to come in late 2019. We are committed to leading the way in making long lasting, dependable and reliable earthing products.
There is a great deal of decision-making and research that goes into our products. Even our earthing cords / leads are reinforced for dependability and we chose large snap connectors for our designs so that the cord stays more firmly connected to the product (without slipping off).
As we spread our wings and grow, we will continue to work with local businesses as best we can. We remain committed to making as many of our products as we can here in Australia, whilst finding ways to share our products and designs with the world.
Thanks for reading our story and we hope you enjoy earthing indoors and out.
Peter & Corrina, founders of Better Earthing