Natural Mattress Reviews makes it easy to compare the best all natural, non toxic mattresses available in 2017. Check out the Natural Mattress Guide below, or skip directly to the review page here.
Natural Mattress Guide
Most mattresses contain a cocktail of harmful chemical compounds which release into our homes over time, a process called off-gassing. This is because most mattresses use;
- Toxic Glues
- Chemical Fire Retardants
- Foams derived from petrochemicals
Most synthetic materials off-gas Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The long term cumulative effects of VOCs are largely unknown, so why not do all you can to avoid them! Buying products which use natural materials will improve your indoor air quality and eliminate harmful VOCs in you home.
By choosing natural you are also more likely to be supporting businesses that genuinely care about the environment. Natural materials typically require less processing and energy to produce than synthetic ones.
What to Look For in a Natural Mattress
Natural, non-toxic mattresses will often be a combination of cotton, wool and/or latex.
- Organic Cotton – Organic is preferred as it won’t contain pesticides
- 100% Natural Wool – This acts as a natural fire retardant, so no harsh chemical retardants are necessary
- 100% Natural Latex – If searching for a latex mattress, remember not all latex is created equal! Be sure it is 100% Natural, as synthetic blends often use petrochemical additives.
Beware of “Fake Natural”
Companies large and small are taking advantage growing demand for natural alternatives. They rebrand and repackage the same old products as ‘green’ or ‘eco’ to appear more environmentally friendly than they are. We as consumers must be more critical when companies make claims about how sustainable or green their products are!
Plenty of mattresses are labeled green, natural or eco friendly, when in reality they offer very little benefit to your health and the environment. Read more about fake ‘eco’ mattresses and how to spot misleading marketing claims here.