Sure we want a mattress thats comfortable, long lasting and supportive, but its 2018 and more of us are asking – are there toxins in my mattress? We demand genuine natural mattress options that are environmentally friendly, safe and without toxins! (Can I get a Hell Yeah…?)
If it were only that easy…unfortunatley many mattress makers trying to brand their mattresses as non-toxic, eco and natural – when they are anything but!
We at Natural Mattress Reviews research, review and present only the best genuine natural, non-toxic and eco friendly mattresses available online in 2018
ALL MATTRESSES WE REVIEW ARE:
✅ Made in the USA
✅ Avaliable to buy online direct from manufacturers
✅ Made from natural, organic and non-toxic materials
✅ Compatiable with adjustable bases
WITH ABSOLUTLEY NO…
⛔ Polyurethane Foams
⛔ Polyester Fills
⛔ Toxic Fire Retardants
⛔ Toxic Adhesives
⛔ Memory Foam
Avocado Green Mattress Review –
Our Best Pick Hybrid Mattress
Mattress Type – Latex & Pocket Spring
Price – Queen $1,399.00
Summary – 100% natural latex on recycled steel pocket springs, with an organic cotton and New Zealand wool topper. Handmade quality, built in California, well priced, ethical company. Read the full review here
Roll Packed | Hand-Made in USA | Free Shipping | 100 Night Trial | 10 yr Warranty | Finance Available
ZenHaven Latex Mattress Review –
Our Best Pick Latex Mattress
Mattress Type – Latex
Price – Queen $1,899
Summary – Pure and natural, non-toxic, luxury latex mattress. High quality natural and organic materials and three layers of 100% natural Talalay latex. The unique double sided design offers a 2-in-1 mattress with a luxury plush and a medium firm side so the user can customise their own comfort level. Read the full review here
Free Shipping | 120 Night Trial | 10 year Warranty | Made in USA | Finance Available | Double Sided
Plush Beds Botanical Bliss Review –
Worthy Latex Contender
Mattress Type – Latex
Price – Queen $1,599
Summary – The 9″ Botanical Bliss features a 6″ organic latex support core, with a 2″ 100% natural Talalay comfort layer. Features a thick 100% pure New Zealand Wool topper, all encased in a non-woven organic cotton cover. Three comfort levels are available. More affordable non-organic options are also available. Read the full review here
Free Shipping & Returns | 100 Night Trial | 25 year Warranty | Made in USA | Finance Available
Happsy Organic Mattress –
Up & Coming Hybrid
Mattress Type – Latex & Pocket spring
Price – Queen $1,399
Summary – The Happsy organic mattress is new to the mattress scene, featuring a layer of certified organic latex topper on a layer of 100% natural latex, a pocket spring base and organic cotton and wool cover. Read the full review here
Free Shipping & Returns | 120 Night Trial | 10 yr Warranty | Made in USA | Organic Latex Top Layer
Natural Mattress Guide 2018
Are there toxins in your mattress? – The Natural Mattress Guide shows you which materials to look for and which to avoid, helping you find a truly natural eco friendly mattress free from harmful toxins.
Standard Mattress Vs Natural & Non-Toxic Mattress
Most standard mattresses are made from a cocktail of potentially harmful chemical compounds which can release into our homes and the environment. This is because most mattresses, including expensive “luxury” brands often contain;
- Toxic Glues and Adhesives
- Chemical Fire Retardants
- Foams derived from petrochemicals
- Fabrics grown with pesticides and herbicides
These materials often off-gas a group of chemicals knows as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). These are chemicals which have a low boiling point and evaporate at room temperature – Easily polluting our indoor air. Most carpets, paints, furniture and mattresses release VOCs. Some VOCs are known carcinogens and have been linked to infertility, headaches, asthma, respiratory problems and a host of other negative health affects.
Creating a home without VOCs is next to impossible given the breadth of contaminants, but If you want a safer low VOC home one of the first questions you have to ask yourself is; Are there toxins in my mattress?
Buying a mattress which uses natural materials is the best first step towards improve indoor air quality and reducing your exposure to harmful VOCs in your home.
What is a Natural & Non-Toxic Mattress Made From?
Whats the difference between a normal and a natural mattress? Its all in the materialsIts. Most often natural mattresses will be a combination of organic cotton covers and fills, with 100% natural wool and/or natural latex toppers, supported with a base of either fabric encased pocket coils or 100% natural latex – Here is a breakdown of each;
An all natural mattress will use GOTS certified (Global Organic Textile Standard) organic cotton for things like padding, fills and covers. So why organic? Is an organic mattress really necessary? After all, your not going to eat it…!
There are both health and environmental benefits to making sure your mattress only uses organic cotton;
Most importantly, organic cotton won’t be grown and treated with potentially harmful and polluting chemicals like pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, GMOs, petrochemical based dyes and anti-piling agents.
These chemicals can not only end up in the environment but in our homes as their residues remain trapped in the fibres themselves which can be absorbed through skin contact or by inhaling dust particles.
100% Natural Wool
Mattresses to be fire resistant. Fire retardants are often the most toxic chemicals in your mattress and contribute to that new mattress smell. Wool acts as a natural fire retardant, so no harsh chemical retardants are necessary. Wool is also antimicrobial, improves moisture control and temperature regulation. Look for pure wool which doesn’t have synthetic additives, as low grade wools are often bonded together with resins and glues.
100% Natural Latex – Dunlop and Talalay
Not all latex mattresses are created equal! 100% Natural Dunlop or Tally latex is manufactured using a water based non-toxic processes. Cheaper latex foams are synthetic blends which use petrochemical additives and fillers, and are often imported. You can read What Type of Latex Mattress is Best for a more detailed breakdown of the latex used in mattresses.
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Beware of Fake Natural Mattresses
Its actually really hard to find out if there are toxins in your mattress because manufacturers large and small are taking advantage of the growing demand for natural and healthy alternatives. Many mattress companies are simply rebranding and repackaging virtually the same old products as ‘green’ or ‘eco’ to appear more environmentally friendly than they are.
In many cases natural materials are used in minute quantities just so products can be marketed as a natural/non-toxic. This makes it really confusing to identify fake and genuine claims, made worse by review sites which are also passing off standard mattresses as natural and non-toxic alternatives.
We as consumers must be more critical when people make claims about how sustainable or green their products are. If a company uses buzz words without any substantial evidence or certifications to back them up, they are more than likely exaggerating their “green” credentials!