Organic Mattresses: Reviews and Buyers’ Guide

24 March 2022

Organic mattresses are made with eco-friendly, natural and sustainably sourced materials. They are free from harmful toxins and support sustainable farming methods, and have a lower carbon footprint too. It is more breathable, keeps you cool during summers and warm during winters. In general, organic mattresses are:

  • Durable
  • Biodegradable
  • Hypoallergenic

An organic mattress is ideal if you don’t want to expose yourself to harmful toxins or are someone who struggles with asthma, allergies, and respiratory issues. Besides this, an organically-made mattress is a wiser option for young kids and babies.Organic bedding is innately supportive. Organic latex is inherently supportive on the back and spine because it conforms to your body and minimizes pressure points. Organic mattresses are also flame resistant due to the absence of flame retardant chemicals in it.

There are different types in this product too, depending on the material used to make it. They are:

  1. Organic Latex Mattresses are made from organic latex and doesn’t have springs.
  2. Organic Hybrid Mattresses are made from the combination of two or more elements like cotton or wool, spring coils and latex. These mattresses combine comfort and multiple support forms, usually a mix of gel, memory foam, and innerspring coils.
  3. Organic Innerspring Coil Mattressesare made with different kinds of metal spring coils (individually wrapped), which are embedded into wool or cotton. These are 100% pure, have no added toxins or chemical flame retardants.
  4. Organic Pillow-top Mattresses are made of natural latex, cotton, wool, latex, PLA layer, and encased coils. Usually, an organic pillow-top mattress has 4-5 three-inch layers of latex on the top to create a luxurious top layer.
  5. Vegan Mattresses means it is completely made with plant based products i.e., there is no wool used for filling.

There are many things to consider when purchasing an organic mattress. Also, we need to have a basic understanding of what the product is. Given below are some factors to be considered when purchasing an organic mattress:

  1. Understand what materials are used in the production, and how many layers are there in it. Make sure the material used is organic, unbleached and is free from chemically-treated materials.
  2. In order to ensure your mattress is organic, check for the GOTS or GOLS labels. GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) label guarantees that the materials used are 95% organic. In addition, it bans the use of harmful toxins like polyurethane.  GOLS ( Global Organic Latex Standard) label is crucial to look for when you are choosing an organic latex mattress. It assures that it is 100% natural latex.
  3. Opt for a good organic mattress that is free from flame retardants like polyurethane. Check the label for this or ask your mattress retailer.

Your mattress is a long-term investment in your comfort and health. So, when buying one go for an organic mattress. As these mattresses are beneficial towards your health as well as to your environment.