Organic Mattress Toppers

Looking for a non-toxic, eco-friendly, natural, and safe mattress made in the USA?

Here you will learn how to choose one.

Keep in mind that the “natural” on a mattress doesn’t mean anything and even when a mattress claims to be organic may have only a few certified organic materials and that is not enough to make a safe mattress.

WE need to look at the most important certifications for mattresses and they are: the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and, for mattresses that contain latex, the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS)

You will learn about the mattress components, recognize "green-washing" marketing tactics, and will be able to make the safest, healthiest, and overall the best choice for you, your baby, and your family.

You will finally sleep in an organic bedroom. 

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You will be able to remove chemicals found in conventional mattresses such as flame retardants, adhesives, vinyl, VOCs, polyurethane foam,  isocyanates, perfluorinated compounds, and other questionable chemicals.

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When we shop for authentic organic and natural mattresses, we need to study their material.

To make sure they aren't toxic we want to start with their foams. Let's start with the main mattress components to avoid:

Toxic Foams 

Here are the most common, controversial, and cheap.

❌  MEMORY FOAMPOLYURETHANE FOAM: this foam is toxic and polluting. The most common beds are made of memory foam (or viscoelastic foam), flexible polyurethane foam, coils, or combinations of these materials.  Both memory foam and Flexible polyurethane foam are polyurethane foams. These cheap, unhealthy foams are petroleum products, meaning they are derived from fossil fuels.

❌  SOYBEANS FOAM: These foams are full of pesticides, so avoid that too.

Approved Foams

Natural Latex Foam is produced with latex harvested from organically grown rubber trees.  It is made without the use of synthetic latex or fillers.  Natural latex foam provides comfort, durability, and breathability. 

✅ LATEX-Talalay Foam is a better foam made with natural rubber from trees. Talalay is softer and airier.  

There is no GOLS-certified Talalay foam but is still a natural choice, but you can find Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Talalay Foam like in Savy Rest bed. 

✅ LATEX- Dunlop Foam with an organic GOLS Certification is the best foam around for a mattress. Note: Dunlop latex is denser than Talalay-latex.

LATEX-free Mattress: check this 

 

In conclusion: Certified Organic latex is the best option. It is a plant-based material that naturally contours to your unique sleeping position to provide comfortable support. Memory foam, on the other hand, is made from polyurethane foam and commonly contains harsh chemicals and toxins. Additionally, organic latex has been shown to have a quicker recovery time, less motion transfer, and provides natural cooling properties

Organic Mattress Certifications

You may just learn that your current mattress is toxic with unhealthy or controversial material, so you want to replace it and upgrading to a safer organic mattress. Here is what you need to look for: 

CERTIFIED ORGANIC MATTRESS.  While many claims to be "natural or organic" even when they are not, the only proof is their certification. Always look and also for the official organic certification, without that you will never know.

These are the certifications to look for when shopping for an organic mattress

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