Organic Mattress

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 few certified organic materials and that is not enough to make a safe mattress.

 

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

By learning about the mattress components, recognize "green-washing" marketing tactics, will be able to make make the best, safest and healthiest choice for you, your baby, and your family. You can finally sleep in an organic bedroom. 

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By learning 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.

You may learn that your current mattress is not that healthy, so you are considering upgrading to a truly organic mattress, even better a CERTIFIED ORGANIC MATTRESS. 

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

✅   GOLS CERTIFICATION: The Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) is a materials and processing standard for organic latex and finished latex foam. In addition to the use of organic raw material, this standard also concentrates on human health, safety and welfare, and the environment in the manufacturing process of organic latex products.

GOLS ensures that a mattress with latex is made of 95 percent organic latex, with restrictions on the other 5 percent of the mattress’s components. Natural-latex mattresses may have both the GOTS and GOLS labels. The best certification for a latex foam mattress. 

 

✅   GOTS CERTIFICATION: The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the world's leading processing standard for organic textiles and fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. 

GOTS requires that at least 95 percent of the materials in the mattress be certified organic, and it prohibits outright the use of certain substances even for the other 5 percent, such as chemical flame retardants and polyurethane, the chief ingredient of memory foam.

 

✅   MADE-SAFE:  certifies products made with ingredients not known or suspected to cause human health harm, It certified the mattress is non-toxic.

 

✅  UL/GREENGUARD is a third-party certification program that tests for chemical emissions from consumer products and materials.

Greenguard requires testing of a finished mattress for specific emission limits of formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds. The related Greenguard Gold has more stringent emission limits on the above VOCs.

 

✅   FSC: Forest Stewardship Council® / Rainforest Alliance practices mission-based principles designed to promote health, limit environmental impact, and support social responsibility.

 

✅   OCS100: The Organic Exchange OCS100 Certification Program ensures proper tracking of organic material from its source to the finished product. It refers only to the percentage of certified-organic materials, not to the presence of flame retardants, VOCs, colorants, or dyes.

 

✅  Oeko-Tex Standard 100 doesn’t ensure that a mattress’s fiber is produced organically, it does set limits for the emission of harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are linked to ozone, smog, respiratory illnesses, and memory impairment. It also bans the use of certain chemical flame retardants, colorants, and allergenic dyes.

 

CertiPUR-US applies only to the polyurethane foam in a mattress. While other standards, such as GOLS, bar this foam altogether, CertiPUR-US prohibits certain substances that are in many foams (such as polybrominated diphenyl ether, or PDBE, flame retardants) and requires testing for formaldehyde and other chemicals. If you see this label that means your are buyng a syntetic foam mattress.

When we shop for authentic organic and natural mattresses, we need to study their material.To make sure they arent toxic we want to start with their foams. 

TOXIC FOAMS:

 

❌  POLYURETHANE 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.

SAFE FOAMS:

✅  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.

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 contain harsh chemicals and toxins. Additionally, organic latex has been shown to have a quicker recovery time, less motion transfer, and provides natural cooling properties.

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On this page, you will find the most natural, certified organic mattresses on the market. Keep checking the page for SALES and Promotions such as Presidents Day Sale and Memorial Day Sale.

You may want to add also  Organic Mattress Protector,  Certified Organic Pillows,  Certified Organic Sheets, and Certified Organic organic Bed Skirt 

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Naturepedic Certified Organic Mattress 

This Is my favorite mattress. Luxurious, safe, and eco-friendly.

In my long and deep research, I can claim that this is the best mattress on the market in terms of trust, quality, certifications, comfort.

It is the most natural, and It is the most eco-friendly in every aspect. You can learn more here

It carries more organic certifications than its competitors.

Naturepedic mattresses are certified:

✅  Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified

✅  It passed all federal flammability standards without the need for any flame retardant chemicals or barriers.

✅  UL/GREENGUARD certified

✅  Naturepedic baby and kids products are made without potential baby allergens such as wool, latex, and soy.

✅  OCS100 certifies their wool producers, suppliers and, our usage to meet their standard of ethics corresponding to PETA’s standard.

✅  There are no harmful or questionable chemicals in any of Naturepedic’s products, such as vinyl/PVC, perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), phthalates, or adhesives.

✅  MADE IN THE USA

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My Green Mattress Certified Organic 

This is another responsible company that uses only certified organic material:

✅   Cotton and wool are certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certification ensure that their mattresses are made from organically grown, harvested and processed materials, manufactured in a facility in an environmentally and socially responsible way.

✅  Labeled and stored in their facility in a way that is easily trackable

✅  Their latex is certified by GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) certification ensures that the latex in their mattresses is harvested from the sap of organic rubber trees, processed in an organic and environmentally friendly way, and finally manufactured in a facility that meets organic standards.

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Under the Canopy Certified Organic Mattress 

This is another responsible company that uses only certified organic material.

✅  2” Organic Dunlop Latex, surrounded in eco-friendly silica sock for natural flame retardant, 8” Coils made from 95% recycled steel, .5” Organic Coconut Husk Pad, .5” Joma Wool Pad.

Hybrid Organic Latex Mattress is designed to give the perfect amount of support and comfort for all sleeping positions.

✅  Crafted with individually encased recycled steel coils with an organic latex layer and topped off with an incredibly soft pad made from organic cotton and Joma wool.

This all makes a soft, sustainable, and durable mattress that provides both support and comfort.

✅  Crafted and produced in small, American factories.

✅  Zero GMOs, toxins, chemicals, or flame retardants.

The natural silica exterior and the Joma wool top layer actually acts as a natural flame retardant and provides structure at the same time.