Organic Latex Mattress Buying Guide

So, you’re looking for a new organic latex mattress? Confused yet? It’s not hard to become confused with all the details, misinformation and conflicting facts you might find about the new mattress you are looking to buy. There are many things to remember when shopping for that mattress and a few things to never forget in that search. If you remember these simple things, shopping for an ideal organic latex mattress will become a lot clearer and will ensure you get what it really is you are interested in, and, more important, what you are paying for.
One of the most considerations to remember is to not forget what it is that you are looking for. Sounds like a complicated statement, but it’s a vital one in your search for your organic mattress. Basically, what this means is to not lose sight of one’s mission. Don’t allow someone talk you into something that you know isn’t what you want. If you want a truly organic mattress, don’t settle for anything less. There are many retailers out there selling organic mattresses. Some companies that sell truly organic mattresses plus some that do not. Before starting comparing mattresses, you have to compare companies. Begin by weeding out the ones that aren’t 100% organic.
ORGANIC LATEX MATTRESS. This may mean different things to different people and organic can definitely mean something different to you than to the manufacturer that’s building your mattress. If you are searching for and spending money on organic, make sure you are receiving 100% organic components in your mattress. Regulations says that when a manufacturer puts as little as 8% organic materials to their product they can call that product organic. Yes, I said 8%! Why bother, right? Be sure the product says it is 100% organic. If it generally does not, you are not obtaining a truly organic product. And, after all, isn’t that everything you are paying for?
Don’t be fooled by a ‘pure’ product. Wish product says that it’s pure, doesn’t mean it’s organic. In fact, most manufacturers that use “pure” or some term other than organic to describe their raw goods are actually NOT using organic ingredients within their mattresses. Some manufacturers will go as far as letting you know un-truths to cover the actual fact they’re not using organic. For example, some companies will tell you that organic wool is dirty and filled up with feces. That’s absolutely, 100% not true and is simply a selling tactic to cover the fact they do not use organic wool within their mattresses. Organic wool, like any wool found in the manufacturing industry, is washed with natural and earth-friendly soaps. Organic wool is more expensive to produce and when a manufacturer is looking to cut costs, wool is a simple thing to skimp on. Non-organic wool affords the maker lower costs and better income while the consumer is left with an inferior, non-organic product. The organic mattress market is becoming very competitive as the popularity of organic products is growing. Insist on organic wool and be sure to look at the manufacturers certificates for the organic wool. Reputable shops will have these certificates easily available. For the convenience, some retailers have links with their certificates on the website. Don’t stop there. Follow-up on those certificates. Call the supplier and verify that the maker you are thinking about purchasing your mattress from is indeed buying their products from the supplier they will have the certificates for. Insisting on organic wool is the only way to be sure you’ll find nothing in your wool that you don’t want there.
By Federal law, ANY AND ALL mattresses manufactured and sold in the United States must pass a flame test. Beneath the law, a mattress should be subjected to a flame for 70 seconds before it ignites. How this is achieved varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, but most manufacturers accomplish that by using chemicals. These chemicals (Boric acid, Antimony and Decabromodiphenyl Oxide) are the same chemicals which were banned in Europe for years and the same chemicals which are used in pesticides to kill roaches and have been associated with reproductive and developmental diseases, heart and lung damage, hair and memory loss, SIDS, birth defects, skin irritation and are believed to be carcinogens. Continued exposure to these chemicals cause accumulation in your body and present themselves in breast milk, the bloodstream and in umbilical cord fluids.
Some organic mattress manufacturers produce an organic product only to spray it down with one of these chemicals to pass the flame law test. So while you are buying an organic mattress, that does not necessarily mean you are buying a chemical-free mattress. It only means you’re buying a mattress made out of organic materials that have been sprayed with chemicals. Imagine the hypocrisy! That’s where the significance of organic wool becomes apparent. Naturally, wool is really a fire retardant. Wool doesn’t burn when exposed to a flame. When wool is used in an ample amount (an inch compressed) it becomes a fire retardant that passes the federal flame law requirements, making chemicals no more necessary. While it is more costly to use wool, a true organic mattress manufacturer goes the extra step to be sure that your mattress is chemical free and truly organic. Incidentally, there are other fire-proofing methods available that aren’t chemical, but they are also not natural or organic. Be sure to ask if the maker is using organic wool for fire retardant in the organic mattress.
Nectar vs Zinus
Another consideration when investing in a new organic latex mattress is the type of cover that the maker uses. The cover should be 100% organic. While there are different options for the sort of material found in the cover, cotton is best option. Bamboo, on the other hand, is a poor choice due to process it undergoes to be made right into a fabric. Many hazardous chemicals are required to process bamboo thus rendering it “un-organic.” Most bamboo fabric is stated in China where the employees are put through poor working conditions and little if any ventilation. There are several “gimmick” fabrics available, such as for example aloe vera and lavender infused fabrics which are likely to help with one ailment or another. Honestly, don’t waste your money. They don’t work. And if they did, they wouldn’t have the ability to make it through your sheets to get to your body. Hemp is top quality fabric but tends to be more expensive than cotton without additional benefits. While the cover is the one section of the mattress that you will come in contact with, many manufacturers work with a cheap, sometimes uncomfortable cover on the mattresses. The cover ought to be soft and comfortable to touch. Although sheets should always be used on your mattress, a rough, uncomfortable cover should come through the sheets and make your sleeping experience significantly less than desirable. If you are unsure about the cover that’s being used to make your mattress, ask for an example to be delivered to you so that you can feel it out before you buy the mattress. Any reliable company would be more than pleased to fill your request. Many companies will send you an example pack of all the things that constitute their bed, but that is simply overkill and an unnecessary gesture. If you don’t are worried about latex allergies, the latex found in your mattress is just about exactly the same from company to company.