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What to Know Before Buying a Natural Mattress

Ready to buy a healthy natural mattress? Do not get tucked away! Here are the five things you must ABSOLUTELY know before buying a natural, chemical-free mattress to stay healthy.

1) Biological Tissues at natural mattress

Make the choice of organic! Look for unbleached organic cotton and organic dyes to avoid fabrics treated with corrosive chemicals.

It should be known that 25% of the world’s pesticides are used in cotton growing. To make a T-shirt, you need about 115g of pesticides. The choice of biological materials translates into a huge difference for our health and our environment

Attention, industry standard certified organic cotton blanket is:

  •     Biological top
  •     Polyester filling
  •     Unbleached cotton support

Check that the material is all organic from top to bottom, filling and filling.

2) Natural Latex at natural mattress

The natural latex foam comes from the sap of the rubber tree that has been skimmed and cooked.

There are different qualities of latex:

  •     Synthetic latex
  •     Natural Latex
  •     Mixtures (variable percentage of natural latex and synthetic latex)

In a mattress, the natural latex is interesting because it is healthy, durable (20 years and more) and gives the feeling of a constant product, unlike synthetic products, which dry out and decompose.

3) Biological padding at natural mattress

Padding refers to what is inside the mattress over springs or latex foam. Padding made of organic cotton or wool are the ones you can meet when you want to buy a natural or healthy mattress.

The fibers soften the surface of a spring mattress or natural latex. Most natural mattresses are quite firm. Natural latex is a relatively stiff rubbery foam. It is necessary to fill the mattress to improve comfort.

Warning – wool as flame retardant does NOT work.

Wool is a natural flame retardant, but it burns well. Most organic mattress manufacturers claim that wool passes fire protection tests. We tested wool of 560 g of thickness, and even of 850 g. Both did not pass the tests. We have not tested wool thicker because beyond the surface of the mattress becomes very rigid and offers no comfort.

Leading suppliers in the industry have informed us that all the manufacturers they know are working with 280g thick wool reinforced with flame retardant fibers (boric acid) and are putting wool ahead as a better fire protection. The majority of representatives ignore this point. Read our blog on wool.

4) No springs or coils at natural mattress

The least expensive solution is to choose a coil mattress with natural padding. However, it is not the healthiest mattress.

The springs act as an incubator for mites and molds because it is both dark and damp. That’s why spring mattresses double their weight after ten years. Dead skin, excrement of mites and dust accumulate there.

A solid foam mattress like a natural latex mattress is ideal in that it has no open area where mites can reproduce and accumulate. There will always be mites, but the goal is to reduce them to a “normal” level.

5) flame retardants at natural mattress

Each mattress sold in the United States must contain a self-timer in sufficient quantity to withstand the flame of a 60 cm wide torch for 70 seconds.

Only a medical prescription can allow you to buy a mattress without a self-timer.

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