Nowadays, there is so much emphasis on going “green” and returning to more natural ways of living. I’ll admit, it’s important to me too, and I buy organic produce and meats, prefer real sugar to sweeteners, and dress in all natural fibers like cotton and wool. We don’t use chemical cleaners in our home in favor of vinegar and citrus, and we’re looking into purchasing a hybrid vehicle. Usually, all this natural stuff can be significantly more expensive than the traditional man-made items. Do you need to spend $5,000 on a specially made organic mattress? Not when you can get a great latex mattress for less than you think.
Whether it’s an allergy issue, product sensitivities, or you just like the idea of knowing what is in your home and on your body, the next step to purifying your life might just be your mattress. It can be hard (and ridiculously expensive) to go out and find an all organic mattress (and they might not be too comfortable either). While we don’t have an all cotton or all wool mattress, we do have choices that can be healthier for the environment, as well as healthier for you. Check it out:
- We have a variety of latex mattresses from Nature’s Way and King Koil Contour Response. These mattresses have no coils, they have a base foam instead, with layers of latex atop that base foam to add support and comfort.
- Within the King Koil Contour Response Collection, the Opulent and the Essence are all latex. They have a 7″ Dunlop (man-made) latex core, with Talalay (natural, as in from the tree) latex padding layers. The Glorious, Harmonious, and Lavish have the same Dunlop core and Talalay padding, but they also have memory foam padding layers also, which is a man-made polyurethane foam.
- Some of our mattresses, such as the Renaissance Euro Box Top, have bamboo covers. Bamboo is soft, resilient, breathable, and renewable.
- If you don’t mind man-made, but don’t want all the toxic chemicals, Comforpedic may be your brand. Their entire line-up of memory foam beds are CertiPUR-US certified, which indicates that there are no toxic or questionable materials within their mattresses. They are also great because they last for so long (they have 25-year warranties), you won’t have to replace (and throw out) the mattress for almost twice as long as a regular bed.
- Concerned about polyurethane foams? There may be some off-gassing, it’s just part of the process. However, King Koil’s Everlast foam (which is in almost all of their beds) is 58% soy based, so it’s a more natural polyurethane than is offered by other brands.
There are many options to try to rid your life of unhealthy chemicals and processes, and more are coming out every day. We will keep you updated as we get new “green” beds in.