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Best organic mattress: 10 natural mattresses that are eco-friendly and non-toxic

These best organic mattresses get our approval when it comes to quality, impact on the environment, and the restful sleep you're about to have every single night

best organic mattress Saatva Zenhaven mattress
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You're always looking to live your life a little healthier and sustainably, and it's never been easier to bring the lifestyle to your bedroom. We're talking about the best organic mattresses, and it seems like there are more options than ever that cater to showcasing the best in natural mattresses. 

Of course, that begs the question, what is an organic mattress?  Like the food you buy and the organic buzzwords you see carrying over into your favorite clothes and soft goods, many of the same certifications apply to mattresses as well. An organic mattress is made with organic and non-toxic materials, and will usually have undergone rigorous testing and certifications to back up its product. 

Organic mattresses offer a range of benefits beyond the typical pressure relief and temperature regulating features we typically seek out when choosing the best mattress for your needs. They're eco-friendly, produce less VOCS (and off-gassing odors), helpful for individuals with sensitive skin or allergies, naturally sleep cooler, and are ultimately longer lasting due to higher quality materials. They tend to feature organic cotton, wool, latex, and bamboo.

We set out on a journey to catalog the top options when it comes to choosing the best organic mattress you can buy, taking into account their materials, special features, and who they might suit best. They're a great choice for being more sustainable at home. Most of our picks feature latex and wool, and if you're searching for vegan mattresses, well, we've denoted if the mattress of your choice is vegan, or available without wool or feathers.

Don't forget to flip your mattress, protect your mattress with one of the best mattress protectors and to continue the eco-friendly choices by opting for sustainable bedding, too.

Best organic mattresses of 2022

Best mattress Avocado Green mattressH&G gold badge

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Best organic mattress you can buy

Specifications

RRP: $1,399-$3,199
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Depth: 11"
Type: Hybrid
Comfort: Medium firm
Sleep Trial: 1 year
Warranty: 25-year limited
Eco Credentials : GOLS certified organic latex, GOTS certified organic wool, GOTS certified organic cotton, MadeSafe, GREENGUARD Gold, Formaldehyde Free Certified, FSC, Climate Neutral, Responsible Wool Standard, Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX
Vegan?: Available

Reasons to buy

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Latex rubber is sustainably harvested
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Radically transparent specs
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Good for side and back sleepers
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No harmful fire retardants
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25-year guarantee and 1 year sleep trial
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Optional pillowtop
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Vegan option available

Reasons to avoid

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May be too firm for some
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In home delivery, extra

Avocado Green has come the de facto pick for all things organic sleep, and they're a carbon-negative business meaning they voluntarily offset more than 100% of their emissions, from resource extraction to shipping. Each mattress is handmade in LA,  and comes with a lengthy list of eco-credentials regarding the materials and processes to make your new mattress. It's also ace at sleeping cool and offers relief from aches and pains.

The Avocado Green Mattress is made with a combination of GOTS-certified cotton and wool (though a wool-free vegan option is available too), plus latex that has been responsibly and sustainably harvested.  The mattress is hand-tufted in up to 32 locations to bind the various layers together, without any chemical adhesives, and it improves durability.

The top latex layer is gently yielding and sits on top of a layer of tempered steel coils, while five zones support different areas of the body to give overall comfort and prevent motion transfer. 

The mattress is a medium-firm, the company puts it at 7 out of 10 on the scale, so a good option for back and lighter side snoozers as well as stomach sleepers.  We noticed it offers great support on your back and stomach and when you flip to the side, the mattress molds to you without that sinking feeling that makes it hard to get back out.  Those looking for additional comfort will be delighted to know there's an option to opt for a European-style pillowtop, which offers an additional two-inch cradling layer of latex rubber foam for even better pressure relief. However, it does come at an extra cost.

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Birch Luxe mattressH&G gold badge

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An organic mattress that sleeps cool

Specifications

RRP: $1,849- $3,249
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Depth: 11.5"
Type: Hybrid
Comfort: Medium-Firm
Sleep trial: 100 nights
Warranty: 25 years
Eco Certifications: GOLS certified organic latex, GOTS certified organic cotton, Wool Integrity NZ, GREENGUARD Gold, eco-INSTITUT, FSC, Rainforest Alliance, Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX
Vegan? : No

Reasons to buy

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3 organic cashmere and wool comfort layers
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Zoned lumbar support for enhanced contouring
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Great edge support
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Sleeps cool and moisture-wicking

Reasons to avoid

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May be too soft for some

The Birch Luxe Natural Mattress is everything you could want in a mattress: it sleeps cool, features luxurious eco-friendly materials (cashmere anyone?) and offers the right amount of support, just where you need it. 

The Birch Luxe is the premium upgrade to the Birch Natural Mattress and features a quilted organic cotton Euro top with a matelassé woven cotton cover, three organic cashmere and wool comfort layers, zoned lumbar support for enhanced contouring, and full edge support for structure. 

The Birch Luxe is well-suited to all sleep types with a medium-firm feel, though some reviewers found it too soft for their liking. The bed itself is naturally cooling and temperature regulating, with its combination of cotton cover, ultra-fine cashmere, naturally hygroscopic wool, and buoyant Talalay latex that allows for better airflow. 

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Saatva Zenhaven mattressH&G gold badge

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A latex mattress that offers excellent pressure relief

Specifications

RRP: $1,574- $3,370
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King
Depth: 10"
Type: Latex
Comfort: Luxury Plush or Gentle Firm
Sleep trial: 365 days
Warranty: Lifetime
Eco certifications: GOTS certified organic cotton and wool
Vegan?: No

Reasons to buy

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Free set up and mattress removal
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Enhanced lumbar support to keep your back from sinking out of alignment
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Flippable design for either luxury plush or gentle firm feel

Reasons to avoid

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Certifications not listed, but marketed as organic
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Requires a solid base support or warranty could be voided

While we tend to gravitate toward hybrid designs, if you're looking for a completely latex design, the Saatva Zenhaven mattress is made from 100% natural latex, which is organic, hypoallergenic and antimicrobial.  The latex is also far more durable, breathable and buoyant than any type of polyurethane foam. 

The Zenhaven utilizes five different zones of varying latex density, such as increased lumbar region support and a latex support core for added durability. A layer of New Zealand wool serves as a nontoxic flame retardant barrier while the breathable cotton cover is treated with Guardin, a nontoxic, botanical antimicrobial treatment to inhibit any mold or mildew growth. 

The design is flippable, depending on your desired firmness. Though most sleepers opt for luxury plush for a zero-gravity feel, those looking for a firmer mattress will enjoy the gentle firm, which Saatva claims is 18% firmer to give stomach and back sleepers more uplifting, pressure-free support. 

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Best mattress Plushbeds Botanical Bliss latex mattressH&G gold badge

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A latex mattress with interchangeable comfort layers

Specifications

RRP: $2,799-$4,598
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King, Split Queen
Depth: 9", 10" or 12"
Type: Latex
Comfort: Medium, firm or dual firmness
Sleep Trial: 100 nights
Warranty: 25 years
Eco Credentials: GOLS certified organic latex, GOTS certified organic wool, GOTS certified organic cotton, GREENGUARD Gold, FSC, eco-INSTITUT, Control Union, USDA Organic
Vegan?: Available

Reasons to buy

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Very customizable with preferred thickness and comfort level
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Made with organic materials
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The cover can be unzipped to create different levels of firmness
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Breathable
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Bouncy  

Reasons to avoid

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Mattress is heavy, making it tedious to swap around latex layers
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Does not isolate motion as well as memory foam

The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss offers one of the most customizable options in terms of depth and firmness, and even size, to find the best mattress for your sleep needs — and it's completely organic. 

The latex mattress is hand-crafted with a GOTS certified organic cotton cover, over 10 pounds of temperature-regulating GOTs certified wool (also a natural flame retardant), and three layers of latex, including a Talalay latex layer for comfort, followed by two Dunlop latex layers for pressure support. The depth of each layer depends on the mattress thickness you choose, with the thickest 12" mattress also featuring a layer of latex. 

The mattress is available in both medium and medium- firm comfort levels; however you can unzip the cover to rotate and further customize the layers of latex. The interchangeable layers make it a top pick for all sleep styles, and those unsure about which mattress firmness to choose. And if you have a partner who prefers a completely different mattress feeling, the availability of split queen, king, and California king models ensures that everyone can sleep happy.

The Latex offers a buoyant feeling that gently cradles the pressure points of your body for a responsive feel that won't leave you feeling like you're sinking.  However, you may experience some motion transfer. 

For those looking for a vegan option, the Natural Bliss Mattress (opens in new tab) is comparable in construction and design and uses a combination of hydrated silica and plant fibers as a natural fire barrier instead of wool.

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Nest Bedding Owl natural latex hybrid

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5. Nest Bedding Owl Natural Latex Hybrid

A latex mattress built to last

Specifications

RRP: $1,399-$2,499
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Depth: 12"
Type: Hybrid
Comfort: Plush, Medium, or Firm
Sleep Trial: 1 year
Warranty: Lifetime
Eco Credentials: OEKO-TEX® 100% Natural Dunlop Latex, Certi-PUR Transitional Comfort Foam
Vegan?: No

Reasons to buy

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Made to order in 12-16 business days
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Option to purchase a replacement comfort layer in future to not replace entire mattress
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Dual firmness option in king/cal king sizes

Reasons to avoid

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Recommended to rotate mattress every six months
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Does feature foam

Could the Nest Bedding Owl Natural Latex Hybrid be the very last mattress you ever buy? In addition to a lifetime warranty, Nest Bedding uniquely offers the ability to swap out a new comfort layer, called the Lifetime Renewal Exchange (opens in new tab), which  can be redeemed either during your first 365-night trial period or years after. 

This effectively extends the lifespan of your mattress and keeps mattresses out of landfills. 

The latex hybrid is available in three comfort layers: firm, medium, and soft according to your sleep preferences. Couples who sleep on a King or California King bed will have the option to split layers. The latex utilizes a method referred to as Continuous Pour, which evenly distributes latex particles within the manufacturing process and creates the most consistent density possible. It is suggested to rotate or flip the comfort layer every six months to distribute wear evenly.  

Below the natural Dunlop latex comfort layer, the reinforced steel coils are sandwiched between an eco-friendly Certi-PUR transitional comfort foam and a support base foam, that is purely structural. 

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Awara Premier Latex Hybrid MattressH&G gold badge

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6. Awara Premier Latex Hybrid Mattress

A well-priced organic pick with a luxurious pillowtop

Specifications

RRP: $1,099- $1,799
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Depth: 12"
Type: Latex Hybrid
Comfort: Medium
Trial: 1 year
Warranty: Forever
Eco Credentials: Certi-PUR US, Rainforest Alliance certification
Vegan?: No

Reasons to buy

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Extra bounce from thick 4" latex layer
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Plush Euro-top layer made with organic cotton and wool
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Good temperature control
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10 trees are donated for every mattress purchased
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Forever Warranty

Reasons to avoid

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Not GOTS/GOLS certified

The Awara  Premier Latex Hybrid Mattress is all-natural, organic, and non-toxic, and is insanely well-priced among it's competitors. A queen costs just over $1,500!  In this design, organic Dunlop latex and innerspring coils create a cool, natural night's sleep.

The Awara mattress is a medium firmness mattress and provides more "give" than other latex hybrids on the market. The Premier uses a 4" layer of Dunlop latex at the top (the thickest of any latex hybrid on the market). As a result, it makes an excellent pick for any side and stomach sleepers, as well as an excellent choice for lighter-weight back sleepers (or anyone under 200 lbs).

Plus, since it's a hybrid, the motion transfer won't be as good as a memory foam mattress, but you'll make up for it with extra bounce and edge support. 

While latex is known to be more breathable than memory foam, the coil spring base promotes even more airflow, which will soothe hot sleepers.

Organic materials
The certified-organic cotton cover is filled with a naturally fire-retardant wool comfort layer. It is free of chemical flame retardants, formaldehyde, and polyurethane-based foams.

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Naturepedic chorus mattressH&G silver badge

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An organic innerspring mattress for mattress traditionalists

Specifications

RRP: $1,399- $2,799
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Depth: 10"
Type: Innerspring
Comfort: Medium-Firm
Trial: 90 days
Warranty: 10 years
Eco Certifications: GOTS, Made-Safe, UL/Greenguard
Vegan?: No

Reasons to buy

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Latex-free for those who may be allergic
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Support coils made without any glue adhesives 

Reasons to avoid

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Edge support could be better
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Faint wool smell at beginning

It's true that the organic mattress industry is dominated by latex models, but that isn't always the case. Naturepedic may be most well-known for its eco-friendly baby bedding, but their organic mattress collection, including the Naturepedic Chorus Mattress, a traditional innerspring, is one of the best organic and non-toxic options you can buy. The universal design with a firmer comfort level should suit most slep types. 

The top cover is made from organic wool, organic cotton, and PLA (a fiber made from non-GMO sugarcane), followed by a layer of micro-coils designed to help relieve pressure. The combination of natural cotton fiberfill and an inner coil construction also makes it very breathable. 

Naturepedic manufactures its own encased coils, made of high carbon content steel, heat-tempering, and extra turns to ensure long-lasting durability and good motion isolation. They also manufacture mattresses that are made without adhesives or glues. 

Due to the organic nature, some buyers have noted an initial farm-like smell due to the wool that does dissipate, and others mentioned the edge support could be better. 

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Essentia Classic 8 mattress

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8. Essentia Classic Eight Organic Mattress

A new type of fully organic memory foam

Specifications

RRP: $3,382-$7,345
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Depth: 8" or 10"
Type: Latex memory foam
Comfort: Firm
Trial: 120 days
Warranty: 20 years
Eco Certifications: GOLS certified organic latex, GOTS certified organic cotton, Made-Safe, UL/Greenguard
Vegan?: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Made with proprietary latex foam that is cooler and more responsive than conventional memory foam
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Fully vegan and hypoallergenic
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Sleeps cooler

Reasons to avoid

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On the thin side
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May be too firm for side sleepers

Canadian mattress brand Essentia prides itself on being the only maker of organic natural memory foam mattresses. The secret: latex replicates the feeling that memory foam lovers just can't and won't give up. And this latex-based foam sleepers cooler and reacts faster.

The natural memory foam utilizes Hevea milk, known as the Milky white "sap" of the Rubber tree, collected much like Maple tree sap, that is mixed with other essential natural and organic ingredients that once combined help to achieve the distinctive feel and proper consistency. 

The Classic 8 mattress is best for stomach and back sleepers and offers a firm feel that molds to your body to offer excellent pressure relief and spinal alignment. It also sleeps cool, with the ability to sleep up to 3 degrees cooler than your internal body temperature over an 8-hour sleep cycle. 

In addition to being vegan, the mattress is allergy friendly and hypoallergenic, and completely resistant to dust mites and other allergens. 

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Best mattress Avocado Organic Luxury Plush Mattress

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9. Avocado Organic Luxury Plush Mattress

An ultra-luxurious plush mattress

Specifications

RRP: $2,799- $8,798
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Queen, King, California King, Split King
Depth: 13.25" or 17"
Type: Hybrid
Comfort: Standard or Plush
Sleep trial: 1 year
Warranty: 25 years
Eco Credentials: GOLS certified organic latex, GOTS certified organic wool, GOTS certified organic cotton, MadeSafe, GREENGUARD Gold, Formaldehyde Free Certified, FSC, Climate Neutral, Responsible Wool Standard, Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX
Vegan: No

Reasons to buy

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Up to 21 layers of organic and natural latex, wool, mohair, silk, flax, and cotton, combined with individually pocketed coils arranged in five zones for support and motion isolation.
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Optional pillow top for added plushness
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Good for partners of restless sleepers
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Includes In-home setup (and mattress removal) 
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Certified B-Corp and carbon neutral
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In home set up 

Reasons to avoid

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Very expensive
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Requires deep-pocketed sheets 
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Needs to be rotated
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Not for those looking for firm mattresses ( ie. stomach sleepers)

If you're after an indulgent treat and a certain cloud-like feeling, Avocado's softest design ever features up to 21 layers of premium organic materials including organic and natural latex, wool, mohair, silk, flax, and cotton.  It's appropriately named the Organic Luxury Plush Mattress, and it also has up to 3,136 individually pocketed coils arranged in five zones for support and motion isolation. 

The mattress is rated at medium-soft, and customers have referred to it as "magic," "divine" and "blissful," noting its perfect combination of firmness and support.  Now, if you want a full-on soft mattress, you can add on an additional pillow top, which pushes the mattress to 17" thick, and also features a second layer of low-profile pocketed coils in the topper for added contouring support. 

Both versions will require deep-pocketed sheets. Also, to keep the warranty, the mattress must be rotated head-to-toe, once a month for the first six months, then every other month, to ensure even wear. 

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best organic mattress Crystal Cove mattress

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10. Brentwood Home Crystal Cove Mattress

Best vegan mattress

Specifications

RRP: $1,149-$2,398
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King, Split King
Depth: 13"
Type: Dual-Sided Hybrid
Comfort: Medium and Firm
Sleep trial: 1 year
Warranty: 25 years
Eco Credentials: Greenguard Gold, CERTI-PUR-US, eco-INSTITUT-certified, Climate Neutral, FSC Latex, Fair Trade Cotton, Certified Vegan
Vegan: Yes

Reasons to buy

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No wool
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Flippable design to choose preferred sleeping surface
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Handles make it easier to flip
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Charitable component

Reasons to avoid

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Uses memory foam
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Mattress can be heavy for single person to flip

Brentwood Home's Crystal Cove hybrid mattress has a vegan-certified construction, meaning it has no wool, and bonus, was specifically designed  to keep those with active lifestyles in mind.

The Crystal Cove mattress is flippable, with a medium soft side for active recovery featuring two inches of naturally cool activated charcoal-infused plush CERTI-PUR-US memory foam. Or for a more supportive experience and additional pressure relief, flip to the gentle-firm side with 2-inches of natural Dunlop latex. Between the two materials are hundreds of individually pocketed coils that provide zoned support and edge control. 

In place of wool or any hazardous materials, the flame-retardant barrier is made from natural silica quartz — completely free from chemical flame retardants.

We also love the charitable component that comes with every Crystal Cove mattress: for each mattress purchased, Brentwood Home builds one complete Relief Bed (opens in new tab) for charity, which benefits the needs of the homeless, impoverished, shelter residents, and victims of natural disasters.

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Organic Mattress FAQ

best mattress saatva

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Why buy an organic mattress?

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People are prioritizing the use of organic mattresses in their bedrooms for a number of reasons, for both environmental and health reasons. 

They're non-toxic
The mattress industry is notoriously known for not being the most transparent about its materials and manufacturing processes, and a lot of it comes down to sneaky chemicals. Luckily, organic mattress companies are working to hold brands accountable industry wide as consumers ask more questions about how their mattresses are made.

People choose organic mattresses because they want to avoid unnecessary exposure to chemicals. They're also less likely to negatively effect those with skin sensitivities and allergies. 

Organic mattresses are made from natural products containing no pesticides. Organic mattresses will be free of any chemical flame retardants and PBDEs, formaldehyde, and benzene, and even common materials that can pose a hazard like polyurethane. Looking for certifications like MADESAFE or GOTS/GOLS ensure that the materials have been rigorously tested to be better for you. 

They have no odors
Most memory foam mattress require an offgassing period after being compressed and a gaseous odor lingers for a few days.  Many organic mattresses are GreenGuard certified, meaning they are certified to be low chemical emissions. The

They tend to sleep cooler
Whether you choose a latex mattress or a hybrid design, organic mattresses tend to sleep much cooler than memory foam designs, as latex by default is cooler than memory foam, which can trap heat. 

They're sustainably made and ethically sourced
An organic mattress should be produced with sustainability in mid.  For instance, sourcing natural, renewable materials like latex and cotton is better on the environment. They'll often be made in fair-trade environments, some use biodegradable materials, and really take into account their environmental impact by working to offset their carbon footprint, and working to keep product out of landfills. 


What to look for in an organic mattress

A mattress can be labeled and marketed as organic if it contains just 30% organic material. For instance, material callouts with plant-derived material or "bamboo" that is actually rayon. To recognize if your mattress is partially organic or fully (the ideal), you'll want to look for the following. 

No chemical-based flame retardant chemicals
Instead look for wool, or other natural alternatives such as natural graphite powder or hydrated silica

Made with certified organic materials
Check that the mattress in its entirety is organic, and not just the cotton cover. Look for cotton, wool and latex, certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) Certified cotton or wool, GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) Certified Latex, and CERTIPUR-US foams if you can't part with memory foam

Common ECO Certifications:
The most common eco-certifications

  • Global Organic Textile Standard (opens in new tab) (GOTS): A GOTS organic label is the gold standard when it comes to textiles like cotton and wool, and requires that 95 percent of materials be certified organic and that that the other 5 percent of materials do not contain certain chemicals. Mattresses can also be given the “made with organic materials” label, which means the product contains 70 percent organic natural fibers. For certifications, mattresses must meet various ecological and social criteria, use organic fibers, cover all processing stages, and meet a third-party certification. 
  • Global Organic Latex Standard (opens in new tab)