Best Organic Mattress of 2020

Organic mattresses are now more popular than ever. With climate change and pollution issues being at the forefront of everyone’s minds, people try to do their part in being responsible.

But the best thing about natural and organic mattresses is that if they’re good for the planet, they’re even better for your health.  

That’s why we decided to help you find the best organic mattress on the market. The kind of mattress that will not only do good for the environment but for your health as well.

Best Organic Mattresses of 2020

Before we jump into organic mattress certifications, let’s have a look at our recommended organic mattresses.

Summary 

Mattress Type Firmness Price for a queen-size Trial and Warranty
The Avocado Green Mattress Dunlop Latex Hybrid Medium-Firm or Firm $1399 1-year sleep trial & 25-year warranty
The Botanical Bliss Mattress Dunlop Latex Medium or Medium-Firm $1499 100-night sleep trial & 25-year warranty
The Cedar Natural Luxe Mattress Dunlop Latex Hybrid Medium-Soft $1499 1-year sleep trial and 25-year warranty
Eco Terra Mattress Talalay Latex Hybrid Medium or Medium-Firm $1049 90-night trial and 15-year warranty

Avocado Green Mattress

avocado green mattress

Avocado use only 100% certified materials that they source from their own farms. They harvest their GOLS organic certified latex from their own plantations and their GOTS organic certified wool from a herding collective they jointly own. They also make their mattresses in their own factory in the USA. This makes Avocado a very impressive self-sufficient and sustainable brand. 

Avocado is also a member of 1% For The Planet®. This means they’re committed to giving 1% of their corporate revenues to non-profit organizations that help to protect our environment. 

The Avocado Green mattress holds fourteen certifications:

  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
  • Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS)
  • USDA’s National Organic Program
  • FSC® certified
  • Climate Neutral Certified
  • Clean Energy Partner Certified
  • GreenGuard Gold Certified
  • UL Validated
  • eco-INSTITUT Tested
  • STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®: Class 1 certified
  • MADE SAFE® Certified
  • Vegan Certified
  • PETA approved
  • Green America Certified

As you can see, the list of certifications is quite impressive. This shows Avocado takes what they do seriously and why they are one of the best mattress brands out there. As they say themselves, their mission is to be the most respected source for organic beds and pillows.

Construction of the Avocado Mattress

The Avocado Green mattress comes in two options—Standard and Pillowtop. 

The Standard version comes at 11 inches tall. The mattress cover is made from organic cotton and natural wool. It’s hand-tufted in 32 places to bind the layers of the mattress together. This means there’s no need for toxic solvents or water-based adhesives.

If you pick the optional pillow top, you’ll receive an extra 2 inches of soft latex foam. It provides more cushioning and nicely conforms to your body. 

Then comes the 2-inch thick comfort layer of GOLS-certified Dunlop latex.This layer provides the mattress with great response and cooling. In addition to the wool above, this layer allows the mattress good temperature control.

Under the latex, we find the pocketed coils. These coils are strategically designed to have five zones of support; this means better pressure point relief and spine alignment, as each zone targets individual pressure points of the body. 

Another nice feature that we found on the Avocado Green mattress is two sturdy side handles. Avocado is a heavy mattress. And the handles really help when moving or adjusting it in place.

Firmness

The Standard Avocado Green mattress rates as Gentle Firm. This makes it a great choice for people of heavier weight, or strict stomach sleepers. If you’re more petite or lightweight, or you prefer to sleep on your back or side, then going for the Pillowtop option would be better. 

The Pillowtop Avocado Green mattress rates at Luxury Plush. Regardless of the name, it’s still not the softest mattress on the list. But it’s better suitable for the average sleeper compared to the Standard version.

Motion Isolation

As amazing as the Avocado Green mattress is in terms of eco-friendly materials, it’s only average at motion isolation at best. 

Overall, if you’re planning on sharing this mattress with a partner, chances are that you will feel them moving around at night.

Edge Support

What it loses in motion isolation, the Avocado Green mattress gains in edge support. The reinforced steel perimeter around the zoned pocketed coils supports the edges of the mattress very well, meaning there will be no rolling off the bed for you or your partner.

Temperature control

The Avocado Green has great temperature control. Latex and pocketed coils allow breathability and a cooling effect, whilst natural wool and organic cotton wick away moisture. Also, the firmness of the mattress means you will sleep on top of it rather than in it, reducing the risk of trapped heat.

Trial and Warranty

Avocado offers free shipping and returns. But you can opt-in for White Glove Delivery service for $199, which is a great option if you will not have help to set it up. Aside from that, Avocado gives a 1-year sleep trial and a 25-year warranty. 

PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress

PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress  

PlushBeds is not as eco-conscious as Avocado above, as they also offer mattresses that are not fully organic. However, their Botanical Bliss mattress is 100% organic and eco-friendly, which is why it’s on this list.

PlushBeds hold nine certifications:

  • USDA Organic Certified
  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
  • Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS)
  • STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
  • GreenGuard Gold Certified
  • eco-INSTITUT Tested
  • Control Union Certified
  • Forest Stewardship Council Certified
  • Rainforest Alliance Certification

The list is not as extensive as that of Avocado, but PlushBeds do hold the certifications that matter the most. Meaning, all of their latex is organic and their mattresses are free of any toxic materials. 

Construction of the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss mattress

The Botanical Bliss is an all-latex mattress. It comes in two choices of firmness—Medium and Medium-Firm. And also in three options of thickness—9 inches, 10 inches, and 12 inches tall.

The cover of Botanical Bliss is made from organic cotton with natural wool underneath. The Avocado Green mattress mentioned above, this cover has natural cooling properties. It wicks away moisture and heat, allowing better temperature control for the sleeper. 

Under the cover is three 3-inch layers of organic Dunlop latex foam. Each layer is of different firmness, allowing the mattress to be customized to fit your needs best. This is also how they are able to offer different heights of the mattress. PlushBeds simply uses thinner layers of latex.

Firmness

The two options that Botanical Bliss is available in are Medium and Medium-Firm. Medium is well-suited for lightweight and medium-weight people, as well as side sleepers and back sleepers who like a softer bed. The Medium-Firm option works better for back sleepers, people with lower back pain, and possibly stomach sleepers. 

Neither one of these firmness options suit heavy sleepers well. We’d recommend going for the Avocado Green mattress instead. 

Motion Isolation

The Botanical Bliss mattress is pretty good at motion isolation. The latex foam dampens the movement nicely; so if you’re planning on sharing your bed, this mattress is a pretty good option. 

Edge Support

The lack of pocketed coils or other reinforcement within Botanical Bliss results in a lack of edge support. With only layers of organic Dunlop latex foam, there is not much that can hold the edges up when pressure is applied; this means the mattress will collapse somewhat when sitting on the edge. The same goes for sleeping near the edge of the mattress. 

Temperature control

The Botanical Bliss is a temperature-neutral mattress. It doesn’t have amazing breathability or airflow, but it’s naturally cooling enough to avoid sleeping hot. So unless you’re a hot sleeper or tend to get night sweats, the Botanical Bliss should suit you fine.

Trial and Warranty

PlushBeds offers a 100-night sleep trial and a 25-year warranty. Which is less compared to other mattresses on this review. 

Brentwood Home Cedar Natural Luxe Mattress

Brentwood Home Cedar Natural Luxe Mattress

Brentwood Home doesn’t market itself as a niche eco-friendly and organic mattress brand like Avocado. Not all of their mattresses are organic and all-natural, but the Cedar Natural Luxe mattress is. It’s made from GOLS certified 100% organic latex, GOTS certified natural wool, and sustainably sourced cotton.

Here are the certifications the Cedar Natural Luxe mattress holds:

  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
  • Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS)
  • STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
  • GreenGuard Gold Certified

Another interesting fact about this mattress is that it features Alpaca wool, a naturally hypoallergenic fire barrier. It’s also hand-tufted, so there’s no need for chemical adhesives. And the last detail that sets it apart from others is the use of hand-crafted coconut husk buttons. They might not add any support to the structure of the mattress, but they’re definitely adorable.

Construction of the Cedar Natural Luxe mattress

The (optional) mattress topper is made from organic cotton, natural wool, and latex. It adds more contouring and comfort to the mattress, whilst wicking away moisture and excess heat. 

The top layer of the Cedar Natural Luxe mattress is a convoluted organic latex layer topped with natural Alpaca wool. The latex layer is split into three zones to provide better pressure point support and spinal alignment. 

The second layer is a 5-Zone Support Core made of pocketed coils. Each zone targets specific pressure points of the body and provides relief. The construction of the coils also enforces better airflow, improving the overall temperature control.

Firmness

The Cedar Natural Luxe mattress with the topper is rated at Medium-Soft and without the topper as Medium. The Medium-Soft option is great for lightweight sleepers and side sleepers, as it provides enough cushioning and support to ensure a healthy sleeping position. The Medium option is great for back sleepers and sleepers of average weight. 

Heavy sleepers and stomach sleepers would be better off going for the Avocado Green mattress, instead.

Motion Isolation

This mattress is not that great at motion isolation. In fact, it transfers movement quite easily. If you sleep alone, this shouldn’t be a worry for you. But if you share the bed with your partner, consider if either one of you is a restless sleeper. If yes, then you may want to look into the other options on this list, like the Botanical Bliss mattress mentioned above.

Edge Support

The Cedar Natural Luxe mattress has a reinforced perimeter surrounding the pocketed coils, which makes the edge support great. This means that you can confidently sleep on any part of the mattress and feel supported throughout.

Temperature control

This mattress is made from materials that have natural cooling properties. That, and the breathable pocketed coils, makes the Cedar Natural Luxe mattress great for hot sleepers or those who get night sweats. 

Trial and Warranty

Brentwood Home offers a 1-year sleep trial and a 25-year long warranty. Pretty much a standard for eco-friendly and organic latex hybrids.

Eco Terra Mattress

Eco Terra Mattress

Eco Terra Beds use only single-origin latex from sustainable farms in Asia. Their wool is 100% GOTS certified organic and their cotton is also 100% GOTS certified organic. Although they don’t specify where the wool and cotton is sourced, the certifications show they meet the highest of standards; this qualifies the Eco Terra mattress to be on our list.

The Eco Terra mattress holds these certifications:

  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
  • Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS)
  • STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®

The list is not nearly as extensive as that of the Avocado Green mattress or the Botanical Bliss mattress. However, the price of the Eco Terra mattress is also much lower compared to the other brands. They mainly focus on producing organic and eco-friendly mattresses without leaving a carbon footprint on our planet, and that’s good enough.

Construction of the Eco Terra mattress

The Eco Terra mattress comes in a box. Its organic cotton cover is made from 100% organic cotton with a layer of natural wool underneath. Just like all of the other mattresses on our list, this cover offers comfort and cushioning whilst naturally regulating the temperature and getting rid of any moisture.

Under the cover, we find their 100% natural Talalay latex. This 3-inch layer comes as either Medium or Medium-Firm. It allows the mattress some bounce and gentle pressure relief. It’s also naturally cooling, which is great for hot sleepers.

Under the Talalay latex, we find 8-inch tall pocketed coils. This is what provides the sleeper with more pressure point relief and proper spinal alignment. And the perimeter surrounding the structure of the Eco Terra mattress gives it support and stability.

Overall, a relatively simple design, yet effective.

Firmness

As mentioned above, the Eco Terra mattress comes in two options of firmness—Medium and Medium-Firm. The Medium is good for back sleepers and combinations sleepers. While the Medium-Firm is best for stomach sleepers and people with lower back pain.

The heavy sleepers are recommended to go for something firmer, like the Avocado Green to ensure they have proper support. And side sleepers are better off with the Botanical Bliss mattress or Cedar Natural Luxe mentioned above.

Motion Isolation

Similar to other mattresses mentioned above, the Eco Terra mattress doesn’t do great at motion isolation. The latex and the coils do transfer some movement, but that seems to be common amongst organic and natural mattresses.

Edge Support

The compressed diameter coils around the edges of the Eco Terra mattress offer very good support to the sleeper. If you’ll be sharing your bed, you don’t have to worry about sleeping on the edge. The mattress will support your weight and you won’t find yourself rolling off the bed.

Temperature control

We are not sure whether it’s the inclusion of Talalay latex or the structure of the mattress itself, but the Eco Terra performs exceptionally well at temperature control. This is one of the coolest organic mattresses on the market.

Trial and Warranty

When it comes to the sleep trial period and the warranty, Eco Terra Beds offer the worst deal compared to the other brands we mentioned. They provide only a 90-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty. Could this be reflective of the mattress’s longevity and durability? Only time will tell.

What is an organic mattress?

Organic mattress manufacturers avoid using harmful chemicals or heavy metals during the manufacturing process. Instead, they opt for all-natural materials such as organic wool or cotton. The mattress also has to contain a natural flame retardant and not have any chemical flame retardants. No mattress can be 100% organic, we consider mattresses to be “organic” when they feature 65% to 90% all-natural materials.

We chose to talk about high-quality natural latex mattresses as these are the most eco-friendly options. They use latex gathered from rubber trees and don’t contain any volatile organic compounds. 

Now, let’s have a look at a few certifications that good organic mattress companies might have.

OEKO-TEX Standard 100®

A mattress marked as OEKO-TEX Standard 100® certified is free of any toxic chemicals. OEKO-TEX Standard 100® tests for over 100 substances known to be harmful to humans.

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) ensures a mattress contains only organic and sustainably sourced fabrics (such as organic cotton). To pass this certification, the whole process needs to be approved by GOTS—from the harvesting of the raw materials to manufacturing the finished product.

GreenGuard

GreenGuard is an organization that focuses on ensuring people live in clean indoor air, free of chemicals and other pollutants. A GreenGuard certified mattress is proven to not release any toxins or pollutants into the air as you sleep, allowing you a healthy night’s rest. 

The Eco-Institut

The Eco-Institut tests various products for an extensive list of chemicals that could potentially be harmful to humans. An Eco-Institut certified mattress is sure to be practically free of any emissions and pollutants.

Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS)

Similar to GOTS mentioned above, Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) ensures latex is sourced from sustainable organic sources and undergoes eco-friendly manufacturing processes.

Rainforest Alliance

A Rainforest Alliance certified mattress contains materials that meet environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Meaning that no harm was done to the environment, the ecosystem, the wildlife, or the workers when the materials for the mattress were sourced.

Bottom Line

In this organic mattress review, we discussed our favorite brands and got into detail about what they can offer not only us but the planet as well. Most of them work very hard to build a better world by using eco-friendly and sustainable manufacturing and material-sourcing methods. And in turn, we get to have a more peaceful sleep knowing that we aided them in some way. As you can see, it is more than possible to get a new mattress that is mostly made with natural materials.

This article is for informational purposes and should not replace advice from your doctor or other medical professional.

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