Top Organic Mattress Options Compared

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Top Organic Mattress Options Compared
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Thinking of an organic mattress in near future?

We went in depth to compare organic brands and options  in terms of quality and value. See how top organic mattresses compare in content, reviews, guarantees and pricing to find your perfect match.

Comparing Organic Mattresses

Organic and green bedding is a rapidly growing industry, as consumers become more concerned about household chemicals and earth friendly products. There are several mattress brands aiming to be greener as a result, but there is a difference between “green” and “organic” that is important to understand.

Organic in Practice

Organic can only be used to refer to products or materials that have been certified organic by a recognized certifying body.

Qualifications can vary somewhat, but generally organic means a material was grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, processed without harmful ingredients, and farmed/manufactured in a way that is both environmentally-friendly and not harmful to people as well. The certification process is usually very rigorous and often expensive.

Most mattresses in this category feature certified organic materials that are put together into the finished mattress. It is very difficult to get the final, finished mattress certified organic as a whole for several reasons, which is why there are few fully “certified organic mattresses” – rather there are mattresses made with organic materials.

Designations like green or eco-friendly or natural on the other hand have different meanings than organic. Green and eco-friendly are not regulated words, so they have a wide variety of potential meanings, from “better than the traditional alternative” to virtually nothing. Natural also doesn’t mean organic, and in cases like latex foam, can even mean only a percentage of natural materials are used.

Organic Certifications

If you are concerned about getting a truly organic mattress for whatever reason, it is important to look at all the materials within the mattress and to be sure that each item has a legitimate certification.

The standards used to accredit organic products might include USDA National Organic Program/NOP, Global Organic Textile Standard/GOTS, Global Organic Latex Standard/GOLS and others. Certification bodies ensure a product or producer meet these standards.

Many companies promote organic mattresses, but use only certified organic covers, with “natural” foams, latex or other support materials making up the majority of the bed. If all organic is important to you, then don’t forget to ask about each layer’s certifications.

Comparing Organic Mattress Lines

Below is a comparative overview of top companies promoting organic mattresses. We’ve included information on mattress type, materials, options, claimed certifications, prices and product guarantees for quick comparison.

Here’s a key for the certification/standards abbreviations in the chart below:

  • CU = Control Union (Certified Organic)
  • GOLS = Global Organic Latex Standard (Standards for Certification)
  • GOTS = Global Organic Textile Standard (Standards for Certification)
  • OCS = Organic Content Standard (Certified Organic)
  • OTCO = Oregon Tilth (Certified Organic)
  • QAI = Quality Assurance International (Certified Organic)
  • OT1 = Oeko-Tex 100 Standard (Emissions/Chemicals)
  • EI = Eco-Institut Certified (Emissions/Chemicals)
  • TUV = TUV Rhineland Certified (Emissions/Chemicals)
  • GG = GreenGuard Certified (Emissions/Chemicals)
  • QUL = Quality Association for Environmentally-Agreeable Latex Mattresses (Emissions/Chemicals)

Brand

Mattress Types

Organic Options

Materials

Certifications

Pricing From (Queen)

Guarantees

Astrabeds

Latex

4 Models

Custom firmness from soft to firm

Organic Latex, Organic Wool, Organic Cotton

CU/GOLS- Latex

EI/TUV- Latex

OTCO- Wool

OCS- Cotton Cover

Organic Latex

$1799 – $2999

25 (10) yr

90 days return/exchange

FloBeds

Latex

3 Models

Custom firmness from soft to firm

Natural Latex, Organic Wool, Organic Cotton

OT1 – Latex, wool

QUL/TEV – Wool

? – Cotton

Natural Latex – $1999 – $2899

20 yr layer swap (100 days)

100 days return/exchange

Lifekind

Spring & Latex

8 Models

Medium to firm

Springs, Organic Latex, Natural Wool, Organic Cotton

GG – Mattresses

OTCO- Cotton

GOLS – Latex

OT1 – Latex

Springs

$2995 – $3595

Latex

$2495 – $5695

20 yr (10)

90 days exchange

Naturepedic

Spring & Latex

12 Models

Plush to firm, custom options

Springs, Organic Latex, Organic Cotton, Organic Wool, Plant Fiber

GG/GOTS – Mattresses

GOLS- Latex

OCS/GOTS – Wool

OCS – Cotton

Springs

$1999-$6999

All-Latex $4499

20 yr (10)

120 days 50% exchange

OMI Organipedic

Latex & Spring

11 Models

Medium to firm

Springs, Organic Latex, Natural Wool, Organic Cotton

GG – Mattresses

OTCO- Cotton, Cover

GOLS – Latex

OT1 – Latex

Springs

$2795 – $3395

Latex

$2195 – $9395

20 yr (10)

No returns

Royal-Pedic

Latex & Spring

8 Models

Plush to firm

Springs, Organic Cotton, Natural Wool, Natural Latex

? – Cotton

Not Provided

10 yr

14 days return

SavvyRest

Latex & Wool

4 Models

Custom firmness from soft to firm

Natural/Organic Latex, Organic Wool, Organic Cotton

GOLS – Latex (Dunlop only)

EI/GG – Latex (Dunlop only)

OT1 – Latex

OTCO- Wool, cotton

Wool

$2099

Organic Latex

$2899 – $3899

30 days to 20 (10) years

90 day exchange only

As you can see in comparisons, not all of offerings feature only organic materials. Some opt for natural versions of latex or wool that aren’t certified organic, or incorporate other materials. From the organic brands above, there are two main categories of mattresses, innersprings and latex foam.

Among innerspring beds, Naturepedic, OMI, and Lifekind (made by OMI) all feature options with organic latex, wool and/or cotton over springs. All have some type of emissions/chemical certifications as well.

Naturepedic’s organic queen-size spring mattresses start at $1999, with OMI from $2795 and Lifekind from $2995. All have similar warranties and only accept exchanges.

Among latex beds, Astrabeds, Lifekind, OMI, Naturepedic, and Savvyrest use certified organic latex and organic cotton in some or all of their mattresses. Astrabeds, Naturepedic, and SavvyRest also use certified organic wool.

Prices for organic queen-size latex mattresses start at $1799 with Astrabeds, $2195 with OMI, $2495 with Lifekind, $2899 with SavvyRest and $4499 with Naturepedic. The brands’ warranties all range from 20-25 years with 10 years of full coverage, though only Astrabeds allows returns. Lifekind, Naturepedic and SavvyRest offer exchanges only, and OMI appears to accept no returns.

This guide is designed to help make direct comparisons between brands a little simpler. Determining which mattress is best for you will depend on your preference for materials and firmness levels, what type of guarantees you require, and your budget.

Let us know if you have any mattress questions below, and we will also have organic mattress comparisons and reviews coming soon so stay tuned!

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