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The Certified Latex-Free Organic Mattress

Latex-Free Organic Mattress
Latex-Free Organic Mattress

Just after I found a non-toxic and very reasonably priced mattress for a client, I was asked if I knew of any non-toxic mattresses that are free of latex, either synthetic or natural.  This is such a good question that I thought a latex-free organic mattress requires a separate post.


In my “How to Find a Non-Toxic Mattress” post, I tried to help you navigate the world of mattresses.   In this post, I will talk about a specific organic mattress recommendation, Naturepedic mattresses, and why I like them (at least in theory – I have only tried a Naturepedic crib mattress, which I love).  To simplify things, I took the questions I encouraged you to ask manufacturers and asked them of this latex-free organic mattress manufacturer.

How is the mattress able to pass the Federal Open Flame Mattress Flammability Standard?


This latex-free organic mattress is able to pass the Federal flammability test in two ways. First, since it does not contain any foam made of petroleum, polyurethane foam or polyethylene foam, all of which are highly flammable, there is not much that has to be done, to begin with.  It is important to note here that in order to pass the flammability test, manufacturers do not need to stop their mattresses from igniting and burning.  They have to construct their mattress in such a way so when it burns, it releases heat under a certain threshold. For more information about the test, read here.


Second, the latex-free organic mattress has a layer of wool to reduce the heat release rate.  Wool is a natural flame retardant.  In the absence of water, it can be used to extinguish a fire.

What is the mattress barrier made of?  Are the barrier materials treated with any chemicals?


Naturepedic does not use any flame retardant barriers in any mattresses including in its latex-free organic mattresses.

What is the foam of the mattress made of?


Latex-Free Organic Mattress
Latex-Free Organic Mattress by Naturepedic

Naturepedic mattresses are multi-layered and made with certified organic wool batting, organic cotton batting, and PLA plant-based fiber batting.  PLA (polylactide) is a type of fabric derived from plants, such as corn and potatoes.  In my experience, Naturepedic is the only company that makes PLA from non-GMO potatoes. PLA used in Naturepedic mattresses has been tested for chemical emissions and does not off-gas any harmful chemicals.  According to Greenguard test, total volatile organic compounds (TVOC) were below quantifiable level.  Naturepedic showed me the test reports.  it is good to note here that Naturepedic test all their mattress materials for chemical emissions and heavy metals and was glad to show me the test results. All their mattresses are certified to the Greenguard Gold standard for gas emissions.


By the way, if you like latex foam, Naturepedic can add a layer of latex foam to your mattress.  The latex foam they use is made from rubber trees and is certified organic to the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS).  A layer of latex will add firmness to the mattress.

Is there any spring system in this mattress?


Yes, there is a spring system, made from steel that is readily recyclable.

What type of glue and dyes are used in this latex-free organic mattress?


There are no glues in the mattress as the parts and layers are sewn together.  Organic cotton and organic wool are certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), which means that not only the raw material (cotton) is organic but also that the entire supply chain (processing, manufacturing, packaging, labeling, trading, and distribution) is environmentally and socially responsible.  With that said, there are no dyes in the mattress materials.  Cotton is bleached with hydrogen peroxide, a non-toxic alternative to chlorine bleach.

Where are the non-toxic mattresses made?  Are there other types of mattresses made in the facility?


The raw materials come from different parts of the world but the Naturepedic latex-free organic mattresses are assembled and hand-sewn in Ohio by the Amish.  Because Naturepedic makes only organic mattresses in their facility, there is no danger of cross contamination.

And lastly about the price and where to buy:


Naturepedic website

Please use the discount code IREAD5 at the checkout to get 5% off.  It is valid through August 31, 2019.


Are you concerned about buying on the Internet?


To reduce the anxiety of buying a mattress without trying it out, Naturepedic has made it as easy as possible.  The shipping is only $99.  If you are not satisfied with the level of firmness you chose, you can swap layers for free to adjust the firmness.  If you change your mind about the latex-free organic mattress and want a different one, you can return it for 50% credit toward a different mattress.

How can I become even more informed?


Consider hiring me as a consultant whether you need help finding your perfect mattress or need a piece of mind.

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13 thoughts on “The Certified Latex-Free Organic Mattress”

  1. Thank you for the good information you compiled here. I am searching for non-toxic mattress. Very confusing all the available information on the net. Have you come across the Saatva mattresses; they seem popular with high quality materials for a below average price but I don’t know whether they have toxic materials.

  2. Hi, Thank you so much for your page… so much good stuff. i read on here before about the mattresses and I wanna say that I read another recommendation of a mattress company besides naturepedic. they had these thick rolled up futon style mattresses!? can you jog my memory if I read about them here? it doesn’t come up with a search. Thanks Irina!! 🙂

  3. I am allergic to Latex, but very much want a 100% Organic mattress. After thorough reading of their website info, I learned that Naturepedic mattresses are made from Organic Latex. :/ Does anyone know of an Organic NON-Latex mattress?

  4. Hi thank you for the great information!
    Just so you know all potatoes are non-gmo, it is corn that is most likely gmo based.

    1. Yes, you are right that corn is much more likely to be GMO than potatoes. GMO potatoes have been recently created but I am not sure about the marketable status. Even McDonald rejected them. ~Irina

  5. what about Saatva mattresses. I am allergic to latex and want an environmental friendly mattress.

    Please reply.

  6. But if you are allergic to latex you may also be allergic to potatoes.
    Any mattresses w/out latex or potato?

  7. Hi,

    Please Help!! I’m having trouble finding a firm LATEX FREE Mattress. I do have the allergy when I touch latex. I break out when I sit on some Mattress. Any recommendations on where I can find a mattress and Where shop for one?

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