When you think of an organic mattress, think of goodness. That’s because the ingredient list is so simple that there is no need for a mattress-load of toxic chemicals.
Makers of organic mattresses share in their usage of 5 or so materials. However, the way they use or combine these materials, and which ones they use, is much like a chef making a dish. A chef wouldn’t combine ingredients without a plan, neither does a mattress manufacturer.
In fact, you may not be aware, but most modern mattresses are made with certain components that allow the end product to be supportive and comfortable; this includes organic mattresses.
The overall mattress composition includes: (1) the core – which offers support; (2) padding layers – which offer insulation, support and structure; and (3) covering/ticking – offers support and insulation. Often made of many layers; the outer covering fabric is closest to your skin.
Generally in an organic mattress: (1) the core is made of natural latex, innerspring and/or a combination of both. (2) Padding layers are made with all organic cotton, all organic wool, or both. (3) covering/ticking is made with organic cotton and organic wool. To meet state and federal flammability standards organic mattresses primarily use wool beneath the top cover fabric.
The 4 key materials used in an organic mattress:
- 100% Natural Latex
- Certified Organic Wool
- Certified Organic Cotton
Notice the above list includes “certified organic” and “100% natural latex” If buying an organic mattress, make sure that you are getting 100% certified organic ingredients, read our article to learn more.