A growing number of people are concerned about the chemicals many companies use to make mattresses, and for good reason. Here are the best organic, and non-toxic, mattresses you can buy online.
Table of Contents
- The best organic mattresses: our top picks
- Plushbeds Botanical Bliss Mattress
- Savvy Rest Serenity and Earthspring Mattresses
- Naturepedic EOS Trilux Mattress
- Avocado Green / Vegan Mattress [Staff Tested]
- Soaring Heart
- Swiss Dream Beds
- Eco Terra Latex Mattress
- More reading
We spent over 120 hours reviewing more than 40 mattresses, a process that involved contacting and interviewing manufacturers and cataloging the most important mattress certifications. We also sent a latex sample from our top pick to Duke University to confirm the product is free of flame retardants.
In compiling this list, mattress brands with these certifications were given extra points.
- Green America
- Greenguard Gold
- kbA and/or kbT certifications
The best organic mattresses: our top picks
Plushbeds Botanical Bliss Mattress
Highlights: Carries impressive eco-certifications, like Greenguard Gold, GOLS, GOTS, and Eco-Institut at a price that is better than many competitors. LeafScore tested to be free of flame retardants.
PlushBeds is offering LeafScore readers $100 off their purchase using coupon code LEAF100 at checkout. The coupon stacks with ongoing sales.
Organic materials: Organic Dunlop latex or Vita Talalay latex (GOLS), GOLT organic cotton, organic wool.
The Botanical Bliss is an adjustable, organic mattress that is suitable for most sleep types.
PlushBeds also offer the Vegan Natural Bliss Natural Latex Mattress made with the same natural materials but without the wool.
We have used the Botanical Bliss at home for years now, here is a video of the mattress in action.
Savvy Rest Serenity and Earthspring Mattresses
Highlights: Excellent, affordable, organic, non-toxic, GOTS certified, customizable mattresses from an employee owned manufacturer. Donated over 3,200 pillows to local domestic violence shelters
Savvy Rest is offering LeafScore readers 20% off their purchase using coupon code LEAFSCORE at checkout.
Organic materials: Organic Dunlop latex or Vita Talalay latex (GOLS), GOLT organic cotton, organic wool.
If you’re looking for a combination of quality, cost, customization, reputation, social responsibility, and eco-friendly credentials, Savvy Rest is a great option for a mattress. Savvy Rest’s “Serenity” mattress can be customized for all sleep styles, including back, side, and stomach sleepers.
Savvy Rest’s layered organic mattresses are GOTS-certified organic and are manufactured in a fully GOTS-certified facility. They offer both GOLS-certified organic Dunlop latex and Vita Talalay latex, which is certified as Cradle to Cradle GOLD, a measure of its health impact, level of material re-use, water stewardship, and social fairness. The latex is sourced from rubber tree plantations that adhere to sustainable forestry practices.
Savvy Rest is employee-owned and boast B Corp status (none of the other mattress companies have this currently), and offset emissions through the Carbon Fund. The major downside with Savvy Rest is the lack of a company return policy.
Naturepedic EOS Trilux Mattress
Highlights: An affordable, non-toxic, eco-friendly, and customizable vegan mattress. Made in Ohio by Amish craftsmen.
Naturepedic is offering LeafScore readers 15% off their purchase using coupon code LEAFSCORE15 at checkout.
Note: We chose Naturepedic as our top pick for reusable cloth face masks due to their commitment to quality and affordable price.
The Naturepedic EOS® (Ergonomic Organic Sleep) Series includes the Trilux, which is an affordable, non-toxic, eco-friendly, and customizable mattress that can be made 100% vegan upon request. Made in the USA, this mattress features certified organic cotton in addition to three layers of GOLS latex. All of the materials used in Naturepedic mattresses are certified organic and the finished mattresses are GOTS certified and Greenguard Gold certified.
Naturepedic mattresses are made in Ohio by Amish craftsmen in a GOTS-certified factory using fair labor practices. Unlike most mattress companies, where possible, Naturepedic’s certifications are written to the company themselves, not for outside suppliers.
The EOS Trilux has a 20-year warranty and a reputation for being very comfortable!
As you can see, this mattress is a lot more expensive than PlushBeds Natural Bliss Vegan Mattress and the Avocado Vegan Mattress, which start at $999 and $959 respectively.
Highlights: Eco-friendly highly customizable mattresses for a reasonable price! GOTS and GOLS certified with a 20 year warranty.
Organic materials: 100 percent natural GOLS certified Dunlop latex, GOTS certified organic cotton and organic wool.
Obasan is a relative newcomer to the mattress market but has shaken things up for the better! Their customized latex mattresses offer excellent value for money and make things super simple: just plug in some data about your sleep preferences, height, and so forth and their algorithm churns out three recommendations tailored to your needs. For all the ease this provides, however, it would still be nice if you could customize things manually.
Obasan uses GOTS certified organic cotton and organic wool and GOLS certified organic Dunlop latex, and they offer almost unparalleled customizability (only Savvy Rest has a similar level of choice).
Avocado Green / Vegan Mattress [Staff Tested]
Highlights: One of the best eco-friendly mattress options from an eco-friendly company! We rate Avocado as our top pick for a Vegan mattress, but this mattress is also an excellent choice for side sleepers as it is one of the few non-toxic mattresses that utilizes metal springs for enhanced support.
Organic materials: 100 percent natural Dunlop latex, Oeko-Tex and GOTS certified New Zealand wool, recycled steel coils, GOTS-certified organic cotton and food-grade polypropylene fabric (non-woven and non-toxic) to encase the coils.
We were lucky enough to have Avocado staff members show off the features of the Avocado Green Mattress in the company showroom in La Jolla, California. Avocado is a leading non-toxic mattress manufacturer that makes eco-friendly bed-in-a-box mattresses using Eco-INSTITUT certified 100 percent natural Dunlop latex, Oeko-Tex and GOTS certified New Zealand wool, recycled steel coils, GOTS-certified organic cotton, and food-grade polypropylene fabric (non-woven and non-toxic) to encase the coils. All mattresses are Greenguard Gold certified, as are their toppers and pillows.
Avocado’s Vegan Mattress is PETA Approved and is a strong option for side sleepers.
Avocado offer a 100-night sleep trial with free shipping and returns and a 25-year warranty. The mattresses are shipped compressed in a box, and they offer an in-home delivery service for $199 anywhere in the USA, including Hawaii and Alaska. They can also remove and recycle your old mattress and they’ve gained a fast reputation for exemplary customer service.
Highlights: Non-toxic, eco-friendly, USA-made mattresses from a fantastic company but a little more expensive than competitors.
Organic materials: 100 percent natural Dunlop GOLS latex, and GOTS certified organic cotton.
Soaring Heart latex mattresses are made with 100 percent natural organic latex, and they carry GOLS and GOTS certification, with certificates held by Soaring Heart themselves, not just the materials’ suppliers.
The Dunlop latex used in Soaring Heart mattresses has been tested and certified to be safe by an independent testing laboratory, The eco-INSTITUT. The latex is produced in accordance with the Global Organic Latex Standards (GOLS) and is certified by the Control Union.
The wool and cotton in these mattresses is sourced from small farms and ranches, with Soaring Heart claiming to vet each supplier personally so they can be sure the materials are “grown by people who are passionate about the industry, their craft, and providing a quality product”.
One downside of Soaring Heart is their limited 30-day ‘Comfort Guarantee’, This is not a return program and instead extends only to exchanging your chosen mattress for one with a different comfort level. For actual returns due to defects, there appears to be a 30 percent restocking fee and the customer has to pay shipping, which seems rather miserly. They do offer a 20-year limited warranty, however. View our full review here.
Swiss Dream Beds
Highlights: A whole eco-friendly sleep system ideal for those with a bad back.
- Organic materials: 100 percent natural GOLS Vita Talalay latex, and GOTS certified organic cotton, organic virgin sheep’s wool
- Note: Swiss Dreams beds is family owned
Made in Canada, Swiss Dream beds offer both eco-friendly beds and mattresses made with Vita Talalay Latex, organic cotton and wool, and organic Aspen wood from Quebec, Ontario, and New England. This family-owned small business is based in New Brunswick, Canada, and has been around since the 1970s. Their natural bed system is called the Huesler Nest and their mattresses are made with Cradle to Cradle Gold certified natural latex, Eco-Institut certified wool and organic cotton.
A 100% untreated virgin sheep’s wool topper completes the sleep system. This is naturally fire-resistant, helps regulate temperature, is resistant to mold, mildew, and mites, and is made from wool from sheep living in Switzerland.
The mattress is best used with a Swiss Dream bed but can be used with any solid wood bed frame. Mattresses have one medium-firm side and one firm side, with a neutral layer in the middle, meaning you can flip the mattress to get the level of firmness you need.
One downside of buying from a smaller company like Swiss Dream Beds is that they’re unable to offer much of a trial period. They do have a 21-day return period, but this doesn’t apply to the wool component, presumably because the wool is untreated and cannot be resold.
Highlights: One of the best of the best! Top-quality mattress made in a scent-free, smoke-free GOTS-certified factory in the USA, using GOLS 100% natural latex, GOTS wool and cotton, ideal for anyone with MCS.
Organic materials: 100 percent natural GOLS latex, and GOTS certified organic cotton.
Hands down, OMI is my top choice for an eco-friendly mattress if cost isn’t your main consideration. This company was founded by a man with serious dedication and vested interest in making a mattress completely free from toxic chemicals. OMI not only uses GOTS and GOLS certified materials in their mattresses, but their manufacturing facility (Eco-Factory®) is also an organic production facility certified by GOTS, smoke-free, and fragrance-free, and subject to regular audits.
The finished mattresses are also certified GOLS, GOTS, USDA Organic, and GreenGuard Gold for VOCs, as well as Oeko-Tex Standard 100. OMI offers a 90-day trial period and a limited 20-year warranty, and also offers financing options, including up to 6 months at 0% APR.
Eco Terra Latex Mattress
Highlights: One of the most affordable all-natural latex and coil mattresses around. The latex is GOLS certified organic, and the mattress is GOTS certified for the organic cotton and wool components. The wool is also Oeko-Tex certified and the mattress is free of chemical flame retardants and polyurethane.
- Organic materials: 100 percent natural GOLS Arpico latex, and GOTS certified organic cotton and organic wool
- Note: Comes in Medium and Medium-Firm options
The Eco Terra Mattress has a 3-inch layer of GOLS certified organic Arpico latex over individually wrapped upcycled steel coils. This design helps to reduce motion transfer and improve air flow, which makes for a breathable mattress that is a bit lighter (and more affordable) than a pure latex mattress.
The Eco Terra hybrid mattress is free of chemical adhesives, synthetic foams, and chemical flame retardants. Instead, it has a GOTS certified organic wool flame barrier and is encased in GOTS organic cotton.
Eco Terra makes these mattresses in Los Angeles and offers free shipping, free returns, a 90-day sleep trial, and a 15-year warranty. That makes the Eco Terra mattress an excellent choice for an affordable, eco-friendly, US-made natural mattress.
My Green Mattress
Highlights: An eco-friendly non-toxic all-latex mattresses at an affordable price
- Organic materials: 100 percent natural GOLS Dunlop latex, and GOTS certified organic cotton, EcoWool
- Note: The Hope latex mattress can work for back, stomach and side sleepers
If you’re looking for an affordable eco-friendly mattress, My Green Mattress is a good choice, especially if you like a softer mattress. My Green Mattress offers a range of Greenguard Gold certified mattresses, including the all-latex Hope starting from $829. Their mattresses are made with 100 percent natural GOLS certified latex, quilted with a layer of Oeko-Tex certified U.S.-grown EcoWool to act as a chemical-free flame barrier. They also carry GOTS certification for the organic cotton encasement. Their other models include innerspring.
This mattress-in-a-box is made with eco-friendly, natural materials and the company’s founder worked in the mattress industry prior to setting up his own eco-friendly business.
Highlights: Eco-friendly, non-toxic handmade mattresses (but you might need a prescription!)
- Organic materials: 100 percent natural GOLS latex, and GOTS certified organic cotton
- Note: Some Rawganique mattresses require a doctor’s prescription to purchase.
Rawganique offers three eco-friendly, non-toxic, safe, natural mattresses: the Dreamer, the Wayfarer, and the Dreamscape. They also offer a variety of organic mattress toppers and futons and free shipping in the contiguous USA.
The natural rubber core in these mattresses is a medium-firm Dunlop rubber, but it doesn’t seem to have GOLS certification or any other organic or eco-friendly certification. The rest of the filling and the cover are made of GOTS certified organic US-grown cotton. The combination of a firm natural rubber core sandwiched in layers of soft, fluffy organic cotton makes this mattress soft but stable and supportive. The combination of latex and cotton also offers durability over a cotton-only mattress.
The same mattress is available with a thin layer of wool, which acts as a natural fire barrier and a natural temperature regulator, in addition to keeping dust mites, mold, and mildew at bay. This mattress, the Wayfarer, is a little costlier because of the wool, which is procured from small farms in the U.S.
All of Rawganique’s mattresses are handmade in the U.S. and have a normal life expectancy of 10 or more years for organic cotton mattresses and 15 or more for latex mattresses, lasting longer if well maintained.
Well, there you have it, our top picks for an organic mattress. If you’re interested in doing more research, the following posts might be of use. Good luck with your search!
I’m shopping for a new queen size mattress and it’s important for me to follow the guidelines you have set forth here. However, it’s imperative that I find the most cooling mattress possible. Is there a company you recommend that meets that need better than the others? It can be a bit overwhelming.
Sleepless in Sacramento
Your best bet for a cooling mattress that helps with temperature regulation is one made with natural latex and a top layer of wool, hemp, or kapok. Definitely avoid synthetic pillowtops and polyurethane foam mattresses as these can make for a sweaty sleep! You can read more here: https://www.leafscore.com/eco-friendly-bed-products/the-5-best-natural-materials-for-an-eco-friendly-mattress/
In general, an OMI mattress or Avocado mattress (the non-vegan one has a wool outer layer) look like they’d suit your needs.
Thanks for the question!
Do you happen to know about a healthy tri-fold queen size mattress? I just bought a cabinet bed and it came with a polyurethane mattress with is off-gassing and giving me some problems.
Thanks in advance if you do know of any non-off-gassing tri-fold mattresses.
Seeking Rest in Toronto
Alas, I haven’t come across a tri-fold I can recommend, no. If I do, I’ll be sure to check back in!
In the meantime, if you can, it might be a good idea to let that PU mattress air outside for a week or so and then consider a mattress cover that can help reduce any off-gassing and dust mite accumulation.
All the best,
When buying a pillow as a side sleeper, the most important thing to note is the loft, or height, of the pillow.