Our Rating: 5/5 (See: How Leaf Score is calculated)
- Company offers a vegan alternative made with the same natural materials, but without wool
- Mattresses are made to order – no sitting around in a warehouse
- PlushBeds is keeping their products “free of harmful chemicals, treating our source flocks humanely, and using sustainable land management practices.”
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Materials:||Botanical Bliss Mattress: GOLS latex, GOTS cotton and GOTS wool|
Natural Bliss Mattress: GOLS latex and GOTS cotton
|Certifications:||Green America Business, Greenguard Gold, USDA Organic (cotton), GOLS (latex), GOTS, Oeko-Tex (latex and cotton), Eco-Institut (Botanical Bliss mattress only), Control Union certified, FSC, EcoWool, Sustainable Furnishings Council, TerraPass carbon neutral website, A+ Better Business Bureau (BBB), Proudly Made in the USA|
PlushBeds Mattresses Overview
PlushBeds are a big name in beds and have a solid reputation for customer service and quality. While not all of their mattresses are eco-friendly, the Botanical Bliss Organic Latex Mattress (View Prices on PlushBeds) is a great options as it is made with GOLS latex, GOTS cotton and GOTS wool and carries Oeko-Tex 100 certification.
Customers take note: The Botanical Bliss Mattress has achieved the rare and excellent Eco-Institut certification, and all PlushBeds mattresses have Greenguard Gold Certification.
PlushBeds also offer the Vegan Natural Bliss Natural Latex Mattress made with the same natural materials but without the wool (View Prices on PlushBeds). The Vegan Bliss uses a combination of hydrated silica and plant fibers as a natural fire barrier.
How much do PlushBeds mattresses cost?
These mattresses are made to order, so your mattress won’t be sitting around in a warehouse for months on end. The Botanical Bliss starts at $1,099 and rises to $2,898, and the Natural Bliss (vegan) Mattress starts at $999 and rises to $2,498.
Where are PlushBeds mattresses made?
All PlushBeds mattresses, including the Botanical Bliss and Natural Bliss, are made in the USA.
PlushBeds offers choice of firmness
For the Botanical Bliss, you can choose between a 9”, 10”, and 12” thick mattress, in soft, medium, medium-firm and extra firm. The cover unzips so you can swap out the three individual layers of latex to adjust the comfort level. And, if you and your sleep partner have different needs, PlushBeds are happy to make a mattress with different firmness on each side.
What materials does PlushBeds use for its Vegan mattress?
The vegan Natural Bliss Mattress is made with two layers of latex, one Talalay (which is naturally softer) and one Dunlop base layer. You can choose between a 6”, 8”, and 10” mattress profile and varying levels of firmness. Instead of a wool layer, the Natural Bliss includes a plant fiber and hydrated silica fire barrier and an organic cotton encasement.
PlushBed mattresses are nontoxic and flame retardant free
According to PlushBeds (and borne out by their certifications), their mattresses contain no:
- Harmful phthalates
- Petroleum fillers
- Harsh chemicals
- Heavy metals
- Chemical fire retardants
- Synthetic blends and fibers
Does PlushBeds offer free shipping?
The mattresses come with free shipping, free returns, a free 100 night sleep trial, free comfort exchange program and a 25-year warranty.
In addition to being organic, GOLS and GOLT certified, as well as GreenGuard Gold certified, PlushBeds also boasts the rare Eco-Institut certification. This is a German certification that takes the time to test samples from products prior to certifying. The Eco-Institut certification gives consumers confidence that PlushBeds does not contain even trace amounts of harmful chemicals.
PlushBeds have some impressive eco-credentials and are highly certified. They are committed to providing “products you can feel good about, from start to finish” and to keeping their products “free of harmful chemicals, treating our source flocks humanely, and using sustainable land management practices”. PlushBeds even offer an annual $1,000 scholarship to a student seeking an “eco-degree”. Something to think about while you’re lounging in your comfortable new dorm bed before heading to class.
PlusBeds mattresses require assembly
One of the ways PlushBeds offers such competitive pricing for its organic mattresses is by leaving some of the assembly to the customer. We have a LeafScore team member who purchased a Botanical Bliss mattress and loves it, however, there are some steps involved to getting the latex cushioning inside of the organic cotton casing. The benefits of getting such a high quality mattress for a great price are worth it, but consumers who want to steer clear of assembling their own mattress may prefer a bed in a box option like Avocado. Some PlushBeds customers were surprised by the assembly requirement and complained to the BBB that this feature should be better disclosed.
Below is a photo gallery of the Leaf Score team assembling a PlushBeds Botanical Bliss mattress in Santa Monica.
PlushBeds vs. the competition
All in all, PlushBeds are an excellent mid-range choice for a fully latex mattress, with the Botanical Bliss offering the best quality and the Natural Bliss offering one of the best options for vegans or those wanting a wool-free mattress without need for a prescription. We are particularly impressed by PlushBeds guarantee of a 100 night no obligation trial period and a 25 year limited warranty.
PlushBeds offer an impressive combination of reputation, quality, affordability, customization, and eco-credentials, with Botanical Bliss boasting the rare Eco-Institut certification making it a top choice for a latex mattress. Their Natural Bliss mattress is also a fantastic choice, especially if you’re vegan or otherwise looking for a wool-free option.
Savvy Rest and PlushBeds are very similar for latex mattresses, although PlushBeds are a little more affordable. The Botanical Bliss starts at $1,099 and rises to $2,898, and the Natural Bliss (vegan) Mattress starts at $999 and rises to $2,498. In comparison, Savvy Rest’s Serenity ranges in price from $1,999 for a Dunlop Twin to $4,799 for a Talalay Cali King. If you’re under 160 lbs. or buying a mattress for a child, their Tranquility Mattress is one way to save money as it ranges from $1,699 to $3,999. Both companies also offer similar excellent customization, so you can choose firmness across three layers and for both sides of the bed.
My Green Mattress also has a 100-night sleep trial and if you don’t want to keep the mattress after your 100 nights, My Green Mattress will work with you to donate it to a local charity and then refund your money. My Green Mattress also offer a 25-year limited warranty (full 10 year, then prorated). OMI offer a 90-day sleep trial and a 20-year limited warranty on all mattresses, as do Obasan. However, Obasan also offer a much longer ‘layer exchange’ period; After their 30-night free trial (during which they recommend you don’t move any layers around), they ask that you contact them about any persistent discomfort and offer an exchange of layers within the first 180 days. Most Naturepedic mattresses come with a limited 20-year warranty including full repair and replacement within the first 10 years and a pro-rated warranty for the remaining ten. Naturepedic have a 90-day sleep trial and ‘comfort exchange’ program for most mattress models, but be sure to check details for your particular model before buying and be aware that if you go through another retailer, that retailer’s policy applies instead.
Overall, though, OMI is your best bet for a non-toxic, eco-friendly, high-quality, latex mattress and is still quite affordable. If you’re looking for a budget option, consider Savvy Rest’s Tranquility Mattress if you’re a smaller, solo sleeper or buying for a child, or go for My Green Mattress’s Hope Mattress. You can also put your info into Obasan’s site and see how you fare with their algorithms. Depending on your needs, they may have a budget-friendly option that is highly customized. As always, check your mattress needs against the configurations available from all of these companies as your particular requirements (and potential requirements in years to come) may be better served by one than the others.