What Is a Natural Mattress?

February 07, 2021

What Is a Natural Mattress?

Natural mattresses, as the name implies, are mattresses made with natural materials and processes. Sleeping on a natural mattress can have an incredible positive impact for your health and the health of your family. Natural mattresses are, simply put, better for you.

What Does It Mean for a Mattress to be Natural?

Most people are interested in what goes into their mattresses. The thing that makes natural mattresses so marvelous, though, has to do with the things that do not go in the mattresses. In the case of the Eco Terra Hybrid Latex Mattress, that list is long.


But let’s start with what goes into a natural, eco-friendly mattress.

  • OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified 100 percent natural ARPICO latex
  • GOTS and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified organic wool
  • GOTS certified organic cotton

This combination of ingredients works together to create a mattress that is not only comfortable, but also supportive. It allows air to flow freely for a cooler night’s sleep, and enables you to sleep with incredible peace of mind knowing that the planet wasn’t harmed in order to make or use your mattress.


Now, let’s discuss the things you won’t find in our hybrid latex mattress. These things are more important than you realize — especially when compared with traditional mattresses filled with synthetic materials, petrochemicals, and many of the materials listed below, like:

  • Polyurethane
  • Chemical adhesives
  • Chemical fire retardants
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

When you buy a natural mattress, you won’t find any of these harmful ingredients in your mattress. That means you won’t experience the unpleasantness of off-gassing when first opening your mattress as VOCs are released into the air inside your home. It also explains why you won’t experience the acute respiratory symptoms associated with VOCs and other chemical exposures caused by said mattress off gassing. It also means you don’t have to worry about long-term harm coming to you or members of your family from the things you can’t see in your mattress.

Why Does Choosing a Natural Mattress Matter?

Choosing a natural mattress might not sound like that big of a deal. However, mattresses today are made with many ingredients that could prove harmful to your health, and often do prove harmful to the planet.

It isn’t all about the materials, either. The manner in which some mattresses are made can do untold damage to the planet, contribute to the loss of precious resources, and contaminate local water supplies, as well as the air.

Choosing mattresses made with sustainable practices and made with sustainable materials, like natural latex made from the sap of the Hevea Brasiliensis tree, which grows abundantly and quickly in nature, can have a profound impact on your health and the health of the planet.

Additionally, natural latex is 100 percent recyclable, meaning your mattress doesn’t need to become yet another mattress littering local landfills. Top it off with a 15-year warranty, the long life of these natural mattresses means fewer mattresses make their way into landfills in the average year.

In other words, choosing a natural mattress for your home and family is a huge deal that has positive repercussions all around.

How Do You Know You’re Really Getting a Natural Mattress?

Let the certifications do the talking when looking for natural mattresses. While not all certifications are created equally, some companies even have their own certification processes, there are things you can look for that indicate the certification of materials used in the mattress are legitimate. For instance, seek certifications performed by independent and reputable certifying agencies.

Agencies to consider include any of the following:

Don’t forget, while you’re at it, to check out the ingredients label for the mattress. The fewer ingredients listed, the less likely you are to discover hidden ingredients and materials listed that could prove harmful to you and the people you love.

The bottom line is that you want to buy with confidence that your mattress is safe to have in your home and around your family. You want to know that it is non-toxic – especially since you spend so many hours of each day on your bed. Finally, you don’t want to lose sleep worrying about what might be lurking in the dark recesses of your mattress, and what kinds of negative affects these things can have on the people you love or the planet you call home.

Sleeping on a Natural Mattress Is a Luxury, Not a Sacrifice

One final thing worthy of note is this, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort or support in order to sleep on a natural mattress. When you choose the Eco Terra Hybrid Latex Mattress, you don’t even have to sacrifice your wallet for the cause. Eco Terra believes in providing fair and honest pricing as much as we believe in delivering a quality mattress product you can sleep easier on.

Not only do you get a mattress that is handmade in the USA, but you also get a mattress that is made with luxurious ARPICO natural latex for a mattress that offers superb spinal support and incredible comfort for your pressure points. Eco Terra does this while offering you a full 90-night risk-free trial of the mattress in your home, to make sure it’s the right fit for you. Plus, you’ll get the incredible value of a mattress that is built to last with our 15-year warranty.

Patrick Gunther

Patrick is an accomplished writer. He has been in the retail mattress space for the past 13 years, and more specifically in the natural mattress niche. He blogs on the subjects of natural mattresses, sleep, health, fitness, and green living.