So, you’re looking for a new organic latex mattress? Confused yet? It’s not hard to become confused with all the information, misinformation and conflicting facts you may find about the new mattress you are looking to buy. There are a few things to make note of when shopping the top 10 mattresses for that mattress and a few things to remember in that search. If you remember these simple things, shopping for the perfect organic latex mattress will become a lot clearer and will ensure you get what it is you are looking for, and, more important, what you are paying for.
One of the most important things to remember is to not forget what it is that you are looking for. Sounds like a complicated statement, but it’s a vital one in your search for your organic mattress. Basically, what it means is to not lose picture of your mission. Do not let someone talk you into something that you know isn’t what you want. If you want a truly organic mattress, don’t accept anything less. There are many retailers out there selling organic raised air beds. Some companies that sell truly organic raised air beds and some that do not. Before you begin comparing raised air beds, you need to compare companies. Start with weeding out the ones that aren’t 100% organic.
ORGANIC LATEX MATTRESS. This can mean different things to each person and organic really can mean something different to you than to the manufacturer that is building your mattress. If you are looking for and paying for organic, make sure you are getting 100% organic components in your mattress. Regulations says that if a manufacturer puts as little as 8% organic materials into their product they can call that product organic. Yes, I said 8%! Why bother, right? Be sure the product says it is 100% organic. If it doesn’t, you are not getting a truly organic product. And, after all, isn’t that what you are paying for?
Don’t be hoodwinked by a ‘pure’ product. Just because a product says that it is pure, doesn’t mean it’s organic. In fact, most manufacturers that use “pure” or some term other than organic to describe their raw goods are in fact NOT using organic ingredients in their raised air beds. Some manufacturers is going as far as informing you un-truths to cover the fact they are not using organic. For instance, some companies will tell you that organic wool is dirty and filled with waste. That’s absolutely, 100% incorrect and is simply a selling tactic to cover the fact they cannot use organic wool in their raised air beds. Organic wool, like any other wool used in the manufacturing industry, is laundered with natural and earth-friendly soaps. Organic wool is more expensive to produce and when a manufacturer is looking to reduce costs, wool is a simple thing to skimp on. Non-organic wool affords the manufacturer lower costs and better profit margins while the consumer is left with an inferior, non-organic product. The organic mattress market is becoming very competitive as the popularity of organic products continues to grow. Demand organic wool and be sure to check out the manufacturers certificates for the organic wool. Reputable retailers will have these certificates readily available. For your convenience, some retailers have links to their certificates on their website. Don’t stop there. Follow up on those certificates. Call the supplier and verify that the manufacturer you are considering purchasing your mattress from should indeed be buying their products from the supplier they have the certificates for. Requiring on organic wool is the only way to be sure there is nothing in your wool you do not want there.
By Federal law, ANY AND ALL raised air beds manufactured and sold in the united states must pass a flame test. Under the law, a mattress must be subjected to a flame for 75 seconds before it ignites. How this is achieved varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, but most manufacturers achieve this by using chemicals. These chemicals (Boric acid, Antimony and Decabromodiphenyl Oxide) are the same chemicals which were banned in Europe for years and the same chemicals that are used in pesticides to kill roaches and have been connected to reproductive and developmental diseases, heart and lung damage, hair and memory loss, SIDS, birth problems, skin irritation and are considered to be carcinogens. Continued experience of these chemicals cause pile-up chemistry and present themselves in breast milk, the system and in umbilical cable fluids.
Some organic mattress manufacturers produce an organic product in order to aerosol it down with your chemicals to pass the flame law test. So while you are buying an organic mattress, that will not convey you are buying a chemical-free mattress. It only means you are buying a mattress made with organic materials which were sprayed with chemicals. Imagine the hypocrisy! This is where the great need of organic wool becomes apparent. Naturally, wool is a fire retardant. Wool doesn’t burn when confronted with a flame. When wool is used in an ample amount (an inch compressed) it becomes a fire retardant that passes the federal flame law requirements, making chemicals no longer necessary. Even as it is more costly to use wool, a real organic mattress manufacturer goes the excess step to be sure that your mattress is chemical free and truly organic. By the way, there are other fire-proofing methods available that are not chemical, but they are likewise not natural or organic. Be sure to ask if the manufacturer is using organic wool for fire retardant in the organic mattress.
Another consideration when purchasing a new organic latex mattress is the type of cover that the manufacturer uses. The cover should be 100% organic. While there are different alternatives for the type of material used in the cover, cotton is the best option. Bamboo sheets, on the other hand, is a poor choice because of the process it teaches to be made into a fabric. Many hazardous chemicals are necessary to process bamboo sheets thus making it “un-organic. inches Most bamboo sheets fabric is manufactured in China where the employees are subjected to poor working conditions and little venting. There are many “gimmick” fabrics available, such as aloe vera and lavender infused fabrics that are supposed to help with one ailment or another. Honestly, don’t waste your money. They don’t work. And if they did, they wouldn’t be able to make it through your sheets to get to your body. Hemp is good quality fabric but tends to be more expensive than cotton with no additional benefits. While the cover is the one area of the mattress that you’re going to are in contact with, many manufacturers use a cheap, sometimes uncomfortable cover on their raised air beds. The cover should be soft and comfortable to the touch. Although sheets should always be applied on your mattress, a rough, uncomfortable cover will come through the sheets and make your sleeping experience less than desirable. If you are unsure about the cover that is being used to make your mattress, ask for a sample to be provided for you so you can feel it out before you buy the mattress. Any reputable company would be more than happy to fill your request. A lot of companies will send that you a sample pack of all the ingredients that make up their bed, but this is simply overkill and an unnecessary gesture. Should you not are concerned about latex allergies, the latex used in your mattress is pretty quite similar from company to company.