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Is a Latex Mattress the Same Thing as an Organic Mattress?

When shopping for a mattress, whether it is a latex mattress, organic mattress, innerspring mattress, or memory foam mattress, you’ll come across a number of terms — many of which you’ll know, and others you may not know.

For instance, let’s say you are searching for an environmentally-safe, eco-conscious, green mattress, and are looking into natural latex mattresses and organic latex mattresses. On the surface, those two mattress types may seem like they are the same.  But there are differences between natural latex and organic latex.

There are many different types of latex and organic mattresses. Each type offers its own unique set of strengths, weaknesses, and sleep benefits over the other for certain people. It is possible to buy an organic latex mattress, but not all latex mattresses are organic.

What is an Organic Latex Mattress?

Organic latex must be certified by GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) in order to be a certified organic mattress. This means that it has gone through rigorous screening at every stage of production (from planting to manufacturing) to ensure that the mattress uses organic ingredients and raw materials, and is processed in a sustainable manner.

If an organic mattress is your priority, you will want to make sure it has GOLS certification for the mattress itself. You might also be interested in checking for certifications related to the mattress covers, and you will want to make sure that there are no concerns about adhesives, if any are used, meeting your quality standards, too.

PlushBeds is Botanical Bliss Organic Latex Mattress is one example of this mattress type.

What is a Natural Latex Mattress ?

Natural latex mattresses may not be organic, but they are not made with any synthetic materials. It is still a completely natural mattress, but has not gone through the same testing and inspections that organic mattresses must undergo to be certified organic.

When you’re in the market for a mattress, you’re likely to want to buy a mattress that is 100 percent natural latex rather than one that is mostly natural latex, as there are many benefits of natural latex over and above what a synthetic latex mattress provides. Make sure you find out what you’re getting before you make your buying decision, as it can make a world of difference in the performance of the mattress and its impact on the planet.

PlushBeds Natural Bliss mattress is one example of a natural latex mattress.

Does it Make a Difference?

Different people are looking for different things from their mattresses. Some people are strictly interested in organic mattresses, while others are completely satisfied as long as all the ingredients are natural. It does come down to a matter of preference. For many people, 100 percent natural latex provides equal benefits to the organic latex.

The short answer to the title of this article, is “No.” Not all latex mattresses are organic latex. The good news, though, is that you have choices when selecting your latex mattress as to whether you want organic or natural latex to bring into your home and expose your family to.

To learn more about natural latex mattresses and organic mattresses, we encourage you to reach out to us by calling 1-888-758-7423 or chatting with us online.

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    Amber Merton

    Amber Merton is an accomplished writer on the topics of green living and sleep. Her work has been covered in numerous online publications. Amber has been a regular author on the PlushBeds blog for the past 7 years.

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