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What is the Harvesting Process for Latex Mattresses?

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When you’re looking at making your home more sustainable, there are a variety of changes you can make. Your mattress is a very good place to start. All-natural latex mattresses are made from the protective fluid underneath the bark of the Hevea Brasiliensis rubber tree. You may be wondering how that can make a sturdy mattress. Below, we find that out, as well as look at the harvesting process for latex mattresses.

The Elasticity of a Natural Latex Mattress

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Elasticity is not the first thing that comes to mind when purchasing an ordinary spring mattress. The two things seem strangely at odds with one another. However, it’s one of the things most people lament not finding in their mattresses as the years go by. That isn’t, however, a complaint people who purchase natural latex mattresses have. In fact, it’s not something that most people with latex mattresses even think of because these mattresses are famous for maintaining their forms and consistencies for decades.

The History of Latex Mattresses

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Here’s a story of a man named Murphy who used his wife’s kitchen cake mixer to make something other than a cake …

Now before getting into that, because latex is an organic, natural product, we need to start off with explaining exactly where latex comes from.

The Rubber Tree (Hevea Brasiliensis)

Latex mattresses are constructed from the milk or sap from a rubber tree. This rubber tree is known as Hevea brasiliensis. This tree has a major economic significance because its milky latex is the primary source of many things made out of natural rubber (gloves, catheters, balloons, condoms, hoses, belts, and swim caps), not just latex mattresses.

The Eco-Conscious Choice of a Natural Latex Mattress

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Making an environmentally-sound purchasing choice is becoming an important factor for an increasing number of consumers. When it comes to a mattress, like many other purchases, the hard part is deciding what is the best choice for your needs, budget, and planetary commitment. There are many different mattresses on the market today, but few represent the sheer eco-conscious nature of a natural latex mattress. These are just some of the reasons why natural latex mattresses are a great choice for anyone hoping to lend a helping hand to the planet you call home.