Looking for a non-toxic mattress, but unsure where to start? Below you will find a list of various mattress brands, at different price points, to help you find an option that is safer for your family.
It is so encouraging to see how this market has grown in the last five to ten years; for a long time the only brand I could point people to was Naturepedic and now there are many different flame retardant free mattresses to choose from. This is due to the power of the consumer, asking tough questions of the companies we buy from!
You will see recommendations for spring box/built mattresses and low VOC memory foam, since there are varying preferences and this allows me to recommend more affordable options. None of these brands use chemical flame retardants to treat the mattress, which is my biggest concern!
I have also added a few baby mattress recommendations here as well.
Price of Queen: $1,399
Made in LA, MADE SAFE Certified, OEKO-TEX Standard 100 for latex, GREENGUARD Gold, GOTS cotton & wool and GOLS latex. Perhaps most interesting, they source sustainable natural latex from India. Making them the only brand I have seen to take on responsible sourcing. Plus I LOVE their pillows.
Price of Queen: $1,095-$1,499
Made in LA, uses some recycled materials, MADE SAFE certified, GOTS/GOLS Certified, Carbon neutral factory & shipping
Price of Queen: $1,399
GOLS latex, GOTS cotton and wool, MADE SAFE Certified
Price of Queen: $999
Certified B Corporation (yay!), CertiPUR-US, uses a blend of naturally flame resistant fabrics instead of chemical flame retardants.
My Green Mattress
Price of Queen: $1,049
Greenguard Gold, GOLS and OEKO-Tex for latex, GOTS cotton and wool, entire factory is GOLS & GOTS certified
Queen Price: $1,999
Hand crafted in Ohio. GOLS latex, GOTS cotton and wool, Greenguard Gold for emissions, MADE SAFE Certified. Actively lobbies for stronger regulations to protect people from toxic chemicals.
Price of Queen: $1,999
CertiPUR-US certified foam, recycled coils, Eco foam with a minimum 30% plant oil, organic cotton
Tuft & Needle
Price of Queen: $595
Intertek’s Clean Air Certification, CertiPUR-US®, GREENGUARD Gold
Why Do I Need a Non-Toxic Mattress?
Most people are still unaware of the fact that toxic chemicals, like really toxic chemicals, are commonly used in mattresses. Flame retardants are a class of chemicals that some scientists call “the new lead” for their impacts on the developing brain, links to cancer, liver damage and hormone disruption. In addition, flame retardants don’t actually prevent or slow the spread of fires and they are persistent in our bodies and the environment.
Many conventional mattresses use materials and chemicals that are volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which “off gas”, I’m sure you’ve purchased a pillow or mattress that was really smelly? Follow your nose, these are materials to be avoided.
I have a mattress protector over my mattress. So does it really matter if my mattress has toxins in it if the mattress has a protector over it? It’s completely encased and zipped up.