10 Organic Mattresses You Can Shop Now

updated Nov 21, 2020
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It’s Green Week at Apartment Therapy, and we’re thinking about all the ways we can be more sustainably-minded at home. While some methods, like limiting plastic use or switching to natural cleaning products, are more obvious, others might not seem as doable. Shopping for a new mattress is challenging enough as it is without the added sustainability factor, but it turns out that there are several mattresses out there that are eco-friendly and comfortable—and most of them are similar in price to your regular bed-in-a-box mattress.

But first, what makes a mattress organic? Basically, an organic or natural mattress will not contain artificially-made memory foam, chemicals, or adhesives. Instead, pretty much all organic mattresses use latex, and more sustainable, eco-friendly material that feels similar to memory foam. Most of them will also use wool, which is naturally moisture-wicking and flame-resistant. And if certifications are important to you, you’ll notice that most organic mattresses meet the standards set by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard), OEKO-TEX Standard 100, GREENGUARD Gold, Rainforest Alliance, and MADE SAFE, among others.

Note: All prices are listed for size Queen.

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Avocado Green Mattress

Avocado’s Green mattress is our favorite organic mattress: It’s soft, supportive, and sturdy, plus is made of materials you can feel good about. It’s a hybrid mattress, combining over 1,000 pocketed support coils with 2 organic latex layers and 1 organic wool layer, plus comes with an optional pillow top for extra plushness. It has several certifications, including GREENGUARD Gold certified, Formaldehyde Free certified, GOTS Organic certified, MADE SAFE certified non-toxic, and GOLS organic certified latex. Even better? Avocado also offers free carbon neutral shipping and donates a portion of profits to nonprofits—and the mattress comes with a 25-year warranty.

Buy: Avocado Green Mattress, $1399 from Avocado

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Birch Natural Mattress

Part of the Helix brand, which makes our favorite overall mattress, Birch Living sells three organic bedding products, including a mattress. It’s a hybrid mattress, combining coils, organic latex, and wool all wrapped in an organic cotton cover, and has a medium-firm feel. It meets GOTS, GREENGUARD Gold, OEKO-TEX Standard 100, eco-INSTITUTE certifications, and Rainforest Alliance certifications, and their wool is certified ethical organic. Finally, 1 percent of all Birch sales go to the National Forest Foundation.

Buy: Birch Natural Mattress, $1499 $1299 from Birch Living

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Real Bed Mattress

If budget is your primary concern, you can’t do better than Real Bed when it comes to organic mattresses. The brand’s mattress costs under $1,000 for a Queen, and is made of all the materials you’d expect from an organic mattress: latex, wool, and organic cotton, plus coil springs and eucalyptus-based inherent rayon. It’s certified GOTS, OEKO-TEX Standard 100, and FSC, and the shipping boxes are 100 percent recyclable.

Buy: Real Bed Mattress, $999

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Awara Hybrid Mattress

Another hybrid mattress, Awara’s mattress contains 9 in. of individually wrapped coils plus 4 in. of latex foam and a wool/organic cotton Euro Top cover. It’s certified by the Rainforest Alliance, and uses 100 percent organic cotton and 100 percent organic wool. Awara also plants 150 trees for every mattress sold, and offers a forever warranty so you can be sure you’re purchasing an investment piece that will be with you for many, many years.

Buy: Awara Hybrid Mattress, $1499 $1199 from Awara Sleep

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Serenade Organic Mattress

Naturepedic sells a few organic mattresses, but their Serenade model is a great option for just about any sleeper. It meets certification standards set by GOTS, GOLS, Organic Exchange OCS100, MADE SAFE, GREENGUARD Gold, Rainforest Alliance, PETA, and Green America, and it’s been recommended by AllergyKids Foundation, The Ecology Center, Environmental Working Group (EWG), American Sustainable Business Council, and many more. It’s made up of a combination of organic latex, organic cotton, organic wool batting, and encased coils, and you can choose between medium and firm feels.

Buy: Serenade Organic Mattress, $2499 $1999.20 from Naturepedic

Cedar Natural Luxe Mattress

Brentwood Home has the most options of any non-toxic mattress brand, with four options. The Cedar Natural Luxe is the only one that’s GOTS certified organic, with a hybrid construction and a medium-soft feel. It has a few thoughtful touches that make it stand out from the pack, including wool button tufting and buttons made from coconut husks. It’s also GOLS, GREENGUARD Gold, and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified.

Buy: Cedar Natural Luxe Mattress, $1499 $1099 from Brentwood Home

Boll & Branch Mattress

Boll & Branch is one of our favorite organic bedding and bath brands, but did you know they sell a mattress, too? It’s made of a combination of two different types of coils, natural latex, graphite-infused latex (for extra cooling), and a wool-poly blend topper. The company itself is Fair Trade certified, plus 100 percent of their packaging can be recycled and all of their shippers are FSC certified.

Buy: Boll & Branch Mattress, $2500 $1875

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Natural Bliss Mattress

PlushBeds sells a range of different mattresses, including three latex options. The Natural Bliss mattress stands out for being wool-free, so it’s a great option if you’re trying to stick to a vegan lifestyle. Most organic mattresses use wool as a fire retardant, but PlushBeds created their own Eco Fire Barrier made from silica and plant fibers instead. This mattress also does not have coils, and is instead constructed entirely of two different types of latex. You can also choose from four different firmness levels and three thickness options, making this one of the most customizable organic mattresses out there.

Buy: Natural Bliss Mattress, $2499 $1249 from PlushBeds

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Nest Certified Organic Hybrid Latex Mattress

Nest Bedding is another brand with tons of mattress options, but only three of them are organic. This hybrid latex model meets the highest standards, with certifications from GOTS, GOLS, and GREENGUARD Gold. It’s handmade in an ECO-FACTORY (a certified organic manufacturing facility) in Norther California, and is made with a zipper so you can adjust the firmness and feel over time. You can also choose between plush, medium, and firm feels.

Buy: Nest Certified Organic Hybrid Latex Mattress, $3599 $2699.25 from Nest Bedding

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Happsy Organic Mattress

The Happsy mattress is made with 8 in. of pocketed coils, 2 in. of organic latex, organic wool batting, and organic cotton filling—and if you want even more comfort, you can opt to add on the plush mattress topper for $400 more. It’s made with no flame retardants, glues, or adhesives, and is certified by GOTS, GOLS, GREENGUARD Gold, MADE SAFE, Rainforest Alliance, Green America, Formaldehyde Free, and Zero Toxics. Plus, you’ll also get a 20-year warranty and a relatively budget-friendly price, especially for an organic mattress.

Buy: Happsy Organic Mattress, $1399 $1199 from Happsy