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By Logan Foley

For those who prioritize shopping for environmentally-friendly products, there are a number of  high-quality organic, natural, and non-toxic options on the market today. 

These models use naturally-derived or certified organic materials like cotton, wool, and latex, and also offer high-end performance to deliver impressive pressure relief, support, and temperature regulation to ensure you get a good night’s sleep. 

Below we’ll take a deep dive into our recommendations for best organic mattress options across multiple categories. 

If you want more information about our top mattress picks and why we’ve chosen them, head over to our guide to the best mattresses of 2024.

What’s the Best Organic Mattress?

Our testing team determined the Birch Mattress was our overall top pick. Featuring organic materials and durable steel coils, the Birch Mattress offers impressive all-around performance, including a balance of pressure relief and responsiveness.

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“I found the Birch to have a well-balanced feel that provides moderate and even contouring, making it suitable for a wide range of users. Additionally, the mattress stands out for its cooling properties, above-average durability, and excellent overall support.” – Daniel Noyed, Senior Product Editor

  • Pros

    1. Impressive quality of materials with multiple safety and sustainability certifications

    2. Latex comfort system and coil support core resist heat buildup

    3. Supportive and durable hybrid design

  • Cons

    1. Responsive materials can transfer motion

    2. Not suitable for people with latex allergies

Mattress Type

Latex Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium Firm (6)

Price Range

$1,199 – $1,999

Trial Period

100 nights (30-night requirement)

Product Details

We consider the Birch to be a standout organic mattress for a few reasons. These include a true medium firm (6) feel, which delivered a comfortable balance of cushioning and support for our testers across different body type and sleep position groups. An approachable price-point also makes the Birch one of the most affordable organic models we’ve tested.

How It Performed

The Birch drew positive ratings from most of our testers. The most favorable responses came from our side sleepers weighing at least 130 pounds, back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds, and stomach sleepers up to 230 pounds. That said, nearly all of us awarded the mattress a rating of “good” or better.

Using thermal body sensors, we detected minimal heat buildup when testing the Birch for temperature control. We attributed this to the bed’s breathable comfort layers and strong airflow through the coil system. Our testers also encountered very little resistance when moving across the surface, and we noticed strong pushback during our edge support tests. Since high-quality latex resists indentations over time, we’ve also given the Birch an above-average rating for expected durability.

What It’s Made of

The Birch begins with an organic cotton cover, followed by layers of organic wool that act as a fire barrier while also cooling off the mattress’ surface. A comfort layer of natural, ventilated Talalay latex makes the surface feel responsive. The pocketed coil support core also adds to the Birch’s bouncy feel. Wool and rayon fibers form the base layer for added fire protection and stability. At 11 inches thick, the Birch is considered a medium-profile mattress and is shorter than many of the other latex hybrids we’ve tested. This may be an appealing quality for people who struggle getting in and out of taller beds.

The cotton cover holds certification with the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Another notable certification for the mattress comes from the PGC Wrightson Wool Integrity Program, which ensures the sheep used to obtain the wool layers are treated ethically and humanely. Additional honors for the mattress include GREENGUARD and eco-INSTITUT certifications, which test for harmful chemicals and emissions.

The Birch’s sticker price is much lower than that of the average latex hybrid, and shipping is free to all 50 states. Your purchase also includes two Birch pillows at no extra cost. The sleep trial runs for 100 nights, and those who keep their mattress also receive a 25-year warranty against structural defects.

“Eco Terra brings you the luxurious comfort and long lifespan of a latex hybrid mattress at a price-point that falls well below average. Our testers enjoyed the strong bounce, consistent cooling, and gentle cushioning from the latex-over-coil design.” – Lauren Fountain, Senior Editor

  • Pros

    1. Latex hybrid design is breathable, long-lasting, and highly responsive

    2. Available in two firmness options to accommodate different preferences

    3. GOLS and GOTS certifications for sustainable material sourcing

  • Cons

    1. Responsive surface may cause disruptive motion transfer

    2. Stomach sleepers over 230 pounds may not receive enough support from either firmness option

Mattress Type

Latex Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium (5), Medium Firm (6)

Price Range

$849 – $1,349

Trial Period

90 nights (30-night requirement)

Product Details

Organic mattresses tend to be expensive due to the extra steps needed during production, but the Eco Terra Hybrid Latex Mattress proves there are wallet-friendly options. The tried-and-true combo of wool batting, a latex comfort layer, and pocketed coils delivers the responsiveness, support, and breathability sleepers have come to expect from latex hybrids without costing an arm and a leg.

How It Performed

The mattress is available in two firmness levels, medium (5) and medium firm (6). Our side sleepers weighing at least 130 pounds preferred the latter, as did back and stomach sleepers weighing 230 pounds or less. This design delivers plenty of pushback to ensure little to no sinkage around the midsection for most sleepers — though some of our stomach sleepers over 230 pounds didn’t receive enough support. The softer model contours closely, and should provide adequate cushioning for side sleepers under 130 pounds.

Edge support and ease of movement were two testing highlights. The Dunlop latex is dense and bouncy, responding quickly to motion and position changes. This may result in motion transfer, which can disrupt sleep for couples, but you shouldn’t have any trouble getting on and off the mattress. Another strength of this model is temperature control. None of our testers felt warm lying on the Hybrid Latex Mattress, and thermal mapping sensors indicate minimal heat buildup.

What It’s Made of

The Hybrid Latex Mattress begins with a layer of organic wool batting. While intended as a fire barrier, this layer also keeps the surface cool and wicks moisture away from the body. The comfort layer consists of solid Dunlop latex, which is ventilated for added cooling. Pocketed coils make up the support core, and the cover is made of organic cotton.

The latex holds a certification from the Global Organic Latex Standard, and the wool and cotton are certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard. Additionally, the coils are composed of upcycled steel and encased in food-grade polypropylene fabric. All of these thoughtful touches should appeal to shoppers seeking a mattress with a small footprint.

In addition to approachable pricing for the Hybrid Latex Mattress, Eco Terra offers free ground shipping to customers in the contiguous U.S. Your order includes a sleep trial that runs for 90 nights beginning on the date of delivery. If you decide to keep the mattress, you’ll also receive a 15-year manufacturer’s warranty.

“What I love about the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss is that it’s made entirely of organic-certified materials. It offers deep cushioning without making you feel like you’re sinking in too much, and you won’t overheat during the night. The quality of the materials means that the bed should last you a long time.” – Eric Suni, Staff Writer

  • Pros

    1. Constructed entirely from organic, natural, and sustainably sourced materials

    2. Multiple firmness and thickness options

    3. Sleeps cool thanks to breathable and moisture-wicking components

  • Cons

    1. Above-average pricing for a hybrid

    2. Heavy latex design can make mattress difficult to move

Mattress Type

Latex

Firmness Options

Medium Firm (6), Firm (7)

Price Range

$1,549 – $3,348

Trial Period

100 nights (30-night requirement)

Product Details

Many sleepers with back pain find relief through all-latex mattresses, which gently adapt to the body without the deep hug or sinkage of foam layers. The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss is an all-latex model available in multiple firmness and thickness levels, allowing you to choose the design best suited to your body type and primary sleep position.

How It Performed

We’ve personally tested each firmness and thickness option for the Botanical Bliss. Overall, models with a medium (5) feel earned their most favorable ratings from our testers weighing up to 230 pounds, particularly side and back sleepers. We attribute this to deep contouring and cushioning from the latex layers. The firm (7) feel was better suited to our testers who weigh more than 230 pounds, though back and stomach sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds also felt comfortable lying on these models.

Profile also played a role in our tests. The 9-inch and 10-inch models provided adequate support to our testers weighing up to 230 pounds. Those of us who weigh more preferred the added reinforcement of the 12-inch model. Since all layers of the Botanical Bliss are ventilated and the top layer is composed of moisture-wicking wool, we don’t expect bothersome heat retention to be an issue. The natural responsiveness of latex also makes the surface easy to move across, and the mattress should be suitably bouncy for most couples during sex.

What It’s Made of

The Botanical Bliss’ specific construction depends on the profile you choose. The 9-inch and 10-inch model contain three individual latex layers, and the latter has a slightly thicker top layer. The 12-inch model features four individual layers. All beds include a top layer of wool batting that adds an inch to the profile. The cover encasing the mattress is made of organic cotton. Please note this mattress is quite heavy, weighing more than 200 pounds in its thickest and largest designs.

The Botanical Bliss holds a wide array of eco-friendly certifications. All latex layers have earned a Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) certification. Likewise, the cotton cover and wool batting are GOTS-certified. Additionally, all three materials are certified as organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A Forest Stewardship Council certification also ensures the rubber trees used to produce the latex are sustainably grown and cultivated.

The Botanical Bliss is available in nine sizes, including split queen, split king, and split California king for couples who share adjustable beds. Price-point varies by size and thickness. PlushBeds offers free shipping anywhere in the contiguous U.S. The company’s sleep trial spans 100 nights in length, and those who keep their mattress receive a warranty covering structural defects for up to 25 years.

“Simply put, I love how the WinkBed EcoCloud feels. It’s plusher and adapts more closely than most latex hybrids we’ve tested. Plus, the comfort and support layers are zoned, which means it helps keep my body in a comfortable position.” – Tom Ryan, Head of Product Testing

  • Pros

    1. Contouring surface feel reduces pressure

    2. Supportive core encourages spinal alignment

    3. Certified by GOTS, Rainforest Alliance and OEKO-TEX

  • Cons

    1. Latex beds are heavy and may be difficult to lift

    2. Side sleepers over 230 pounds may need a mattress with more pressure relief

Mattress Type

Latex Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium (5)

Price Range

$1,099 – $2,099

Trial Period

120 nights (30-night requirement)

Product Details

The WinkBeds EcoCloud’s combination of deep cushioning and targeted support makes it an approachable mattress option for a wide range of sleepers. The mattress achieves this balanced medium (5) feel with a thick comfort layer reinforced with robust pocketed coils, both layers zoned to feel firmer and denser beneath heavier areas of your body.

How It Performed

Our tests show the EcoCloud provides adequate contouring for side sleepers while maintaining an even sleep surface for back and stomach sleepers. Ratings were particularly strong among our side and back sleepers weighing up to 230 pounds. We all noticed generous pushback around the midsection, but this didn’t affect cushioning from the thick latex comfort layer.

Temperature control, ease of movement, and edge support were some of the EcoCloud’s strongest performance areas during our tests. These are areas where latex hybrids typically stand out. The thick comfort layer and softer feel also earned the mattress high marks for pressure relief, an area where latex hybrids often underperform.

What It’s Made of

The EcoCloud contains two layers. The comfort layer consists of Talalay latex measuring 4 inches thick. Our testers noticed a highly responsive surface that also cushions and contours closely. The latex is divided into five different zones to ensure extra reinforcement around your midsection and softer cradling for lighter areas of your body. The mattress’ pocketed coils are zoned in similar fashion. Thicker coils also reinforce the perimeter to prevent excessive sinkage when you get in and out of bed. A cover made of a cotton-wool blend encases the mattress.

The cotton in the cover is GOTS-certified, and the wool it’s blended with is natural and sourced from New Zealand. The latex also holds a Rainforest Alliance certification, indicating the rubber trees used to produce the latex are sustainably grown and harvested.

A competitive price-point and free shipping throughout the contiguous U.S. make the EcoCloud a high-value option for organic mattress shoppers. WinkBeds’ sleep trial runs for 120 nights. If you decide to keep the mattress, you’ll also receive a lifetime warranty.

“One thing I love about the PlushBeds Signature Bliss is how the surface feels luxuriously soft but I didn’t sink too deeply into the mattress. The latex produces a nice bounce, and the zoned coils create a sturdy support system with extra pushback where it’s needed.” – Jackson Lindeke, Director of Product Experience

  • Pros

    1. Luxurious design features a latex-cushioned pillow-top over zoned pocketed coils

    2. Available in two firmness levels

    3. Materials certified organic by GOLS and GOTS

  • Cons

    1. Mattress is very heavy and difficult to move or rotate

    2. Above-average pricing may be a barrier to shoppers with limited budgets

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium Soft (4), Medium Firm (6)

Price Range

$2,949 – $4,748

Trial Period

100 nights (30-night requirement)

Product Details

The PlushBeds Signature Bliss is a pillow-top hybrid that showcases the natural responsiveness, breathability, and longevity of organic Dunlop latex. This dense material delivers gentle cushioning without hugging too closely, and you’ll notice a light bounce when getting in and out of bed. A Global Organic Latex Standard certification ensures the rubber trees used to produce the latex have been sustainably grown and harvested. Likewise, the cotton cover and wool batting transitional layer have earned certification from the Global Organic Textile Standard.

How It Performed

Our team tested both firmness levels of the Signature Bliss. Side sleepers up to 230 pounds and back sleepers under 130 pounds appreciated the plush feel and close contour of the medium soft (4) model. Although the latex is still springy, this design feels highly adaptive and may sink too deeply for people who weigh more. These individuals are better candidates for the medium firm (6) model, which earned its most favorable ratings from side and back sleepers weighing at least 130 pounds and stomach sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds.

Our performance tests show each design has unique strengths. The softer model alleviates pressure buildup well and isolates more motion than its firmer counterpart. On the other hand, those seeking a mattress with stronger edge support, more consistent temperature control, and better ease of movement should opt for the medium firm design. Due to the lack of synthetic foam, both mattresses fared quite well during our off-gassing tests.

What It’s Made of

The Signature Bliss begins with a true pillow-top containing 3 inches of organic Dunlop latex. Unlike memory foam, the latex responds quickly to movement and makes the surface feel exceptionally bouncy. This can limit motion isolation, but also means you should encounter minimal resistance when moving across the mattress. Breathable wool batting forms the transitional layer.

The pocketed coils are zoned to feel more robust beneath your torso and hips. Thicker coils also line the perimeter to push back against your weight when you sleep near the edges of the mattress or get in and out of bed. An organic cotton cover encases the entire mattress. At 15 inches, the Signature Bliss is quite thick and may require a fitted sheet with deep pockets.

You can choose from nine sizes for your Signature Bliss. These include standard mattress dimensions, as well as a split king if you and your partner share a king size adjustable bed. PlushBeds provides free ground delivery throughout the contiguous U.S., and each order includes a 100-night sleep trial. Those who decide to keep their mattress after the return period ends also receive a lifetime warranty.

“I prefer a mattress that doesn’t have the close body hug of foam, so I really enjoyed the Saatva Latex Hybrid. It offers a comfortable balance of deep cushioning and strong support. It also comes with extra perks, such as free in-home delivery and a year-long sleep trial.” – Jeremy Klein, Senior Product Expert

  • Pros

    1. Zoned latex and coil layers provide targeted support and protect the edges from sinkage

    2. Latex hybrid design retains very little heat

    3. Free White Glove delivery for all U.S. orders

  • Cons

    1. $99 processing fee for returns

    2. Co-sleepers may feel each other’s movement at night

Mattress Type

Latex Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium Firm (6)

Price Range

$1,295 – $2,990

Trial Period

365 Nights ($99 Return Fee)

Product Details

Saatva is known for luxurious and eco-friendly sleep products, but the Latex Hybrid takes sustainable design to the next level with a slew of organic, natural, and recycled materials. The mattress also benefits sleepers with multiple zoned layers to reinforce areas of weight concentration while cradling the head and legs.

How It Performed

The Latex Hybrid has a medium firm (6) feel. During our tests, the back and stomach sleepers on our team weighing up to 230 pounds received gentle contouring and sufficient reinforcement – two key factors for comfortable sleep among people who use these positions. Our side sleepers weighing at least 130 pounds also gave the mattress favorable ratings.

Our tests showed better-than-average pressure relief compared to other latex hybrids. We’ve attributed this to the bed’s zoned transitional and support layers, which push back against extra weight around the midsection to prevent excessive sinkage. We also noted steady airflow throughout the mattress and a breathable cover also reduced heat buildup during our temperature control tests.

What It’s Made of

The Latex Hybrid is constructed with a New Zealand wool top layer that serves as a fire barrier and keeps you cool during the night. The comfort layer is composed of ventilated, natural Talalay latex that responds to movement with a strong bounce, allowing you to move across the surface with ease. This layer is divided into five firmness zones for extra support to your chest, stomach, and hips. Similar zoning is found in the pocketed coil support core. These coils are also thicker along the perimeter to keep the edges even when you get in and out of bed. A cover made of organic cotton encases the entire mattress.

GOTS certifications for the organic cotton cover and wool batting layer ensure these materials have been sustainably and ethically sourced. The coils are made of recycled steel. Another eco-friendly component is the Guardin antimicrobial treatment applied to each Latex Hybrid model during production. This is a green alternative to chemical sprays often used to safeguard mattresses against harmful bacteria.

Saatva is one of the only online mattress brands offering free White Glove delivery throughout the contiguous U.S. This service includes a scheduled delivery date, full assembly of the Latex Hybrid in a room of your choice, and removal of your old mattress and box spring upon request. The company’s sleep trial lets you test out the mattress for an entire year, and your purchase is also backed by a lifetime warranty.

“When it comes to latex hybrids, the Nolah Natural 11 is a top choice for me. I appreciate its responsive surface, breathability, and overall support. Thanks to its mid-level feel, I think it would be a great choice for anyone regardless of their weight or sleeping position.” – Brad Nehring, Product Expert

  • Pros

    1. Breathable cover materials, ventilated latex, and steady airflow through the coil layer

    2. Zoned coils support the midsection to minimize sinkage

    3. Sturdy perimeter support and easy movement across the surface

  • Cons

    1. Surface may feel too bouncy for those sharing the bed with a restless co-sleeper

    2. Side sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds and have painful pressure points may prefer a softer mattress

Mattress Type

Latex Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium Firm (6)

Price Range

$1,004 – $2,277

Trial Period

120 nights

Product Details

If you sleep on your side, then pressure relief and adequate support for sensitive areas along the spine are equally important for a good night’s sleep. The Nolah Natural 11 is better suited for side sleepers than many competing latex hybrids, and this is largely due to its deep comfort system with two latex layers. A zoned support core adds extra reinforcement for the shoulders, hips, and other areas where pressure tends to build when you lie on your side.

How It Performed

During our tests, the Nolah Natural 11 received a positive response across all sleeper categories. Ratings were especially strong from side sleepers weighing at least 130 pounds, who noted even contouring and adequate cushioning from the latex layers. Our back sleepers weighing up to 230 pounds and stomach sleepers under 130 pounds also felt comfortable on the mattress. The zoned coils pushed back against their midsections, allowing them to lie comfortably without sinking too much.

The latex layers and coils give the surface considerable bounce, which we felt when testing the Natural 11 for ease of movement. A sturdy perimeter helped us get on and off the mattress with relative ease. As is usually the case for latex hybrids, we gave the Natural 11 exemplary ratings for temperature control and expected durability.

What It’s Made of

Many of the latex hybrids we’ve tested contain a single latex layer. The Nolah Natural 11 is a standout because it is constructed with two latex layers, the first being softer and more adaptive than the second. This resulted in deep cushioning as we got onto the mattress, followed by more pushback as our bodies settled into the second, denser layer. The coils are zoned to be thicker and stronger beneath your torso and hips, so you’ll notice extra support in these areas.

A cotton cover encases the mattress, and a thin layer of wool batting is sewn onto the surface to act as a fire barrier. Both the cotton and wool are GOTS-certified. The foundational layer also features these organic materials. Natural latex is used in the comfort system.

Seven sizes are available for the Natural 11, including a split king intended for couples who share adjustable beds. The Natural 11 is affordably priced compared to the average latex hybrid and shipping is free throughout the contiguous U.S. Nolah includes a 120-night sleep trial with each order. You can opt out of the trial if you wish and cut your up-front costs by as much as $150, though this means you won’t be able to return the mattress at any point. Those who keep their Natural 11 receive lifetime warranties.

“What I love about the Silk & Snow Organic mattress is its high-quality performance at an affordable price-point, which is rare in the latex hybrid market. It provides a comfortable combination of cushioning and support that make it a great choice for many different types of sleepers.” – Logan Foley, Managing Editor

  • Pros

    1. Latex comfort layers cushion the body to relieve pressure

    2. Zoned pocketed coils provide targeted support to the midsection and shoulders

    3. Carries certifications from GOLS and GOTS

  • Cons

    1. May not offer enough support for stomach sleepers over 130 pounds

    2. Limited motion isolation because of springy mattress surface

Mattress Type

Latex Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium Firm (6)

Price Range

$900 – $1,500

Trial Period

100 nights (30-night requirement)

Product Details

Many latex hybrids on the market tend to be on the expensive side, but the Silk & Snow Organic is a notable exception. This mattress uses high-quality, organic materials that earned high ratings from our testers while keeping a lower-than-average price-point.

How It Performed

The mattress has a medium firm (6) feel that performed best among our team’s side and back sleepers. Our side sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds and back sleepers weighing up to 230 pounds were particularly impressed with the mattress’ cradling for pressure points and supportive coil system. Stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds may find the mattress comfortable, but those in other weight categories will probably sink too deeply.

Thanks to the use of breathable components like wool, latex, coils, and cotton, this is one of the coolest mattresses we’ve tested. Our heat guns detected minimal buildup on the surface. We also recommend the mattress if you and your partner value both responsiveness for sex and motion isolation. The latex comfort system absorbed a good amount of movement transfer and noise during our tests. Meanwhile, latex’s naturally bouncy feel made it easy to move across the mattress with little to no restriction.

What It’s Made of

A layer of Joma wool acts as a natural fire barrier while adding cushioning to the surface. Next is a thick layer of GOLS-certified organic Dunlop latex that gently cradles your body to alleviate pressure buildup. The support core features a pocketed coil system in a zoned configuration. Thinner coils are located beneath the head and foot of the mattress to cradle lighter areas of the body, while thicker coils in the center prevent midsection sagging. Extra coils line the perimeter of the mattress to bolster the edges, making it easier for you to sit or lie near the edges. A breathable cover made from GOTS-certified organic cotton encases the mattress.

Silk & Snow ships free to customers in the contiguous U.S. and provincial Canada. A 100-night sleep trial allows you to test the mattress and return it anytime after the 30-night break-in period for a full refund. The Silk & Snow Organic is backed by a 15-year manufacturer’s warranty.

“As a combination sleeper, I was able to move around comfortably on the Latex For Less Hybrid Latex. The mattress is very responsive. I think eco-conscious shoppers would appreciate this model since it comes with a budget-friendly price tag.” – Lauren Fountain, Senior Editor

  • Pros

    1. Reversible firmness design

    2. Balance of contouring and responsiveness to provide support for different sleeping positions

    3. Natural materials resist heat buildup during the night

  • Cons

    1. Weight of the mattress can make flipping it a challenge

    2. Both sides have significant bounce that can transfer motion across the mattress

Mattress Type

Latex Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium (5), Firm(7)

Price Range

$1,299 – $2,298

Trial Period

120 nights

Product Details

The Latex for Less Hybrid Latex Mattress is a latex hybrid available in two firmness levels: medium (5) and firm (7). Both have an exceptionally responsive feel that earned high ratings in our ease of movement tests. This makes the mattress a great choice if you tend to toss and turn at night, and it holds a lower-than-average price-point compared to other mattresses made with organic materials.

How It Performed

Performance differs slightly depending on the firmness level you choose. The mid-range feel earned decent marks across sleeping position preferences, but it especially appealed to side sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds. Back and stomach sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds should also feel supported. Meanwhile, our back and stomach sleepers in other weight categories enjoyed the firmer model’s even sleep surface. Side sleepers weighing more than 230 pounds should also feel comfortable.

All models have a responsive feel and earned high ratings during our edge support tests. These mattresses are great choices if you and your partner prefer a bouncy surface for sex that’s easy to move across. Latex is a naturally breathable material on its own, but the addition of a cotton cover and wool comfort system further encourage airflow. Our temperature control tests found little to no heat retention on the surface.

What It’s Made of

Both models begin with a comfort layer of wool that gives the surface a plush feel and acts as a fire barrier. A Dunlop latex comfort layer cradles your body to alleviate pressure buildup while staying responsive. Pocketed coils make up the support core, reinforcing the sleep surface to prevent uncomfortable sagging. A breathable cover made from GOTS-certified organic cotton encases the mattress.

Latex for Less ships free to customers living in the contiguous U.S. Your purchase comes with a 120-night trial to test the mattress. If you decide to keep the Latex for Less Hybrid Latex Mattress, it is backed by a 20-year warranty against structural defects.

“The Avocado Green Mattress has a lot going for it, from the breathable, organic materials to the gentle cradling of latex. With three firmness options to choose from, you can really find a model that satisfies your personal preferences.” – Colin Simpson, Product Research Manager

  • Pros

    1. Latex and wool offer gentle cushioning while coils generate sturdy support

    2. GOLS and GOTS certifications ensure organic sourcing

    3. Breathable latex and wool help keep the surface cool

  • Cons

    1. Not a good fit for sleepers with a latex allergy

    2. Responsive surface generates some motion transfer

Mattress Type

Latex Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium (5), Medium Firm (6), Firm (7)

Price Range

$1,399 – $2,599

Trial Period

365 nights (30-night break-in period)

The Avocado Green Mattress is a latex hybrid model that comes in three designs — standard, pillow-top, and box-top — and each has a different firmness. Whether you opt for a softer or firmer model, you’ll always get the responsive feel that latex is known for.

How It Performed

The standard model of the Avocado Green has a firm (7) feel, but for an additional fee you can add a pillow-top or box-top to achieve a medium firm (6) or medium (5) feel, respectively. The standard model earned the highest marks from back and stomach sleepers over 130 pounds, while the pillow-top and box-top models performed best for back sleepers under 130 pounds and most side sleepers. The box-top is a good fit for sleepers who enjoy a deeply plush bed or need strong cushioning for sensitive pressure points.

The mattress is composed mostly of materials that are naturally breathable and cool, so this is an excellent choice for people who sleep hot. The responsive feel also makes the bed fairly easy to move around on, which may be important for sleepers with mobility issues or who enjoy some bounce on their sleep surface.

What It’s Made of

The standard model starts with a wool fire barrier that offers cushioning and wicks away moisture. Next are two layers of Dunlop latex that gently cradle your body, followed by an 8-inch layer of pocketed coils that are zoned to enhance support and pressure relief where your body needs them most. The perimeter is reinforced with coils to minimize sagging along the edges, and the entire mattress is encased in cotton. The latex carries GOLS certification and the wool and cotton are GOTS-certified to ensure organic sourcing.

The pillow-top model is similar to the standard except that it adds an extra 2 inches of Dunlop latex to the comfort system. The box-top option, which is the plushest, adds 3 inches of Talalay latex, which has a slightly softer feel than Dunlop. The box-top model also incorporates mohair and silk into the top layers for a touch of luxury. Keep in mind this model is 15.5 inches thick and may require a deep-pocket fitted sheet.

Avocado offers free shipping within the contiguous U.S. The bed comes with a generous one-year trial to test the mattress at home. You can return the bed during this timeframe for a refund but must sleep on it for at least 30 days. The mattress is also backed by a 25-year warranty.

“What stands out about the Kiwi Organic from My Green Mattress is the mix of thick latex and robust, zoned coils. I found this helped reduce uncomfortable sinkage that often occurs during sleep. The wool, latex, and coils are also an unbeatable combo when it comes to natural cooling.” – Brad Nehring, Product Expert

  • Pros

    1. Wool, latex, and cotton construction promotes natural cooling

    2. GOLS and GOTS organic certifications

    3. Latex comfort system and coil support core balance cushioning and support

  • Cons

    1. Stomach sleepers over 230 pounds may prefer a firmer mattress

    2. Not suitable for those with latex allergies

Mattress Type

Latex Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium (5)

Price Range

$599 – $1,399

Trial Period

365 nights (30-night requirement)

Product Details

The Kiwi Organic Mattress from My Green Mattress is a hybrid model made with materials that are known for their natural cooling properties. The medium (5) feel and zoned coil system ensure even the heaviest areas of your body receive adequate support.

How It Performed

Our hands-on tests show the Kiwi Organic Mattress is best suited to sleepers under 130 pounds, regardless of sleep position. It also performed very well for side sleepers up to 230 pounds. We noticed ample pushback around the middle due to enhanced lumbar support in the coils, as well as along the perimeter where the lowest-gauge coils are located. That said, the surface was still adaptive and never felt overly firm. The responsive feel and reinforced perimeter helped the Kiwi Organic ace our edge support and ease of movement tests.

What It’s Made of

The Kiwi Organic’s construction is typical of other latex hybrids we’ve tested. Individual components include a cotton cover, wool batting, Dunlop latex comfort layer, and pocketed coil support core. All materials have excellent cooling properties, so even those who sleep hot should find this bed very comfortable. The thinnest coils are located beneath the head and legs for gentle cradling, with stronger coils reinforcing the midsection and perimeter. The cotton and wool are GOTS-certified, and the latex is GOLS-certified.

The Kiwi Organic is reasonably priced compared to the average latex hybrid, and shipping is free throughout the contiguous U.S. Each order includes a 365-night sleep trial, during which you can return the mattress for a refund or exchange. My Green Mattress backs the Kiwi Organic with a 20-year warranty against structural defects.

“One of my favorite features of the Plank Firm Natural mattress is its dual-sided design with two different firmness levels. This means I can easily flip it over to adjust the firmness level to my liking. I’d highly recommend the Plank Firm Natural to anyone looking for a supportive and versatile mattress.” – Jackson Lindeke, Director of Product Experience

  • Pros

    1. Reversible design offers medium firm and firm options

    2. Latex and wool layers minimize heat retention

    3. Sturdy feel and strong edge support

  • Cons

    1. Lack of significant contouring or “hug”

    2. Both sides may be too firm for many side sleepers under 230 pounds

Mattress Type

Latex Hybrid

Firmness Options

Medium Firm (6), Firm (8)

Price Range

$1,039 – $1,999

Trial Period

120 nights (30-night requirement)

Product Details

The Plank Firm Natural is an organic mattress with a lot to offer. The latex hybrid provides excellent support for fans of firm beds, but the standout feature is a reversible design that allows you to choose between two firmness levels. If you’re in the market for a supportive bed, you’ll have two strong options to choose from with this mattress.

How It Performed

Our test team rated the firmer side an 8 on our 10-point firmness scale, while the softer side was rated medium firm (6). We found the firm side was comfortable for most back sleepers over 130 pounds and stomach sleepers, since it offered sturdy support to keep the spine properly aligned. The medium firm side offered more contouring and was best suited to side sleepers and back sleepers who enjoy beds with some cushioning for pressure-sensitive areas like the shoulders, hips, and spine.

The mattress is made with latex and wool, which both have cooling properties, so we recommend this bed for sleepers who run hot. The coils also promote airflow and help keep the bed’s interior nicely ventilated. Thicker coils reinforce the mattress perimeter, giving it strong edge support. We found the surface very easy to move around on.

What It’s Made of

Both sides of the Plank Firm Natural have an organic cotton cover quilted with plush, breathable wool. The cotton is GOTS-certified to ensure it has met rigorous standards for organic sourcing. Next is a layer of Talalay latex that gives the surface a responsive feel. Between the two sides is a thick support core composed of pocketed coils that generates sturdy support while gently responding to your body.

The Plank Firm Natural ships free to addresses in the contiguous U.S. The mattress is backed by a 120-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty.

Watch Video: We Tested the Best Organic Mattresses of 2024 – Here Are Our Favorites

Watch our video below to learn more about our lab’s top picks for best organic mattress.

Expert Tested. Sleeper Approved.

Over the past eight years, our Seattle-based Test Lab has performed hands-on tests on more than 4,000 sleep products — and nearly 2,000 of them are mattresses. 

As product experts, we stay up to date on the latest news in sleep science and product trends. We use this knowledge to fuel our data-backed recommendations. Many of our testers have worked directly with mattress manufacturers and visited actual mattress factories. On occasion, a sleep health expert might stop by to tweak a firmness rating.

When we test a mattress, we collect data across six major performance categories and combine these results with real-world feedback. We use tools and tech to monitor features like heat retention, motion isolation, and pressure mapping. In order to ensure our findings are inclusive of all sleepers, our team consists of people with varying body types and sleep positions.

Mattresses aren’t one-size-fits-all. The perfect bed for you is going to depend on general points like your body weight and sleeping position, as well as unique points like if you have back pain, if you sleep hot at night, or if you just like the feel of latex over memory foam. Our goal at the Test Lab is to help take the guesswork out of your mattress-buying process.

So How Did We Pick the Best Organic Mattresses?

When deciding on our top picks for best organic mattress, we looked primarily at beds made with eco-friendly materials — especially those with GOTS and GOLS certifications to back up organic claims. Once we ruled out beds made with non-organic materials, such as foam, we singled out models that earned high marks in key performance areas such as pressure relief and cooling.

Why Should You Consider Buying an Organic Mattress?

Organic mattresses typically feature durable and hypoallergenic construction, low levels of odor emissions, and eco-conscious materials. They’re great for people who seek out products that are non-toxic and planet friendly, but they’re also a good fit for anyone looking for a high-performing bed in general. 

While every shopper has different priorities, these are some of the strongest selling points for organic mattresses.

  • Non-toxic and hypoallergenic: Organic production processes minimize or eliminate the use of potentially harmful chemicals. In addition, many organic materials, including latex, resist the buildup of dust and other allergens, making for a more hypoallergenic mattress.
  • Durable: Organic mattress manufacturers generally dedicate significant attention-to-detail in their mattress materials, including latex, which is well-known for its durability. As a result, organic mattresses usually last longer than other types of beds.
  • Little to no odor emissions: Natural and organic materials are less likely to off-gas than those that are chemically-derived. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are strongest in foam, which is rarely found in organic mattresses. 
  • Environmentally friendly: Many manufacturers of organic mattresses demonstrate significant commitment to sustainable production practices and a reduced environmental footprint.

“The PlushBeds Signature Bliss isn’t the cheapest bed out there, but the cover alone is worth the price of admission. This bed is so cottony-soft, breathable, and springy to the touch – knowing that it’s built sustainably to last is just the icing on the cake.”

Logan Foley, Managing Editor, Health and Product

What Is an Organic Mattress?

Unfortunately, it is virtually impossible to have a 100% organic mattress since components like coils, adhesives, and hardware can’t be manufactured using organic-certification criteria. The mattresses we highlight on this page are made primarily from organic and sustainable materials, but we also take a holistic look at the way a mattress is built to determine whether it should be classified as an organic mattress.

Mattress Materials That Are Organic

Only certain types of materials can be produced in ways that meet strict standards for organic production. These include natural latex, cotton, wool, and hemp.

Natural Latex

Natural latex is produced from the sap of rubber trees that is cured, molded, and baked. Latex can be found in the comfort layers and support cores of many organic mattresses.

Latex can be certified organic when the trees and production processes meet defined standards to minimize harmful chemical processing. Depending on the manufacturing process, there are two types of natural latex.

  • Dunlop latex: For Dunlop latex, sap is prepared in a mold and then baked, which solidifies its shape. While it bakes, some sediment sinks, which can make this latex less uniform throughout. In general, Dunlop latex is denser and less expensive to produce. 
  • Talalay latex: To make Talalay latex, the molded sap is rapidly frozen before it is baked. This prevents the movement of sediment and gives Talalay latex an airier texture with a bouncier and more contouring feel. 

Cotton

Cotton is produced from the fibers of the cotton plant. To be organic, cotton must be grown without harmful pesticides, and the processing of fibers into textile must minimize the use of harsh chemicals.

For many organic mattresses, cotton is used in the mattress cover because of the material’s softness and breathability. 

Wool

Wool is most often made from the fleece of sheep, which can be processed into a natural textile for use in mattresses, blankets, and clothing. To make organic wool, the sheep must be raised under certain conditions, and the fibers created and woven without harmful additives or other chemicals. 

Wool is frequently used to create a layer beneath the mattress cover because of its ability to act as a fire barrier, but it can also add softness and dissipate heat across the mattress surface. 

Hemp

Hemp is derived from the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp fabrics can be classified as organic when the plants are cultivated according to those standards, and the fabric is produced without chemicals. 

Hemp is durable and resistant to mildew, so it may be included as one of the topmost layers in an organic mattress.

Other Sustainably Made Mattress Materials

Some mattress materials can’t be produced organically, but some manufacturers make an effort to make materials that are produced in sustainable ways. 

Synthetic Latex

Instead of being made from the sap from trees, synthetic latex is made using a chemical process. Producing synthetic latex generally involves petroleum-based products, which increases its environmental footprint. 

In some cases, synthetic latex may be mixed with natural latex to create what is known as blended latex. 

Memory Foam and Polyfoam

Chemicals, including petroleum-based chemicals, are needed to produce memory foam and other types of polyurethane foams. This prevents these materials from meeting organic standards. However, sometimes a company will replace a portion of the petrochemicals with plant-based oils to reduce the foam’s overall environmental impact.

Metal Coils

Making metal involves intensive processes that can’t be considered organic, but some mattress companies focus on producing metal components in ways that conserve electricity or minimize emissions so that the final product has a significantly reduced footprint. 

Upcycled Steel

Some companies try to enhance the sustainability of their products by reusing old metal products when creating new materials. Sometimes called upcycled steel, this material can be used to create a mattress support core that appeals to people who value recycling and finding new uses for discarded products.

Keep an Eye Out for Certifications

It’s common to see terms like green, sustainable, and organic across all types of consumer products, but sometimes manufacturers intentionally “greenwash” products just to make them seem eco-friendly. 

Certifications can provide useful information about mattress materials. To be certified, a company must prove that its materials meet specific standards set by a third-party organization. 

Some certifications prove that a material is organic, where others focus more on making sure a material doesn’t contain harmful chemicals. Look for the certifications that best align with your priorities, such as: 

  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS). The GOTS is used to certify materials like cotton and wool, while GOLS is used for natural latex.
  • OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certifies that a textile material does not contain any of more than 100 potentially harmful substances.
  • CertiPUR-US certification demonstrates that a foam does not contain specific substances that are known to pose health risks, such as heavy metals.
  • GREENGUARD certification shows that a mattress meets standards for a low level of chemicals (VOCs) emitted into the air.
  • eco-INSTITUT certified mattresses do not emit a range of toxic compounds and other substances that can worsen indoor air quality. 

Identifying companies that adopt eco-friendly practices is another way to avoid greenwashers. Look for companies that:

  • Reduce the amount of plastics in their packaging
  • Use shipping methods with a lower carbon footprint, such as compressing a mattress to fit in a smaller box
  • Arrange for returned mattresses to be donated instead of sent to a landfill
  • Make contributions to environmental causes for every mattress sold
  • Offset carbon emissions involved in mattress manufacturing or shipping

Other Ways You Can Be Eco-Friendly

Still on the fence about an organic mattress but want to do your part for the planet? There are a handful of other ways to be eco-conscious when revamping your sleep space.

Recycle or Donate Your Old Mattress

If you want to try to keep a bulky mattress out of a landfill, look into donating or recycling your old mattress. 

Some organizations and individuals accept mattress donations, but only if it is in good condition without any rips, stains, or other damage. Generally, if you wouldn’t give it to a friend or family member, you probably shouldn’t donate it to anyone else. 

When donating isn’t viable, you may be able to recycle your old mattress. One way to do this is to find an organization that can break down the mattress into parts that can be reused. Or if you’re into creative projects, you can do this on your own as well. 

Whether donating or recycling, look for local organizations that can accept your old mattress. Your local government or a mattress store may be able to refer you to places that accept or pick up old mattresses.

How to Dispose of a Mattress – Video

Watch the video below to explore different ways to dispose of your mattress.

Invest in Organic Bedding

Beyond your mattress itself, you can outfit your bed with organic and eco-friendly pillows and pillowcases, sheets, or blankets. Though it may cost more to get organic bedding, it can be a worthwhile investment because of its durability and reduced use of harmful chemicals.

Dive Deeper – In-Depth Mattress Guides

Using organic materials is just one way a mattress can set itself apart from the crowd. Our guides apply rigorous in-house testing to find the best mattresses in multiple specific performance categories.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a mattress be fully organic?

There is no way to make a mattress fully organic because some essential components cannot be made with 100% natural products. For example, small pieces of metal hardware can’t be certified organic. Other materials, including some adhesives and innerspring coils, also aren’t organic. 

Because no mattress is 100% organic, we apply the label of organic mattress to any bed that is made primarily of materials that show a commitment to eco-conscious production, including materials that are certified organic.

What is the best material for organic mattresses?

Natural latex is often considered the best material for organic mattresses because of its durability and its combination of pressure relief and bounciness. For most people, a latex mattress can support spinal alignment while maintaining a stable mattress surface. 

Other top materials include organic cotton and organic wool, which often are used to form the outer layers of an organic mattress.

How much does an organic mattress cost?

Organic mattresses usually cost upwards of $1,000 for a queen size. Higher-end and luxury models can cost several thousand dollars. Shopping online with a discount code or during sales events can help you get the best price for an organic mattress.

Are organic mattresses worth it?

For many people, organic mattresses are worth the price because of their high-quality, hypoallergenic, and eco-friendly materials. Because organic materials are produced without intensive use of chemicals, they may involve fewer risks to the environment and human health. 

In addition, many companies that make organic mattresses demonstrate a commitment to robust manufacturing that can translate into a more durable mattress.

What is the difference between an organic and a natural mattress?

All organic mattresses involve natural materials, but not all natural materials are organic. 

To obtain an organic certification, natural materials have to be produced according to detailed standards that generally prohibit intensive use of pesticides or other harsh chemicals. 

Nevertheless, some mattress marketing may use terms like organic, natural, and green interchangeably. Looking for mattress certifications, such as from the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) or Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS), can provide verification that certain materials meet criteria for organic production.

How do you choose an organic mattress?

To choose an organic mattress, you should focus on the key factors that affect which mattresses best suit your overall needs. These factors include: 

– Your budget
– Your sleeping position and body weight
– Your firmness preference
– Your body’s support needs

With these considerations in mind, you can identify a few organic mattresses that are your top choices. From there, you can look closely at their materials and performance characteristics to decide which is most likely to enhance your nightly sleep.

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