I have had many people ask me if I know of any affordable mattresses that use organic materials. Well, I searched and found My Green Mattress. It is not only squeaky clean when it comes to its natural materials and sourcing but also easy on the wallet! Basically, I struck gold because there is something for the whole family. And, I am sharing my full My Green Mattress review with you!
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Why choose an organic mattress?
Since they say we spend a 1/3 of our lives sleeping it’s important to consider the bed you’re sleeping on. I remember finding it alarming to learn all about the toxic ingredients in mattresses! From flame retardants, VOC’s, and formaldehyde- the toxic load can be scary. Not to mention, mattress companies are not required to disclose all the chemicals they use in order to make their mattresses compliant with mattress regulations. It’s also important to mention that many companies may claim to have organic and natural mattresses, but actually have no certifications backing up these claims. That makes it especially hard to know if what they are saying is true. That’s why choosing certified organic mattresses is so important!
My Green Mattress
I love that My Green Mattress is a family-owned business. Tim, the founder created the mattress because his young daughter Emily suffered from eczema and environmental allergies. Tim wanted a mattress that was pure and healthy, with no harmful chemicals, for his children. Therefore My Green Mattress was born. An honest American-owned company in Illinois. They handcraft all the mattresses in their certified organic factory there.
They also offer a risk-free 120-night sleep trial, which really was the icing on the cake for me. Many companies don’t stand by their mattresses like that. You literally get to try your new mattress out for 4 months and if you don’t like it during the trial you can return it. I love this about the company. I don’t know anyone else willing to make sure that the money spent on an organic mattress can be insured.
They also have a 20-year warranty to the original purchaser of the mattress. Different products have slightly different warranties, so make sure to see what the product you are looking at offers. The mattress must have been purchased directly from My Green Mattress for the warranty to be valid.
FREE shipping is offered in the continental U.S. (Hawaii and Alaska are excluded), so you don’t have to worry about an additional cost to get your new
I really loved the “10 Things To Know Before Buying A New Mattress” post. This helped to guide me when choosing what type of mattress I really wanted. From what size of mattress, to firmness, even what mattress is best for those that suffer from allergies. My Green Mattress covers it all. They even have a section on their website that compares all of their mattresses so you can get a better idea which one will work for you. Check out the comparison here. If you still have questions when ordering your organic mattress, My Green Mattress customer service is happy to help answer any questions you may have. Their goal is to make the process smooth and deliver an organic mattress that meets your needs.
What makes organic mattresses different than conventional mattresses?
Like I said above, when I’m searching for a mattress I want to make sure it’s certified organic. Then I know it’s met third-party testing and is free from harmful chemicals. Look for the labels, GOTS, GOLS, and GREENGUARD GOLD.
Here are some facts about what makes certifications important. The GOTS Certification (Global Organic Textile Standard) ensures that their mattresses are:
- *Made from organically grown, harvested, and processed materials
- *Manufactured in our facility in an environmentally and socially responsible way
- *Labeled and stored in our facility in a way that is easily trackable
Similarly, the GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) certification ensures that the latex we use in our mattresses is:
- *Harvested from the sap of organic rubber trees
- *Processed in an organic and environmentally friendly way
- *Manufactured in our facility in a way that meets organic standards
Having the GOTS and GOLS Factory certifications means you can literally trace all materials back to the original farms and lots where they were grown. My Green Mattress is consistently audited to ensure that they are complying with the certification standards. I love knowing that My Green Mattress not only has these certifications but that they are routinely inspected. It gives me peace of mind as I’m sleeping at night. Plus, they are a family-owned factory, which I love supporting!
Besides their 3rd party certifications, I also like to see this list of chemicals they avoid in their mattresses:
NO Chemical Flame Retardants or Flame Retardant Barriers
NO Memory Foam or other forms of Polyurethane Foam
NO Soybean or Biobased Foam (polyurethane foam with soybean oil mixed in)
NO Harmful Glues or Chemical Adhesives
NO GMO Cotton or other GMO fibers
My Green Mattress uses only eco-friendly materials to create its mattresses. This includes things like organic cotton, organic wool, and organic latex. And these aren’t just good for you and your family, they are better choices for the planet as well!
I love this quote on their website:
We source the highest quality materials to give you the best and safest mattress—not because we have to, but because it’s the right thing to do.
My Green Mattress Natural Escape Review
Of course the My Green Mattress review wouldn’t be complete without sharing my experience. After looking at their mattresses I chose the My Green Mattress Natural Escape. I wanted something that would be more on the soft side and really offer the support I was looking for. The Natural Escape Mattress fit all my requirements. Plus, after talking with My Green Mattress it is their most luxurious mattress offered. When we got the mattress it was boxed tightly in plastic wrap. Setting it up was a cinch! My husband did it all. I created a little video I had shown on my Instagram stories to give you an idea. Check it out below!
It had an earthy straw-like smell when it came out of the box but we just aired it out for a couple of days and it went away. It wasn’t repulsive at all, just like it had come out of the factory.
So how does it feel when sleeping on it? I thought you would never ask! 😉 As my husband says- it’s super comfortable! The mattress actually came at the perfect time since I just had my third baby. My hubs had been sleeping on the couch off and on so he wouldn’t wake up when SJ woke up in the middle of the night. So instead of the couch, he started to sleep on the new mattress. I asked him for his thoughts. He said not only is it super comfortable but his back has never hurt when sleeping on it, it keeps him cool at night and he never wakes up. Now if you know my husband then this is saying a lot. He gets hot very easily and wakes up often when he is.
I second his sentiments. It feels very comfortable, I feel like my whole body is supported at night and that I get a deep sleep. I was concerned it might be a too firm mattress, but it isn’t at all. I’ve heard great things about their organic latex topper. And I initially thought about getting one as well, but really I don’t think I even need one. Maybe down the road but it feels so nice without it. I would recommend trying it out first without it and then seeing if you need a mattress topper once you sleep on it for several nights.
I can’t recommend My Green Mattress enough! The whole experience has been great. I love how family-friendly they are and affordable. The mattress we got is over half the price of our organic mattress in our bedroom and my husband said he likes it just as much! I’m so excited to find a budget-friendly option for all of you when searching for an organic mattress. Knowing you can have peace of mind that you are getting a healthy sleep at night is priceless. Plus, there are so many mattress options – literally something for the entire family at My Green Mattress.
Their most popular mattresses include:
If you have bunk beds, check out my review on the My Green Mattress Kiwi Bunk Bed Mattress that my girls have here!
Hope you loved reading My Green Mattress review. Leave me a comment or question below- would love to help in any way!