So excited to finally share with you guys my Naturpedic mattress review!
*I was gifted my Naturpedic mattress from the company. However, thoughts and reviews are my own.
I had the pleasure of testing out the EOS Classic Organic King Size Mattress. The specific one I received was the medium latex with plush coils. My husband and I both prefer a soft mattress! We had gone to a store that carried organic/natural mattresses in the Seattle area first before choosing our mattress. We got to test out different types of Naturpedic mattresses. In the end we knew we wanted the EOS Classic with medium latex and plush coils. It was so soft and felt dreamy just laying on it in the store. I couldn’t wait to start sleeping on it at home!
Naturpedic offers options for everyone in your family from baby, to child, all the way up to adult and something for every budget- which I appreciate! You can customize the firmness too depending on what you want. For ex. you can have it be firmer or softer on each side depending on what your partner and you want. My husband and I both chose the medium latex with plush coils but we could have each chosen a different option if we wanted. If for some reason you weren’t happy with the firmness you can exchange it for a different option within 90 days– pretty cool!
I was first introduced to Naturpedic over 4 years ago when I was searching for an organic mattress for my baby girl. At the time I hadn’t started to detox our bedroom yet and was learning all about the toxic load conventional mattresses can bring. I ended up choosing their organic crib mattress for our daughter and have loved it. 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 too 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 be organic, natural but actually have no certifications backing up these claims.
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. Look for the labels, GOTS, GOLS, and GREENGUARD. Naturpedic meets all these certifications, plus so many more such as Formaldehyde Free Verified, OCS100 Organic Content Standard, Non-GMO verified, and Made Safe Verified.
You can read all about their certifications here!
Here’s a list of ingredients they avoid:
NO 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 Synthetic Latex Rubber
NO Harmful Glues or Adhesives
NO GMO Cotton or other GMO fibers
NO Shoddy Insulator Pads
Unboxing/Putting The Mattress Together-
When we received the Naturpedic mattress it came in several boxes. I know sounds interesting to put the mattress together huh? But it’s SO easy! It comes in 4 boxes and there is a box that’s marked open me first with the instructions in it. So you’re all set. Then it walks you through the whole process step by step. It was super easy to set up. It comes with an encasement which essentially houses the mattress parts. My hubs laid that out first on top of our bed. Then we opened the box that had the coil support- one for each side of the bed since we have a king. My hubs put those in. Then we we opened the next box that had the 3 inch comfort layers and put those on top of the coils. Then we zipped up the encasement and we were all set- easy peasy! My hubs was even impressed with how simple the whole process was.
I have a video I posted to my stories of the whole process. You can watch it below.
After having slept on it for almost 3 months I can honestly say we LOVE it! My husband once a week tells me how much he loves the mattress- no joke! He said it’s kept him feeling cooler in warm months- which says a lot since he tends to run warm. He also likes how it feels soft but not too soft. He went on a business trip and all I heard the whole time he was gone was how excited he was to come back home to his mattress! He said he’s slept better- which I agree and I’m wondering if it has to do with not breathing in toxic fumes? He has allergies and used to sneeze all the time at night- now he doesn’t!
I agree with my husband. I feel so much cooler than I did with our last mattress. It also feels supportive but not hard or too firm. I also like how breathable everything feels. I truly look forward to going to bed each night! I love knowing we aren’t breathing in harmful fumes when we’re sleeping and our body isn’t absorbing toxic chemicals either. It did have a faint smell when we first opened it. But it wasn’t a chemical smell just a subtle unboxing smell in my opinion. Once it was out for a day I didn’t smell anything.
My husband and I both can’t recommend this mattress enough! Check out all that Naturpedic has to offer here! Also check out their store finder to find a store near you! It really has exceeded our expectations and we are a hard sell! I’m not getting compensated for this post, it is my opinions but my they did send my the mattress. I also have a Naturpedic Baby organic baby mattress that I’ve had since my first daughter was born and we have loved it! We’ve used it for both of our daughters and can’t recommend it enough. Overall, our experience with Naturpedic has been amazing!
SO excited to chat with you all about the best natural paint! This post has been a long time coming. We moved into our new house in mid-November. This is our first home we’ve owned and we couldn’t be more excited to make it our own! We knew the first thing we wanted to do was paint it. Paint makes such a difference. We weren’t too fond of the color it was and wanted it to feel brighter and bigger. However, wanting a non-toxic home is at the top of my list and I didn’t want to compromise. Fortunately, after researching out natural paint alternatives I didn’t have too. I found Natura Paint by Benjamin Moore and was sold!
*This post is sponsored by Benjamin Moore, however, opinions and thoughts are my own.
If you’re unsure of what makes conventional paint so toxic, let me explain. Most paints contain VOC’s(Volatile Organic Compounds) gasses emitted from liquids or solids. They are known to cause a host of problems from irritation to throat, nose, eyes, headaches, nausea, damage to liver, kidneys and nervous system, some of the organic compounds have even been found to cause cancer in humans.
The largest factor is indoor air quality, which according to the EPA.gov is worst inside then outside-
Studies have found that levels of several organics average 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outdoors. During and for several hours immediately after certain activities, such as paint stripping, levels may be 1,000 times background outdoor levels.
There are a number of other chemicals found in paint too besides VOC’s. Just a few are:
- Crystalline silica
Thankfully, there are waterborne paints now, instead of solvents. Waterborne paints are such a great option for so many reasons.
- Low odor
- Low VOC
- Quick dry time
- Great durability
- Less hazards and easy and safe clean up
- They’ve been proven to perform in both residential and industrial buildings.
I must note that there is no perfect paint out there. Only better options. It’s similar to nail polish- even the best natural ones still contain chemicals. They have to in order to truly perform. Paint is in the same wheel house. There are a lot more “green” options out there now, but they also don’t perform or the colors are not aesthetically pleasing. When choosing the paint for our house, look, feel and overall performance was a huge factor. You may get a natural paint but if it doesn’t perform, then what’s it good for?
My friend Steph from @stephdufordlifestyle used Natura paint from Benjamin Moore and loved it. She is very choosy in what she uses in her home too- even more so. Her son has multiple food allergies and multiple environmental allergies. She also has severe MCS(multiple chemical sensitivities) and has to be extremely careful. She has painted two houses now with the Natura line and has loved the outcome in both! She also shared this tidbit I want to pass on to you as well. She told me they recommend those who suffer from MCS to first test out a small area on a piece of wood and see how you react or possibly take it in the car with you before doing a whole room or house. This way you know if you tolerate it first.
Here is a quote from her:
As someone who has a child who suffers from multiple food allergies and environmental allergies, plus having MCS myself I was extremely happy with the Benjamin Moore Natura product both times we’ve used it in our homes. It not only went on just like you would want paint too but it held up, and did not cause us any adverse reactions.
I love that the Natura line has zero emissions after 4 hours. It also has zero VOC’s, is 100% acrylic and is a primer in one. Plus, it has a quick dry time. Everything felt dry after a couple hours. What’s even more exciting is it’s asthma and allergy friendly too! Here is a quote on the asthma and allergy certification on Benjamin Moore’s website:
We created a paint that is scientifically proven to have a reduced level of allergens. The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program independently tests and identifies consumer products that are more suitable for those living with asthma and allergies. Natura earned the certification based on its odor, emission and VOC performance.
I love that it’s not hard to find or source Natura paint. Just head to any Benjamin Moore paint store and it’s there. Check out Benjamin Moore’s store finder here. They also have thousands of colors to choose from as well- another huge draw.
We chose the color Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace OC-65, Natura, Flat– a crisp clean white, similar to soft linen. We did our whole whole house in Chantilly Lace, except my daughter’s bedroom we did in Benjamin Moore Gray Owl OC-52, Natura, Flat. We also didn’t paint the master bath or the kid’s bath yet- still deciding, but we did paint the 1/2 bath on the main floor(I forgot to take a before photo but it was all mint green to give you an idea). We had all the walls in the house painted in the Chantilly Lace and then my daughter’s room painted in Gray Owl and then the baseboards and trim were painted with Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace OC-65, Natura, Semi-Gloss. I couldn’t be more pleased with the overall outcome! The paint looks just as you would imagine paint to look and brightened up our whole house. As you can see below, the before and after photos show the difference paint can make!
What the painters thought-
We hired painters to paint for us. With little kids, we knew we just wouldn’t have the time or space to do the whole house ourselves. Plus, our house has some really high vaulted ceiling areas and it would be hard to try and get them. The painters were excited that the paint was from Benjamin Moore. They said it was a quality paint and good choice. They had yet to use the Natura line from them. I asked for their feedback after painting and they said it was a great paint! They did go over some areas three times where it was a little darker from the previous paint but other than that they were happy with it as well.
The best part? I could hardly smell it at all! We stayed at my parents for a week while they painted and I would come check on it everyday and was always amazed at how little it smelled. Even when my mom came over she kept saying she could hardly smell anything! My nanny said the same thing. I was excited since the biggest concern going into a paint job for me is always the smell.
I really can’t recommend this paint enough! The quality of the paint, to the zero VOC’s, zero emissions after 4 hours, and asthma and allergy certification make this paint the best in my opinion. Check out all of Benjamin Moore Colors here.
Of course I couldn’t write this blog post without some before and after photos. The change is amazing! This is just the first part of my Detox Your Home Series. I’ll be sharing everything we do to our house as we do it, from products we get, etc. So many of you have asked how to do it, excited to finally share the process and tips with you. Plus, once were done I’ll be sharing the final photos of the house. We are still in the decorating phase and haven’t put anything up or gotten new furniture yet- it all takes time. Bottom line- I have so much more planned and can’t wait to share it with you!
*Note- I live in Washington where there are more gray days then sun, so the color doesn’t quite pop as much in my opinion. However, the before pics give you a good idea of how much brighter it looks! Also, I had the light on in some after photos and some I didn’t, so you could really see what the color looks like in both lightings. I did notice in the photos with the light on the Chantilly Lace color looks a little more yellow tinted.
Living Room Before-
Living Room After-
Girl’s Room Before-
Girl’s Room After-
Master Bedroom Before-
Master Bedroom After-
Bathroom After- (Didn’t have a before photo of this bathroom but it was all mint to give you an idea)
So what did you think? Leave me a comment below! Have you used Benjamin Moore Natura before?