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Thank you to Naturepedic for providing us with a wonderful EOS mattress to review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are my own.
Did you read my horror story about our TempurPedic mattress? If not, you should go do that – either right now or after you finish reading this post. Whatever you do, absolutely do not buy a Tempur-Pedic mattress if you care about your health. An organic mattress is the way to go!
Brian and I have been talking about getting a new mattress for quite some time. After the girls got a non-toxic mattress, I really wanted to replace our toxic TempurPedic mattress. They still come into our bed, and I did not want them to exposed to the VOCs released from memory foam mattresses – nor did I want Brian or I to be exposed to them.
So when Naturepedic reached out and let me know that they had launched a customizable organic mattress line, the EOS series, I was thrilled. Brian and I had been looking at mattresses where we could each customize the firmness of our side, but the options we had found were not non-toxic.
Naturepedic Organic Mattresses are Safe – Naturally
The Naturepedic EOS line is not only non-toxic, but organic too. Unlike other companies who may use some organic ingredients, the entire EOS mattress is certified organic to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Additionally, all latex is certified to the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS). Love that!
In addition, the Naturepedic EOS organic mattress does not contain any toxic flame retardant chemicals or flame retardant barriers. That doesn’t mean it’s flammable though! It naturally meets and exceeds all federal and state flammability standards. Naturepedic does this by using a design that does not use any petrochemical foams.
Naturepedic doesn’t use unnecessary additives either, so you won’t be dealing with toxic off-gassing, like we did with our old mattress. You can also feel confident that Naturepedic is telling you the truth about the emissions that aren’t coming from their organic mattresses because the EOS line is certified to the stringent GREENGUARD® GOLD standard. I sleep much better knowing my family isn’t inhaling toxic chemicals all night long!
Read more about what makes Naturepedic organic mattresses different on the Naturepedic website.
A Truly Customizable Organic Mattress Line
Brian and I had been looking at getting a customizable mattress so we would both have control over our side of the bed. However, the line we were looking at was not non-toxic, so we didn’t make a purchase. Fortunately for us, Naturepedic introduced its EOS organic mattress series – which is customizable and non-toxic.
When you buy a Naturepedic EOS organic mattress, you get to choose the firmness level for each side of the bed. There are four levels of firmness: plush, cushion firm, firm and extra firm. Cushion firm is the most popular level, so that’s what both of us went with. We knew that if it wasn’t right, we’d have 90 days to exchange the comfort inserts for free (and only pay for shipping).
Fortunately, we made the right choice! Cushion firm is the perfect level for both of us. Even if we change our minds after 90 days, we can still order new layers and change the support or comfort of our mattress without having to replace the entire mattress. Love that!
How Does the Naturepedic EOS Mattress Series Work?
I am the one in the family that assembles all of the furniture, so I felt pretty confident that I’d be able to assemble the mattress myself. Our Naturepedic EOS Standard California King Mattress came in four large boxes. Brian helped drag the boxes to the bedroom (they’re heavy!), but I planned to put the mattress together on my own.
The Naturepedic website said that it should take two people 15 minutes to assemble the EOS mattress, so I knew it would take me longer on my own. All in all, it took me about an hour to put the mattress together by myself because I made a few mistakes along the way. Do yourself a favor and make sure you understand the instructions before you start.
Naturepedic EOS Series Assembly Video
The Assembly Process
You start by opening the box that says, “Open This Box First.” Inside that box, you’ll find the mattress encasement. Lay that out across your foundation open.
Next, you’ll put the bottom support layers into the mattress case. Make sure you follow the directions and the brown stripe faces the outside of your bed. I missed this the first time and had to re-do it. There are 2 pieces and they’re vacuum sealed. It was neat to see how they were packaged for shipping.
This bottom support layer is the 8″ breathable encased coil support. The Naturepedic EOS organic mattress features coils that are individually wrapped in a plant-based PLA fabric for full body-contouring and proper postural alignment. The coils are encased in a durable organic cotton outer casing. This method also eliminates the need to use glue or adhesives in assembly.
I love the encased coils because it helps lessen how much I feel Brian move next to me. I feel it more than I felt in our Tempur-Pedic, but less than in a standard coil mattress. I also find that it helps the mattress to feel cooler and less “sweaty” than our old mattress.
After you get the bottom support layers in right, you’ll be putting in the 3” latex top comfort layers in. If you have a latex sensitivity, you can substitute latex for microcoils (see the Naturepedic website for more information on this option). We went with the latex because it seemed like it would be more comfortable for us.
If you aren’t familiar with the properties of natural latex, it’s one of the most breathable and temperature neutral materials available. So if you live in a warm climate, it’s a great choice. It also has great pressure-point relieving qualities, which I love because I hate waking up with a sore back!
Natural latex is made from the sap of the rubber tree – it’s not a synthetic material made in a lab like a lot of latex. Naturepedic only uses latex foam that’s sourced from reputable certified organic suppliers. The finished foam is certified to the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) and wrapped in a stretch-knit organic cotton outer casing.
I was so excited by the time I got to this point in the assembly process that I forgot to take pictures of this step!
Once you get the comfort layers in, you zip up the encasement. I had to wrestle with it a bit, but it zipped up and the mattress looked beautiful.
The top of the mattress encasement is made from organic cotton that’s super soft. It’s filled with organic wool batting that wicks away moisture, provides natural fire protection and offers temperature regulation. It keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Under the wool, there’s one more layer of non-GMO PLA that’s made from potatoes. This layer also helps to wick moisture and add additional comfort.
Once you zip up the encasement, you’d have no idea how many customizable components are inside the mattress. It’s very comfortable! I have been sleeping better than I’ve slept in a long time since we got our Naturepedic EOS organic mattress!
More Reasons to Choose a Naturepedic EOS Organic Mattress
Naturepedic is a family owned business located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. All of the mattresses are made in the USA by skilled Amish craftsman (a combination of domestic and imported fabrics are used). Naturepedic is so confident in the quality of their mattresses that they offer a 20-year limited warranty.
As part of the Naturepedic difference, they also offer a satisfaction guarantee, so if you aren’t happy with your purchase (made directly through Naturepedic), you may return your EOS mattress for a full refund between 60-90 days of purchase (minus shipping fees).
If you’re shopping for a new mattress, I highly recommend you check out the Naturepedic EOS organic mattress series. It’s safe, non-toxic, natural, organic and oh-so-comfy!