How Natural Organic Latex Mattress Is Made

Rubber Tree
Tapping Natural Rubber out of a Tree

When deciding to buy a natural organic latex mattress, it is important to know exactly what you are planning to purchase. Some manufacturers may claim their latex mattresses to be all natural and organic, but how do you know if you should believe them? The answer lies in their manufacturing methods and the type of latex that is used in their mattress. Knowing how the mattress was made will enable you to make a more informed buying decision. Here is a rundown of how an authentic natural organic latex mattress is made:

  • Natural organic latex comes from rubber trees. The latex is carefully harvested by tapping the sap of the rubber tree before being whipped and transformed into latex foam. This is a sustainable way of producing organic rubber.
  • Sap from rubber trees in Malaysia,Guatemala, and Sri Lanka are among the highest-quality, and it can be collected from trees up to 180 days each year, with the trees capable of healing within an hour. A 100 percent organic latex can last for more than 20 years without deteriorating.

  • Authentic natural latex does not contain synthetic rubbers and fillers. It is 100 percent natural foam latex. Some of the best manufacturers of organic latex mattresses use natural Dunlop latex.
  • Look for 100 percent organic cotton and wool to surround the latex. All components should be untreated with harsh chemicals. Some of the best organic cotton fabrics surrounding the natural rubber are milled in South Carolina and incorporated into latex mattresses as the top layer or ticking, or as side layers.The wools used are under the cotton fabric and are there as a natural fire retardant.
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