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The Hidden Harmful Chemicals in Your Mattress & Why I Chose an Avocado Green Mattress

avocado green mattress

avocado green mattress

avocado green mattress

Our very first piece of furniture is here!!! Our brand new cozy, plush, all natural mattress. After doing a lot of research, I found out some crazy truths about the mattresses that we typically sleep on and how it affects our health and homes, so I’m pretty excited to share all of the details with you on this mattress I found from Avocado Green Mattress. 

Rewind to around a month ago when we were moving into the house and needed a new mattress after selling our old one. I started researching “natural / healthy mattresses” and stumbled upon Avocado Green Mattress. I read through their entire website and knew that I had to reach out to work together and share their product with all of you ASAP since so many of you are in the process of buying your first home, renovating or setting up and decorating.

“Go Natural- Non Toxic & Eco Friendly Mattresses” is their slogan and it immediately caught my attention after finding their website, along with a slew of other perks listed such as: Free shipping & returns, a 100 night trial (hello!), handmade in California, pressure point support and no polyurethane foams used. Basically… my dream mattress.

To give you a little back story, when I was researching what most mattresses are made out of (since I’ve been trying to make our home as “green” as possible while renovating), I found out that most mattresses are covered in harmful, toxic chemicals. The toxins released get into our bodies by inhalation, as well as ingestion, breastfeeding, hand-to-mouth contact and skin absorption. In addition to headaches and fatigue, research shows that increases in asthma, cancer, infertility, preterm birth, autism, obesity, lower IQ, memory and learning problems, and advanced puberty may be directly related to the release of these toxic chemicals into our bodies and the environment.

The good news is the Avocado Green Mattress uses 100% natural latex made from tree-tapped and sustainable sources instead of polyurethane foam and synthetic rubber. Their latex is eco-INSTITUT certified by their manufacturer as well.

As for the toxic flame retardants that most mattresses are covered in, Avocado Green Mattress chose a completely different (much healthier and safer) route for us. Instead of polyester fill, they use natural New Zealand wool which is extremely breathable, odor resistant, fire resistant and has amazing “thermoregulation” properties to it (basically, the wool helps you stay warm when the weather is cold, and cool when the weather is hot). Their Joma New Zealand Wool is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified as well!

Lastly, since most cotton is grown with pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, Avocado Green Mattress chose to use certified organic cotton that’s breathable, and absorbs/wicks away moisture. All of the above are huge factors when choosing a “green” mattress, and their mattress is GREENGUARD Gold Certified so you know you’re getting exactly what you’re looking for: the healthiest, most natural mattress for you and your family to sleep on every night. They’ve also had rave reviews from Refinery29, Goop, and Well + Good to name a few.

avocado green mattress

Now, let’s get into the actual comfort side of things. Dylan’s always struggled to find a mattress that gives the right support so that he doesn’t wake up with a sore back. It’s been a struggle over the years, so, I wanted to test out this mattress for awhile to give an honest, real review. We’ve been sleeping on it for about a month and a half now and so far he hasn’t woken up with a sore back once, and I haven’t heard him complain about any aches/pains at all. I originally ordered the mattress without a pillow top, but it was a bit too firm, so I ended up ordering the pillow top and it’s like sleeping on a cloud! It’s heavenly. I sleep so well knowing we’re not breathing in any harmful toxins and chemicals while we sleep.

avocado green mattress

avocado green mattress

I also ended up ordering their pillows that are made from the same materials as their mattresses. In addition to all of the benefits listed, I also love that with these pillows you’re able to zip open and remove some of the material to make them softer or more firm depending on your preference and how you sleep. I’m hooked. I truly love this company and all that they stand for and create. I had to share with all of you! Here’s to a healthier home and environment all around. Feel free to leave any questions in the comments below or head to the Avocado Green Mattress website where you can chat with them, ask questions, read through their beautiful website, and check out more of their products!

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