Bear in mind as you shop, that the terms “pure” and “natural” or “eco” or “all natural” or “100% natural” do not mean organic. Unless materials are certified “organic”, they may still have been produced with harsh chemicals, dyes or pesticides.
Natural Cotton is NOT Organic Cotton
Conventional “natural” cotton production has a devastating environmental impact. Thirty percent of the world’s pesticides are used to grow it, and enormous quantities of chlorine, toxic dyes and finishing chemicals are used to process it. Choosing organic cotton really makes a difference.
Natural Mattress or synthetic blend?
In the Talalay process, synthetic chemicals are usually added to make Talalay latex, but not always. It is possible to make natural Talalay, synthetic Talalay, natural Dunlop, and synthetic Dunlop. Unfortunately, there is no law that prohibits manufacturers from saying a product contains “natural” latex—even if in actuality that’s only the 20% in an 80%-20% blend, for example.
If you know you are chemically sensitive, have known allergies to latex or wool, request free samples and try them.