10 Best Organic Mattresses For Non-Toxic Sleep In 2023
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We’ve reviewed dozens of the best organic, non-toxic, and eco-friendly mattresses that ship directly to your home—these are our top 10 selections.
We often think about organic ingredients when we grocery shop, pick a skincare brand, or choose baby clothes. But we spend nearly a third of our lives on our mattresses—and most mattresses are anything but organic.
The average mattress contains a cocktail of toxic chemicals and flame retardants that harmfully impact the human endocrine, immune, reproductive, and nervous systems. The off-gassing can linger for months (I’ll never forget the potent smell in my first apartment, yikes!) and as a mattress’s protective outer layers wear over time, more toxic carcinogens are released.
In 2023, a new cohort of organic and eco-friendly mattress brands is disrupting this outdated industry and offering options that are better for our bodies and our families, and also the planet.
So you want an organic mattress. How do you choose?
There are now over 175 bed-in-a-box mattress brands to choose from 🤯. Our team has scoured the inventory, investigated the materials used, tested for comfort, and interviewed these companies to find the 10 best organic mattresses that are healthy, comfortable, reasonably priced, and good for the planet. (Many of these brands also make mattresses for kiddos, too, head here for our guide to organic crib and toddler mattresses.)
- ORGANIC | Each of these brands uses non-toxic materials including certified organic cotton, organic wool, natural latex, and organic bamboo. None contain harsh flame retardants, and are free from toxic chemicals.
- COMFORT | Comfort is key—so we try the mattresses ourselves, spend hours reading online reviews across the internet, and, of course, we review all the comments and emails from our readers. The brands on this list are here because they are organic and because people love to sleep on them.
- AFFORDABLE | Every brand on this list sells directly to the consumer online and will ship the mattress to your home, removing retail sales commissions which will save you on the final cost.
- ECO-FRIENDLY & GIVE BACK | Each of these green mattress brands employ eco–friendly production practices. Many are made in the USA and give back to their communities by donating high-quality organic mattresses to families in need.
Best For | Full body pressure relief
Organic & Eco-Friendly Materials | Organic cotton, natural wool fibers, natural latex
Mattress Type | GreenGuard Gold Certified & OEKO-TEX certified Talalay latex, GOTS Certified organic cotton, organic wool
Features | Made in the USA, 100-night trial, 0% financing options, 25-year warranty
Sizes Available | Kids Twin, Kids Full, Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Firmness Options | Medium firm (6–7) and flippable firmness for kids mattresses
Price | Queen mattresses starting at $1592
Birch’s natural and organic mattress may just be the coziest mattress in the world (Business Insider sure thinks so). The NYC-based brand boasts OEKO-TEX and Rainforest Alliance certifications and, for every mattress sold, Birch plants one tree through the National Forest Foundation. This green mattress is made with organic, natural, hypoallergenic, and anti-microbial materials, including a natural cotton cover, hygroscopic wool (from New Zealand), and sustainably-tapped latex to keep even the warmest sleeper cool. For support, the individually wrapped steel coils (steel made in the USA) offer extra comfort and optimized pressure relief. With all its awards and natural mattress components, Birch makes it easy to sleep soundly and safely.
Birch Mattress Review | “We are really impressed with this mattress; it has been some of the most comfortable sleep, and everything about the ordering, delivery, set-up was so easy and efficient. Great mattress, super satisfied.” – Michael D. (Read all reviews)
Best For | Medium firmness, hot sleepers, quick shipping/fulfillment
Organic & Eco-Friendly Materials | FSC certified organic latex, 100% certified organic cotton, 100% organic New Zealand wool, OEKO-TEX and GreenGuard Gold certified materials
Mattress Type | Organic latex hybrid
Features | 365-night trial, lifetime warranty, free shipping
Sizes Available | Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Firmness Options | Medium firm (6.5–7)
Price | Queen mattresses starting at $999
Purchasing a quality mattress is an investment, and it can feel like a daunting decision. But Awara made it easy to take the leap. With a 365-night trial, premium customer service, and a forever warranty, we knew we had to go for an Awara (and in our dream size too, the Cal King!), we’ve slept like babies and never looked back.
We love Awara’s latex hybrid mattress for its breathability and organic components, as well as the nine-inch contouring support core for pressure relief. It’s firm yet plush, and we feel confident the mattress is supporting our bodies and aiding in a healthy night’s sleep. Its ability to keep hot sleepers cool at night is outstanding (hello, fellow sweaty-sleepers! 👋), the latex is breathable and the coils boost airflow.
The mattress came straight to our door in a cardboard box, and it was as easy as rolling it out and using the fabric handles to place it on the bed frame. Best yet, we feel confident knowing Awara’s natural and non-toxic mattress is good for our health and for the planet.
Awara Mattress Review | “It’s been three weeks since I got my Awara mattress and I feel like my bedroom has been transformed into a spa. Honestly, it’s just that comfortable.” – Sarah M. (Read all reviews)
Best For | Best organic mattress for comfort
Organic & Eco-Friendly Materials | GOTS-certified organic cotton & wool, GOLS-certified organic latex
Mattress Types | Organic certified hybrid mattress, pillowtop plush mattress
Features | Awarded #1 Consumer Reports ratings, handmade in the USA, up to a 1-year mattress trial, 25-year warranty, Vegan Certified mattresses available, MADE SAFE Certified, Climate Neutral Certified
Sizes Available | Crib, Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Split King, California King
Firmness Options | Avocado Green is gentle firm to medium firm (6–7), Eco Organic is medium firm (5), Luxury is soft to medium firm (3–5)
Price | Queen mattresses starting at $1299
Avocado Green Mattress is high on our list for their organic ingredients, range of products, and comfort. (I’ve literally napped on my daughter’s crib mattress because, you guessed it, it’s an Avocado, and it’s that dreamy). Consumer Reports polled its users on over 100 mattress brands and ranked Avocado #1 by a wide margin.
Co-founders Alex and Jeff D’Andrea couldn’t find an affordable, safe, and non-toxic mattress for their family (specifically one without petroleum-based polyurethane foam, toxic fire retardants, chemical adhesives, dangerous pesticides, or other offgassing chemicals). Even in a crowded marketplace, a truly green mattress at an affordable price point didn’t exist, so they set out to make one.
While many bed-in-a-box companies white-label products from the same factories and greenwash their eco-claims, Avocado owns their entire supply chain and meets the most stringent standards for ecology and social responsibility. Every mattress is handmade in California with GOTS-certified organic cotton and wool from India, and GOLS-certified organic latex from India and Guatemala. All of Avocado’s mattresses are GREENGUARD Gold certified for low emissions, and extremely comfortable for a wide range of sleepers.
The brand also offers a vegan-certified mattress, organic cotton mattress pad protectors, and bedroom furniture, handmade from reclaimed or sustainably sourced wood. As members of 1% for the Planet, Avocado gives back to environmental and social nonprofits, is a Certified B Corporation, and is even a Climate Neutral Certified brand. If you’re still not convinced, read our editor’s firsthand Avocado king mattress review!
Avocado Mattress Review | “I was reticent to buy sight unseen. I spent hundreds of hours researching beds and going to mattress companies locally to test out beds. My gut instinct kept me going back to Avocado. We are so happy we made this decision. If you are thinking about a new mattress, do not hesitate to put Avocado Green Mattress to the top of your list.” - Sharon G (Read all reviews)
Best For | Athletes, muscle recovery
Organic & Eco-Friendly Materials | GreenGuard Gold and CertiPur Certified foam
Mattress Type | Memory foam and gel memory foam
Features | Made in the USA, 100-night trial
Sizes Available | Kids Twin, Kids Full, Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Split King, California King
Firmness Options | Original, Pro Hybrid, and Star Hybrid are medium firm (6.8–7.1), Elite Hybrid has options for soft, medium, and firm (5, 6, and 7)
Price | Queen mattresses starting at $649
The Bear Hybrid is a GreenGuard Gold certified mattress designed for athletes and the most active people. A luxury mattress with coils and cooling foams, it boasts a Celliant Sleep Technology to promote better sleep and faster muscle recovery. Bear’s mattresses are GreenGuard Gold and CertiPUR-US certified, ensuring low VOCs and beds that are free from toxic chemicals and harsh flame retardants.
Bear Mattress Review | “Since I’ve been having lower back problems for the past few years, I decided it was time to invest in a mattress that supported not only my sleep, but also my health. And I’ve not been disappointed. I’ve slept comfortably and soundly since my mattress arrived.” – Morgan R. (Read all reviews)
#5. Brentwood Home
Best For | Value and affordability, social mission
Organic & Eco-Friendly Materials | 100% GOLS certified organic latex, 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, 100% GOTS certified organic wool from New Zealand, Fair Trade Certifications, Carbon Negative, OEKO-TEX Certified materials
Mattress Type | Organic hybrid
Features | Responsibly made in USA, 1-year sleep trial, 25-year warranty, in-home delivery, free shipping
Sizes Available | Crib, Kids Twin, Kids Twin XL, Kids Full, Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Split King, California King, 11″ and 13″ options available on select mattresses
Firmness Options | Oceano is medium soft (4.5), Hybrid is medium (5), Cypress ranges from medium firm (4.5) to medium firm (6), and Crystal Cove is flippable between medium soft (4.5) and medium firm (6.5)
Price | Queen mattresses starting at $799
A California brand through and through, Brentwood Home has been handcrafting natural luxury mattresses here in Los Angeles since 1987. The company sources its natural, organic, and nontoxic materials directly—following rigorous standards for environmental responsibility and the health of the consumer. You’ll get your dreamiest (and greenest) sleep on Brentwood’s Hybrid Latex Mattress, representing the pinnacle of eco-conscious mattress design and is GREENGUARD Gold Certified. Brentwood Home also gives back to several social and environmental initiatives and partners with Carbonfund to offset its carbon footprint. They are your best if you’re looking for an affordable option that doesn’t compromise on the organic certifications, their twin mattress is the most affordable on our list and makes going organic more reasonable for the whole family.
Brentwood Home Review | “Very relaxing, the latex feels exquisite and provides an almost floating feel when in bed, once you have been sleeping on it for a few weeks. I have experienced a cool sleep with the latex and cannot imagine sleeping on anything else again […] I researched latex mattresses for about a month before deciding on this one. Everything about it from the coils, 4 inches of latex, extra handles, covering material and price point make it the very best latex hybrid mattress anyone can buy.” – Sarah S. (Read all reviews)
Best For | Hybrid mattresses
Organic & Eco-Friendly Materials | CertiPur Certified materials
Mattress Type | Luxury hybrid
Features | 365-night sleep trial, Everlong Warranty, free shipping, financing available
Sizes Available | Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Split King, California King
Firmness Options | Medium firm (6.5)
Price | Queen mattresses starting at $799
A brand with one of the deepest options on this list (with a thickness of 14″), DreamCloud offers two luxury hybrid mattresses, both with latex, memory foam, handcrafted cashmere, tufting, and coil technology. This brand seems to suit every type of sleeper (scour the reviews, and you’ll see). DreamCloud’s mattresses are CertiPur Certified and backed by an Everlong Warranty, plus a year-long sleep trial. DreamCloud is committed to ensuring your mattress is right for you. The fine-tuned firmness of this mattress is great for folks who often wake up stiff or uncomfortable, as studies show that medium firm mattresses offer the best relief for back pain.
DreamCloud Mattress Review | “I got the DreamCloud because I was waking up so tired in the morning and I wanted to change that. DreamCloud did exactly that, restoring my faith in mattresses…The base is strong and supportive, and the cover on top felt soft and snug. If you’re looking for a restorative mattress experience that will leave you sighing in relief, this is the one for you. It definitely was the one for me.” – Kimmie N (Read all reviews)
Best For | Firm organic mattresses
Organic & Eco-Friendly Materials | GOTS certified organic cotton, FSC certified natural Talalay latex, organic wool, certified organic cotton & natural wool
Mattress Type | Natural latex hybrid mattress
Features | Made in USA, flippable for varied firmness, free shipping to the 48 US contiguous states, 10-year warranty, 120-night comfort trial
Sizes Available | Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Firmness Options | Flippable between medium firm (7) and firm (9.5)
Price | Queen mattresses starting at $1599
In the world of organic bedding and green mattresses, it can be difficult to find a firm mattress option—that’s where Plank comes in. Plank’s firm natural bed is made using all the nontoxic materials we love most, and mattress is also flippable so you can choose between firmer and firmest (no more sinking into an overly plush bed!) Designed to keep your spine in line, this latex hybrid mattress also relies on the brand’s TitanCaliber™ coils for superior support and motion isolation.
And when it comes to better sleep, you know they’re the experts: Plank is owned and operated by Brooklyn Bedding, which has been making quality mattresses in the USA since 2008 (and is one of the first brands to offer easy-to-ship boxed mattresses!)
Plank Mattress Review | “I did a lot of research before buying this mattress. I wanted an eco-friendly mattress that had all the natural upgrades: wool, organic cotton, and steel innersprings. This checked all the boxes. It’s the perfect supportive firmness—and I finally sleep through the night! Thank you, PLANK!!!” – Rebecca M. (Read more reviews)
Best For | Luxury organic mattresses and customization options
Organic & Eco-Friendly Materials | 100% GOTS organic certified cotton & wool, 100% GOLS certified organic latex, USDA Certified Organic, Eco Institute Certification, GreenGuard Gold Certified
Mattress Type | Organic latex mattress, organic hybrid mattress, organic pillowtop mattress
Features | Handmade in the USA, 100-night trial, lifetime warranty, Vegan Certified mattresses available
Sizes Available | Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, Split Queen, King, Split King, California King, Split California King and kids mattresses
Firmness Options | Medium (5), medium-firm (6.5), and firm (9) options on most models, pillowtop is soft to medium-firm (3 to 6.5)
Price | Queen mattresses starting at $1199
Discounts Available | Use code GOODTRADE100 for an additional $100 off your purchase
PlushBeds is a leading online luxury mattress manufacturer and retailer, specializing in organic mattresses and bedding. All products are handcrafted in their GOLS and GOTS certified organic production facility in California, with free shipping within the contiguous USA. The company offers a thorough selection of certified organic and eco-friendly mattresses at accessible prices, especially through key holidays, so keep an eye out for their promotions. Each of the brand’s mattresses is GREENGUARD Gold Certified, ensuring your bed has met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low chemical emissions. The company also provides environmental scholarships for college students, gives back to environmental and social nonprofits, and offsets 100% of its carbon emissions via TerraPass. For us side sleepers, we especially love PlushBeds memory foam options, which is one of the best types of mattresses for side sleepers. It doesn’t give us too much—or too little—firmness. Medium is just right!
PlushBeds Mattress Review | “This bed is by far one of the best investments I’ve ever made! I’ve struggled with neck and back pain most of my life and never thought I would find relief in a bed, but that’s exactly what happened. My husband and I couldn’t be happier with our purchase from Plushbeds and would definitely recommend this product to anyone!” – Brandi Perry (Read all reviews)
Best For | Tempur-Pedic and iComfort lovers who want to pay a fraction of the cost
Organic & Eco-Friendly Materials | Certified organic cotton, plant-based materials, GOLS certified organic latex, 100% organic New Zealand wool, GreenGuard Gold Certified, recycled steel coils, Guardin botanical antimicrobial treatment
Mattress Type | Luxury innerspring mattress, Talalay latex, CertiPur Certified memory foam
Features | Made in the USA, 180-day trial, eco-friendly production, gives back to charity
Sizes Available | Crib, Kids Twin, Kids Twin XL, Kids Full, Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Split King, California King
Firmness Options | Options available on most mattresses from soft plush (3) to firm (8-9), hybrid options come with zoned firmness, Solaire has 50 precise adjustable firmness options
Price | Queen mattresses starting at $1645
Saatva is a leading disruptor in the mattress industry. From latex to memory foam, the company has an impressive collection to fit every person’s sleep needs and, by cutting out retail commissions, the company can sell to consumers at a fraction of the cost. Saatva’s disruptive model goes even further than distribution as the mattresses are made with plant-based, eco-friendly materials and crafted in the USA. The company also gives back, donating hundreds of natural mattresses to high-need organizations around the country.
Several of our editors rave about the luxury innerspring mattress—it’s their forever pick. For a memory foam mattress comparable to iComfort and Tempur-Pedic (but at a fraction of the cost), we love Loom & Leaf, Saatva’s memory foam line. While memory foam is not an all-natural material, these mattresses are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning the foam is low in VOCs. For a latex option, Saatva’s Zenhaven Mattress is 100 percent all-natural Talalay latex, which is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to mold, microbes, and dust mites. The Talalay manufacturing process is entirely water-based, minimizing the amount of environmentally harmful byproducts.
Saatva Mattress Review | “I am a budget shopper, but after countless beds on sale and nights with less than stellar sleep, I caved. I called Saatva with twenty questions before I pulled the credit card lever… The bed came and it has been the best sleep my husband I have ever gotten and it has been that way for TWO years now.” – Dutch (Read all reviews)
Best For | Customizable firmness
Organic & Eco-Friendly Materials | GOLS certified organic Dunlop latex, GOTS certified organic cotton & wool, OEKO-TEX Certified wool & latex
Mattress Type | Organic latex
Features | Adjustable firmness, 365-night trial, free shipping, 10 and 25 year warranty programs, made in USA, gives back
Sizes Available | Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Split King
Firmness Options | Medium to firm customizable options (5 to 7.5 based on preference)
Price | Queen mattresses starting at $1599
Discounts Available | Use code TGT100 for an additional $100 off the flagship 10″ Spindle mattress
Looking for something that falls between extra soft and extra firm, but not sure exactly where to land? Spindle’s customizable organic latex lets you adjust the layers of foam for your perfect firmness. The mattresses are made from three layers of organic Dunlop latex, surrounded by a quilted cover made from organic wool and organic cotton. That’s it—the brand keeps it simple with high-quality materials, free from chemical flame retardants, synthetic rubber, or harmful VOCs.
Spindle mattresses ship with one layer of firm latex and two layers of medium (3 inches each) and a 1-inch organic cover. This means you can re-position the layers based on your personal firmness preferences. With a 365-night trial, you’ll find the most luxurious latex layering configuration for you—or you’ll get your money back.
Spindle Mattress Review | “We knew we wanted latex, but weren’t sure about exactly what. […] A reconfigurable mattress with multiple firmness options, all latex, and a good guarantee was exactly what I needed to try buying online. I’m so glad I did. I tend to like firmer beds so I used the medium-firm layering first. It was a bit too hard for my partner and I so we just rearranged the layers to the medium ordering. It sleeps perfect! I really can’t recommend this mattress enough. They also sell additional layers, so if you need softer or firmer than the standard layers allow, you’re covered” – Ian B. (Read all reviews)
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