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post #21 of 32
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I was disappointed in Ikea's offerings online, they may have more choice in store though. Do you have an Ikea near you? Online, the latex mattresses they sell are either full synthetic or 80% synthetic. The 2009 Green Guide did suggest the Ikea Sultan Heidal mattresss which has "an 85 percent natural latex core, wool and corn-based platic wadding, and a safer flame retardant made from phosphorus salts and nitrogen compounds ($799/queen)". So, if you can go to an Ikea, I would look to see if they have that one in store in a twin. I would have definitely checked it out if I didn't have to use Ikea's online store!

Here's the Green Guide's Mattress Buying Guide (although they don't have the Ikea mattresses listed in their online guide!)

bumping because i'm shopping for a new mattress.

which ikea mattress would you recommend without coils? online it looks like the sultan heidel has coils (which i'm trying to avoid)

Do you think if i just asked the local foam dealer to find me a 6 inch slab of talalay foam from malaysia i'd end up with something of quality that won't offgas?

In the past we got a doctor's note that stated that for medical reasons we needed a mattress without flame retardant, and the local foam place was able to get us an unsprayed futon (it wasnt natural latex foam though, it had synthetic foams layered between the cotton battings)
post #22 of 32

Obasan mattress--review after a few years

Hey everyone,
We're expecting #2 next month (yay) and I want to upgrade from a double bed to a king in anticipation of needing more room. The big question is, should we shell out for a top of the line organic mattress?

We tried out Essentia and Obasan, thought I'd get the cheapest king Obasan I could get, but I'd like to hear if anyone has used one for a few years and if you still like it.

Thanks!
post #23 of 32
I bought a Keesta mattress when I needed an affordable double for dh and I. There is a Canadian retailer for Keetsa in Ontario and she is fantastic. Great customer service. For the crib, I bought a mattress at Sleepysheep.ca
post #24 of 32

How did you like the Obasan Mattress?

I'm on the verge of purchasing one, but a little nervous as there isn't any place nearby to try them...

I've heard amazing things though.

post #25 of 32

Hi- after much research, I got a mattress from Seattle Natural Mattress in Bothell Wa.  They only use 100% natural latex without filler or chemicals. Most mattresses have a chemical spray for fireproofing (Federal law as of 7/2007) but you can get chemical free there.  You have to get a Dr.s prescription but that was no problem for me.  The mattress is 8" of pure latex and has an organic cotton cover.  We love sleeping on it!    Good luck!

post #26 of 32

We have a wool mattress from Shepard's Dream, so does our two year old son. They're an investment but they last a lifetime - really, a lifetime or longer!!!

http://www.shepherdsdream.ca/

post #27 of 32

NaturallyNice, did you have to pay extra duty and/or taxes when you brought your mattress back into Canada?

 

We bought our organic mattresses at Soaring Heart in Seattle 4 years ago, but we were living in Redmond at the time. I think we bought before the law changed if I remember correctly. I know that wool is naturally flame retardant. I remember when we lived in Redmond there was a lot of publicity at the time about a research report that came out of Boeing I think that said more people were dying of flame retardant chemicals than would ever have a fire in their house, let alone in their bed. I have never got why all of society has to pay for the idiots who smoke in bed.  

 

We had previously looked for organic mattresses when we lived in Ontario and 2 separate dealers told us that Natura mattresses were made with organic materials, but were sprayed with flame retardant. Perhaps this was because of the US law, but defeats the purpose.

post #28 of 32

Another option for you would to buy the best quality mattress you can afford and then wrap it in a wool blanket to deal with any off-gassing. Wool is amazing at sucking up VOC's.. they actually sell wool blankets big enough for motor homes to deal with the VOC's because of all the foam in them.

 

We had bought an organic crib mattress that was covered in vinyl :( whats the point then? so we wrapped it in wool; it made me feel a lot more comfortable with our choice.. I still wish we could have thought to buy a wool one.

post #29 of 32

Actually, IKEA mattresses do have chemical fire-retardants, at least in the USA and UK. 

They phased out chlorinated tris flame retardants last fall (2010),

and now only use an organophosphorus (or nitrogen/phosphorous) chemical.

 

They say that they try to keep it at a minimum, and build it into the structure of the mattress,

instead of spraying it on the outside, to make it safer.

 

(We still prefer a completely chemical-free mattress, although what IKEA does may be enough, and I am sure they are trying to make it as safe as possible.)

 

http://www.slate.com/id/2255573/

 


Edited by kgeza7 - 4/21/11 at 11:54pm
post #30 of 32

Seattle Natural Mattress makes a completely chemical free mattress. They use 100% Natural or Organic latex, Organic cotton and no chemical fire retardants at all. Even the glue is organic latex.  There is no off-gassing and their prices are the lowest I know of, even after diligent search. It is a one-man shop and he makes them to order. The shop is in Bothell, Washington (just north of Seattle).

Http:\\www.seattlenaturalmattress.com

post #31 of 32
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We had previously looked for organic mattresses when we lived in Ontario and 2 separate dealers told us that Natura mattresses were made with organic materials, but were sprayed with flame retardant. Perhaps this was because of the US law, but defeats the purpose.


This was already addressed earlier in the thread post #19

 

post #32 of 32
If you are in the Lower Mainland you can check here www.organiclatexmattress.ca
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