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I had a great website bookmarked to buy a non toxic organic wool, latex, cotton mattress and it is lost now :(
We need a new mattress and I don't have time to do a bunch of research on reputable companies/price comparisons--can someone point me in the right direction please. We live in FL so something close would be awesome, but we are willing to online order for a great company with a great product.

thanks!

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http://www.whitelotus.net/ Found it! thought I would share!!

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My company is www.organicgrace.com and I am a long term mothering mama who strives to offer the best deals I can to make clean sleep more affordable. Use the code "mothering" for 10%

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Originally Posted by mamaharrison View Post

http://www.whitelotus.net/ Found it! thought I would share!!



Just thought I'd mention we bought two White Lotus mattresses in January or February and I am soooooo unhappy with them.  They are rock hard.  The ones we got are the 100% cotton ones because I have both wool and latex allergies, but they are terribly hard.  Nobody could sleep on them so we ended up buying latex toppers from Pure Rest Organics.  This has helped quite a bit, but I am still dying for the day when we can buy new mattresses.  I don't think all the White Lotus mattresses are bad, but the 100% cotton ones are not comfortable.  My latex allergies have been fine on the latex topper, supposedly because it is a natural latex.  I know some people have problems regardless though.  Good luck! 

 

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Did you get the latex toppers encased in wool or just raw latex?  My new all-wool mattress is quite uncomfortable so I'm looking at latex options again, which I initially rejected because the foam samples seemed to bother me.  What kind of allergies do you have also- just contact allergies to things like gloves or respiratory ones?

 

 

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Did you get the latex toppers encased in wool or just raw latex?  My new all-wool mattress is quite uncomfortable so I'm looking at latex options again, which I initially rejected because the foam samples seemed to bother me.  What kind of allergies do you have also- just contact allergies to things like gloves or respiratory ones?

 

 



Just contact, not respiratory.  Where were your foam samples from?  The vast majority of latex, even "natural" latex, is mixed with a variety of chemicals.  You might want to try Pure Rest.  They were the only company I found that I was comfortable with after a billion hours of research.  I bought a latex pillow from them first and slept on that for a month to make sure I didn't have a reaction, and then bought the topper.  Our topper is encased in a zip off cotton cover because I have wool allergies too.  I think you can have them encased in either.  Just google Pure Rest Organics and you'll find them.

 

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I just found out that Lifekind has a sale going on just until Friday.  I am going to look into because we need mattresses too.

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I tried to respond about a week ago but for some reason the post didn't go through, so hopefully this one works.

 

I have quite a collection of latex samples from just about everywhere I could find, including Pure Rest.  I also have samples from Savvy Rest, Lifekind, Foam Sweet Foam, and a lot of others, most of which say 100% natural latex.  I was really thinking I was going to order a latex mattress because it seems to be the only "natural" option that still has some give (wool and cotton being kind of hard).  I never considered myself allergic to latex but with the Savvy Rest samples sitting out I started noticing I was having trouble inhaling well.  It took me about a week to suspect the latex but sure enough when I removed the samples things went back to normal.  I've had the same reaction to every sample I've sniffed, even when I wrap it with towels and such, even after letting them sit and air out for a good month or two.  I am so bummed about it because what other low-offgassing, cushy-feeling option is there besides latex?  Any ideas?  I was hoping wool would work but it just feels so hard and compresses so quickly. 

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We are also having a sale at Organic Grace to celebrate our move to Solar Power. Use the code "SOLAR" for 10% off your order. We sell PureRest which I believe are the cleanest on the market. We do not even deal with companies who make synthetic latex or toxic mattresses.

 

Cresting - if you are truly latex sensitive you will want to look at either a cotton or wool innerspring mattress like the Apollo

http://organicgrace.com/node/653

which can be made to feel softer with a wool topper. I have also heard Shepard's Dream makes an all wool mattress but I have never laid on one myself so can not speak for it.

 

People on a budget may want to consider the Build Your Own options - you save $ by putting together a layered mattress with a simple cotton zip outer instead of a quilted outer with wool in it. If you're using a wool puddle pad on top you still get all the benefits of the wool without having in in the outer of the mattress.

http://organicgrace.com/taxonomy/term/121

 

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