The Health Benefits of using organically grown products to build our mattresses, pillows, and bedding without the added chemicals and toxic glues makes a huge difference in our clients lives. Due to the fact we use pure materials our non-toxic wool and cotton mattresses in Long Island last 10-20 years instead of the 3-7 years like most traditional mattress. Most people find us because they already had a bad experience purchasing a mattress. Our mission is to get our information out there so our future clients don’t have to go through that bad experience first. Learn about the health benefits of the non-toxic cotton and wool mattress materials we use to build our mattresses below…
Organic Cotton Field
Conventional cotton production has a devastating environmental impact. Not only is 20% of the worlds pesticides and 25% of the world’s insecticides used to grow cotton but enormous quantities of chlorine, toxic dyes and finishing chemicals are used to then process it. That’s why we believe using organic cotton is so important – to protect you, your family, and our environment. Organic cotton is grown without the use of GMO’s, pesticides, herbicides, etc. and produces no off-gassing. Choosing organic cotton really makes a difference. Organic cotton is grown without the use of GMOs, pesticides, hermaicides, etc. and produces no off-gassing. Organic cotton is soft, breathable and comfortable next to your skin. It is great for people with chemical sensitivities or allergies. We offer organic cotton mattresses, pillows, duvet inserts/covers, and sheets.
The Rubber Tree Forest
Our All Natural Latex comes directly from the sap of rubber trees. There are two processes that turns this liquid sap into a solid – one is the Dunlop Process and the second one is the Talalay Process.
All Natural Dunlop latex, which is often compared to pound cake, has been made the same way since the 1920s. The thick rubber sap, or serum, is whipped into a froth in a centrifuge, poured into a mold, covered, and steam baked. Natural sediments in the mixture settle to the bottom of the mold. This makes every Dunlop layer slightly firmer on its bottom side. Although processing methods have advanced, this is foam rubber made the way it used to be, before synthetic (and toxic) chemicals were substituted for natural rubber serum. Dunlop is the densest natural latex, and is available in a range of firmnesses. Dunlop is yielding beneath the body, but not “bouncy.” For people who need a comfortable, reliable sleeping surface, it’s ideal. People with nerve-related back pain particularly appreciate Dunlop’s consistent, stable support. Softer Dunlop layers at the top of a mattress can cushion gently, while medium and/or firm layers below offer as much support as desired. Because Dunlop is less processed than Talalay, it is less expensive. This makes it a popular choice for multiple uses, including beds for children, guests, or for anyone who prefers to avoid a pillowy or “sinking” mattress feel.
All natural Talalay latex is the most luxurious natural latex and often compared to angel food cake. The Talalay process adds two steps. After the latex is poured, the mold is sealed and the process is continued in a vacuum chamber. The mold is then flash-frozen before it’s baked. Talalay latex has a more consistent cell structure from top to bottom and edge to edge and a more supple feel. It is also more expensive than Dunlop. Talalay is available in a full range of firmnesses, from very soft to very firm. Because of its unique cell structure, it also has a naturally “springy” character that makes it super responsive, pressure relieving and supremely comfortable. Soft natural Talalay has a cradling feel that some compare to that of memory foam. Although Talalay conforms wonderfully to body contours, its unique cell structure also means it has a built-in natural buoyancy. This allows the foam to provide durable support along with comforting pressure relief. With Talalay, luxurious comfort also means no sacrifice in reliable, stable support for the spine. Unlike conventional synthetics, natural Talalay is one of the most breathable latex foams. Sleepers can enjoy the comfort of Talalay’s extra-responsive performance without the uncomfortable heat buildup that makes most foams unpleasant to sleep on. Watch how it works.
All natural latex is dust mite repellent, hypoallergenic, mold and mildew resistant, and antimicrobial. Perhaps one of the very best health benefits that owners of natural latex mattresses report is that your spine is aligned all night long as you sleep. Natural latex contours to your body. It offers the best of comfort and support. It is so resilient, that you are guaranteed not to get indentations that are common with other mattresses. Natural latex gives you a nice amount of springiness, or kickback (unlike memory foam), it changes shape as you change sleeping positions. So, all night long you will be able to experience comfort and support, while easing the tension on any pressure points or injuries that you may have along the whole course of your body. Natural latex foam is noted for its excellent pressure point reduction and back pain relief. In fact, these beds are wonderful for arthritis sufferers, as well as those who have fibromyalgia, other pain related syndromes, sports injuries, and the like. Because the mattress is not made up of harmful chemicals, there is no off gassing of noxious fumes. The only “smell” that the owner of a new natural latex mattress may detect is a faint, sweet vanilla-type of smell or rubber. And because of the solid latex core (usually Dunlop), latex mattresses rarely if ever have problems with bed bugs as do other mattresses that have a lot of open space in the mattress core. The allergen-causing proteins that some people are allergic to get washed out in the process of producing the end latex foam mattress product. We use all natural latex in many of our mattresses, toppers, and pillows.
Our Happy Bliss Sheep Wool
100% Organic or 100% Pure Virgin Wool – The wool batting, acts as a natural flame retardant, which allows our manufactures to meet federal fire safety requirements with no chemical flame retardants. Wool is hypoallergenic – it is a natural dust-mite repellant, it is resistant to bacteria, mold and mildew which can trigger allergic reactions in some people. It also helps regulates your body temperature. The wool in our products are covered with organic cotton so it will not cause a skin irritation for people who are allergic to wool by touch. The untreated pure wool wicks away moisture during hot months and keeps your body warm during cold months. Wool doesn’t develop hot or cold spots, so you’ll shift and turn less while sleeping. Wool is plush without “poofiness”, so even a light layer keeps you comfortable. Wool is a remarkably versatile fiber. It has comfort, style, texture, coolness, resilience, wrinkle recovery, drape, elasticity, absorption, tenacity and warmth, our wool is an important part of our non-toxic cotton and wool mattresses Long Island.
Kapok is harvested in the rainforest, kapok is soft to the touch like down, yet provides support in a way not even synthetic materials can match. Kapok does not absorb moisture so it is mold and mildew resistant. Kapok makes a great pillow that is resilient, conforms to your head and neck, and is great for side sleepers. It is hypoallergenic which makes it a great alternative to down. The harvesting of the kapok pods provides jobs to indigenous people and helps maintain this vanishing ecosystem. Every Ceiba (Kapok) tree left standing is a step towards the preservation of the rain forest. Kapok is our #1 selling pillow.
Our Buckwheat Hulls
100% Organic Buckwheat Hulls grown in the US – Buckwheat hulls move with you as you sleep conforming to the contours of your head and neck while providing gentle support. Buckwheat allows air to flow through your pillow naturally – keeping your head cool and dry. It is hypoallergenic and great for people with neck and back pain. It makes the perfect pillow.
Our Mulberry Silk
Mulberry Silk comes from the spun cocoons of silkworms that have only eaten mulberry leaves, and it’s like a super food for these little guys. One hundred percent long-stand mulberry silk is the only way to go and creates a superior silk. It produces a longer, wider, more durable thread than wild silk. Naturally pure and tightly woven, silk repels live allergens, such as bed mites, as well as dust, pollen and other airborne allergens. Silk is therefore naturally hypoallergenic and great for people who have allergies that affect their breathing and skin. Silk can help ease flaky, dry or itchy skin. It is a great solution for eczema sufferers or if you have sensitive or easy-irritated skin. Silk contains a natural protein and essential amino acid, which makes it a natural, skin-friendly material. Sleeping with silk will keep your hair naturally soft, moisturized and tangle-free. Our all natural silk fabric keeps moisture close to your skin so you wake up with your face feeling naturally hydrated. What we love about that… is plump skin cells show fewer lines and wrinkles which means you’ll wake up looking and feeling radiant.