We are all about organic products at Savvy Rest, from our mattresses to our sheets to our sofas. Your health is incredibly important, so why settle for anything less than organic? Countless mattresses on the market are filled with chemical flame retardants that can lead to cancer, obesity and infertility. Going organic means saying goodbye to these health hazards.
What is “Organic?”
We see the word all the time when shopping for fruits and vegetables at the grocery store or at the local farmers’ market. Although a mattress is not a cucumber, the word “organic” carries the same important health standards. This means no pesticides, synthetic ingredients, or harsh chemicals are used in the making (or growing) of a product. For example, our Dunlop latex is certified organic by the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) and also meets the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The rubber tree sap that is used to make our Dunlop latex comes from a supplier who follows USDA guidelines. You can read more about our other certifications here.
We Sleep…A Lot
We sleep for about a third of our lives—that’s a significant amount of time. You may not use your toaster or your vacuum cleaner everyday, but you definitely use your mattress. When you sleep at night, you’re breathing in everything around you and if your mattress is made of synthetic foam, you’re breathing in harmful toxins through dust particles. You know what is even more alarming? Children breathe in these toxins at a rate that is five times greater than adults.
Chemicals and Your Skin
It’s also important to think about what your skin comes into contact with which is why we always use organic cotton. Chemicals can irritate the skin, especially if you have sensitive skin, and the majority of cotton is unfortunately heavily treated with pesticides. Sunscreen and moisturizers are obviously imperative for healthy skin but so are the types of materials we touch every day (and night!).
Flame retardants are not synonymous with the word “safe.” Savvy Rest replaces these chemicals with organic wool batting so our mattresses meet federal fire safety requirements in a natural way. Wool also regulates temperature well, providing you with a comfortable and pleasant sleep.
Overall, going organic is a decision that will benefit you and your family. You can have the peace of mind that the mattress you sleep on is a positive addition to your life rather than a harmful one. A Savvy Rest mattress provides proper support and with that, a relaxing space for you to sleep safely and soundly. We hope you enjoy!