One of the fastest growing sellers of the mattress industry is the natural latex mattress. People are choosing natural latex mattresses for their comfort, durability, and for the benefits that come from sleeping on an all natural mattress.
A 100% natural botanically derived latex mattress is antimicrobial, dust mite free, and resists mold and mildew. It’s not only a great choice for those with allergies and asthma, but for anyone who wants to live at least one-third of their life with fewer chemicals.
Unfortunately, up to 80% of latex mattresses are not real latex and are not all natural. These synthetically produced latex mattress are not natural, but are mad with petroleum-based chemicals (petrochemicals). Some retailers like to be vague about the fact their their latex mattress is not truly natural latex. Some claim that synthetic latex is better than all natural latex and some claim that all natural latex is too expensive.
These types of statements are an just an attempt to talk people into something that isn’t what it claims to be. A truly natural latex mattress is more durable and lasts longer than a synthetic latex mattress, which has a tendency to sag and develop buckets. A 100% botanically derived natural latex mattress is also the only mattress that is truly antimicrobial, dust mite free and resists mold and mildew, claims a synthetic latex mattress simple cannot make.
To make sure you know the difference between 100% natural latex and synthetic latex that is made with petrochemicals, check out our page on latex mattresses.