Our New Essentia Organic Memory Foam Mattress

Reviewing our new organic, natural latex, memory foam Essentia matress | Copy Cat Chic

Reviewing our new organic, natural latex, memory foam Essentia matress | Copy Cat Chic

Reviewing our new organic, natural latex, memory foam Essentia matress | Copy Cat Chic

Reviewing our new organic, natural latex, memory foam Essentia matress | Copy Cat Chic

Reviewing our new organic, natural latex, memory foam Essentia matress | Copy Cat Chic

Happy Earth Day! I figured today would be the perfect day to share with you one of my favorite eco-friendly brands, Essentia. In case you haven’t heard of them, they are the only organic and natural memory foam mattress out there. So think Tempurpedic without the chemical fumes and added toxins. They take natural, organic latex to the next level.

A couple of months ago we started our mattress search after my husband started experiencing back pain from our current mattress. He also threw his back out for the first time ever, nothing like that to make you feel old 😉 Anyways, I figured it was time to get rid of our traditional mattress and go with a more eco-friendly option like natural latex. I had already transitioned the whole family to sleeping on organic, natural latex pillows, so it was definitely our next step. By the way, have you ever used a latex foam pillow? They’re a different experience than anything else out there, that’s for sure. You could describe them as almost bouncy, instead of fluffy like a traditional pillow. It takes a little getting used to a first, but after a couple of days you, start to wonder how you ever slept on anything else! Say goodbye to flat, saggy pillows.

That’s why, when I started researching mattresses, I knew I wanted a latex one. Well, when you narrow the field down to organic, natural latex there are really only a few frontrunners. Essentia, of course is one of them. But, Essentia stood out from the pack because they’re the only natural latex MEMORY foam mattress. Intriguing. My familiarity with memory foam is having a Temperpedic pillow I received as a gift. That one pillow stunk up my house for weeks. Seriously. If it stinks so badly that it can permeate your house, it can’t be good to sleep on every night. But after all that, I really did love it (minus the stench). Nothing else conforms to your body and cradles it like good ole’ memory foam.

So after checking out Essentia’s mattresses in person at their Berkeley store (heavenly btw) I decided I muuuust have one. The Mr and I love a firm mattress. Tummy sleeper over here! So we ordered the Beausommet. Our Cal King mattress arrived in a surprising small (and surprisingly heavy) box. We dragged it into the bedroom where it we unrolled it and watched it expand. It’s amazing how tiny they can pack mattresses these days!

I wanted to wait until we’ve lived with the mattress for a while before I wrote about it, so I could share my honest opinion. We’ve had the mattress for a few months now. And LOVE it. My husband no longer has back pain and we both sleep amazingly well (and deep). When the mattress arrived we slept on it that first night and there was no off-gassing. Yay for no VOCs! In fact, it’s a little sad, because I’ve started to not like traveling as much. Why? Because I miss my mattress! So much for loving those hotel mattresses 😉 I’ll take my Essentia any day.

Nothing but positives over here you guys for Essentia. We are now Essentia converts for life. Now…if you go take a look at Essentia’s website, you might do a double-take on their prices. And you guys know how I am: why pay more if you can pay less, right? But you also know that I know when to splurge and when to save. And this right here folks? This is definitely a splurge moment. And it’s worth every, little penny. Believe me. And the mattress has a 20 year warranty. There are not many mattress out there that could last 20 years, but I really could see this one standing strong. If you’re in the market for a new mattress, you really should take a look. So worth it. Oh and Essentia is offering 10% off for Copy Cat Chic readers, just use the code: CHIC10! The code is good until the end of the year.

*Mattress c/o of Essentia. I was not paid to write this post, but was given a mattress to provide my honest review. Thank you for supporting Copy Cat Chic and our generous sponsors!

 

Our Futon Shop Organic Wool and Latex Mattress

As you know, Arden upgraded to a new big girl bed when we updated her room to include Conrad. I spent a lot of time planning and designing that room in order to make sure it worked not only for a toddler, but also for a new baby.
One of the major factors in the room, although not visibly obvious, was our choice of mattresses. Arden had been using her organic Naturepedic crib mattress in a toddler bed for awhile, but in order to not have to buy 2 separate crib mattress we figured we’d move Arden into a twin bed and give Conrad her old crib mattress.
I agonized over what kind of mattress to buy for Arden. Obviously comfort is the top priority, but I also wanted something organic with no flame retardants and something that will last. Oh and let’s not forget: reasonably priced (of course!). That was the hard part 😉 Most organic, natural mattress aren’t so friendly in the price department.
The Futon Shop
So I researched and researched and finally found the perfect mattress at The Futon Shop and it’s even made locally in the San Francisco Bay area. Who would have ever thought I’d find the perfect mattress at a futon shop?! But there you go!
The Futon Shop Comfort Rest Mattress
We went with the Comfort Rest Mattress made from organic wool and latex. AND since the mattress can be made to order, The Futon Shop gave us the option of ordering the mattress without any flame retardants. FYI – wool acts as a natural flame retardant anyways. But even if you decide to not go that route, the Futon Shop uses a natural Borate as a flame retardant, which on the scale of flame retardants is pretty harmless.
The mattress itself is super comfy and cushy, while still being firm. Of course, it’s not your standard coil spring mattress, the core is made from organic latex, so it’s solid and pretty hefty. But latex is oh-so comfy to sleep on. The Mr. upgraded our bed a few years back to a latex one and we’ve never looked back.
And one of the best parts of the mattress? The price! The twin-sized Comfort Rest Mattress with organic casing will set you back less than $655. That’s a steal compared to other mattresses with comparable features, believe me. I spent A LOT of time researching 😉

Right now The Futon Shop is having their Holiday Sale and are offering 35% off their mattresses. It runs until Dec. 9th, so take advantage!

This post was brought to you by The Futon Shop. I was provided the mattress in return for posting my honest review on the product. All opinions in this post are my own and not influenced in any way.