Natural Rubber Latex

Organic latex is a natural and renewable resource that is tapped from living, organically grown, rubber trees.  The trees are grown in Asian plantations for the specific purpose of producing natural and organic latex. and they live-out their natural lifespans while doing so.  The GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard)  organic certification ensures that rubber plantations as well as processing units up to the final retailer are certified according to the organic standard.

But a shopper must take care. The term “latex” is nearly meaningless. But some companies will use the term latex because their foam is the less expensive and lower performing synthetic latex.  Some companies also blend natural rubber latex with synthetic latex ingredients to help lower the cost.  So be wary if only the word “latex” is used.  Even the phrase “natural latex” only means that the foam mattress contains at least 60% natural ingredients. And the “natural” part may include inexpensive fillers such as chalk, clay and ash. So look for the phrase “natural rubber latex” or “organic latex”. These specific phrases, when used correctly, mean that the foam will not contain any synthetics, fillers or blends. At ECO Sleep Solutions of Eugene, Oregon, our dunlop latex mattresses use GOLS certified organic latex.  This means they are as gentle on Mother Earth as they are healthy for you.

Latex Pillow-Mold

But a shopper must take care. The term “latex” is nearly meaningless. But some companies will use the term latex because their foam is the less expensive and lower performing synthetic latex.  Some companies also blend natural rubber latex with synthetic latex ingredients to help lower the cost.  So be wary if only the word “latex” is used.  Even the phrase “natural latex” only means that the foam mattress contains at least 60% natural ingredients. And the “natural” part may include inexpensive fillers such as chalk, clay and ash. So look for the phrase “natural rubber latex” or “organic latex”. These specific phrases, when used correctly, mean that the foam will not contain any synthetics, fillers or blends. At ECO Sleep Solutions of Eugene, Oregon, our dunlop latex mattresses use GOLS certified organic latex.  This means they are as gentle on Mother Earth as they are healthy for you.