Since it’s launch in 2017, Avocado Green has been a game-changer in what it means to truly sleep on a non-toxic and eco-friendly mattress. In an industry that has seen its fair share of green-washing, Avocado Green ushers in a refreshing change of transparency and offers an amazing solution, when it comes to the best non toxic mattress — what the company likes to call “Radically Honest Specs”.
The Best Non-Toxic Mattress
Avocado Green has unequivocally earned itself the title of best non-toxic mattress for a wealth of reasons. Free of polyurethane foam and toxic fire retardants, every Avocado Green mattress is GREENGUARD Gold Certified – a very stringent certification which few mattresses ever qualify for.
This amounts to a truly non-toxic mattress that isn’t complicit in degrading your indoor air quality by exposing you to volatile organic compounds, phthalates, and formaldehyde.
Avocado Green mattresses are comprised of all natural and organic materials, including GOTS certified organic cotton and 100 percent natural Dunlop latex (naturally antimicrobial and cooler than memory foam) that is certified by eco-INSTITUT to be free of VOC’s, persistent organic compounds, pesticides, phthalates, and heavy metals. There is no synthetic latex whatsoever, nor chemical adhesives used between multiple comfort layers.
Unlike most other mattress manufacturers that use loads of toxic chemicals to make their mattresses fire retardant, Avocado Green uses natural hydrated silica to protect both sides of their non-toxic mattress, while still exceeding federal flammability and CPSC standards.
There’s absolutely no green-washing at Avocado Green either. The wealth of information on their product pages alone provides a level of transparency that is very refreshing this day and age. Not only is this the best non-toxic mattress we’ve come across, it’s also the most eco-friendly.
There are no petroleum-based polyurethane foams used, no memory foam, and no ozone-depleting substances during the manufacturing process. A 100 percent carbon neutral company, Avocado Green uses recycled steel for all mattress spring coils and 100% Dunlop latex that is sustainably harvested from tree-tapped sources.
Avocado Green put just as much energy and attention to detail in creating a comfortable, ergonomic mattress as they did a non-toxic and eco-friendly mattress. Their standard mattress is comprised of two seamless layers of Dunlop latex (1 inch core + 2 inch comfort layer), while the pillow Euro top provides an additional two inches of comfort. Combined with up to 1,400 individually-tuned, ergonomic support coils (fabric encased metal springs) provide optimal pressure point joint support and weight distribution. From a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most firm, Avocado rates their mattresses a 7. With the addition of the Euro pillow top, they rate this non-toxic mattress masterpiece a 6.