You will spend nearly one-third of your life in bed, so it's important to have a non toxic mattress — as healthy, natural, and chemical-free as possible.
Mattresses may contain formaldehyde and flame retardants. Formaldehyde is used in some imported mattresses and blankets, as an anti-crease agent. Flame retardant chemicals have been detected in most people, and they have been linked with learning and behavioural disorders like autism in children. (1)
Most of the big foam mattress brands are made from petroleum-based polyurethane. Paired with chemical adhesives and flame retardants, they can emit chemical odours (“off-gassing”) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) over time — which can contribute to long and short-term health risks. Memory foams are simply polyurethane foams with chemicals added to make them “slow to respond” and sometimes known carcinogens, like benzene and naphthalene to make them appear natural...
Mattresses and their casings should be made from natural fibres such as cotton, hemp, wool, coir or 100% pure latex. Always make sure it is made from pure latex, as synthetic latex (talalay) contains petrochemical additives.
So, when searching for a natural mattress from a company that is honest and transparent, Peacelily ticks all the boxes:
They use 100% natural Dunlop latex from tree-tapped and sustainably harvested rubber trees.
It's an eco-friendly, high-performance material, offering resilience, durability, and temperature control that far exceeds synthetic, blended or petroleum-based polyurethane foams.
Only natural latex glue is used, no chemical adhesives (which are commonly associated with off-gassing) are between the comfort layers of the mattress.
This “radically minimal” approach significantly reduces your chemical exposure and promotes healthier indoor air quality. All 3 premium mattress layers in the Peacelily mattress are kept together with this strong glue, making it one of the most natural mattresses in the world.
Synthetic or blended latex can contain a blend of natural latex and chemical fillers and/or polyurethane foams to add durability and firmness. These tend to have an odour, break down faster, tear easier, and not last as long as natural latex.
All fabrics are made with GOTS certified organic cotton.
Cotton is one of the world's dirtiest crops. Cotton growers typically use many of the most hazardous pesticides on the market including aldicarb, phorate, methamidophos and endosulfan. Cotton pesticides are often broad spectrum organophosphates — pesticides originally developed as toxic nerve agents during World War II — and carbamate pesticides. It is not only potentially harmful to your health, but also extremely harmful for the environment.
Peacelily Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification confirms our commitment to sustainable land management, keeping us accountable that plantations are kept thriving.
One rubber tree makes a world of difference. A single rubber tree can yield sap to produce 3 to 8 latex mattresses. Rubber trees can be sustainably hand tapped for about 30 years, simultaneously absorbing 1.76 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Every acre of rubber trees removes over 144 tons of carbon dioxide over its lifetime.
Peacelily product has been handcrafted by highly skilled Peacelily team members.
Sri Lankan factory provides fair, ethical jobs benefiting local communities, evidenced by FSC certification. Peacelily commitment to providing livelihood opportunities drives their growth with the future launch of their manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka in 2022.
AND Peacelily mattresses are covered by their 100-night risk-free trial!!!
P, Landrigan PJ, Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity. The Lancet Neurology 2014; 13:330-8