Pure-Rest Gemini MattressesLooking for an organic or natural mattress, but that it is just too expensive? One option is to start with a thinner mattress and add a topper later or another layer. This unique 5" mattress features 4" of natural rubber covered with our organic cotton and wool quilted outer. The organic cotton is our unique European organic cotton damask for durability. A rubber support core or topper can be added later as your child grows. These also work great in trundle beds.These mattresses are custom built after you place your order. Because demand is so high for these quality, natural materials, it may take up to 3-4 weeks to ship your order. If you like a softer mattress, add an organic mattress pad for cushion and comfort.*Please note that the mattress set comes with a custom built foundation and not a conventional box spring. The 8" foundation is wrapped with organic wool and cotton. There is no cardboard used in the foundation.
FeaturesNaturally Hypoallergenic Mattress
The natural latex (or natural rubber) not only absorbs motion so that two people can sleep side-by-side undisturbed, but it's also resistant to dust mites. Dust mites cannot live inside natural rubber!
Wool is nature's ideal bedding material. Thanks to a substance known as lanolin (which protects sheep and helps them stay dry), it is naturally hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and resistant to dust mites and bed bugs. Wool is naturally flame resistant, and it absorbs moisture very efficiently. This is important for allergy sufferers because moist, humid conditions encourage the growth of bacteria, mold, and dust mites. Wool can take in up to 30 percent of its weight in moisture. Synthetic fibers, on the other hand, can hold as little as two percent.A Chemical-Free Sleep Experience
The primary chemical used as a flame retardant in standard mattresses in boric acid, a poisonous pesticide. The EPA and CDC warn that it can cause reproductive, developmental, and neurological damage. This dangerous chemical is going into mattresses, where it can be absorbed by the skin! If your mattress tag reads "treated cotton," then it's likely treated with boric acid. Boric acid is also a known respiratory irritant and has been shown to reduce sexual activity and sperm counts.
Conventional mattresses may also contain antimony, formaldehyde, silicon, benzene, toluene, phthalates, chlorine, and ammonium polyphosphate - all dangerous chemicals that can irritate allergies and lead to chemical sensitivity. In fact, many experts believe that environmental toxins in the home are to blame for the increases in allergies and asthma as well as other diseases like ADD, autism, and cancer.
- Can immediately tell that this was made with no chemicals. Past latex mattresses of mine had a distinct chemical smell and this was totally neutral. - There are some weird things that feel like bars on it. - Not recommended for a 175lb adult that doesn't like ultra firm mattresses. Could be perfect with just another top portion. - I sleep well on it so far.