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What are my top “green” choices for a new bed with the least amount of toxicity (brand names would help)?

Jeremy Stern | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

It seems there is a wide range of choices in the bedding industry at many different price points. We are looking for a high quality and comfortable bed that is completely safe and free of voc’s and formaldehyde.

So far I’ve only heard of naturepedic.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    If you are a DIY sort of person, you can make a straw mattress for your cob bed. Here is a link to a web page with instructions: How To Make Your Own $35 Straw Mattress.

  2. Steve Knapp CZ 3A Georgia | | #2

    We've had a Lifekind natural rubber mattress for the last 10 years. It is substantially more expensive than a $35 straw mattress but quite comfortable.

  3. John Clark | | #3

    Organic Latex with organic cotton mattress cover. It'll last 20 years and provide proper support.


    The site administrator provides a wealth of information on various types of material used to build mattresses.

    Note: Brand is not as big a deal with regards to Latex because there are only 2-3 manufacturers worldwide who then sell to distributors. We bought our latex mattress online (it's not organic).

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