Natural fillings are perfect for mattresses, offering comfort and support without the irritation that synthetic mattress fillings can cause.
There are a range of different mattress natural fillings, from cotton to cashmere, but which one is the best material for your natural mattress?
Curled horse hair is a traditional mattress filling that’s all natural and the streilisation process makes it generally hypoallergenic – meaning it won’t cause any issues with irritation or itching, it can now only be found in the most luxurious of beds.
Its key benefits are that it’s extremely soft, it doesn’t decay, and it’s great for creating ventilation in your bed so that you don’t get too hot or sweaty at night.
Latex made from a tree species called Hevea Brasiliensis, is another great option for allergy sufferers, as natural latex is dust mite, mildew and mould resistant. Its supportive qualities also relieve pressure point discomfort.
Cotton is one of the most popular mattress fillings, and with good reason! Natural cotton is a hollow fibre meaning that it is soft, cool, and extremely breathable.
It’s also very strong, so a cotton filled mattress will stand up to being compressed every night
Lamb’s wool is one of the softest types of wool as it is shorter, finer, and smoother than sheep’s wool, it doesn’t need as much processing and therefore more natural.
It’s a soft and lightweight choice of mattress filling with breathable properties, meaning it stores warmth in winter and regulates heat in summer. Just like curled horse hair, it’s also hypoallergenic so a lambswool mattress is ideal for people with allergies.
Cashmere is another type of wool, coming primarily from cashmere goats. Cashmere is held to strict standards to ensure that the quality of labelled products is consistent, including that the average diameter of fibres can’t exceed 19 microns.
Cashmere is known for its extreme softness, warmth, and smoothness. This makes it the perfect luxury mattress filling that provides the ultimate in comfort, is hypoallergenic, and creates breathability.
What are the benefits of a natural mattress filling?
The main benefit of all natural mattress fillings is that you can bypass the chemicals that have now become a standard element of some synthetic fillings. Synthetic mattresses can be treated with softening or fire protection chemicals that don’t stay within the mattress but can spread into household dust that you then inhale.
If you suffer from allergies or have irritable skin, an all-natural mattress will help to alleviate or eliminate any of the allergic symptoms your current mattress might be causing.
They are also naturally great materials for offering the best in support and comfort while also maintaining breathability, temperature regulation, and moisture absorption qualities, making them perfect for use in mattresses.
You can choose your own mattress filling when you buy one of our mattresses, as well as making changes to the size and shape if you have special requirements. A mattress is a true investment, so don’t settle for synthetic materials just because they’re common, choose to go natural with your mattress filling.