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Will my mattress have an odor?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 3:43:13 PM America/Los_Angeles

Will my mattress have an odor?

Will my mattress have an odor?

 
All manufactured products have odors based on their components

Cotton

Cotton sometimes has a fresh field odor. Truly organic cotton is not treated with anything nor is it bleached or washed it is organic from the field. Also if a cotton mattress is in a bag it needs to be aired out a few days to get the petro-chemical odor from the plastic bag.

cotton mattresses

 

• Click to see some Cotton Mattresses.

• Click to learn more about cotton mattresses.

Wool

American Wool sometimes has a fresh odor. Also if a wool mattress is in a bag it may need to be aired out a for few days from being sealed in food safe plastic wrap. Sometimes it could take up to a week for the smell to dissipate. We also recommend allowing the mattress exposure to the sun to help the process.

 

wool mattresses

 

• Click to see some Wool Mattresses.

• Click to learn more about wool mattresses.

Memory Foam

Off-gassing, or chemical odors, is one issue that is often listed by those considering memory foam. About 15% of people who buy a memory foam mattress report a noticeable odor. For most people, this is a just a minor annoyance that dissipates within a few days to a few weeks. It is best to search for a green alternative Memory Foam like a Soy based Memory Foam.

memory foam mattresses

 

• Click to see some Soy Memory Foam Mattresses.

• Click to read more about what is off-gassing.

• Another great read with more info on off gassing.

• Click to read about (VOC's) Volatile Organic Compounds.

• Click here to learn about flame retardants.

• Click to check out some great organic cotton mattresses.

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Benefits Of Going Organic

Posted in Chemical Free Environment Mattress Care Mattresses By

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