It can save you money by upgrading an old mattress without buying a new one. It can extend the life of your mattress and increase your comfort while in bed.
Toppers come in a variety of sizes, thicknesses, and materials. Many are made from foam or latex, subjected to toxic and chemical processes. Regular mattress toppers can release volatile organic compounds in the air. These include benzene, formaldehyde, and other VOCs. We spend a lot of time with mattresses and toppers, which can lead to exposure to off-gassing.
We have done extensive research to identify the most eco-friendly mattress covers. This will allow you to make an informed decision that will help you sleep well.
Avocado Organic Latex Mattress Topper
Avocado’s organic latex mattress topper is our top choice for eco-conscious mattress toppers. It provides the perfect amount of cushioning and scores highly on sustainability. This lovely topper is available in the plush cloud style or the firm, resilient style. It has an Avocado green trim for maximum comfort.
Wrapped in organic cotton is a layer made of organic wool, a layer of natural 2-inch latex, and a layer 2 inches thick organic wool. Each layer is independently certified: the thread is GOTS certified, the latex by Global Organic Latex Standard, and the cotton by GOTS. Seams are reinforced so they won’t break. The topper has been certified MADE SAFE, GREENGUARD GOLD and is free of chemical emissions and VOCs. Avocado offers a generous 1-year sleep trial with easy access to the zipper for adjusting the latex.
In addition to all the abovementioned certifications, Avocado is carbon-neutrally certified. This means that any emissions resulting from manufacturing or shipping are offset with credits that support renewable energy and forest projects.
Avocado offers a Vegan Mattress Topper if you prefer to avoid wool.
Birch Organic Mattress Topper
Birch’s contoured, GREENGUARD-Gold, and GOTS-certified pad is the best option if you’re looking for an organic mattress topper. The quilted cotton cover is GOTS-certified. Wool Integrity NZ-certified dense wool batting is used as a fire-retardant layer. It is made from sheep that are fed on pasture and free-range. The core is eco-INSTITUT-certified Talalay latex that cushions your joints and offers cloud-like comfort.
This three-inch thick mattress topper comes in several sizes. This thermoregulating, breathable mattress topper is made without polyurethane foams or harmful chemicals.
This top is not suitable for vegans.
Tuft & Needle Topper
Tuft & Needle mattress toppers are made of foam, but they have the credentials to make them safe for use. That’s why we included it in our list. The mattress topper is CertiPUR US certified, which meets rigorous emissions, content, and performance standards.
This foam topper is also UL GREENGUARD certified Gold, which means it promotes a healthy indoor climate. Intertek Clean Air is also certified and committed to low indoor emissions. This breathable, 2-inch-thick foam topper is lined with silicone beads at the bottom. It won’t slip around on your bed during the night.
The Best Treatment for Hip and Back pain
Saatva Mattress Topper
Saatva’s Talalay latex mattress topper is soft, buoyant, and great for side sleepers. It helps relieve pressure on joints and can reduce hip and back pain. This topper, made from Talalay natural latex, is breathable and OEKO-TEX certified. The latex is covered in a layer of breathable organic cotton.
The topper is only 1.5 inches thick but is resilient and conforms to your body contours, preventing you from tossing around in bed all night trying to find the correct position.
Coyuchi Climate Beneficial Woll Mattress Topper
The wool mattress topper from Coyuchi is a natural temperature regulator, providing the insulation you need for winter and keeping you cool during summer. The wool is ethically sourced from a ranch in northern California. In a historic mill in Michigan, the yarn is then washed, detangled, and dried by air, using biodegradable detergent, steam, and humidity. The shell is made of breathable organic cotton that has been GOTS certified. This keeps stuffiness away.
The attention to detail is fantastic, especially the hand-knotted squares, which prevent the wool from sliding. Coyuchi, in keeping with its commitment to protecting the environment, donates to charity via 1% For The Planet for every purchase.
Best Down Alternative
Alternative Parachute Down Mattress Topper
Down alternative toppers, although not made from natural materials, are cheaper than their down counterparts and suitable for those with feather allergies.
Parachute’s three-inch-thick alternative mattress will make you feel like you are sleeping on marshmallows. The filling, made from soft microfiber and layered in a cotton sateen shell, has been designed to prevent the fibers from bunching up. This OEKOTEX-certified topper will make you feel like you are sleeping in a cloud.