BOTANICAL BLISS MATTRESS REVIEW
OVERALL RATING = 95.24%
PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress Review: Ranked #1 for quality and reputation. Also in the top 3 for socially good, bounce, backs, and side sleepers. (Click here to see all the ANS Best Mattress Award Winners)
Incredible mattress! Not only is this all-natural latex mattress of the highest quality, it is also amazingly comfortable. It is easy to see why PlushBeds has the best reputation in the industry.
The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress is fabulous. From the organic top cover to the organic latex core layer, the Botanical Bliss mattress is eco-friendly and organic or natural. The cover is made of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, the first layer of wool is 100% Pure New Zealand Wool, the second layer is 100% Natural Talalay Latex, and the bottom layer is ARPICO Organic Latex.
Not only is the bed eco-friendly, it is also made of high quality components. In fact this PlushBed mattress has numerous certifications including GreenGuard Gold Certification, OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Certification, USDA organic certification, Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS), Eco Institute Certification, Control Union Certification, and has CertiPUR-US Certified Foam.
Other huge positives with the Botanical Bliss include its four firmness options, its knit organic cotton cover, and that it is manufactured in-house. Other strong points include great scores in the essential categories like value, comfort, support, and coolness. The mattress also did well in the Company areas with great customer service, reputation, and being socially good. Moreover, the Botanical Bliss did well with other attributes including limited off-gassing, decent edge support, and great bounce.
Please see below a summary of all positives and negatives, a company created snippet and snapshot, general information, and finally ratings using the 20 major considerations.
Botanical Bliss Mattress Review
- 100% Natural Latex
- Highest Quality Components
- Super Eco-Friendly / Organic
- Custom Firmness – Four Options
- Knit, Organic Cotton Cover
- In-House Manufacturing
- Higher Priced
- Heavy to Move Around
- Some Motion Transfer
Botanical Bliss Mattress Review
Voted #1 Best Latex Mattress Value! 10 Reasons to Buy – 100% Natural Latex, Non-Woven Organic Cotton, Pure New Zealand Wool, NO Glue, Rock Solid Reputation, Custom Firmness, Free Comfort Exchange, Free Mattress Returns, 25 Year Warranty, and Recommended by Professionals
The Botanical Bliss™ 100% All Natural Latex Mattress – When you upgrade to today’s luxury mattress standards, you’ll want a bed that’s 100% natural, chemical free, luxuriously comfortable, and long-lasting. We give you the quality, luxury, and eco-friendly comfort that no other mattress company can. After comparison shopping for a chemical free 100% natural mattress, more people choose our Botanical Bliss™ 100% natural latex mattress over any other brand. PlushBeds gives you what no other mattress can, an organically pure sleep surface and a clear conscience.
USDA / GOLS Certified Organic Latex
As America’s largest distributor of ARPICO organic latex, PlushBeds brings the world’s finest latex directly from ARPICO’s certified organic plantations to your bedroom. More expensive than natutal talalay latex or traditional dunlop, certified organic latex as per the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) is latex that has been processed using only organically-grown, milky-white latex sap tapped from the rubber tree grown without chemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides, as well as being grown using one or more sustainable energy sources.
Unlike talalay latex, which is infused with excess air to be light and fluffy (ideal for pillows and top comfort layers), organic latex provides a heavier and more dense mattress core which is where the support of your mattress comes from. The core is the largest, most expensive component of a latex mattress and a high quality core can be the difference between years of long lasting support or unpleasant sagging indentations after a short period of time.
While you’ll sometimes find what appear to be great deals on latex mattresses claiming to be “organic”, be sure that the true value bears that out, and that the retailer can produce the necessary documentation.
|Thickness / Type:||Latex – 9″, 10″, or 12″|
|ANS Comfort Rating:||94.32%|
|Price of Queen (10″):||$1,549 after $1,150 in savings ($1,100 off latex mattresses with additional $50 off with coupon code AWESOME50) Website|
|Shipping:||Free in contiguous United States, but fee for white glove delivery|
|Coupon / Discount:||$1,150 in savings ($1,100 off latex mattresses with additional $50 off with coupon code AWESOME50)Website|
|Financing Available:||Yes, PayPal – 6 month, 0%+|
|Headquarters:||USA – Wilmington, DE|
|Manufactured:||USA – California|
|Where Deliver:||USA and Internationally|
|In Business Since:||2007|
|Number of Models:||14 not including Sofa-Bed and RV|
|(3) Plushbeds Botanical Bliss (Organic Latex, Pure New Zealand Wool, Quilted Organic Cotton) – 9″, 10″, 12″ = reviewing (4 firmness levels)|
|(3) Plushbeds Natural Bliss (Natural Latex, Stretch Organic Cotton) – 6″, 8″, 10″ – not reviewing|
|(3) Plushbeds Eco Bliss (Natural Latex, Polyurethane Core) – 8″, 10″, 12″ – not reviewing|
|(5) Plushbeds Memory Foam – 12″ Cool Bliss – Gel, 10″ Pacific Breeze – Gel, 9″ Ocean Mist – Gel, 12″ Heavenlt Plush – Extra Soft, 12″ Posture Plush – Medium Firm – not reviewing|
|Cover:||Knit, wrinkle-free, stretchable, breathable, soft, high-quality 100% GOTS certified organic cotton cover|
|Weight of Queen Mattress:||10″ = 130lbs|
|Foundation:||Orthopedic Foundation or Adjustable Bed are best, must have flat surface|
|Assembly:||Easy – sometimes need to add comfort layer which comes in a separate box|
|Thickness / Layers:||Non-Woven, Organic Cotton Cover|
|1″ 100% Pure New Zealand Wool|
|2″ for 9″ and 12″ 100% Natural Talalay Latex Comfort Layer (3″ for 10″ option)|
|3″ for 12″ Additional 100% Natural Talalay Latex Comfort Layer|
|6″ ARPICO Organic Latex Core (Dunlop Latex – more dense)|
|Firmness:||Soft (ILD 19-21) (3 to 4) – softer talalay latex, 9″ firmer than 10″ or 12″|
|Medium (ILD 24-26) (5) – softer talalay latex, 9″ firmer than 10″ or 12″|
|Medium Firm (ILD 29-31) (6 to 7) – firmer talalay latex – 9″ for up to 225lbs, 10″ for up to 275lbs, and 12″ for over 275lbs|
|Extra Firm (ILD 34-36) (8 to 9) – firmer talalay latex – 9″ for up to 225lbs, 10″ for up to 275lbs, and 12″ for over 275lbs|
|Warranty:||25 year, prorated after 10, 1.5″ indentation|
|Return Policy / Trial Period:||100 night
|Link:||Website ($1,100 off latex mattresses with additional $50 off with coupon code AWESOME50)|
|Top 20 Considerations||Rating||Detail|
|1||Good Value?||96.11%||Even though the Botanical Bliss™ 100% All Natural Latex Mattress is at a higher price point than many other on-line mattress companies, it is well worth the money. It is a great value and luxurious. The features that come with this amazing mattress include 100% natural latex, 4 firmness options, the highest quality certified eco-friendly components, in-house manufacturing, a 100 night free comfort exchange, a 25 year warranty, and a soft knit cover. While other bed companies claim their beds are latex, many times they are not. The latex other companies use is either blended with other materials or artificial altogether. This makes their mattresses less expensive, less supportive, less comfortable, and less durable. Not so with Plushbed mattresses. The Botanical Bliss has 100% all natural latex. It is more expensive, but better in every other aspect. Even so, the Botanical Bliss mattress does incredibly well when compared to other 100% natural latex mattresses. Compared to store-bought brands that cost $5,000 or more, the Botanical Bliss is about a third of the price at $1,799.|
|2||Comfortable?||94.32%||The Botanical Bliss gives sleepers four different firmness options – the Soft, Medium, Medium-Firm, and Extra-Firm. The Soft combines softer latex on top with the 10″ or 12″ thick mattress. The Medium pairs softer latex with the 9″ thick mattress. Both the Medium-Firm and Extra-Firm mattresses use firmer latex in the comfort layer and either the 9″, 10″, or 12″ thick mattresses depending on the weight of the sleeper. The queen and king sized beds can also be customized with a different firmness on each side of the mattress. All Botanical Bliss mattresses come with a very comfortable cover and top latex layer. The high-quality 100% GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton cover is knit, wrinkle-free, stretchable, breathable, but most importantly soft. Knit covers are known to be softer than woven ones. The top latex plush comfort layer is made out of the world’s finest 100% natural talalay latex. Talalay latex, being less dense than dunlop latex, gives sleepers a pressure-reducing, buoyant sensation. Infused with excess air to be light and fluffy, talalay latex gives the sleeper that “float-on-cloud” feeling of deep, restful comfort.|
|3||Supportive?||94.45%||Below the talalay latex on the Botanical Bliss mattress is 6 inches of solid dunlop latex. PlushBeds calls this layer the ARPICO Organic Latex Core. This core layer is heavier, is more dense, absorbs pressure, and provides maximum support. It provides a base for the comfort layer of talalay latex. Best of all, it prevents sagging and indentations. Acccording to the PlushBeds website, the Botanical Bliss latex mattresses are often recommended by orthopedic specialists and chiropractors because of the unequalled support they provide.|
|4||Durable / Quality Built?||97.45%||Unparallelled quality in the Botanical Bliss mattress can be seen in its components. The cover is 100% GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton and knitted. Knitted covers are almost always softer, more breathable, more elastic, offer better moisture control, and provide better pressure relief than woven covers. The top wool layer is 1″ of 100% Pure New Zealand Wool, the next layer is 100% Natural Talalay Latex, and the bottom layer is 6″ ARPICO Organic Latex. This bottom layer is made up of dunlop latex which is heavier, more dense, very supportive, and very expensive. Fine quality can also be seen in the way the mattresses are manufactured. This includes a stringent quality-control process, using the latest technologies, comprehensive product testing, a sophisticated computer control system, and just the fact that the mattresses are handmade by skilled craftsmen. Moreover, because the manufacturing is done in-house, PlushBeds can better monitor the quality of the components and how everything is put together. Further evidence of exceptional quality and durability is the 25 year warranty. While the industry average is 10 years, PlushBeds makes clear to its customers that the Botanical Bliss will last longer.|
|5||Sleep Cool?||93.64%||The cover, the top wool layer, and the latex layer just below all contribute well to giving a sleeper an Awesome Night Sleep. The organic cotton cover is not only stretchable and soft, but it is breathable and knit. By being knit, rather than woven, the cover promotes non-restricted airflow, moisture absorption, and breathability. The 1″ 100% Pure New Zealand Wool is made up of up to 10 pounds of Pure wool and naturally promotes better breathing and the regulating of body temperature and humidity. Lastly, the 100% Natural Talalay Latex, being infused with air, has an open cell structure that provides a cooler sleep surface. While memory foam has a cellular structure that holds heat, latex has an open cellular structure that encourages air flow.|
|6||Warranty?||95.87%||There is a 25 year warranty that is prorated after 10 years. PlushBeds guarantees that the Botanical Bliss mattress will be replaced or repaired (to the original purchaser) if it should deemed defective because of faulty workmanship or structural defects including any indentations of 1.5” or deeper.|
|7||Return Policy?||95.66%||Plushbeds offers both a 100 Night Comfort Exchange and a 100 Night Trial. The 100 Night Comfort Exchange gives purchasers the ability to alter the 100% Natural Talalay Latex Comfort Layer by receiving free of charge an in-home comfort adjustment in the first 100 nights. The 100 Night Trial gives purchasers their money back with no shipping or return fees, as long as they wait at least 30 nights, but not more than 100 nights. If before 30 days, there is a $99 fee. Plushbeds wants to make sure sleepers give the bed an adequate try before returning it. For returns, the buyer is responsible for putting the mattress back into its box and taking it outside for the shipping company to pick up.|
|8||Customer Service?||94.17%||Customer service is available 7 days a week by phone, email, or chat. Customers get a real person without waiting long. PlushBeds emphasizes customer service on their website, and overall are rated pretty well in this area.|
|9||Good Reputation?||98.05%||Since their founding in 2007, PlushBeds has built up a great reputation for being eco-friendly, using organic or natural components, and having high quality and innovative products. A great example of a component that is eco-friendly, organic, high quality and innovative is their 6″ ARPICO Organic Latex Core. As the largest distributor of ARPICO organic latex, PlushBeds brings the latex from ARPICO’s certified organic plantations to PlushBed’s factory. It is certified organic latex as per the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) and is made out of organically-grown, milky-white latex sap tapped from rubber trees. No chemicals, fertilizers, or pesticides, are used but at least one sustainable energy source is utilized. The cost is higher than traditional dunlop because having a top quality, eco-friendly product is important to PlushBeds. The Company serves over 10,000 customers per year, has an A+ BBB rating, and believes the relationship with the customer doesn’t end with the sale, but begins with it. PlushBeds claims that only 2% of customers return their mattresses and that the Botanical Bliss latex mattresses is often recommended by orthopedic specialists and chiropractors because of the unequalled support they provide.|
|10||Socially Good?||98.81%||From the organic top cover to the organic latex core layer, the Botanical Bliss mattress is eco-friendly and organic or natural. The cover is made of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, the first layer of wool is 100% Pure New Zealand Wool, the second layer is 100% Natural Talalay Latex, and the bottom layer is ARPICO Organic Latex. The Botanical Bliss mattress has also met numerous safety and sustainability standards including GreenGuard Gold Certification for low chemical emissions (only 1% of mattresses receive), OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Certification for textiles having no harmful substances, USDA organic certification, Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) for organic textiles, Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) for organic latex, Eco Institute Certification for not having harmful chemicals, Control Union Certification for being organic, CertiPUR-US Certified Foam for no harmful chemicals in the foam, Certified Organic Cotton cover, Arpico Certified Organic Latex for pure latex, Pure New Zealand Wool so chemical fire retardants are unnecessary, TerraPass carbon neutral website, and Green Business Certification. Additionally, the Talalay latex keeps out dust mite allergen, the entire mattress is biodegradable, and natural botanical latex can be harvested without killing the rubber tree. PlushBeds also gives back to the community. They offer a $1,000 Green Scholarship and recently contributed $10,000 to the Autism Society.|
|11||Motion Transfer / No Sinkage?||93.35%||There is only a small amount of motion transfer with the Botanical Bliss mattress. It has far less motion transfer than traditional innerspring mattresses, but more than traditional memory foam. Although the exact amount of sinkage will vary by the mattress chosen, in general the Botanical Bliss has just a little sinkage. Latex is uniquely more responsive than memory foam and will not give sleepers the unfortunate sensation of sleeping in quicksand. Thus, sleepers will still sink into the mattress like memory foam, but not quite as far.
|12||Edge Support?||92.41%||Foam mattresses are known for not having good edge support. Sometimes mattress companies will add foam encased edges or border wires to make sure sleepers do not feel like they are falling off the bed. Plushbeds has not done this. Even so, sleepers have had mixed results in this area.|
|13||Bouncy?||96.00%||The 100% Natural Talalay Latex Layer provides exceptional bounce. Unlike low-grade synthetic blends, all natural latex foam offers a buoyant, yet springy sensation. Much better than memory foam, and just a step below an innerspring mattress.|
|14||Noisy?||96.42%||Quiet. All latex mattresses make no noise.|
|15||Off-Gassing?||94.84%||There is very little off-gassing with the Botanical Bliss. Any slight odor is harmless and can be compared to a new car smell. With adequate ventilation, any smell will dissipate almost immediately and be completely gone in a few hours.|
|16||Easy to Handle / Break In / Maintain?||93.72%||After unboxing the mattress and seeing it expand, sleepers can sleep on the Botanical Bliss the first night. Although some people may feel comfortable right away, for others it might take several nights. Because in the return policy PlushBeds wants customers to wait 30 days before getting a full refund, 30 days is also likely the break-in period. Sleepers should not flip the mattress, but they can rotate it head to toe every six months, though it is unnecessary. Mattress covers can be dry cleaned or spot cleaned, but the mattress will remain fresher with a mattress protector. Moving the mattress will be difficult as it is very heavy. This might not need to be done often, as there is no need to flip or rotate it.|
|17||Good for Backs?||96.36%||Latex is excellent for pain relief. Though not a medical device or prescription, the soft and supportive structure of the Botanical Bliss gives great spinal alignment, pressure point relief, and literally cradles painful body parts. That is why, per PlushBeds, the Botanical Bliss latex mattresses are often recommended by orthopedic specialists and chiropractors. They believe this mattress can be helpful for back problems, chronic pain such as RLS or fibromyalgia, or the life-changing pain of a spinal cord injury. Of the four firmness options, back sleepers will likely prefer the Medium or Medium-Firm mattress. They will enjoy the even distribution of weight, little sinkage, and spinal alignment.|
|18||Good for Side Sleep?||96.27%||The Soft or Medium mattress options will be best for side sleepers most of the time. Besides the softer feel, side sleepers will appreciate just a bit more sinkage, pressure point relief, spinal alignment, and the additional talalay on the 10″ and 12″ models.|
|19||Good for Stomach Sleep?||94.33%||Stomach sleepers will like the Medium Firm or Extra Firm mattresses the most. They will welcome the firmness of the mattress, but also the support, conforming, and pressure point relief.|
|20||Good for Larger Sleepers?||95.73%||Larger people will value the 12″ Extra Firm Botanical Bliss. They will like the thicker mattress. They will also think highly of how heavy it is, how firm it is, how supportive it is, and how durable it is.|
Overall Rating = 95.24%
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