What Does It Mean to Be Beyond Organic®?
Beyond Organic® is a self-managed initiative that is at the core of all Essentia's product design and processes. Our mattresses at Essentia are, and always have been, far beyond organic. The products and each component used to create them are thoughtfully designed and sourced for clean, ethical, and life replenishing sleep.
Non Toxic & VOC Free
Fact: Chemicals are routinely used in Certified Organic Mattresses. But not ours.
Being true to our Beyond Organic® values, Essentia products are always Vegan and Cruelty-Free, our old-world methodologies are not easy but they are the right way to assure the purest possible outcome to preserve clean and healthy indoor air quality while achieving the highest recovery performance and sleep benefits ever.
Did you know the air inside your bedroom can be more polluted than outside air?
You will spend at least a third of your life sleeping, and your skin is the body’s largest organ. A mattress made of polyurethane foams, memory foams, and glues contain higher densities of chemicals than almost any other piece of household furniture. The off-gassing or VOCs coming from these mattresses are stimulants that increase the activity of your central nervous system which is associated with the effectiveness of restorative sleep. This means your body is spending more time fighting off these VOCs than it is focusing on a restorative sleep cycle.
The key to achieving enhanced Deep Sleep is to reduce the activity of the central nervous system while you are asleep which puts your brain into recovery mode and activates the body’s nightly cleansing of toxins. If you are actively introducing these stimulants via your mattress, your central nervous system never gets the opportunity to release the toxins you encountered during your daily activities.
Allergen, Vegan and Dust Mite Free
All Essentia mattresses and pillows are vegan and cruelty-free. There are many reasons we don’t use wool or animal by-products, but the most important is that every Essentia product is allergy-friendly. We don’t want to introduce any wool or fiber batting that may become a nesting ground for dust mites. Plus, in many cases, wool is touted as a natural flame retardant but what you don’t know is in most cases the wool is treated with chemicals to make this possible.
Another hidden stimulant in wool and organic fibers are detergents that are used to clean the fibers which when gathered are filled with soil, insects, and feces.
Essentia is proud to be safe for allergy sufferers as reported by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to not contain latex proteins that may cause latex allergies, and also be impervious to dust mites.
No Toxic Flame Retardants
Here at Essentia we don’t use any toxic flame retardants or spray our mattresses with any toxic substances. In fact, we also don’t use fiberglass, silica, boric acid, or antimony. Each Essentia mattress shipped to the US is wrapped in a fabric sock, this kevlar fabric sock is non-toxic. By using Kevlar, the same fabric used in bulletproof vests, we provide the same safety standards as other mattress brands without compromising our product integrity and commitment to a healthier night's sleep. This including avoiding chemical laced wool that would not only introduce toxins, but also a nesting ground for dust mites.
Here at Essentia, we know that Mother Nature knows best! That’s why our Beyond Latex™ organic foam mattresses are made using materials that come from the earth, not a chemical plant.
Did you know that since our products are sourced from the earth, they can be returned to it after it’s been used? All Essentia mattresses and pillows are biodegradable when fully exposed to the elements – wind, rain, sun – consistently over a three-year period. We recognize that most mattresses aren’t like this, which is adding to the pollution of our Earth.