Eco Terra Latex Mattress Topper Review
These days, sleepers don't have to get rid of their mattress because it feels too hard or too soft. Instead, they can use a mattress topper to change how their bed feels. For instance, if the mattress feels too stiff, and triggers back pain and sleep discomfort, a sleeper can use a soft, body-contouring mattress topper to improve their bed's cushioning.
Although mattress toppers solve most sleep discomfort problems, many sleepers still have challenges finding the ideal mattress topper. Understandably, most sleepers don't know the features to look for when shopping for a befitting mattress topper in a saturated market.
This mattress review discusses the Eco Terra Beds' mattress topper, its specs, and its performance, helping you make informed decisions the next time you go shopping for a mattress topper.
Overview of Eco Terra Beds' Natural Latex Mattress Topper
Eco Terra offers a 100% natural topper made using high-quality organic latex. It feels soft, and adds luxurious comfort and support to your bed. However, this soft topper has numerous advantages, thanks to its construction and materials.
Who Can Use This Topper?
Eco Terra Beds' 100% Natural Latex Mattress Topper is ideal for:
- Sleepers who need a more supportive bed
- Sleepers who need to add more cushioning to their mattress
- Allergy and chemical-sensitive sleepers
- Sleepers seeking more pressure relief
- Hot sleepers
- Eco-conscious sleepers
- Sleepers looking for more edge support
- Sleepers with different sleeping positions, including stomach sleepers and side sleepers
Construction and Materials
This topper contains GOLS-certified organic Arpico latex. It is also free of synthetic blends, chemicals, and fillers, making it a nature-friendly alternative.
This natural latex topper has a soft, GOTS-certified organic cotton cover (sold separately). This cover adds a luxurious feel to the mattress topper, and soothes the sleeper to promote a blissful night’s sleep.
The toppers have three firmness levels: Soft, Medium, and Firm. However, Eco Terra Beds further informs their clients about the toppers' densities, and Indentation Load Deflection (ILD). These are the units used to measure the firmness of a piece of natural latex.
For instance, density measures the mass of a latex foam per unit volume expressed as kilograms per cubic meter. On the other hand, ILD measures how much force is required to compress a latex foam down to 25 percent of its original height using a 12-inch disk.
As a result, these measurements give consumers a clearer perspective of how the latex mattress topper feels.
The densities and ILD measurements of Eco Terra Bed's mattress toppers are as follows:
- Soft latex toppers have a density of 55, and an ILD of 15
- Medium-Firm latex toppers have a density of 75, and an ILD of 28
- Firmer mattress latex toppers have a density of 85, and an ILD of 36
Besides firmness, these mattress toppers come in two- and three-inch thicknesses. The two-inch mattress toppers add more cushioning to your mattress, while allowing you to feel your mattress beneath slightly. On the other hand, the three-inch mattress toppers give you more support, while still feeling pillowy.
This natural latex topper comes in six standard sizes to fit perfectly on your mattress. These include:
- Twin size, measuring 38 by 75 inches
- Twin XL size, measuring 38 by 80 inches
- Full size, measuring 54 by 75 inches
- Queen size mattress size, measuring 60 by 80 inches
- King size, measuring 76 by 80 inches
- Cal King size, measuring 72 by 84 inches
Here are the unique features of Eco Terra Bed's 100% natural latex topper.
Not all natural mattress toppers on the market are organic. Some contain chemical dyes, fillers, and synthetic latex blends. Sadly, manufacturers don't always disclose such information to their clients.
Care for the Environment and Certifications
Eco Terra Beds cares about the environment and the client's well-being. For this reason, it mentions that its mattress toppers contain organic materials, and goes on to prove it. First, the company obtains the latex directly from its Sri Lanka rubber plantation to avoid sourcing and using contaminated latex foams. Secondly, the company has attained the GOLS certification to prove the purity of its latex.
Similarly, Eco Terra Beds uses GOTS-certified organic cotton for latex toppers' covers. As a result, these toppers remain 100% natural, and safe for both the customers and the environment.
Luxurious Support and Comfort
Thanks to its responsiveness, latex is known for its luxurious support and comfort. As a result, this topper perfectly balances support and comfort to ensure you sleep well every night. It can make sleeping on an ordinary innerspring mattress feel like a luxury mattress experience.
First, the topper cushions pressure points, such as the shoulders, back, and knees, to relieve pressure build-up. At the same time, it adequately resists pressure from your body to prevent you from sinking too deep into your bed, and causing spinal misalignment. Because of this comfort, you fall asleep faster, and wake up rejuvenated every day.
If you struggle with sleeping hot, you'll appreciate the cooling advantages of sleeping on this topper. This is because latex foams have an open-cell structure that prevents the topper from trapping heat from your body. Instead of trapping body heat, it lets hot air escape, while allowing air to circulate better around your body as you sleep. As a result, you won't feel hot or sweaty, even during the hot seasons of the year.
Even better, the topper's cotton cover keeps your skin dry, by wicking moisture away from your body. It's also breathable, and complements the ventilating properties of the latex topper.
Because organic latex naturally repels allergens, you don't have to worry about suffering allergic reactions, such as sore eyes, itchy skin, and a running nose when you sleep on this mattress topper. In addition, this topper contains no chemicals, dyes, fillers, or synthetic blends that cause allergic reactions to chemical-sensitive sleepers.
Some mattress toppers emit awful smells when new because they contain harmful chemicals that produce VOC gasses. As a result, a sleeper must leave their topper out in the open air to get rid of the odor.
Luckily, you don't need to air out your new natural latex mattress topper from Eco Terra Beds before using it. This topper is chemical-free; therefore, it doesn't produce smelly VOC gasses, or emit harmful chemicals.
If you're an eco-conscious consumer, this mattress topper is for you. Organic latex and cotton are biodegradable materials that don't harm the environment when disposed of. You'll feel good about contributing to the numerous efforts to save and protect the planet.
Handcrafted Mattress Topper
Each of these toppers is handcrafted by skillful craftsmen in their Southern California factory. As a result, the toppers have exceptional finish and quality. But, there's another advantage of using the handcrafting technique besides quality – eco-friendliness.
Because Eco Terra Beds is an eco-conscious manufacturer, they avoid polluting the environment with gaseous and chemical emissions from manufacturing machinery. As a result, Eco Terra Beds promotes environment-friendly manufacturing.
Pros of Purchasing an Eco Terra Mattress Topper
Purchasing the Eco Terra mattress topper has many advantages. These include the following::
Latex mattress toppers are often pricey because of the cost of latex. However, Eco Terra Beds makes premium quality latex mattress toppers at incomparably fair prices. The company grows its latex on its Sri Lanka rubber plantation. This significantly reduces the cost of sourcing for latex and intermediaries markups that force most mattress topper manufacturers to price their toppers expensively.
If you live within the contiguous United States, Eco Terra Beds will ship your latex topper to your doorstep at no extra cost to you. The best part is that this offer has no minimum order quantity limit. So, whether you order one or five mattress toppers, shipping remains free within the contiguous US.
Eco Terra's latex mattress toppers are resilient and long-lasting, thanks to the single-origin, premium quality latex. This gives the topper the same density consistency and buoyancy to prevent it from sagging, and breaking down prematurely.
Eco Terra's natural latex toppers come with a five-year warranty. This assures sleepers that their toppers are high-performing, and of good quality.
Eco Terra also allows sleepers to pay for their new mattress topper in installments. Using Shop Pay, sleepers can pay for their topper in four installments. This is a good option, especially for sleepers who want to order many mattress toppers, or one of their eco-friendly hybrid mattresses.
Not Your Ordinary Topper
Eco Terra’s 100% Natural Latex Mattress Topper isn’t your ordinary topper. This topper has many uses besides changing how the surface of your mattress feels. For instance, this topper regulates your body temperature to prevent hot, sweaty nights from disrupting sleep. In addition, it is free of chemicals, and naturally repels allergens, making it a great choice if you’re allergy-prone, and sensitive to chemicals.
Other uses of this topper include improving support, and adding more cushioning to your bed. And because the topper is available in six sizes, two thickness options, and three firmness levels, you have a wider selection scope for finding your ideal topper. Some people find that a mattress topper helps if they have a soft mattress.
Lastly, although Eco Terra’s natural latex topper is relatively inexpensive, it still ranks among premium quality toppers on the market. This single origin latex topper contains single origin natural latex to ensure it doesn’t have any impurities. As a result, the topper is high-performing and durable, making it a worthwhile investment.
Cons of Purchasing an Eco Terra Mattress Topper
Every good thing can have its negative side, and this topper is no exception. So, here is a con of purchasing the Eco Terra mattress topper as part of your Eco Terra bed setup.
Eco Terra doesn't accept returns for this topper for hygiene reasons because a mattress topper is considered a personal bedding item. However, depending on the warranty agreement, the topper's five-year warranty allows you to contact the company if your topper is defective or for any other issues you may have.
A mattress topper is a good investment, and a less expensive alternative to replacing a functional mattress. However, you must consider the features, materials, and construction of a mattress topper to select the perfect topper from the numerous alternatives on the market. It also should be made of high quality materials. Your selection will also depend on your sleep needs, such as pressure relief and support.
How Long Should I Use Eco Terra’s Mattress Topper?
Most mattress toppers last three to five years before needing a replacement. However, Eco Terra’s mattress topper can last longer than five years with proper use and care. This is because it contains durable and resilient latex memory foam, and is handcrafted for exceptional quality.
Do I Need to Air Out My New Mattress Topper From Eco Terra?
You don’t need to air out your new natural latex topper because it doesn’t contain chemicals that emit smelly VOC gasses. Instead, when you receive your topper, place it on top of your mattress, whether it is your Eco Terra mattress or another, let it expand, and lie on your comfortable bed as you desire. Then, you can go to sleep without worrying about off-gassing chemicals.
Do I Need The Cotton Cover for My New Eco Terra Mattress Topper?
A good mattress topper will work just fine with or without the cotton cover. However, the organic cotton cover has many benefits, too. For example, it:
- Shields the topper from dirt and moisture
- Makes it easy to grip, carry, or move the topper
- Prevents your mattress from feeling tacky
- Soothes you to fall asleep faster
How Should I Secure the Mattress Topper on My Mattress
Eco Terra Beds mattress topper doesn’t slip off once it fits securely on top of your mattress. The organic cotton cover helps it sit securely on top of your mattress, and underneath the bed sheets or mattress protector. However, you shouldn’t have slipping problems on Eco Terra mattresses even when you use the topper without its cover.
Will a Mattress Topper Transform a Super Saggy Mattress?
Generally, the answer to this question is “no”. While a luxurious mattress topper might buy your a little time in purchasing a new Eco Terra mattress, it cannot transform your old, saggy mattress into a one that likens to a new, supportive mattress.
Are Eco Terra Mattress Toppers a Solid Investment?
Yes, just like the Eco Terra Mattress, the Eco Terra 100% natural latex topper is a good investment. This topper contains premium quality natural materials, and solves many comfort-related sleep issues. In addition, it is fairly priced for such a high-performing topper.