All About Natural Latex

What is Natural Latex and where does it come from?

Natural Latex Tree

Natural Latex also known as Natural Rubber comes from the Rubber Tree (Hevea Brasiliensis) and it’s acquired through a method called “tapping” where the latex serum is collected from the latex ducts of the Rubber Tree and then used to make Natural Latex.

Unlike synthetic man made latex, Pure Natural Latex is naturally anti-microbial and dust mite resistant; making it perfect for allergy sufferers or anyone who needs to breathe fresh, clean air while sleeping. Its breathable qualities allow it to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter and it is one of the most naturally durable and cushioning materials available in nature, in addition to being biodegradable.

Not all natural latex is made equally and most companies do not test for strict purity standards or fair trade practices. Purity is our priority that is why Pure-Rest Organics consistently sends many of our materials for third party lab testing to ensure that our products are as pure and healthy for you and your family as they can be, in addition to requiring Organic Certifications for our Organic Cotton and Organic Wool. We openly share all of our certifications and test results with the public. These certifications and test results can be viewed on our organic certifications and testing section of our website.


Natural Latex & Natural Latex Mattresses FAQs:

  1. I have allergies, would Natural Latex be good for me?
    • 100% Pure Natural Latex is inherently anti-microbial and dust mite resistant; making it perfect for anyone suffering from allergies.
  2. I have heard of Latex Allergies; how can I be sure it will not affect me?
    • As of yet, there have NOT been any reported cases of allergies to Pure Natural Latex (or Pure Natural Rubber) and the general incidence of latex allergy is low, less than 1% of the U.S. population. People that are allergic to latex are normally allergic to the type of latex used in making latex gloves (workers who wear latex gloves most of the day have a risk of less than 10%) which is closed cell structure latex. However, we offer a free Test Kit before you purchase our Natural Latex products to ensure your safety.
  3. Where does Natural Latex come from?
    • Natural Latex is a resin compound found in the Natural Rubber Tree (Hevea Brasiliensis), and “Tapped” from the latex ducts of the tree; contrary to popular belief it is not the tree’s sap and the trees are not damaged in the process
  4. I have back or joint problems and need proper support; how can Natural Latex help?
    • Natural Latex is a naturally cushioning but also firm material, it will naturally conform to your body and therefore provide superior back support and outstanding pressure relief; furthermore, our Natural Latex mattresses are tested to 100 parts per billion (.1mg/kg) for chemicals to ensure purity, therefore providing you with a clean, healthy, and restful sleep.
  5. Which Firmnesses are available?
    • Pure-Rest offers several levels of firmness Extra Firm, Firm, & Extra Soft. If you suffer from back problems a medium to firm mattress is recommended. In addition if you and your partner require different firmness we offer a variety of customizable zip mattresses with split cores for maximum comfort.
  6. What is the exterior of your mattresses made of?
    • Pure-Rest Organics Mattresses feature a Premium Ecowool Wool inner, quilted onto a Certified Organic Cotton Outer. Our Vegan version does not contain wool; instead it features just organic cotton for the batting, however, because of its lack of a natural flame retardants a doctor’s note is required.
  7. What is the difference between Natural Latex and Memory Foam?
    • Unlike Synthetic Memory Foam which is made of chemicals and petroleum compounds, our Natural latex consists of Natural latex and a little bit of natural zinc oxide. This natural zinc oxide is mined from India and gives the natural latex its natural anti-bacterial and mold properties.
      Also unlike Memory Foam, 100% Natural Latex Mattresses do not need to be kept in a room under 65 degrees, and because Natural Latex is firmer than memory foam you will notice that it does not leave a body impression in addition to providing superior support. Lastly, Natural latex tends to last a lot longer then synthetic memory foam and synthetic foam products, with an average life of about 30 years, you can expect to have your Natural latex mattress for quite a while!