If you’ve been looking for a sustainable mattress, then you know that true vegan beds are hard to come by. The fact is, there just aren’t that many on the market. The Natural Bliss mattress from PlushBeds is one of the few vegan beds you can get your hands on. In this PlushBeds review, you’ll get everything you need to know about the Natural Bliss bed –– what it’s made from, who it’s best for, and who shouldn’t buy it.
If you’re shopping for a vegan bed, you know it all comes down to certifications from third parties to prove the mattress is what it claims to be. You can rest assured you’re getting a vegan bed when you sleep on the Nature Bliss bed from PlushBeds.
- GOTS Certified Organic Cotton –– This certification ensures that the cotton included in the mattress is made using the standard for environment and social responsibility.
- GOTS Certified Organic Wool –– PlushBeds Natural Bliss is made with organic wool that complies with the environmental and social standards from start to finish.
- USDA Organic Certified Organic Cotton and Wool –– USDA Organic has the most stringent organic standards for cotton and wool.
- GreenGuard Gold Certified –– To achieve this certification, mattresses have to be tested and proven to have low chemical emissions and VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
- eco-INSTITUT Certified –– The Natural Bliss bed meets the strictest standards for emissions and pollutants.
- Control Union Certified –– This certification ensures that the production process is sustainable.
- Forest Stewardship Council Certified –– The materials used in this mattress came from a forest that provided environmental and social benefits.
Natural Bliss Mattress Firmness and Feel
How firm is the PlushBeds Natural Bliss mattress?
The PlushBeds Natural Bliss mattress falls on about a medium on our firmness scale. This means when you lay on it, you sink in, but not too far. Given that it’s pretty much dead in the middle, most people can sleep on this medium bed without problems. It’s the least polarizing firmness level.
If you want a mattress that’s a tad bit firmer, you do have the option to opt for a slightly firmer model, which we rate as a medium-firm. It’s still an excellent middle ground that is better suited for stomach and back sleepers. However, if you’re looking for a truly firm mattress that’s still eco-friendly, we recommend the Avocado mattress.
How does the PlushBeds mattress feel?
Latex foam is known to be responsive and bouncy. That’s exactly how it feels to lay on a PlushBeds Natural Bliss mattress. You get a really strong latex foam feel that’s not slow like traditional memory foam. It is bouncy and will spring back really quickly when you move around.
PlushBeds claims the Talalay latex comfort layers give the mattress a “wonderfully weightless, floating on a cloud feeling.” Now, we’ve never slept on a cloud, but we do think the Natural Bliss is a comfortable bed.
Also read: Which Is Better? Latex Vs. Memory Foam
Natural Bliss Mattress Construction
The PlushBeds Natural Bliss mattress is an all-foam bed that uses certified organic latex. You have the option to select your height –– 6”, 8” and 10”. The PlushBeds website markets the 6” version as “ideal for a child’s first natural mattress.” So we wouldn’t recommend an adult sleep on the 6” version.
- Organic cotton cover –– The bed is wrapped in a GOTS-certified organic cotton cover. The cotton used in the cover was sustainably sourced from the USA and grown without chemicals, pesticides, or herbicides.
- Comfort layer –– The comfort layer will vary depending on the model you choose. The 8” model will have 2” of natural Talalay latex. The 10” model will have two comfort layers –– one 2” Talalay latex and a 2” layer of Arpico latex. This layer is intended to give you that “floating on a cloud” feeling.
- Support layer –– The mattress’s core is a 6” layer of GOLS certified Arpico organic latex.
The cool part about the Natural Bliss bed (outside of all the other cool stuff) is that it comes in a split queen. Most companies only offer split king options, so this is a big advantage. A split bed is great for couples who want a different firmness profile from their partner.
Sleeper Type Analysis
- Side SleepersGood For
Since the Natural Bliss mattress is available in a medium and medium-firm profile, we think it’s an excellent option for side sleepers. Petite side sleepers might want to opt for the medium option just to be safe, but we don’t see any problems with this bed. You’ll get plenty of pressure relief from the latex foam comfort layers.
- Back and stomach sleepersGood For
Back and stomach sleepers need extra support to ensure their spine and neck stay aligned through the night. We would advise that back and stomach sleepers go with the medium-firm option to ensure they get the support they need.
- Combo sleepersGood For
Combo sleepers are those lucky people who can pretty much sleep on anything. That’s the case with PlushBeds. If you’re trying to decide which firmness profile to select, think about the position you spend the most time in. If it’s on your side, go with the medium mattress. If it’s on your stomach or back, go with the medium-firm bed.
Body Type Analysis
Your weight is going to dictate how firm or soft a mattress feels to you. The lighter you are, the firmer it will feel because you put less pressure on the bed. The opposite is true for heavy people. They will put more pressure on a mattress, so it will feel softer than advertised.
- Petite body types
We think petite body types (under 150 lbs) will be able to sleep comfortably on the PlushBeds Natural Bliss mattress. Because petite people put less pressure on the mattress, firmer mattresses can be perceived as too firm for petite people, specifically petite side sleepers. However, we don’t see that being a problem because it’s a medium on our scale.
- Average body types
For the sake of this review, we have categorized the average body type as anyone under 230 lbs. We think the Natural Bliss mattress is a good option for average body types. Choose between the medium and the medium-firm option based on your preferences.
- Heavy body types
As a rule, we don’t recommend all-foam mattresses to heavy body types (over 250 lbs). We just do not think you’ll get the support you need, which will likely mean an achy back or stiff neck. We recommend heavy people go with hybrid mattresses for that extra support and durability.
Natural Bliss Mattress Price
Like most vegan and eco-friendly mattresses on the market, the Natural Bliss bed from PlushBeds is not cheap. Latex foam generally increases the price to start with, so, unfortunately, it’s not the most affordable bed out there. That said, it’s made from high-quality materials, and latex foam has a longer-than-average lifespan that might make it worth the price.
|Size||Price (varies by thickness)|
|Split Cal King||$3,498|
Natural Bliss Mattress Performance
The Natural Bliss mattress has good pressure relief. The amount will vary depending on the height you choose –- the 6” will have the least, and the 10” will have the most pressure relief. So if you’re someone who needs a lot of pressure relief, go with the 10” option.
When you lay on the Natural Bliss bed, you sink in, and the latex foam cradles your hips, shoulders, and knees. We think that side sleepers (all sleepers, for that matter) will have plenty of pressure relief to sleep comfortably and without pressure points on this bed.
Temperature. Is it cooling?
The Natural Bliss mattress doesn’t actively cool you, but it won’t heat you up either. We would call it a temperature-neutral mattress.
The thing about latex foam is that it’s kind of like a sponge. No, seriously, it has holes that promote airflow. Baseline, Latex is going to sleep cooler than traditional memory foam. The organic cotton cover also helps. Most sleepers won’t overheat; just keep in mind that it doesn’t have actively-cooling technology.
Latex foam is known to have a longer shelf life than traditional memory foam. It’s super resilient and considerably more durable than other materials. So even though it doesn’t have coils, you should get a long life out of your mattress –– probably about ten years instead of the traditional eight.
In terms of edge support (or the strength of the bed’s perimeter), the Natural Bliss bed is pretty average. It’s not a stand-out in this category, but it’s also not the worst we’ve seen. As you can see below, there is some give when you put pressure on the edge, but you don’t immediately feel like you’re going to roll off the bed. When you sit on the edge, it doesn’t feel like the bed is melting away beneath you as you slowly sink to the floor.
So why does edge support even matter? That’s a fair question that we ask ourselves a lot. Edge support is a critical factor for couples. If you’re sleeping on a smaller bed, like a full size, or you just aren’t into cuddling, you’ll need access to the entire sleeping surface. Again, we don’t think there is anything to worry about with this mattress; it’s just not the best we’ve seen.
Motion isolation & noise
We rate the PlushBeds Natural Bliss bed about an average in terms of motion isolation. It’s not going to completely kill movement from your partner like a memory foam bed. But it’s also not springy to the point where one position change will wake you up.
Overall, we think it stacks up well against the other average-rated mattresses on the market. If you have a partner who is in and out of bed all night or viciously changes positions, you will probably feel it. But not to the point where we’re worried.
Is PlushBeds a good mattress for couples?
Overall, the two main factors in deciding if a mattress is good for couples are edge support and motion isolation. The Natural Bliss bed scored average in both categories for us. This means, yes, it’s a good bed for couples. It might just not be the best, but also not the worst.
What we think gives this bed a leg up on the competition is the split model availability. You can get a split queen, king, and California king. Most companies don’t have a split queen, and we like that it gives you the option to tailor the bed to your needs.
Other PlushBeds Mattresses
PlushBeds Botanical Bliss
The Botanical Bliss mattress from PlushBeds is by far the most popular mattress from PlushBeds. It’s certified organic and is ethically sourced from sustainable forests. It’s not vegan, but it’s still one of the best eco-friendly mattresses out there.
PlushBeds Company Policies
PlushBeds mattresses are made in the USA. You also get free shipping and returns, which is pretty standard across the mattress industry. PlushBeds mattresses come with a 25-year warranty. Most beds in the industry come with a 10- or 15-year, so we like the confidence PlushBeds has in their mattresses.
In terms of a trial period, you get 100-days with PlushBeds. It’s not the longest we have seen. A few companies offer year-long trials. But honestly, 100 days is plenty of time to decide if you like a mattress or not.
Our Final Verdict
We think the Natural Bliss Mattress from Plushbeds is one of the best vegan mattresses you can get. It holds up next to big brands like Birch and Avocado. If you’re someone who really values natural and organic construction and sustainable sourcing, then this bed should be on your list. Even with the high price tag, we think it’s worth the money.
Get the Natural Bliss Mattress if:
- You want a true vegan mattress that holds reputable certifications.
- You like the bounce responsive feel of latex foam and don’t mind the price.
Choose another bed if:
- You’re on a budget. Honestly, the Natural Bliss mattress is pretty expensive. Not more than other latex options, but it is not as affordable as a traditional memory foam bed.
- You are a heavy person or someone who wants a lot of support. We suggest a hybrid or traditional innerspring mattress.
- You want a firm mattress. If you’re looking for a firm eco-friendly mattress, check out Avocado.
How We Test Mattresses
- My Slumber Yard
Slumber Yard has been around since the beginning of the bed in a box craze. Our team has personally tested and reviewed over 175 mattresses so far, and we keep more than 150 beds in our office so we can compare them (and take afternoon naps).
When testing mattresses, we evaluate the following factors:
- Construction: We cut beds open to see what’s inside and how it’s made.
- Feel: We check if it has a stuck-in-the-mud memory foam feel, or if it’s more of a neutral foam or a plush pillow top, etc.
- Firmness: We have our own firmness scale and evaluate how that may vary depending on your body and sleeper type.
- Pressure relief: We test what’s the sweet spot for different body and sleeper types.
- Support: How that changes by body/sleeper type
- Edge Support: This is important for couples who share a bed. Would you roll out of the bed, or can you sleep confidently close to the edges?
- Motion Isolation: We use the water glass test to see how the bed fares with motion transfer. This is another important factor for couples who don’t want to wake up when they move.
- Temperature Regulation: We use a temperature gun to evaluate if the bed warms up, stays neutral or actively cools while you sleep.
- Noise: This could be an issue in beds with coils or innerspring.
- Off-Gassing: Some beds could have a smell for a few weeks after unpacking, and we try to warn you about it.
- Company policies: We also take into account policies such as shipping, returns, trial period and warranty.
- Value: We look at a bed’s price in the context of what it offers in terms of features and quality of materials and construction.
The Natural Bliss is a latex-foam vegan mattress made by PlushBeds. It’s made with sustainable materials and carries a ton of certifications that validate its eco-friendly claims. Latex mattresses tend to be more expensive than other mattresses, and the Natural Bliss is no different. However, if you’re dedicated to finding a vegan-friendly mattress, then it’s worth the money.
We like PlushBeds mattresses. They’re made with high-quality latex foam that’s known to be more durable and responsive. If you’re looking specifically for a vegan bed that’s made with fully sustainable materials, then you’ll like the PlushBeds Natural Bliss mattress. Just remember those high-quality latex materials will come with a higher price tag. But that’s expected for most vegan mattresses out there.
Thanks to the thick latex foam comfort layers, side sleepers will have no problem sleeping on PlushBeds mattresses. They provide plenty of pressure relief. You won’t have to worry about developing uncomfortable pressure points throughout the night.
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