PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress Review Plushbeds Corporate Management Team
If you are looking to snag an eco-friendly mattress for your bedroom, you may want to consider the Botanical Bliss mattress from PlushBeds. Built with organic latex, this mattress aims to be as great for your sleep hygiene as it is for the environment. Plushbeds Corporate Management Team
But just how well does it live up to this mission? That’s what I’m here to find out, by putting it through a series of rigorous tests to find out its feel, how it sleeps and whether it may be the mattress of your dreams.
Read on below for my full review of this PlushBeds Botanical Bliss mattress.
The Botanical Bliss is constructed with three 3″ layers of natural Dunlop Latex.
Unlike Talalay Latex, which often has a light and airy texture, Dunlop is dense and makes for a firmer structure.
Here, all the three Dunlop sections is categorized as either Soft, Medium or Firm, and can be arranged in whatever order best matches the sleeper.
According to PlushBeds, there are a total of six distinct firmnesses for each mattress, with a split firmness option available for King and Cal King sizes.
Worried you won’t be able to determine how to configure the layers to your liking? No sweat! The brand offers a series of graphics on its website detailing all the various ways to orient the latex segments.
Additionally, if you are still not satisfied with the feel, PlushBeds is pleased to throw in an extra Firm layer of latex to get more support.
For the purpose of my review, I’ll be looking at the Botanical Bliss in the”Soft” orientation, which has the Soft layer on top, the Medium layer in the middle and the Firm segment as the foundation .
But enough talk! Let’s dive into this lavish latex mattress and see what’s going on inside.
Cover: Made with organic cotton and wool, the cover is soft and provides the sleeper with a few satisfying comfort.
Latex Layers: As I mentioned up top, the following three sections are comprised of 100% organic Dunlop Latex.
This material is dense and has a quick response to pressure, creating a bed that is incredibly bouncy. In comparison to memory foam, latex doesn’t feature much if any contouring, so you are not likely to feel stuck in the mattress.
Another thing you’re likely to notice with latex is that it sleeps cool, so could be an excellent option for those of you who are inclined to sleep hot during the night.
As far as the feel in this particular configuration is concerned, placing the Soft layer up top allows for some initial deep sinkage into the bed, which is buffered marginally by the Moderate latex segment as the sleeper transitions into the Firm base under.
The Botanical Bliss‘ construction is also noteworthy because it is a 100% certified organic mattress, which means all its materials have been accredited by the International Organic Latex Standard and the International Organic Textile Standard.
Additionally, the mattress can also be GREENGUARD Gold Certified, making sure that the mattress has met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds into indoor air. Plushbeds Corporate Management Team
After taking a look at the construction of the Botanical Bliss, let’s chat about the firmness and texture.
I started off by applying light hand pressure to the mattress and discovered that I was instantly interacting with the soft wool cover.
Pressing in farther, I struck the buoyant lift of the latex layers, which propelled me up and from the structure.
Since people of different sizes, weights and shapes are going to feel firmness otherwise, I decided to bring in three other testers to help me determine how firm the Botanical Bliss is.
We all took a turn lying about the plush organic mattress, gave it a personal firmness rating and then compiled them on the graph below.
While feel is always going to be a single thing, this will hopefully give you a great sense of the firmness range you can expect from this bed.
Aside from one outlier, we were largely in agreement about the firmness of the Botanical Bliss, landing on an average rating of 5.4.
When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, it seems like this bed is pretty soft.
I personally gave the mattress a 5. While the bounce of the latex is very likely to keep you positioned on top of the bed, the material is surprisingly gentle, allowing for some pretty deep sinkage throughout the mattress.
Keep in mind that we’re only taking a look at the mattress in its”Medium” orientation and that changing around the layers could make it firmer or softer.
To get more specific, the Botanical Bliss Moderate provides a firmness range from 5-7 using soft, medium and firm layers of latex.
The Botanical Bliss Firm runs from 7-9 and only uses medium, firm and extra firm latex. These various sections can be moved around to create 6 unique configurations, representing a subtle gradient within the prescribed range.
So if we swapped around the layers in our bed to have a firm coating up top, a moderate transition section and a soft base, we’d wind up with a bed that had a firmness of about 7.
As I mentioned up top, instructions on how to orient the layers on your individual Botanical Bliss are available on the brand’s website.
Another important part of feel is stress, or more especially where pressure points might form while lying on top of a new bed.
Instead of merely describing where these tension spots might crop up, I thought I’d give you a visual representation instead. To do this, I placed a pressure map on top of the mattress and lied on my backside, and stomach.
You can see the results on the image below where pressure is represented from blue (low pressure) to red (high pressure).
Back: Lying on my back, I could really feel myself sinking into the bed, with the soft coating of latex foam working to fill in the space in my thoracic region.
Even for all this sinkage, the responsiveness of the latex made it effortless for me to roll around and change positions.
Edge Support: Scooting as close to the side as I could, I detected some profound compression through the top layers.
While I didn’t feel as if I’d roll out of bed, I would not say this mattress had particularly good edge support.
Side: Since side sleepers tend to enjoy softer mattresses, I was not surprised to discover that I felt lots of great pressure relief in this position.
As you can see in the picture above, I did not notice any strain in my shoulders or hips, typical problem areas for those who doze primarily on their own sides.
Stomach: And finally, once I rolled onto my stomach, I started to feel a little distress as the soft nature of the bed caused my hips to sink out of alignment with my shoulders.
Stomach sleepers tend to prefer firm beds as they help to keep the spine in a nice, even line, so those who sleep solely on their stomachs might want to decide on a firmer configuration of the Botanical Bliss. Plushbeds Corporate Management Team
Plan on sharing your bed with a spouse ? Well then, you will want to keep a tight eye trained on its motion move, or the quantity of disturbance likely to be felt from 1 side of the bed to the other.
Basically, this test will inform you just how bothered you will be by your bed mate’s movements in the night.
To illustrate this, I dropped a 10 lb. Steel ball from peaks of 4 inches, 8 inches and 12 inches and quantified the disturbance it caused: the larger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
FYI: Each drop is intended to symbolize another movement you are likely to encounter in bed, from tossing and turning (4″) to getting out of bed (8″) all the way to full on jumping (12″).
For those who aren’t lovers of latex, this interfering bounce is one of the most common complaints associated with the material and can be viewed in additional all-latex beds, like the Zenhaven.
When buying a new bed, most individuals want to know whether they will feel like they’re sinking”into” the mattress or lying”on top” of it.
To illustrate this sinkage, I put four chunks of varying sizes and densities (a 6 lb medicine ball, a 10 pound steel ball, a 50 pound medicine ball and a 100 pound medicine ball) on the mattress and quantified how much they compressed the surface.
The variations in size, density and weight are meant to simulate different body parts and different sized sleepers.
6 lb medicine ball: 2 inches of sinkage.
10 pound steel ball: 2.5 inches of sinkage.
50 lb medicine ball: 4.5 inches of sinkage.
100 pound medicine ball: 6.5 inches of sinkage.
These results are really interesting because while the bounce of the latex certainly helps to combat any type of stuck-in-the-bed feeling, the mattress itself features an incredible amount of sinkage.
While not exactly the same as contouring, which refers to this kind of cushiony pressure relief you might get at the shoulders and buttocks from a memory foam mattress like the Tempurpedic, the sinkage nonetheless contributes to the Botanical Bliss’ overall soft feel.
Sleep Trial: 100 days.
Warranty: 25 years.
Shipping: Free, arrives compressed in a box.
SIZE AND PRICING INFORMATION
If you are convinced the Botanical Bliss is the ideal mattress for you, the dimensions and pricing information for your mattress are below.
|Twin||38″ x 75″ x 10″||75 lbs||$1,299|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″ x 10″||80 lbs||$1,299|
|Full||54″ x 75″ x 10″||115 lbs||$1,699|
|Queen||60″ x 80″ x 10″||130 lbs||$1,799|
|King||76″ x 80″ x 10″||155 lbs||$2,099|
|California King||72″ x 84″ x 10″||155 lbs||$2,099
IS THE PLUSH BEDS MATTRESS BEST FOR YOU?
Now that we have taken a closer look at the Botanical Bliss mattress, I want to highlight some of its greatest pros and cons:
One of my favorite things about this mattress is the way bouncy it is, which might be an attractive feature for those of you looking for buoyant support.
Another significant pro is that the Botanical Bliss sleeps cool. The all-natural latex is excellent at temperature regulation, ensuring that you won’t overheat at night.
And finally, a huge selling point is the organic building . From the natural wool in the cover to the Dunlop Latex layers, this bad boy is wholly green.
As we mentioned above, this mattress did not have amazing movement transfer results, which means that you’re likely to be disturbed by movements in the night.
Another factor to keep in mind is that you are not going to experience a lot of shape here, among the most frequent complaints about latex that could be a deal breaker for those of you in need of deep pressure relief. Plushbeds Corporate Management Team
The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss mattress is a good mattress overall. With very good comfort, support, bounce, and cooling, it is hard to look past this 100% latex mattress. An organic cotton cover improves airflow and rounds out a healthy outer covering. Additionally, there’s a 1″ coating of 100% Joma wool beneath the cover which does a great job of enhancing breathablity of the mattress as well as absorbing moisture. This helps sleepers keep a cool body temperature during sleep. Overall, the PlushBeds mattress is a nice latex mattress that provides an high quality level of support in all sleeping positions along with terrific cooling and a rounded hug / body shape.