PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress Review Plushbeds Corporate Office
If you are looking to snag an eco-friendly mattress to your bedroom, you might want to take into account the Botanical Bliss mattress from PlushBeds. Built with organic latex, this bed aims to be as great for your sleep hygiene as it is for the environment. Plushbeds Corporate Office
But how well does it live up to this mission? That’s what I am here to learn, by putting it through a series of rigorous tests to figure out its feel, the way that it sleeps and whether it may be the mattress of your dreams.
Continue reading below for my full review of this PlushBeds Botanical Bliss mattress.
The Botanical Bliss is constructed with three 3″ layers of organic Dunlop Latex.
Unlike Talalay Latex, which often has a light and airy texture, Dunlop is dense and makes for a firmer structure.
Here, each of the three Dunlop sections is categorized as either Soft, Medium or Firm, and can be arranged in whatever order best suits the sleeper.
According to PlushBeds, there are a total of six different firmnesses for every 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 set of graphics on its website detailing all of the various ways to orient the latex sections.
Plus, if you’re still not happy with the feel, PlushBeds is happy to throw in an additional Firm layer of latex to get more support.
For the purpose of my review, I will be taking a look at the Botanical Bliss in the”Soft” orientation, which has the Soft layer on top, the Medium layer in the middle and the Firm section as the base.
But enough talk! Let’s dive into this plush latex mattress and see what is going on inside.
Cover: made out of organic wool and cotton, 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% all-natural Dunlop Latex.
This substance is dense and has a quick response to pressure, making a bed that is incredibly bouncy. Compared 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 a fantastic option for those who tend to sleep hot during the night.
As far as the feel in this specific configuration is concerned, placing the Soft layer up top allows for some first deep sinkage into the bed, which is buffered marginally by the Moderate latex section as the sleeper transitions into the Firm base under.
The Botanical Bliss‘ structure is also noteworthy because it’s a 100% certified organic mattress, which means all of its materials are accredited by the International Organic Latex Standard and the International Organic Textile Standard.
Additionally, the bed 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 Office
After having a look at the building of the Botanical Bliss, let’s chat about the firmness and feel.
I started off by applying light hand pressure to the mattress and discovered I was instantly interacting with the soft wool cover.
Pressing in further, I encountered the buoyant lift of the latex layers, which propelled me up and out of the structure.
Since people of different sizes, weights and shapes will 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 private firmness rating and then compiled them on the chart below.
While feel is always likely 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 an average rating of 5.4.
In comparison to the industry standard of 6.5 for moderate firmness, it seems as though this bed is pretty soft.
I personally gave the mattress a 5. While the bounce of the latex is likely to keep you positioned on top of the bed, the material is surprisingly gentle, allowing for some pretty deep sinkage through the mattress.
Keep in mind that we’re only looking at the mattress in its”Moderate” orientation and that shifting around the layers could make it either firmer or softer.
For 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 just utilizes medium, firm and extra firm latex. These different sections can be moved around to make 6 unique configurations, representing a subtle gradient within the prescribed selection.
So if we swapped across the layers in our bed to have a firm layer 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 the best way best to orient the layers in your respective Botanical Bliss are available on the brand’s website.
Another important part of texture is stress, or more especially where pressure points might kind while lying on top of a brand new bed.
Instead of merely describing where these stress spots might crop up, I thought I’d provide you a visual representation rather. To do this, I placed a pressure map on top of the mattress and lied on my back, side, and stomach.
You can see the results on the picture 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 at my lumbar 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 noticed some deep compression through the top layers.
While I did not feel as though I’d roll out of bed, I wouldn’t say this mattress had especially solid edge support.
Side: Since side sleepers tend to like softer mattresses, I wasn’t surprised to find that I felt lots of great pressure relief in this position.
As you can see in the graphic 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, after I rolled on my stomach, I began 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 have a tendency to prefer firm beds since they help to keep the spine in a nice, even line, so those who sleep solely in their stomachs may want to decide on a firmer configuration of the Botanical Bliss. Plushbeds Corporate Office
Plan on sharing your bed with a partner? Well then, you’ll want to keep a tight eye trained on its own motion move, or the quantity of disturbance likely to be felt from one side of the bed to the other.
Basically, this test will inform you just how bothered you will be by your bed mate’s moves in the evening.
To exemplify this, I dropped a 10 lb. Steel ball from heights of 4 inches, 8 inches and 12 inches and quantified the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the larger the disturbance.
FYI: Each fall 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 people who aren’t fans of latex, this interfering bounce is one of the most frequent complaints associated with the material and can be seen in other all-latex beds, like the Zenhaven.
If purchasing a new bed, most individuals want to know whether they’ll feel as though they’re sinking”into” the mattress or lying”on top” of it.
To illustrate this sinkage, I placed four balls 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 measured how much they compressed the surface.
The variations in size, density and weight are supposed 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 pound medicine ball: 4.5 inches of sinkage.
100 lb medicine ball: 6.5 inches of sinkage.
These results are really interesting because while the rebound of the latex helps to combat any type of stuck-in-the-bed atmosphere, the mattress itself features an extraordinary amount of sinkage.
While not exactly the same as contouring, which refers to this sort of cushiony pressure relief you may 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’re convinced the Botanical Bliss is the ideal mattress for you, the dimensions and pricing information for your mattress are under.
|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 biggest pros and cons:
One of my favourite 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 major pro is that the Botanical Bliss sleeps cool. The organic latex is fantastic at temperature regulation, ensuring that you won’t overheat at night.
And finally, a big selling point is the organic construction. From the organic wool in the cover into the Dunlop Latex layers, this bad boy is totally green.
As we discussed above, this mattress did not have amazing movement transfer results, meaning you’re likely to be disturbed by movements in the night.
Another thing to keep in mind is that you’re not going to experience a lot of contour here, among the most common complaints about latex that could be a deal breaker for those of you in need of deep pressure relief. Plushbeds Corporate Office
The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss mattress is a fantastic mattress overall. With very good comfort, support, bounce, and cooling, it’s tough to look past this 100% latex mattress. An organic cotton cover enhances airflow and rounds out a healthy outer covering. Additionally, there is a 1″ layer of 100 percent Joma wool underneath the cover that does a great job of enhancing breathablity of the mattress as well as absorbing moisture. This helps sleepers maintain a cool body temperature during sleep. All in all, the PlushBeds mattress is a wonderful latex mattress that provides an quality level of support in all sleeping positions along with terrific cooling and a rounded hug / body shape.