Review: Roma Natural Latex Mattress from Amazon


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What if I told you there was a change you could make that greatly reduces the toxins that your children inhale for 12 hours a day that they would never complain about, that you wouldn’t have to do anything different in your day-to-day life, and it doesn’t make any more work for anyone in your house?

What would that change be?

Changing your sleeping surface to a natural alternative.

Conventional mattresses are pretty toxic things, and a natural alternative is even more important because you spend so much time in close proximity to them.  If you’re putting in the work to eat clean, ingest water that is clear of chemicals, and use nontoxic cleaning products, don’t you think that it would also be a good idea to avoid inhaling toxins as you sleep?

Mattress chemicals have been linked to  SIDS (and another), allergiesasthmaautismfertility problems and chemicals are even found in breastmilk and cord blood, showing the necessity of switching everyone over to a natural mattress, not just vulnerable infants. 

Have you switched to natural mattresses yet?  They’re a big investment, but one that’s more than worth making. I just purchased one more, this time from Amazon (this is the one I got).

In perspective, if you save $20/week (coffee runs, misc clothing purchases at Target that aren’t needed, even just keeping the thermostat a few degrees lower)  you’ll be able to replace one of your mattresses with a natural alternative in less than a year.  Also, the cost of a mattress, assuming daily use for 10 years (they should last longer than this though), is just 24 cents/day for a queen, 13 cents/day for a twin.

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Our mattress, how it came via UPS

How do you choose a natural mattress?

My favorite mattress is the wool and innerspring mattress, I got one for my daughter’s crib mattress, and it was super comfortable, held up well, and smelled like sweet wool (I love how wool smells). That mattress was from Organic Grace, about 8 years (! time has flown!) ago.  The wool innerspring mattresses are the most expensive kind, so as I’ve bought them for bigger beds, I’ve switched to natural foam.

Natural foam mattresses are the less expensive alternative to conventional toxic mattresses. I haven’t felt it was necessary to buy organic foam, just natural latex with a cotton cover has been fine for me.  Natural foam comes in two types, Dunlop or Talalay.

Dunlop foam is made by melting and spinning the rubber sap into a froth, and then pouring into a mold. Some particles from the process settle to the bottom, making the bottom more firm.  Dunlop foam is more firm, heavy, and less expensive.  You can also purchase softer mattress toppers (see here) to help soften your bed.

Talalay foam is poured into a mold, flash frozen, and ‘baked’ to set. It is a softer less dense foam, and is uniform throughout.  This process is also a little more expensive.  Watch for some synthetic foam additives when choosing talalay foam, it’s added sometimes.

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I just purchased  a Roma Natural Latex Mattress, and it’s very comfortable!  I had purchased a natural latex mattress from Sam’s Club a few years ago that was super firm and needed a topper on it to be comfortable. This Roma Natural Latex mattress arrived vacuum sealed and rolled up in multiple layers of plastic. It was heavy, but easy enough to roll/flip end-over-end up the stairs and onto the bed. It came out of the packaging easily and was set up within minutes with no smell from the manufacturing process.  I highly recommend this mattress.

I purchased it here, from Amazon, which seemed like an overly simple way to make such a purchase, but it worked out fantastically!

I also recommend a natural pack-n-play mattress if you use one of those for your kids.


Edit: I’m uploading a picture of the tag- there isn’t any soy foam in this version of the mattress

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  1. Heather Brandt says

    I’m confused…when I click on link, it is a topper, not mattress. How do you find sheets to use with it if it is a topper b/c it would make my bed so thick? Am I misunderstanding something?

  2. Jessie says

    Probably good that you can’t afford the innerspring kind – I have heard that the metal innersprings act as conductors for the various emf’s, radiowaves, etc in the air, so it’s better to sleep on a mattress without those.

    • Charlotte says

      I agree, I don’t want any metal in my mattresses and we stick with wooden bed frames too. Here in the UK I bought a Yanis organic latex mattress which is doing us very well.

  3. Kathleen Casey says

    Thank you for the review, Cara! It looks like there is no reason this mattress wouldn’t work on a futon frame. Do you think this is true, as far as you can tell?

    • Cara says

      It’s thick- I don’t think it would fold up into the couch position of a futon (do they all do that?)

    • Cara says

      I don’t think it would be any different than a regular mattress? I clean my mattresses with a hand held carpet cleaner if needed (kid puke, etc). I don’t think you’d have to replace it any more often than a regular high-quality mattress.

  4. Tonya says

    Hi Cara,
    is it a metal free? Also, how firm is that? In addition, one of the reviews stated this mattress is not all natural latex, but rather partly soy foam. Are you still happy with your purchase? I have a bad back pain, and looking for some healthy alternatives.
    Thanks for your review,

    • Cara says

      Good questions! Yes, it’s metal free. One side is firm, the other is ‘medium firm’. I just checked the tag again, it says it’s 100% natural latex, with 4 oz of wool (fire resistance I’d guess) and organic cotton as the cover. I wonder if the person on Amazon is looking at a slightly different mattress.

  5. Tonya says

    Thanks, Cara!
    I am really a bit confused, you said its an organic cover but description says that its cotton poly blend.
    from amazon:
    “Is the cover removable? what fabric is the cover?
    The Roma latex mattress has an 60/40 cotton to polyester stretch cover quilted to 1.5 inches of super soft reflex foam. Cover is not removable. Mattress is quilted on both sides with a medium plush side and a firm side. Thank you for your inquiry and we look forward to serving you.”

    Also, there is no wool, right, but soy foam as sales rep explained to me.

  6. Erin says

    I’ve been looking at the Roma mattresses and the price is outstanding, but I’ve been reading that the layer/s of soy foam do off-gas. I wish they’d make them w/o the soy.

    • Cara says

      Hi Erin, thanks for bringing this to my attention. I took a picture of the label on my mattress, it doesn’t have any soy foam. I’ll put it in the post.

  7. Melissa says

    Just FYI… I was about to buy 3 of these matresses in twin size for our daughters beds. I contacted the company directly to ask them questions. They advised that they no longer use soy they use something called flex foam but it is synthetic. It’s used in the covering with the wool cotton apparently to make it more comfortable. I told him I was looking for a completely natural non toxic matress without any chemicals, fire retardants or synthetic materials and asked him his opinion and he told me he would NOT recommend this matress to me ;(
    I’m thankful for his honesty but now out on the prowl searching more!!

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