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Organic Cotton Mattress Protector
by Plush Beds
Cotton,
Polyurethane lining
GOTS organic cotton14• 100% waterproof.
• Breathable
• VOC & PVC free
• 5-year limited warranty.
Organic Waterproof Mattress Protector
by Brentwood Home
Cotton,
Polyurethane lining
GOTS organic cotton16• 100% waterproof.
• Breathable
• 1-year warranty
• No vinyl, PVC, or phthalates
Wool Mattress Protector
by Sleep EZ

Wool,
microfiber skirt
18• 100% waterproof.
• Breathable
• Wicks away moisture
• 100% Washable Wool
• Protect your mattress against stains, spills, dust mites, and other bacteria
Organic Waterproof Mattress Protector
by Avocado
Cotton,
Polyurethane Waterproofing layer
GOTS Cotton16• 100% waterproof.
• No crinkle noise
• Polyurethane is sandwiched between two layers of organic cotton.
Organic Cotton Mattress Pad Protector
by Avocado
Cotton,
Cotton fiber fill
GOTS Cotton17• Certified organic cotton ticking.
• Cotton fiber fill.
• Elastic perimeter.
• Natural Ivory color.

A non toxic mattress protector is an essential complement to your natural latex mattress. Natural latex mattresses tend to be more expensive than some of their polyurethane counterparts, so enveloping it with a non toxic mattress protector will help extend its life and keep it looking clean and comfortable.

Should I get a waterproof non toxic mattress protector?

This is a personal choice, but it is all about risk mitigation.  Waterproof mattress protectors are typically made of a cotton sheet that is laminated with polyurethane. The polyurethane layer is what forms the waterproof barrier.

In the mattress industry, non-waterproof mattress covers are referred to as pads. In the event that you don’t want any synthetic materials in your bedding, a GOTS certified pad like the Organic Cotton Mattress Pad Protector by Avocado is a great option. It is made of 100% cotton, save for the elastics that help keep it centred on your mattress.

Will A Waterproof Mattress Protector Sacrifice Breathability?

Waterproof mattress protectors like the Organic Waterproof Mattress Protector by Avocado consist of two layers of cotton and a thin polyurethane sheet sandwiched in the middle.

The polyurethane sheet has fine pores that make it breathable. The fine pores will allow the humidity to escape. The pores are so small that liquid cannot pass through, so your mattress will be protected and remain breathable.