Earthfoam Mattress Review: Editor-Tested 2023

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As a typical Taurus, sleep is normally paramount to my well-being. But after recently learning I’m pregnant with my first child, my need for sleep has hit me particularly hard. I can confidently say that I’ve spent more time in my bed than most people over the past few months.

As someone who has spent most of my decade-long career working for ethical and environmentally responsible companies, I’ve slowly made the transition to brands and products that align with those values ​​where possible. When it came time to retire my traditional innerspring mattress, I knew an eco-friendly model was next on the list of sustainable swaps. My first choice? Earthfoam, a comfortable, resilient mattress that is so green it grows on trees.

No, Earthfoam doesn’t actually have an orchard of mattress-sprouting trees (although that would be cool). On the contrary, Earthfoam mattresses are made from the sap of Sri Lankan rubber trees, also known as natural latex, to give them their signature bounce. In a saturated, often misunderstood category, the eco-friendly sleep brand holds its products to serious sustainable standards so sleepers like me get a healthy, restorative nap night after night.

And it has. After sleeping on Earthfoam’s mattress for two months, I can honestly say it’s been a serious upgrade from my old mattress on just about every front, keeping me comfortable and supported as I navigate my first trimester. Keep reading for my full review, below.

The Earthfoam Mattress: My Full Review

How it is shipped

While DTC mattress brands have been around for a while, this was my first exposure to this category of online shopping. My first thought was, “How in the world is this going to get to me?” And when it arrived just a few days later, my second question was “How do I open this thing?”

After finding nothing online, I contacted Earthfoam customer service, who immediately answered my question and instructed me to use the help of a second person to move the box to the bedroom, open the box, and then cutting away the compression wrap (it’s paper, by the way) that held the large, queen size mattress in a tight roll. I enlisted the help of my co-tester, my husband, and once I got over the fear that it was going to pop open like a can of crescent rolls (it wasn’t nearly as dramatic as we expected), it promptly unrolled and jumped it full thickness. As the customer service assured, we were able to sleep on the mattress right after. I will note that there was a slight smell upon opening which we were told could happen due to the natural rubber. But it disappeared quickly and wasn’t bothersome even to my pregnancy-prone nose.

Although I’ve only tested it for about two months, I appreciate that Earthfoam offers a 100-night trial on mattresses and toppers and a 10-year warranty on mattresses, in addition to free shipping to the contiguous United States and no-questions-asked free returns. (Note: The brand does ship to Hawaii, Alaska, and outside the US, but the customer is responsible for all shipping charges, including duties and taxes, if applicable.)

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How it feels

Earthfoam has two firmness options to choose from: Medium and Firm. My husband and I chose the “Medium” and find it firmer than our “medium” firm bed we had before. If you’re someone who absolutely loves your mattress to feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud, this mattress may not be your choice (although your doctor may suggest otherwise).

Overall, my husband and I both feel that despite it being firmer than we’re used to, it’s super supportive, especially our lower back, spine, and hips (which has become more important as we’ve gotten older over the years and as I navigate pregnancy).

How it sleeps

When my husband first heard about the Earthfoam mattress, he was skeptical because he had heard that foam mattresses get hot, and he was concerned that it wouldn’t be cool enough for him. But, similar to clothing made from natural fibers versus synthetics, the mattress adapts superbly to our body temperature and Southern California weather.

Each mattress has five layers of plush, two of which (the base and the first layer) are made of natural latex. The third is a layer of organic wool that provides thermoregulation and at the same time serves as a natural fire retardant. On top of That is an organic cotton batting that keeps everything together and protects against wear. Plus, there’s an organic cotton face that feels cool to the touch and keeps my husband’s night sweats at bay.

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From a sustainability perspective, Earthfoam meets most requirements. The materials alone are impressive, as is the supply chain, which includes Fair-Trade sourcing from Sri Lanka, ethical sourcing from New Zealand, and fair labor in a family-run factory in Illinois. Each of these claims is supported by six different third-party certifications, including the Fair For Life fair trade certification and the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification. As mentioned, mattresses and toppers are compressed wrapped in paper, while the pillows are shipped in biodegradable bags. And the products last a long time, an important part of the sustainability equation. According to the brand, natural foam is known for its durability and the mattresses have been tested to last up to 3x longer than most mattresses, so you can be sure you’re investing in a product that’s built to last and won’t end up in landfills .


If you’ve come this far, you’re probably thinking, “Okay, but how much does this cost?” If you’ve bought a mattress before, you may have been shocked like me when I first had to make this adult purchase. Add the words “organic” and “fair trade” and the tension can build.

That said, when I compare other popular direct-to-consumer mattress brands, I find Earthfoam’s prices comparable. The mattresses come in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King sizes and range from $699-$1,499 depending on the size you buy. If you’re not ready to buy a full mattress but are curious, the brand also offers a mattress topper ($299-$399) in a variety of sizes and a pillow ($99), which will dent your bank account much less .


I will best summarize my review in my husband’s words. On the morning after our first night with our Earthfoam Organic mattress, I woke up and drowsily said, “This mattress is comfortable.” Well folks, there you have it. The skeptical partner who sleeps warmly and the pregnant, sustainability-loving, heavy sleeper both agree that this mattress is an absolute asset to our bedroom. We hope our baby-to-be can give us a good night’s sleep like our Earthfoam mattress.

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Earthfoam Mattress Review: Editor-Tested 2023

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