If you’re looking to snag an eco-friendly mattress for your bedroom, you might want to consider the Botanical Bliss mattress from PlushBeds. This organic latex mattress aims to be as beneficial for your sleep health as it is for the environment.
But just how well does it live up to this mission? That’s what I’m here to tell you! Below, I’ll describe the Bliss’s feel, materials, and more to give you an idea of whether or not it could meet your sleep needs.
Continue reading below for my full PlushBeds mattress review. Don’t have time to read it all? Click here to skip to the bottom and check out my review summary.
Is the Botanical Bliss a Good Mattress for You?
The Botanical Bliss is a natural latex foam mattress made of Greenguard Gold certified materials. This means it’s met strict emissions standards and won’t release formaldehyde or other harmful gasses in your bedroom. This makes it a great fit for natural shoppers, but how does it work for everyone else? Take a look at my recommendations below to find out.
Note: The Botanical Bliss comes in several height and firmness options. I’m reviewing the 12-inch Medium model here.
Who I recommend the Botanical Bliss mattress for
- Combination sleepers should really like the bouncy feel of this bed. Latex is naturally taut and buoyant-feeling, which makes it really easy to change positions throughout the night.
- Hot sleepers should also like this bed. The all-natural latex is fantastic for temperature regulation, ensuring that you won’t overheat at night.
- This feel might also work quite well for back sleepers, who should appreciate the mix of springy support and gentle pressure relief this bed offers.
- And finally, organic shoppers should really like the all-natural construction of this bed. In fact, it’s one of the best organic mattresses of the year.
Who I don’t recommend the Botanical Bliss mattress for
- If you’re looking for a slow-moving feel that offers a lot of body-contouring, this is not the mattress for you. I’d recommend one of our best memory foam mattresses instead.
- Budget shoppers might want to opt for a cheaper mattress. The Bliss is a luxury bed, and it does have a luxury price tag. But, I do think it’s an extremely durable bed that’s worth the money.
- Like most all-latex mattresses, the Bliss is very heavy. If you move frequently, or are planning to set your mattress up on your own, I’d recommend hiring movers or asking at least two friends for help.
How Firm is the Botanical Bliss Mattress?
Let’s chat about the firmness and feel. Keep in mind that people experience firmness differently depending on body type, weight, and preferred sleeping position. For reference, I’m 5’9”, about 125 lb, and prefer to sleep on my side.
I decided to give this bed a 6.5 out of 10 on the mattress firmness scale, which ranges from 1 being the softest to 10 as the firmest. That means I thought this was a medium-firm mattress, right in line with the industry standard. The other thing I noticed right off the bat is that I felt lifted up “on top of” this bed. The Bliss definitely has a buoyant feel that makes it easy to move around and change positions.
Botanical Bliss Mattress Performance
After getting an idea of a mattress’s firmness, you’ll want to look at a few more characteristics. To really determine whether a bed is a good fit for you, it’s important to consider how it performs in different sleeping positions, how it relieves pain and pressure, and how it might feel for couples sharing the bed. So let’s get to testing!
Testing the Botanical Bliss Mattress in Different Sleeping Positions
Different sleeping positions and weights require different amounts of support. Generally, light sleepers don’t require the same amount of support as heavy sleepers. Read on below to see how the Bliss mattress performs for sleepers of different weights.
Is the Botanical Bliss a Good Mattress for Light Sleepers (Under 130 lb)?
- Light Back Sleepers – Light back sleepers tend to feel mattresses a tad firmer than advertised, so I think this bed would be an excellent supportive option for these folks. While it may feel a bit firmer than it would to average weight sleepers, light sleepers should feel plenty of comfort from the Bliss’s soft top layer of latex foam.
- Light Side Sleepers – These sleepers should look for a softer mattress. Side sleepers generally desire some body-contouring and sinkage, which is not present with this latex bed — look towards a memory foam mattress.
- Light Stomach Sleepers – Light stomach sleepers should rest assured this is a great mattress for them. These sleepers’ hips will be lifted well in line with their shoulders, and they’ll feel “on top of” the bed.
Is the Botanical Bliss a Good Mattress for Average Weight Sleepers (130 – 250 lb)?
- Average Weight Back Sleepers – I think average weight back sleepers will really enjoy this mattress. The medium-firm build is a happy medium for these sleepers. It will keep their weight evenly distributed across the mattress, which will help them maintain a healthy sleeping posture.
- Average Weight Side Sleepers – Latex does not provide as much cushioning as other foams, making this bed a bit firm for average weight side sleepers. The lack of sinkage on this mattress might cause pressure buildup at their hips and shoulders.
- Average Weight Stomach Sleepers – I recommend stomach sleepers look for a firmer mattress than the Botanical Bliss — the Firm model of this bed may work better. These sleepers are going to find that this model of the bed does not provide enough support around their hips, leading to sinkage and creating an unhealthy spinal alignment.
Is the Botanical Bliss a Good Mattress for Heavy Sleepers (over 250 lb)?
- Heavy Back Sleepers – Heavy back sleepers may not find the support needed on the Botanical Bliss mattress. These sleepers should opt for a much firmer bed, which they can find in our best mattresses for heavy people roundup. Or, if you really want to stay green, heavy back sleepers might do well on the Firm 12-inch model of this mattress.
- Heavy Side Sleepers – Heavy side sleepers might like the feel of this bed. Its latex layers are durable and supportive, but should feel just soft enough to provide these folks with the pressure relief they need.
- Heavy Stomach Sleepers – Like heavy back sleepers, heavy stomach sleepers will likely prefer the firm model of this bed.
Botanical Bliss Pain Relief Performance
An important component to consider when searching for your new mattress is where pressure points might form while you’re lying on top of a bed. How well a bed alleviates pressure and tension buildup, commonly at the shoulders, hips, and lower back, is referred to as pressure relief. Good pressure relief is a great indicator that a mattress will relieve or prevent pain at night.
To measure the Bliss’s pressure relief, I placed a pressure map on top of the mattress and lay down on my back, side, and stomach. You can see the results on the map below where pressure is represented from blue and green (low pressure) to yellow and red (high pressure).
Back Pain – Lying on my back, I could really feel the soft top layer of latex foam working to fill in the space at my lumbar region. I also felt positioned nicely “on top of” the bed, which made it easy to roll around and change positions. I think this bed is a good option for back sleepers and combo sleepers with back pain, but that is not the case for those who prefer to lie on their stomach. This bed does not support stomach sleepers at the hips, which can further aggravate their lower back pain.
Shoulder Pain – You’ll see a bit of green around my shoulders on the map, indicating some medium pressure buildup on my side. I’d say this indicates that side sleepers who alternate between positions at night could be comfortable on this bed, but strict side sleepers, especially those with any shoulder pain, might prefer something a bit softer.
Hip Pain – Side sleepers with hip pain will likely have a similar experience on the Bliss as side sleepers with shoulder pain. Stomach sleepers will most likely prefer the Firm model of the Bliss to avoid any sinkage that may worsen hip pain. However, when it comes to back sleepers with hip pain, I think this latex mattress is a great option!
Botanical Bliss Performance for Couples
When sharing the bed with a partner, you’ll want to keep a few more things in mind while shopping for a new mattress. Features you’ll want to consider include motion transfer, performance during sex, cooling, and edge support.
Plan on sharing your new mattress? Well then, you’ll want to keep a tight eye trained on its motion transfer, or the amount of disturbance likely to be felt from one side of the bed to the other. This measurement will let you know just how bothered you’ll be by your bedmate’s movements in the night.
To test out motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb steel ball from heights of 4 inches, 8 inches, and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
FYI: Each drop is meant to symbolize a different movement you’re likely to experience in bed, from tossing and turning (4 inches) to getting out of bed (8 inches) all the way to full on jumping (12 inches).
I was pleasantly surprised by the Botanical Bliss’s motion transfer results. This is definitely a bouncy mattress, and you’re likely to feel a bit disturbed by a partner’s movements. But, the Bliss is much better at isolating motion than most other latex mattresses, so if you’re a couple set on a latex bed the Bliss might be worth a look.
The best mattresses for couples often combine motion isolation with some bounce and responsiveness that makes it easy to move around during sex. The Bliss definitely has these qualities down pat — it is an excellent mattress for sex — so if you’re not easily disturbed by a partner’s movements, it could be a great option for you.
It’s especially important for couples to keep temperature control in mind when hunting for a new bed — two overheat quicker than one. If you are searching for a new mattress with great cooling capabilities, look no further than the Botanical Bliss. The mattress is constructed with airflow-promoting latex. Latex generally sleeps much cooler than other foam options, making this mattress a great pick for hot sleepers.
Edge support is a measure of how stable you’ll feel sitting or lying on the edge of your bed. To test it out I just lie down on the edge of the bed!
The Bliss’s edge support was about average. I experienced some sinkage around the edge of the bed, but didn’t feel like I was going to fall off. This is pretty typical for any all-foam mattress, so if you’re looking for a firmer edge I’d recommend one of our best innerspring mattresses instead.
What is the Botanical Bliss Mattress Made Of?
We know this organic latex mattress is made of natural materials, but what’s actually underneath the cover of the Bliss? I peeled it back to find out! Read on below to learn more about what this mattress is made of.
Currently, the Botanical Bliss is offered in a 9, 10, and 12-inch model. It also comes in a medium or firm firmness level. As a reminder, I’m reviewing the 12-inch medium model.
Cover — The Bliss’s organic cotton cover is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified and feels soft and breathable. It’s quilted with organic wool from New Zealand to offer a bit of a pillow top feel. This cover is also dust mite and mildew resistant.
Comfort Layer — Up next is a top layer of pressure-relieving Talalay latex from the Arpico rubber tree plantation in Sri Lanka. This layer has a springy yet soft feel and provides some initial comfort when you hop in bed. It’s also oeko-tex certified, so you can be confident it’s made with high-quality organic materials.
Transition Layer — Below that is a layer of medium-firm 100% all-natural Dunlop latex. This layer is dense and has a quick response to pressure, creating a very bouncy feel.
Support Layer — Rounding out the mattress is a thick base of firmer Dunlop latex. This adds plenty of strong support to the mattress overall. I’ll also note that all these latex layers sleep cool, so this bed could be a fantastic option for hot sleepers.
Before we wrap this section up, I want to add that if you’re not happy with your mattress’s firmness level, you can unzip the cover and swap the comfort and transition layers for a slightly firmer feel. This is a great perk of the Botanical Bliss, and allows you to try out different firmness levels at home!
Botanical Bliss Unboxing and Off-Gassing
The Botanical Bliss is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which means it will arrive compressed and will have to be unboxed at home. As with all bed-in-a-box mattresses, you’ll need to wait at least 24-48 hours for this bed to fully decompress.
On the plus side, this bed is unlike many other mattresses in another way — there is little to no off-gassing here. Most mattresses come with an odor that lingers for a day or so, but this PlushBed comes free of off-putting smells and irritants, and of course it’s also toxin-free!
And with that, we’ve reached the end of my review! Not sure whether or not the Botanical Bliss is right for you? Here are a few final thoughts to help you decide.
My favorite things about the Botanical Bliss mattress
The Botanical Bliss mattress exemplifies all the best qualities of latex. It’s bouncy, durable, and cooling. All these features are great for latex-lovers, so I’d highly recommend it to these sleepers. Hot sleepers especially might appreciate switching to a high-quality latex mattress.
I also appreciate that this bed is non-toxic and eco-friendly. Most natural shoppers should also be happy with this bed’s construction, so I’d recommend these folks check it out also.
My Botanical Bliss mattress complaints
I don’t have many complaints about this mattress, but strict side sleepers looking for deep sinkage might. I think these sleepers may find this bed a little too bouncy and supportive to meet their needs. One of our best mattresses for side sleepers might be a better fit.
I want to reiterate that this mattress is very heavy. The 12-inch queen size weighs 172 lbs, so if you’re planning to move it you’ll likely need some help. Because this bed is all-latex, it’s also difficult to prop up vertically, which can make it difficult to move through door frames without assistance. This won’t matter once you have your bed all set up, but because this bed should last you at least 12-15 years, you may need to move it just once!
How Much Does the Botanical Bliss Cost?
If you’re convinced the Botanical Bliss is the right mattress for you, the size and pricing information for the mattress are below. But make sure to use our exclusive PlushBeds coupon code, because it can save you a bunch on your new mattress.
Price listed will be before discount or offer for each size.
|Size||Dimensions||9" Price||10" Price||12" Price|
|Twin||38" x 75"||$2,399||$2,699||$2,999|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||$2,399||$2,699||$2,999|
|Full||54" x 75"||$2,799||$3,099||$3,599|
|Queen||60" x 80"||$2,899||$3,199||$3,599|
|King||76" x 80"||$3,199||$3,499||$3,899|
|California King||72" x 84"||$3,199||$3,499||$3,899|
PlushBeds Mattress Policies and FAQs
Does PlushBeds offer a sleep trial?
Yes, the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss mattress comes with a 100-night trial period.
Does the Botanical Bliss come with a mattress warranty?
Yes, this bed comes with a 25-year warranty. This is much longer than the standard mattress warranty, and a great sign that this bed should last you a long time.
How does the PlusBeds Botanical Bliss mattress ship?
The Botanical Bliss ships for free and will arrive compressed in a box. You should allow a few hours for decompression before sleeping on your new bed. Since it’s an all-natural mattress, there is little to no off-gassing smell during unboxing.
Where is the Botanical Bliss mattress made?
All PlusBeds mattresses are made in the USA.
Botanical Bliss Mattress Vs
Wondering about other latex mattress options? Below, I’ll compare the Botanical Bliss to two other popular latex beds.
Botanical Bliss vs Avocado Green
- The Avocado is a latex hybrid mattress that uses pocketed steel coils in addition to latex foams.
- Like the Bliss, the Avocado is an all-natural mattress.
- The Avocado also has a medium-firm feel that could appeal to back and side combination sleepers.
- The pocketed coils in the Avocado Green may make it more suitable for average weight stomach sleepers and heavier folks.
- Learn more in the full Avocado mattress review.
Botanical Bliss vs Saatva Latex Hybrid
- Like the Avocado mattress, the Saatva Latex Hybrid uses innerspring support.
- The Saatva is much firmer than the Bliss and Avocado mattresses.
- Stomach sleepers might really enjoy the extra-firm support this bed offers.
- Find out more in the full Saatva Latex Hybrid mattress review.
Other Models from PlushBeds
Wondering what else PlushBeds has to offer? Below I’ll compare the Botanical Bliss to some of PlushBeds other popular natural and organic models.
Botanical Bliss vs Natural Bliss
- The Natural Bliss is a thinner mattress, offered in heights of 6 inches, 8 inches, and 10 inches.
- The Natural Bliss uses the same organic cotton cover as the Botanical Bliss, but it includes a Fiberglass-Free Eco Fire Barrier, a comfort layer of 100% Natural Talalay Latex, and an Organic Arpico Latex Support core.
- The Natural Bliss has a lower price tag than the Botanical Bliss.
Botanical Bliss vs Luxury Bliss
- The Luxury Bliss mattress comes in both Medium and Medium-Firm models, and both are a bit softer than the Botanical Bliss.
- The Luxury bed is a latex hybrid, meaning that it includes both latex foam and pocketed coils.
- The Luxury Bliss is less expensive than the Botanical Bliss.
Still need help deciding on this bed? Check out how I rated it below for a few final pointers.
PlushBeds Botanical Bliss
- Edge Support
The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss features great comfort, support, bounce, and cooling. An organic cotton cover improves airflow and rounds out a healthy outer covering. Additionally, there is a 1″ layer of 100% Joma wool underneath the cover that does a great job of improving breathablity of the mattress as well as absorbing moisture. This helps sleepers maintain a cool body temperature during sleep.