When it comes to bedding products, do you prefer to shop organic? Well, then you’ll probably be interested in a mattress topper from Birch Living, a mattress and bedding company that specializes in all things natural and organic.
Today I’ll be reviewing their Birch Plush Organic mattress topper. This topper is made with natural latex, so it’s different from many of the other toppers I’ve reviewed, which are primarily made with memory foam. In this review, I’ll go over my personal experience with this topper, as well as what it’s made of and who it’s best for.
Just want the highlights? Skip to the end for my review summary.
Who is the Birch Plush Organic Mattress Topper Best For?
There’s a few key considerations when buying a mattress topper: your sleeping position, your body type, whether you sleep hot, your budget, as well as why you want a topper. Here’s who I think will benefit from the Birch Plush Organic topper.
Who I recommend the Birch Plush Organic mattress topper for
- Stomach and back sleepers will likely find the Birch Plush Organic mattress topper to be comfortable. It provides a firmer support and gives the sleeper an “on top of the bed” feel, with very slight contouring.
- Hot sleepers will also appreciate that the Birch Plush Organic topper is made with latex, as latex is a naturally cool material.
- Shoppers looking for a natural product will appreciate that this topper is made with organic latex, wool, and cotton.
Who I don’t recommend the Birch Plush Organic mattress topper for
- I didn’t find much value for side sleepers with the Birch Plush Organic topper. It doesn’t offer much pressure relief or contouring, which are the main components I look for in a topper for side sleepers.
- If you’re looking for a topper that will add a lot of cushioning and softness to your mattress, the Birch might not be the best choice. The latex foam isn’t super firm, but it doesn’t offer the same level of contouring or conforming that memory foam does, nor does it have an extremely plush feel.
- Because the Birch Plush Organic topper uses high-quality natural and organic materials, it is priced on the higher side for a mattress topper. It might not be the best choice for budget shoppers.
What is the Birch Plush Organic Mattress Topper Made Of?
The Birch Plush Organic mattress topper comes in six sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king. I tested the queen size for this review.
The materials used in this topper have GREENGUARD Gold and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certifications, meaning they are free from harmful chemicals and ethically produced.
Cover: The Birch Plush Organic mattress topper has an organic cotton cover. This cover is breathable and feels soft to the touch.
Fire Retardant Layer: This topper uses a layer of Birch wool, an organic wool sourced from New Zealand, as a natural fire retardant. The wool also provides some additional plushness and insulation to the mattress topper.
Fill: The fill of this topper is a layer of Talalay latex foam. This foam is perforated to allow for ventilation, which helps to keep the topper cool. Additionally, latex naturally maintains a cool temperature. Latex foam is also responsive, bouncy, and supportive.
How Does the Birch Plush Organic Mattress Topper Feel
I personally tested out the Birch mattress topper by trying it on different mattresses and laying on it in different sleeping positions.
I thought this topper felt a good bit firmer than most other mattress toppers I’ve tested. The latex foam feels very supportive and gives you that “on top of the bed” feeling. I didn’t feel like I was sinking in or getting as much pressure relief as I’ve experienced on memory foam mattress toppers. However, I did still feel a small amount of contouring.
Here’s what I experienced testing the topper of mattresses of different firmness levels.
Soft: Putting the Birch Plush Organic topper on a soft mattress gave it a slightly firmer feel — closer to a true medium. Because the latex is so supportive and not as pressure relieving as memory foam, it gave the bed more of an “on top” feel rather than a “sinking in” feel.
Medium-firm: Adding this topper to a medium-firm mattress didn’t alter the firmness much, but it did change the feel. I tested it with a hybrid mattress (memory foam and coils) and adding the latex mattress topper brought the responsive, bouncy feeling of latex foam.
Firm: I thought adding the Birch Plush Organic topper to a firm mattress made it slightly less firm, acting as a comfort layer. The mattress I tested it with offered basically no pressure relief, so layering the topper on provided a small amount of contouring to cushion pressure points.
Birch Plush Organic Mattress Topper Sizes and Prices
Wondering how much this topper will run you? Here are all the prices, listed by size. Prices listed will be before discount or offer for each size, but click one of the coupons throughout this article to get the best price.
|Twin||39" x 75"||$300|
|Twin XL||39" x 80"||$325|
|Full||54" x 75"||$350|
|Queen||60" x 80"||$450|
|King||76" x 80"||$550|
|California King||72" x 84"||$550|
Overall, I thought the Birch Plush Organic topper was a high-quality topper and a great option for anyone interested in latex or natural materials. The topper definitely provides that distinct latex feel — responsive, bouncy, and supportive — so it could be a good option for achieving that feel without purchasing a latex mattress.
The supportive latex foam works well for back and stomach sleepers, as it maintains a comfy “on top of the bed” feel. A firm, supportive sleep surface is especially important for stomach sleepers to prevent lower back pain. However, I didn’t think it was the best option for side sleepers, as it doesn’t offer a significant amount of contouring or pressure relief.
The naturally cool latex also makes this topper a great option for hot sleepers, along with the breathable cotton cover and layer of wool that also helps with temperature regulation. Body heat shouldn’t trap too easily in this topper.
However, this topper doesn’t have any straps, a skirt, or other method of attaching to the mattress, so it may shift around on the surface of the mattress. It is also fairly expensive for a topper — although latex generally costs more than other mattress topper materials — so it may not be the best pick for budget shoppers.
Birch Plush Organic Mattress Topper Brand Policies and FAQs
Does Birch Plush Organic mattress topper come with a warranty?
Yes, Birch offers a generous 10-year warranty with this mattress topper. That lengthy warranty is a great indicator of this topper’s durability.
Does Birch Plush Organic mattress topper have a trial period?
It does — Birch offers a 100-night sleep trial with this mattress topper. That means you can test it out for 100 nights and if you decide you don’t want to keep the topper, you can return it within that trial period for a full refund.
How does the Birch Plush Organic mattress topper ship?
Birch ships for free within the USA. They also ship to Canada for an additional fee.
Is the Birch Plush Organic mattress topper easy to clean?
The Birch Plush Organic topper is spot-clean only — no part of it is machine washable.
Is the Birch Plush Organic mattress topper a cooling mattress topper?
Yes, the Birch topper is a great cooling topper. Its latex fill naturally maintains a cool temperature, plus it has a breathable cotton cover that allows for airflow and a layer of thermoregulating wool.
Is the Birch Plush Organic mattress topper hypoallergenic?
Latex is hypoallergenic and acts as a natural barrier to dust mites. The wool used in this topper is also hypoallergenic.
Is a mattress topper the same as a mattress pad or mattress protector?
No, these three sleep products are related but different. A mattress topper provides additional padding, softness, or cushioning to a mattress. A mattress pad adds a minimal amount of padding, but more so protects your mattress. A mattress protector is usually waterproof and protective and adds no padding. For more info, you can read our mattress pad vs mattress topper explainer and our waterproof mattress protector guide.
Should I buy a mattress topper or get a new mattress?
A mattress topper can help extend the life of your mattress by reducing wear and tear and can sometimes make an old mattress more comfortable. But if your mattress is over 10 years old, sagging, or otherwise noticeably deteriorated, it might be time to upgrade your mattress. Take a look at our mattress buying guide and our best mattress reviews.
What are some other good mattress toppers?
To find more mattress topper options, check out our roundup of the best mattress toppers!
Other Products from Birch
Finally, here are my star ratings for the Birch Plush topper.