Caring for Your Latex Mattress

Organic latex mattresses are becoming increasingly popular due to their many health benefits; mainly because they are free from harsh chemicals and toxins. 

As such, it’s important to ensure that you follow the best practices when it comes to caring for your latex mattress to protect its integrity and keep it in top condition. 

Woman making her bed in the morning.

Our certified organic latex mattresses are made of natural materials, mainly:

  • Breathable latex rubber (manufactured using the Dunlop method) 
  • Pure wool 
  • Entirely natural fabric composed of cotton, bamboo, viscose and eucalyptus fibres manufactured specifically for Naturelle. 

Due to the qualities of these materials, it is really simple to take good care of an organic latex mattress, as they don’t need much maintenance. 

Two people peacefully resting sid
e-by-side on an organic latex mattress.

Our mattresses are naturally anti-microbial (meaning they deter mould, fungi, and bacteria) due to the unique properties of organic latex and pure wool. 

They are also hypoallergenic – meaning our beds deter dust mites because they do not provide an adequate environment for these pests to survive in. 

Thanks to these properties, your organic latex mattress will only need to be steam cleaned as and when you like; but preferably every 3 – 5 years at most. 

Occasional steam cleaning is one way to ensure you are caring for your latex mattress properly.

Can You Dry-Clean an Organic Latex Mattress?

Naturelle mattresses can be dry-cleaned; however, according to the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (2016) – some traditional dry cleaning companies use a toxic chemical called N-propyl bromide. This chemical has been linked to acute and chronic health issues. 

Some dry cleaning processes are also bad for the environment due to the use of petroleum solvents which release volatile organic compounds. For this reason, we recommend a gentler approach when cleaning your organic latex mattress.

Instead, of dry-cleaning, we recommend a gentle vacuum cleaning with a soft brush attachment to remove dust and dirt. Make sure to get into the crevices and corners of the mattress to remove all the debris. 

How to Clean Mattress Stains and Spills?

You should spot-clean any stains or spills with a mild, non-toxic detergent. Avoid using any strong cleaners or bleaches as these can damage the natural rubber. 

Use a damp cloth or sponge to gently scrub the area and then wipe it down with a dry cloth. 

Woman caring for a latex mattress by using a damp cloth to gently clean a stain.

How to Remove Odours from Latex Mattresses?

If your mattress has an odour, you can simply use baking soda to help remove it. 

Sprinkle baking soda onto the mattress and let it sit for at least an hour before vacuuming it off. This will help to absorb any odours that may be present. 

You should also consider using a natural mattress protector or encasement to protect your mattress from spills and dust. This will also help to keep it clean for longer. 

Additional Mattress Care Instructions: 

Woman fluffing a pillow on her organic latex bed.

Rotating your mattress is one of the best practices for ensuring a comfortable sleep. It also helps to evenly distribute wear and tear, reduce body impressions, and ensure your mattress will last longer. 

How to Rotate Your Mattress:

Here are some tips for properly rotating your mattress: 

  1. Lift the mattress up off the bed frame and set it aside.
  2. Turn the mattress over so that the side that was facing up is now facing down. 
  3. Flip the mattress around so that the head of the bed is now the foot of the bed. 
  4. Rotate the mattress 180 degrees so that the side that was facing the headboard is now facing away from it. 
  5. Place the mattress back on the bed frame.

Experience Comfort, Durability and Longevity with an Organic Latex Mattress

Little boy jumping on an organic latex mattress; illustrating how durable organic latex mattresses are.

It’s easy to see why Naturelle’s organic latex mattresses are designed for long-term use and comfort. 

Not only are they made with stronger, higher quality, and more ethically sourced materials than any other South African bed retailer; they are also an ideal choice if you’re looking for a mattress that is easy to care for. 

Couple enjoying a romantic breakfast in their organic latex bed.

Rest Well with Naturelle

Our mattresses are designed to be both comfortable and easy to care for, meaning you don’t need to worry about every little spill. 

We say live your life and enjoy your bed – isn’t it supposed to be your safe haven after all?

Woman relaxing with a glass of wine in her organic latex and pure wool bed.

With Naturelle, you can always rest assured that your mattress will last for years to come.


Massachusetts Chemical Fact Sheet. (2016). “Massachusetts Chemical Fact Sheet. n-Propyl Bromide – nPB, 1-Bromopropane or 1-BP”. Available from: <>. [Accessed February 2023].