Aloe Vera Mattress By Icon Sleep
Having an aloe vera mattress is certainly an interesting proposition. While the main benefits of aloe come directly from internal consumption, it is known for topical benefits too. As such aloe vera extracts are in so many different consumer products nowadays. From cosmetics to washing powder to deodorant.
Icon Sleep have created a mattress that incorporates aloe vera extracts into their mattress range.
Let’s take a closer look at what they’ve created and see if it’s a great mattress.
Cool Gel Infused 11″ CertiPur-US Aloe Vera Mattress by Icon Sleep
The Cool Gel Infused 11″ CertiPUR-US Aloe Vera Mattress by Icon Sleep is a popular mattress for people seeking a modern memory memory foam mattress, being that it is infused with cool gel to offset the traditional memory foam problem of becoming too heated, while retaining the comfort and support properties provided by memory foam. This Icon sleep mattress is anti-allergen, and comes with a 20 year guarantee.
It is also CertiPUR-US certified. For people concerned with how the mattress is produced and how clean it is, CertiPUR-US ensures that it meets certain green standards. It is a voluntary standard for memory foam production that provides assurance over content, emissions and durability of memory foam.
The CertiPUR-US certification also signifies that you’re considering an Eco-friendly mattress in contrast to traditional memory foam mattresses. CertiPUR-US certified foams have a low level of emission for indoor air quality.
Certi-PUR certified foams are also:
- made without PBDEs
- made without ozone depleters
- made without mercury, lead or heavy metals
- made without prohibited phthalates
- made without formaldehyde.
Mattress manufacturers have to submit their mattresses for testing and approval before receiving the CertiPur-US certification. In short it is an independent mark of quality.
The mattress has a triple foam layer and provides a medium to firm comfort level.
It has a 7 inch High Density Pressure Relief Reflexive Foam Base Layer, 3 inch 3lb High Density Memory Foam Support Layer, and a 1 inch cool gel infused 4lb memory foam quilted top layer.
We recommend at least a 10″ mattress for adults, to ensure adequate support for the average adult, so this 11″ mattress is a good choice. Higher foam levels are available for heavier people.
The aloe vera in this mattress is not inside the mattress itself physically, but rather it is inside the quilted “Breathable Poly Jacquard Cool Natural Aloe Vera Fabric” that comes pre-installed on this mattress. This is because it is from surface to skin contact where any aloe vera benefit will be felt.
However any actual benefit derived from aloe vera extracts in a washable mattress cover is questionable. Icon Sleep do not appear to suggest any benefits other than the extracts forming part of a breathable and cool fabric cover. Therefore we may as well give it little regard and consider the mattress on its merits.
What’s Good About This Mattress?
Overall, most people that bought this mattress were satisfied.
It is good that it is CertiPUR-US certified. It is a distinguishing mark of quality and many memory foam mattress manufacturers now seek to carry the certification.
The cover is nice.
What’s Not Good About This Mattress?
There aren’t really many criticisms of this mattress. A few buyers expected the mattress to be firm and felt the mattress wasn’t supportive enough to carry their weight.
That said, the mattress is described as being medium to firm rather than as a firm mattress. So perhaps these few buyers didn’t research what type of firmness level they required.
Aloe Vera Mattress Review Conclusion
However, at the same time, while Icon Sleep are one the few manufacturers to offer aloe vera mattresses, does it serve any real purpose?
You can acquire them in most mattress sizes, and in four different sizes of thickness: 8, 11, 13 or 15 inches. 8 inches people might find a bit too thin and perhaps even uncomfortable. We do recommend the 8 inch.
The 11 inch mattress is recommended for most people. The 13 inch is good if you are heavier than average or 250lbs+, or just would like a thicker mattress.
While the Icon Sleep Cool Gel Aloe Vera Mattress has proven for most buyers to be a quality mattress that provides satisfactory support and comfort, if you’re looking to buy it because it contains aloe vera extracts, you may like to consider other options.
For example there is the Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress. This mattress is infused with Green Tea extract plus Castor Natural Seed Oil which “naturally retard odor and bacteria” – so you’re getting a stated direct benefit from an alternative natural product with that one. The price is nice too. The choice is yours.