Traditional vs. White Lotus Mattresses

Natural Bedding








Traditional Mattress

White Lotus Home Standard Mattresses

White Lotus Home Non-borate Mattress

WHL100% Organic Mattress

Inside fibers

Over 100 different products, most if not all full of toxics. See list below...

Green Cotton and/or 100% New Zealand Wool and/or Ultracel Foam. About green cotton: we use to make our standard mattresses is known as "green" cotton. This means that once it is harvested from the bolls it is unprocessed - no bleaches, dyes or fungicides.

Non borate green cotton:  means that once this cotton is harvested it is unprocessed - no bleaches, dyes or fungicides and free of borate powders and other FRs

It is 100% Certified Organic Cotton, free of FRs, comfortable and socially responsible as well. 100% Organic cotton is the fill to use when you are looking to make the most natural bedding you can imagine.

Outer layer also called ticking.

Most ticking is made of synthetic fibers like polyester and acrylic. Some have coated fiberglass, layers of polymeric coating, containing an effective amount of a fungicide and/or bacteriocide.

A natural color fabric that is 65% polyester and 35% cotton, made in the USA.

100% natural cotton fabric made in the USA.

100% natural color organic cotton fabric made in the USA.


Some offer 5, 10 and 15 years




Fire Retard-ants

Boric Acid, Formaldehyde, Antimony Trioxide, Decabromodiphenyl Oxide (found in women's breast milk) , Vinylidiene Chloride, zinc Borate, Melamine and much more…

Boric powder



Manu-facturing process

In huge factories, most overseas, that use lots of energy and pollute our planet.

Handcrafted in the USA of natural or organic materials. Each piece is made entirely by hand, or with the help of a sewing machine, one at a time, to ensure quality and the uniqueness since 1981.

Handcrafted like our standard mattresses but we only make these every 2 weeks. The room has to be properly cleansed to make sure that no other particles are present when making this mattress. 

Handcrafted like our standard mattresses but we only make these every 2 weeks. The room has to be properly cleansed to make sure that no other particles are present when making this mattress. 

While White Lotus Home offers 100% organic and chemical free green cotton mattresses (non-borate mattresses), we do require a doctor’s note before we can make one for you.

White Lotus Home does offer green cotton mattresses (our biggest sellers) with OUT A NEED for a doctor’s note. These mattresses can also include New Zealand virgin wool (untreated) and Ultracel Foam (foam that lasts 7 to 10 years and does not off gas).

Due to a federal law, FR1633 which was effective July, 1, 2007, all mattress manufacturers use a flame retardant (FR) to pass these laws. This latest FR law help increase escape time for victims trapped in a fire which should save hundreds of lives. If you find others claiming that they make 100% organic or 100% natural mattresses with out the use of an FR, please request details of how they are meeting the new FR1633 law.

About Boric Powder: Cotton treated with boric powder assist in passing the Federal Flammability Laws. A study, done by Intertox, Inc. of Seattle, WA, presents conclusive proof that boric acid, under the specific trade name Boron#10(TM), which is sodium polyborate, is not toxic. The report states, "Four of the six studies reviewed indicate no observed adverse hetitleh effects from exposure of the test animals to the Boron#10 added to cotton batting." Richard Pleus, the author of the report also stated that in an oral toxicity study a benchmark toxicity measure, LD50, for the product Boron#10 was successfully established.

The LD50, defined as the dose of a compound that would be lethal for 50% of a group of test animals, was extrapolated to be 3,339 mg/kg, a number similar to the toxicity of table stitle." This report, A Review of General Acute Toxicity Studies of Boron#10 in Cotton-Based Batting Product, is available by sending a letter of request and a 9" x 12" SASE to: Mr. Jim Blasius, Incide Technologies, Inc., 50 N 41st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009.-Editor



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Traditional vs. White Lotus Mattresses
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How Does White Lotus Home Mattress Pass Fire Test?
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