Looking for an affordable mattress without harsh chemicals? A mattress that lets you breathe easily without worrying about volatile organic compounds, fire retardants, or adhesives?
Consider a DIY mattress made with buckwheat hulls!
DIY Buckwheat Hull Mattress
We purchased our mattress kit from Open Your Eyes Bedding. Buckwheat or Millet hulls may be purchased with the kit, or you can buy the kit and provide the hulls.
The assembly process went quite smoothly.It took three of us two hours to complete. It’s a matter of tying the fabric, weighing the hulls and filling the sacks.
The fabric is 100% cotton. It’s easy to work with and far more durable than appeared initially.
It’s a good idea to place a fitted sheet under the mattress to catch the inevitable stray hull “crumbs.” We keep ours on a cot; however platform would work great too. The floor would work as well!
There are some pros and cons with this type of bedding. On the negative side, it takes some adjusting as it is firmer than most conventional mattresses. It can also be cumbersome to move. Also, you must smooth it out before each use. On the positive side, it’s natural, lasts indefinitely and conforms well to your body. Two of my sons have used it and loved it!
Check out Open Your Eyes Bedding for details.
In total, our twin mattress cost 200 dollars.
For more natural mattress solutions see How to Choose a Safe Bed and Bedding.
Have you tried a natural mattress?