ESSENTIA

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How much will shipping cost?

We offer free FedEx delivery to your door on every order in the contiguous United States.

As the leaders in environmental manufacturing, this means that we also had to prioritize a way to ship our dense mattresses to reduce our carbon footprint. In order to do this, we have developed a specially fitted roll-pack machine to compress and roll our mattresses into boxes that take up 75% less space on the delivery truck. 

All mattresses are compressed and rolled, shipped in a tall skinny box. In fact, you may confuse it for a carpet if the weight was no issue.

The Classic REM5 and Dormeuse REM9 in king and California king size only ship via complimentary In-Home Delivery as there is some assembly required.

You may opt to upgrade your shipping to In Home Delivery for $249 per mattress or foundation. With this service, you will receive a call to schedule your delivery and the team will set up your new mattress. They can also remove your old mattress if you choose. 

Do you ship to Hawaii or Puerto Rico?

We can absolutely ship our mattresses, pillows and small accessories to Hawaii, Puerto Rico or other overseas locations.

There may be some limitations on certain king size mattresses as shipping is based on weight, this also means we cannot ship the Rize adjustable foundation outside of the contiguous United States.

You would be responsible for shipping costs. Our customer care team is happy to get a shipping quote for you. Alternately, we do offer free shipping in the contiguous United States which means if you already have a freight forwarded we can ship for free to their warehouse location.

Can you ship worldwide?

We can absolutely ship our mattresses, pillows and small accessories worldwide including the UK, Australia, Singapore and more.

There may be some limitations on certain king size mattresses as shipping is based on weight, this also means we cannot ship the Rize adjustable foundation outside of the contiguous United States.

You would be responsible for shipping costs, as well as any taxes or duties that might apply once landed.

Our customer care team is happy to get a shipping quote for you. Alternately, we do offer free shipping in the contiguous United States which means if you already have a freight forwarded we can ship for free to their warehouse location.

What kind of foundation works best with an Essentia mattress?

Your new Essentia mattress works perfectly on our vertebase foundation or Rize adjustable foundation. 

You may also use your Essentia on a slatted bed base. Should you opt for slats, ensure that each slat is completely flat and firm (no bowing upwards or plastic parts) and that there are no more than 3 inches of space in between each slat. 

Please ensure that you are using a proper foundation option with your Essentia as an improper foundation may affect your warranty. A box spring should not be used unless the inside does not contain actual springs but is a firm surface. 

How do I move and store my Essentia mattress?

Once your Essentia mattress is set up in your room you won’t be able to roll the mattress again, as​ we do use some pretty cool machinery to get that done but there is an easy way to store and transport your Essentia mattress..

​You will want to fold the mattress closed like a book, where the top of the mattress is the inside and the bottom is the outside almost like the cover. You would then place it in a mattress bag and tape shut. This will make it easier to move so there won't be any excessive pulling or potential damage.

Please be sure you do not pull at the corners of the mattress as this may cause rips. By using the folding technique the mattress becomes more manageable. 

If you will be storing your mattress for a bit, be sure it is in a climate-controlled setting with low moisture levels.

How long does it take to get a new mattress?

We are proud to make all of our mattress by hand in our GOLS and GOTS certified organic factory.

This process can take up to 10 business days before your new mattress is ready to be shipped. In some cases we may have a mattress ready to go or are able to accomodate a faster time frame.

Why should I choose Essentia?

We are the leader in sleep wellness. Essentia mattresses are far more comfortable than regular latex mattresses topped with wool. This is why pro athletes choose us when they want the healthiest and most comfortable mattress on the market. We also test our products for things like VOC's and performance.

Some Essentia Highlights:
✓ We are the manufacturer. (99% of the industry just assemble components)
✓ We are constantly evolving and making strides in organic technology to improve performance sleep.
✓ We invented and patented Beyond Latex™ organic foam, the only slow response organic latex foam that performs like a memory foam without the use of toxic chemicals.
✓ We invented and patented a revolutionary molding process for our organic foams that elevates comfort and performance.
✓ All Essentia organic foams are high density, and are some of the higest in the industry! All our patented organic latex foams are 5lb or 6.25lb density.

Just an example of how passionate we are about quality: Organic cotton covers used by most companies have polyester fill and regular unbleached cotton backing. Not good enough. We traveled to Italy and had machinery re-tooled to handle organic fibers and extra wide fabric. It took 2 years but we created one of the few truly unbleached organic covers out there and it's made with organic dyes as well.

That's why people choose Essentia mattresses because they want the best. Health and comfort without compromise.

Does your organic foam sleep hot like memory foam?

No! Our patened Beyond Latex organic foam does not rely on your body heat to contour to your body, which is very different from a traditional memory foam.

More importantly, our Beyond Latex organic foam allows for air to flow through the mattress. Plus with the enhanced cooling properties of activated quartz, Essentia sleepers benefit from active cooling at night.

The Tatami and Stratami are temperature neutral meaning they will not actively cool or heat the body at night. The Classic REM5 sleep surface can cool up to 5 degrees over an 8 hour sleep cycle, and the Dormeuse REM9 sleep surface can cool up to 9 degrees over an 8 hour sleep cycle.

Do I need to use a waterproof protector on my Essentia mattress?

We do not recommend the use of waterproof covers on an Essentia mattress unless in situations where accidents may be common such as with small children or older adults.

The reason being that even the most natural waterproof cover still must use some sort of lamination or backing to protect the mattress. This lamination is plastic which can trap heat and negate the active cooling effects of our foam.

Plus, the more layers you put between yourself and the foam the less contour and pressure relieving benefits you experience. All Essentia mattresses do come with an organic cotton cover that can be removed and washed.

Oops there was an accident on the mattress, how do I clean it?

 In the event there is a small accident or spill on your mattress don’t fret!

Your first step will be to absorb as much of the excess liquid as possible with a dry cloth. If you feel the need for surface cleaning we do not recommend the use of any chemical cleaners. You can choose to use essential oils in water such as tea tree and lavender. Allow the surface to fully air dry before putting the covers back on.

How do I wash the mattress cover?

The GOTS certified organic cotton cover is machine washable. As organic cotton can be affected by heat please only wash in cold water using a mild eco-friendly detergent. Allow to air dry.

Do not use bleach or other chemical cleaners on your mattress.

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