Organic Full Size Futons

Organic furniture is gaining in popularity.
Organic furniture is gaining in popularity.

Organic full size futons can ensure that you or your guests sleep on a surface free of potentially harmful chemicals and other toxins that can irritate skin as well as enter the respiratory tract. These futons are created from materials that have been minimally processed and that have not encountered the same chemicals and dyes that conventionally crafted futons often come into contact with.

Organic Furniture

"Organic" is not a label that is only bestowed upon food items. In fact, organic clothing and furniture are quickly gaining popularity as people realize that they should not only be concerned about the items they consume, but also the items they surround themselves with in their homes. Conventionally crafted furniture items routinely contain harmful chemicals that can either come into direct contact with consumers or can instead send off fumes that consumers inhale, oftentimes without even realizing that their furniture may be making them ill.

Organic Futons

In order for a futon to be fully organic, all aspects of this furniture should be organically crafted.

Frames

Although not everyone utilizes a frame with a futon mattress, some people do use frames in order to use the futon both as a sofa and as a bed.

The frame should be constructed with natural materials that have been certified organic. The construction of the futon frame should not involve exposure to any harmful chemicals, even for the sake of decoration.

Futon mattresses that are organic do not contain any pesticides or other toxic chemicals within the stuffing. Organic full size futons are commonly stuffed with organic cotton or wool, both of which are organic and minimally processed. Toxic dyes are not used with organic futon mattresses.

Mattress

Futon mattresses that are organic do not contain any pesticides or other toxic chemicals within the stuffing. Organic full size futons are commonly stuffed with organic cotton or wool, both of which are organic and minimally processed. Toxic dyes are not used with organic futon mattresses.

Bedding

Futon covers, blankets, and pillows are all available in organic form. Like the mattresses, bedding that falls into the category of organic will use natural components and will be free from harmful chemicals and other toxins.

Keep in mind that with bedding -or any other organic item- a label of "natural" does not guarantee that the item is organic. Also be aware that while an item may have a label of "organic materials," this does not necessarily indicate that the all the materials used for the item are organic. With organic futons, look for a label of 100 percent organic to make sure that you are getting the product you want.

Buy Organic Full Size Futons

You may be able to purchase organic futons and other furniture at a local retailer, especially if you reside close to an organic furniture shop or manufacturer. If you can't find a local retailer offering organic futons, the Internet is a fantastic resource for purchasing this product as well as a wide variety of other organic furniture items.

Here is a brief list of some of the online merchants offering organic futons frames, mattresses and bedding:

You can expect to pay a little more for an organic mattress than you would for a traditional mattress, but if your intent is to keep your home as organic as possible then an organic futon is a great step.

Doctor's Prescription Requirement

Some merchants require a doctor's prescription before you can purchase a 100% organic cotton futon mattress because they are not flame retardant. Talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for this product.

Organic Full Size Futons