PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress Review
Founded in 2008, PlushBeds is an online “bed-in-a-box” mattress brand that specializes in beds made with natural latex layers. This review will focus on the company’s most popular model, the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss latex mattress.
The mattress is constructed with layers of ventilated Dunlop latex that have been certified as organic by the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS). Other components include a top layer of organic wool batting and an organic cotton cover, both of which have received certification from the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). The GOLS and GOTS are two of the world’s leading organizations for organic material certifications.
Like many leading all-latex models, the Botanical Bliss is highly customizable. PlushBeds offers three different thickness options for the mattress: 9, 10, or 12 inches. The 9- and 10-inch models contain three individual latex layers, and the 12-inch model contains four layers. You can also select a medium (5) or firm (7-8) feel for your Botanical Bliss. If you would like to adjust the firmness of the mattress after you’ve received it, simply unzip the cover and swap the order of the top two layers. With these layers switched, the medium models have a medium firm (6) feel and firm models have a firm to extra firm feel (8-9).
This review will take an in-depth look at the Botanical Bliss in terms of construction and composition, pricing, and performance across different sleeper categories. You’ll also find an overview of PlushBeds’ shipping, return, and warranty policies.
If the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss organic latex mattress does not sound like the right bed for you, PlushBeds offers other two other models: the Luxury Bliss organic latex hybrid and the vegan-friendly Natural Bliss all-latex mattress. You’ll find information about all three PlushBeds mattresses below.
PlushBeds Mattresses At-A-Glance
|Botanical Bliss||Luxury Bliss||Natural Bliss|
|Firmness||Medium Firm (6), Firm (7)||Medium (5), Firm (7)||Soft (3), Medium (5), Medium Firm (6), Firm (8)|
|Height||9", 10", 12"||12"||6", 8", 10"|
PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress Review: Our Verdict
Choose The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss if…
- You prefer the gentle contouring and natural responsiveness of an all-latex mattress
- You’re looking for a bed that will alleviate lower back pain and pressure points
- You tend to sleep hot and want a mattress that promotes airflow well
- You’re an eco-conscious shopper looking for an affordable mattress made from sustainably sourced components
Keep Shopping if…
- You prefer the exceptional responsiveness and robust support of a coil mattress
- Your firmness preferences lean soft to medium soft
- You’re looking for a mattress that eliminates motion transfer when you and your partner move around during the night
How Much Is the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress?
In a queen size, the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss costs between $1,499 and $2,199. Prices vary by selected profile, but not firmness. This price range is comparable to other models with organic latex layers.
In terms of cost, the Botanical Bliss has a middle-of-the-road price-point compared to other PlushBeds models. The Luxury Bliss costs $1,199 in a queen size regardless of firmness, and the Natural Bliss costs between $1,199 and $1,899 in a queen (depending on the both firmness and thickness).
Below, you’ll find current prices for each size and profile for the Botanical Bliss.
|Twin||39" x 75"||100 lbs.||$1,049-1,649|
|Twin XL||39"x 80"||100 lbs.||$1,049-1,649|
|Full||54" x 75"||120 lbs.||$1,449-2,249|
|Queen||60" x 80"||120 lbs.||$1,549-2,249|
|King||76" x 80"||130 lbs.||$1,849-2,549|
|California King||72" x 84"||130 lbs.||$1,849-2,549|
|Twin||38" x 75"||$799|
|Twin XL||38"x 80"||$899|
|Full||54" x 75"||$1099|
|Queen||60" x 80"||$1199|
|King||76" x 80"||$1499|
|California King||72" x 84"||$1499|
|Split King||76" x 80"||$1498|
|Twin||39" x 75"||100 lbs.||$699-1,199|
|Twin XL||39"x 80"||100 lbs.||$799-1,299|
|Full||54" x 75"||120 lbs.||$1,099-1,699|
|Queen||60" x 80"||120 lbs.||$1,199-1,899|
|King||76" x 80"||130 lbs.||$1,399-2,099|
|California King||72" x 84"||130 lbs.||$1,399-2,099|
How Does the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress Feel?
The Botanical Bliss offers a traditional latex feel, which is characterized by a balance of gentle body-conforming and noticeable responsiveness on the surface. However, your experience on the mattress will depend on the firmness and thickness you select.
The medium feel provides the closest contouring, though you won’t sink into the mattress as you might on a memory foam bed with the same firmness level. Swapping the top two layers of a medium-feel Botanical Bliss will result in a medium firm surface that conforms slightly less. The firm feel conforms to a very minimal extent and you’ll feel little to no sinkage. Swap the top two layers to create a firm to extra firm feel that feels very flat and even.
The 12-inch Botanical Bliss will feel a bit plusher than the other two profiles. This can be attributed to an additional latex layer that provides extra padding for your body. Likewise, the 9-inch model has a firmer feel and the 10-inch model is essentially a balance between the other two profiles.
What Is the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Made Of?
The Botanical Bliss’s material composition varies by firmness and thickness, though all designs are mostly similar. All models begin with a top layer of GOTS-certified organic wool batting. Each Botanical Bliss contains up to 10 pounds of batting material, which has a very soft feel. The batting is also very breathable and has moisture-wicking properties to keep you cool.
The 9-inch and 10-inch models contain three individual latex layers. These include a top comfort layer that supplies the bed’s surface feel, a transitional layer that prevents you from sinking too deeply into the mattress, and a base layer to stabilize the entire mattress. In the 12-inch model, you’ll find a fourth latex layer that adds to the support core.
For all Botanical Bliss mattresses, the top two layers can be removed and switched to adjust how firm or soft the mattress feels. The medium-feel models have top layers of plush latex and secondary layers of medium latex. Changing the order of these layers results in a medium firm feel. Firm Botanical Bliss models have a medium firm top layer and a firm secondary layer. These components can be swapped to give the mattress a firm to extra firm feel.
The Botanical Bliss mattress is encased in a cover made from GOTS-certified organic cotton, which is quilted to the organic wool batting layer. This material is exceptionally soft and breathable. You can unzip the cover to access the top two latex layers. The cover can also be removed for cleaning, but PlushBeds discourages machine-washing and suggests hand-washing or dry-cleaning instead.
GOTS-certified organic cotton
1″ GOTS-certified organic wool batting
2″ to 3″ GOLS-certified organic latex
3″ GOLS-certified organic latex
3″ GOLS-certified organic latex
3″ GOLS-certified organic latex (12″ only)
What Type of Sleeper Is the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress Best for?
For most side sleepers, the ideal mattress will cushion the shoulders and hips without sinking too deeply. Ample padding for these areas promotes spinal alignment, which in turn can alleviate pressure points throughout the body. We recommend the medium/medium firm Botanical Bliss for side sleepers who want close conforming and good cushioning without too much sink. Those who want more support from their mattress without sacrificing alignment may want to consider a firm/extra firm Botanical Bliss instead. Preferences for side sleepers and other positions will probably also depend on body weight (see next section for more details).
If you sleep on your back and stomach, then you will probably find the firm/extra firm Botanical Bliss more comfortable. Both of these positions are susceptible to uncomfortable sinkage when lying on mattresses with less support, and this can lead to added pain in the neck, shoulders, and lower back. If you’re a combination sleeper who sleeps on your side part of the time, then you may struggle to find a firmness level that is equally comfortable on your side and back or stomach. Thankfully, the mattress can be easily adjusted for firmness by swapping the top two layers.
Compared to side sleepers, back sleepers usually need a firmer mattress feel. Their position promotes spinal alignment, so the most comfortable bed will conform to the body without sinking too much between the hips and shoulders. A medium/medium firm Botanical Bliss will be most comfortable for back sleepers who like a balance of conforming and support, while the firm/extra firm model is best suited to those who want more reinforcement – but again, this will probably also depend on body weight.
Most stomach sleepers prefer firmer mattresses that provide more support to prevent the midsection from sinking too deeply, which places strain on the lower back. For this reason, we recommend the firm and extra firm models for those who mostly sleep on their stomach – especially those over 130 pounds – as the softer models will likely allow too much sinkage for proper spinal alignment in this sleeping position.
How Does Body Weight Impact the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress' Performance?
As with all other mattresses, you may find the Botanical Bliss comfortable or uncomfortable based on your body type. The medium/medium firm model offers the closest contouring. While the latex won’t sink quite like foam, people who weigh more than 230 pounds will probably find these firmness levels a bit too soft. On the other hand, the medium feel offers optimal conforming for many sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds – particularly side sleepers.
The firm/extra firm Botanical Bliss will not contour nearly as much as its softer counterpart. This makes it a good option for most side sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds, as well as back and stomach sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds. Other individuals may find these feels too firm, which can lead to added pressure points.
If you find the medium or firm feel too soft, you can swap the top two layers to make the mattress feel medium firm or extra firm, respectively. Also, PlushBeds offers comfort layer exchanges during the 100-night sleep trial. This means you can exchange your existing layer for one that feels softer or firmer, depending on your preferences.
Is the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress Good for Couples?
The Botanical Bliss offers a slew of benefits for couples. The mattress offers exceptionally temperature neutrality and should resist overheating – a common issue for co-sleepers. Above-average edge support also ensures you and your partner can use the entire surface of the bed for sleeping, as well as sex, and won’t feel confined to the middle.
The mattress also isolates motion reasonably well, but the surface is too responsive to completely eliminate transfer. As a result, people who share their bed with someone and wake up easily due to movement in bed may experience some sleep disruptions on the Botanical Bliss. That said, we don’t foresee major problems for most couples.
PlushBeds's Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies
The Botanical Bliss is exclusively available on the PlushBeds website. The mattress is not sold through any third-party retailers or online exchanges. Product pages for the mattress can be found on Amazon.com but it is not available for purchase at this time. PlushBeds does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations.
PlushBeds offers free ground shipping within the contiguous U.S. Delivery may also be shipped to some locations outside the lower 48 states. Customers can contact the company to see if their address is eligible for delivery.
Most customers receive a tracking number within seven to nine business days of placing their order, and the mattress should arrive a few days later. You don’t need to be at home to sign for the mattress when it arrives.
The Botanical Bliss is compressed, wrapped in plastic, and vacuum-sealed for shipping. After your mattress is delivered, carry it to the room where you plan to use it, unbox it, and carefully remove the plastic wrapping with a knife. The mattress will immediately begin to expand, but full shape recovery may take up to 48 hours.
- Additional Services
PlushBeds does not offer White Glove delivery directly to customers. However, the company provides each customer with contact information for local couriers who can assist with in-home mattress assembly and/or old mattress removal. Rates vary by courier, but most start at $99.
- Sleep Trial
The Botanical Bliss is backed by a 100-night sleep trial. The trial includes a mandatory break-in period of 30 nights, meaning you won’t be able to return the mattress for a full refund until at least 31 days after the bed is delivered. Returning the mattress before the break-in period ends will result in a $99 deduction from the refund.
If you find the mattress too soft or too firm, PlushBeds will mail you a new comfort layer as part of the company’s “In-Home Comfort Exchange” program. A $145 deposit is required; PlushBeds will refund this deposit after you have mailed back the old comfort layer.
PlushBeds offers a 25-year warranty for the Botanical Bliss. This warranty is partially prorated. During the first 10 years, you won’t pay anything to have a defective mattress repaired or replaced apart from shipping and transportation charges. Prorated coverage kicks in during year 11, when you’ll pay 50 percent of the original price to have the mattress replaced. Prorated charges increase by 3 percent for each successive year until the warranty expires.