Complete Green Thyme Mattress Review

Green Thyme was recently purchased by IDLE Sleep to add some eco-friendly mattresses into their lineup.

The different types of mattresses that are available right now use natural and even organic materials to make sure that this mattress is good for the environment.

Each mattress is built with organic cotton, natural Dunlop latex, and New Zealand wool.

Materials like this help to make a mattress which is anti-microbial, resistant to dust mites, and one that can even be used as a natural fire barrier. 

If you are okay with using a spring mattress, any of the mattresses by Green Thyme are worth your consideration.

What Type of Mattresses are Offered by Green Thyme?

Each of these mattresses contains a similar same design and construction.

The difference is in the level of firmness, and overall mattress size.

Here are better descriptions for each of the different sizes and types of mattresses offered by Green Thyme:

1. The Two-Sided Green Thyme 11″ Plush-Top Mattress

The most affordable mattress from Green Thyme is the Plush-Top.

Anybody who is a fan of firm mattresses tends to prefer this one, as it is also the firmest mattress available from Green Thyme.

2. The Two-Sided Green Thyme 13″ Pillow-Top Mattress

If you like mattresses from Green Thyme but need to have a little more cushion, then the 13″ Pillow-Top Mattress might be your best option.

With two extra layers of foam for you to rest on, this product provides a little extra room for support.

3. The Green Thyme Split Firmness Mattress

This is the best option for those who want a custom level of firmness on both sides of their mattress.

This product can be purchased as an 11″ Plush-Top mattress or a 13″ Pillow-Top.

Remember that the main difference between the Plush and Pillow-Top is the level of cushion that is placed above the coil system.

Natural and Organic Mattress Materials

The Green Thyme mattress in a room with big windowsHaving an eco-friendly mattress is a small way that you can help make a positive impact.

One of the reasons that this product tends to stick out as a popular option to many people is the fact that these are some of the most eco-friendly mattresses on the market. 

The cotton, latex foam, and wool used in the construction of mattresses from Green Thyme are completely natural and can be used without any negative impact on the environment.

How Firm are these Mattresses?

It should go without saying that people have different tastes when it comes to their mattress firmness.

The mattresses can come with two different firmness settings.

Those who like their mattress to be pretty soft can get one has a 6 out of 10 firmness rating.

The firmest setting you can get has an 8 out of 10 firmness rating.

Lastly, people who want to use both firmness settings can also choose to get a mattress with split firmness.

Let’s go ahead and break down each of the mattress firmness settings one by one: 

1. Green Thyme 11″ Plush-Top Mattress

The Green Thyme 11″ Plush-Top Mattress is the best option for those who either want the most reasonable price or simply prefer a firmer mattress.

  • The Green Thyme Plush Top Mattress firmness rating8 out of 10 firmness rating
  • 11-inch mattress depth
  • Two-sided
  • Affordable price

Although this mattress has a thinner cushion, it is two-sided and can last a long time.

2. Green Thyme 13″ Pillow-Top Mattress

If you want to have a mattress which is a little softer, the Green Thyme 13″ Pillow-Top mattress may be your best option.

  • The Pillow-top firmness rating6 out of 10 firmness rating
  • 13-inch mattress thickness
  • Two-sided
  • Reasonable price

This mattress has the overall lowest firmness rating that is offered by Green Thyme and is two-sided.

For the benefit of extra cushion, this mattress is also a little more expensive.

3. Green Thyme Split Firmness Mattress Ratings

When it comes to having the highest level of firmness customization for couples, the Green Thyme Split Firmness Mattress is probably the best option.

This mattress can either be 11 or 13 inches thick, depending on the level of firmness and cushion that you want.

  • The Green Thyme Split Firmness Mattress firmness ratings6 – 8 split-firmness rating
  • Customized firmness for each side
  • 11 or 13 inches thick
  • Two-sided
  • Slightly more expensive

Each partner can choose how firm they want their side of the mattress to be. 

If one person wants a 6 out of 10 firmness rating, and the other wants an 8 out of 10 firmness rating, they can have it customized this way.

How Many Layers Do these Mattresses Have?

No matter which level of firmness that you want, a mattress from Green Thyme also has the same layers.

It’s also worth mentioning that the coil system is always the same length in each mattress.

Mattresses from Green Thyme include these layers:

  1. layers explainedOrganic cotton cover
  2. Natural wool substrate
  3. 3 – 5″ of natural Dunlop latex
  4. 8″ edge-to-edge Quantum Coil unit
  5. 1″ latex layer with wool

The level of overall firmness comes from the level of latex foam which is put in the third layer of the mattress. 

On the last and final layer of the mattress, there is a final layer of latex and wool which is used to promote added comfort and durability.

Do Green Thyme Mattresses Sleep Hot?

The good news for those seeking to avoid a pile of sweat in their sleep is that these mattresses are built to be both exceptionally comfortable and well-ventilated. 

In the latex foam layers, there are finely-placed holes which allow the user to have access to the deeper ventilation we find present in the coil system. 

These mattresses aren’t quite as good as what we find in an all-foam option like the Tuft & Need Mint Mattress, though.

As a whole, these mattresses still does an above average job as ventilating the heat out of the mattress.

How are the Motion Transfer and Sinkage?

cotton placed on a sign explaining that it is organic cottonAs is the case with your average mattress with a coil system, the user should expect higher levels of motion transfer with these mattresses.

Although the mattress does a reasonable job at fighting motion transfer they still remain average in this regard.

As a general rule of thumb, those who want a lower level of motion transfer with a mattress from Green Thyme should get the thicker models with 5-inches of latex foam as opposed to only three.

These mattresses are great for those who don’t mind motion transfer or those who are willing to invest a little extra to get the Pillow top design with 5-inches of foam.

Do they Have any Smell?

picture of wool with a sign that says it is New Zealand wool

Each of the mattresses from Green Thyme are designed to be completely free of any sort of unnatural chemicals and materials.

As a result, the only sort of new bed smell to expect with this model to be completely natural and not harmful to your body.

The mattress does have a slight smell upon arrival.

However, this is nothing resembling what we would find in a mattress with toxic glues and harmful chemicals implanted in the manufacturing and packaging process.

Do they Require a Foundation?

It is your choice whether or not you want to use a foundation with each of the mattresses from Green Thyme.

You can place your mattress on the floor, on an adjustable base like the IDLE Sleep Adjustable Base, a boxspring, or any sort of foundation of your choosing.

Just keep in mind that the foundation will need to be purchased separately.

view of the two different firmness levels in the Green Thyme mattresses

What Type of Cover do they Have?

Each mattress from Green Thyme is covered with a layer of organic cotton.

This provides a strong cover layer, as well helps promote an overall eco-friendly design.

For added protection, you can choose whether or not you want to get an added cover. 

Offsets Your Carbon Footprint

Those seeking to help offset their own carbon footprints and wanting to support like-minded businesses tend to love mattresses from Green Thyme.

Since these mattresses are manufactured and shipped in a manner which is friendlier to the environment, you can do your part to help the planet.

The best thing about these mattresses is that they can also be used for a long time since they still manage to put together a very strong mattress overall.

What is the Best Way to Care for these Mattresses?

Although these mattresses come with a cotton cover placed on the exterior of the mattress, some might choose to put an additional cover on top of the mattress.

For light spills, it is always important that you remove the mess right away. Especially if it is a color spill.

Keep in mind that the cover cannot be removed to be washed.

In order to best care and maintain for this mattress, be sure to either add or cover or always keep sheets on top to protect the inner mattress layers and exterior cover.

Green Thyme Mattress Durability

Each of the materials used in these mattresses was picked according to their durability along with their level of friendliness to the environment.

The mattress also comes with a limited lifetime warranty which will cover the original owner (only) for the entire life of the mattress.

Mattresses from Green Thyme are built to be pretty durable.

The willingness to provide a lifetime warranty illustrates Green Thyme’s overall confidence in the durability of these mattresses.

Size and Shipping

Whether you get a 13″ or 15″ mattress from Green Thyme, shipping is completely free. 

It usually takes Green Thyme 2 – 4 business days to process their orders.

From there, it takes anywhere from 2 – 10 days.

When you receive the bed you have a 120 day trial period where you can decide if you like the product enough.

Should you decide to return the mattress, the return shipping is also free. 

How Much Do Green Thyme Mattresses Cost?

The price that you pay for a mattress from Green Thyme depends on which specific mattress that you want.

In any case, there is always free shipping and returns.

Here are the current price ranges for each of the mattresses size:

Green Thyme 11” Plush-Top:

Green Thyme 13” Pillow-Top:

Green Thyme 11” or 13” Split Firmness:

The price usually depends on whether you want 3 or 5 inches of latex foam.

Those who purchase a split firmness mattress should also expect to pay the premium price.

All mattresses from Green Thyme are built with natural eco-friendly materials. 

You can help make an impact on the environment too since the production and shipping process has a lower carbon footprint. 

Green Thyme Mattress Review – Our Verdict

Here are some of the highlights we find in the different mattresses from Green Thyme:

  • Lifetime warranty
  • 120-night trial period
  • Eco-friendly production and materials
  • Custom firmness ratings

As a whole, each of the eco-friendly mattresses from Green Thyme has a reasonable price and a lifetime warranty.

The most affordable Green Thyme is the 11″ Plush Top (only $1,199 for Queen Size).

If you purchase the mattress, you can try it out for the first 120 nights before making a final decision. 

Each of these factors are why we see each of these mattresses from Green Thyme as a great potential option for anybody who wants to have a positive impact on the environment.


Sam Fisher

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Sam Fisher

Updated at September 15, 2020