Natural Wool (EcoWool) Moisture Resistant Mattress Pads

Our natural wool moisture resistant mattress pads are made from untreated, natural wool called Eco Wool. This wool is grown in the U.S.A. The growers are restricted from using chemical pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, and hormones, and they adhere to sustainability and cruelty free standards. You can read more about our EcoWool using the "latex & wool info" link at the bottom of the page. Our natural, untreated wool is certified by Oregon Tilth.

These natural wool mattress pads are felted to create a soft to the touch pad that naturally resist liquids. Softer than competitor wool pads so you don't get that itchy feeling. Also keep in mind that you'll be placing your fitted sheet over this pad. Wool is naturally fire resistant. No treatments, no plasticizers.

Why use a natural moisture resistant pad?

Moisture resistant pads will protect your mattress from liquids, including sweat. Sweat can stain and make your mattress smell. Our natural moisture resistant pads are NOT waterproof. If you're going to have children or pets sleeping with you, we suggest using an absorbent cotton pad on top of the moisture resistant pad to prevent liquids from reaching and ruining your mattress. Why use natural? Most synthetic moisture resistant pads or waterproof pads contain harmful chemicals and fire retardants.

What does micron mean?

Micron is the diameter of the wool fiber. One micron is equal to one thousandth of a millimeter, or about 1/25,000th of an inch. The smaller the number, the finer the fibers, and thinner fibers tend to mean a finer and SOFTER fabric. To put it in perspective, human hairs are about 100 microns and the wool we use in our moisture resistant pads are 19-22. The super soft merino wool sweaters are about 16 microns.

What does felting mean?

The wool fiber is subjected to heat and friction, causing the scales on the wool fibers to bloom and become entangled with one another. This produces a dense, non-raveling material.

Are you allergic to wool?

According to large scale allergy studies conducted at the Mass General Hospital, about 6% of people that came in for allergy testing actually were allergic to wool…. A much smaller number than people expect! In general, people who think they are allergic to wool are not allergic at all! It's that the wool clothing they wear is very coarse and pricks people's skin, making them itch. Wool fibers are not that different from human hair, but they have a lot more scales. Like human hair, there is a lot of variety in the different types of sheep wool. It turns out that the breed and the climate a sheep is raised in affects the coarseness of their fibers (thicker fibers being common to sheep from cooler climates). This thickness is tested by measuring the micron of the wool. The higher the micron number, the itchier the wool. Micron counts in wool have a wide range, the very fine range being anywhere from 15-19 microns, that most people would agree is comfortable to wear against the skin.

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