I bought a new organic mattress, and it arrived yesterday. I am so
disappointed. It stinks so much it gave me a headache! I am trying to decide
how to deal with the store. Any ideas?
Are you saying you slept on it and they therefore won't take it back?
Tell them you woke up in the middle of the night with a monster migraine and
went to ER and they did a spinal tap, only to find nothing. In the meantime,
the migraine stopped..until you got home and went back to bed. That's when you
realized it is the mattress causing this and they'd better take it back and give
you a full refund (and be happy you don't sue them ;-)
J Wootton <jwoo...@home.com> wrote in message
I haven't asked them yet if they will take it back.
> Tell them you woke up in the middle of the night with a monster migraine
> went to ER and they did a spinal tap, only to find nothing. In the
> the migraine stopped..until you got home and went back to bed. That's
> realized it is the mattress causing this and they'd better take it back
> you a full refund (and be happy you don't sue them ;-)
That sounds like a real kick, but no, I think I will stick with the truth
and see how far it gets me.
I bought some "natural" clothes a few years agobut they had a slight bothersome
odour to them. After the first few washes, it's gone away. (I went and checked
them in the closet to make sure).
Ran searches on Google, some mention of a mix of water and baking soda (for
various smells). No idea if that would work on a mattress or just make it
worse and/or unreturnable.
Also wonder if they are so sure that the smell will go away, if they'd give you
names of people nearby that you could go over and take a whiff of...but that
might be either gross or a highly unusual request. Or would they send you a
letter guaranteeing if it doesn't that they'll accept the return and full
sorry I can't think of what else to say.
"If all the world's a stage, where's the audience sitting?" author unknown
opinions mine based on my own experience & research
"Sunsol" <SUN...@prodigy.net> wrote in message
What kind of organic mattress? Besides cotton, what other materials are
John Hilt <jh...@offline.no> wrote in message
> It also has some wool in it as a fire retardant. I am not aware of any other
> materials being used.
Sheep dipping ....All dip products contain hazardous substances.
Wool blends treated with fire
Maybe if you type exactly what the label says?
The word "organic" can be used for No hormones, antibiotics or GMO's, but
doesn't say what happens (or not) to the wool after (or before) it's been
Wow. Have I got a lot to learn. I never thought of that. Thanks for the
> Wool blends treated with fire
> Maybe if you type exactly what the label says?
> The word "organic" can be used for No hormones, antibiotics or GMO's, but
> doesn't say what happens (or not) to the wool after (or before) it's been
They don't call the wool organic, actually. They say the cotton is organic.
I didn't want to go to the trouble to get a prescription for the 100% cotton
mattress without fire retardants. And I actually thought that a less
flamable mattress was a good idea.
The mattress has been returned. I couldn't stand having it in the house.
Whether I get any money back is another question.
Should I stop wearing wool clothes?
> Should I stop wearing wool clothes?
What I presented was a possibility, not a certainty. In addition, wool is
processed differently in different countries by different people (even
different batches), so if that's indeed the problem with this specific
mattress, there's no predicting.
As to clothes, they are more washable, so if there is any residual on
clothing, sometimes a few washes clears up the problem. All/most new clothes
have a coating of a chemical (formaldehyde?) so that they don't acquire
creases in shipping/handling. So all clothing IMO should first be washed. As
to the mattress, for all we know, perhaps it wasn't the wool, but actually the
cotton and/or it's coating ??
All you can do is try to keep track of symptoms. If you see a pattern (of
symptoms) while wearing wool, then eliminate them and see if the symptoms go
away. Re-try a few times to see if the same thing happens (or whether it was
just a coincidence).
Hope this helps.
That is the problem with a mattress, isn't it. You can't wash it. I have
heard that some people like to sleep on a pile of blankets. They could be
washed. I don't wear wool much, but I will try to be aware of it when I do.