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Essentia is a Canada-based mattress manufacturer that offers latex mattresses made from natural and organic materials. The brand currently sells seven individual models, all of which share the same thickness profile of 8″. Furthermore, all Essentia mattresses include organic-cotton covers and Dunlop latex support cores; they differ in terms of comfort layers and firmness settings. Essentia mattresses are sold as part of three exclusive collections.
This review will exclusively focus on the models listed above. Essentia also offers two children’s beds, the Grateful Bed Jr. and the LaLa Crib Bed. Please note that a former Essentia model, the Bionda, has been discontinued.
Essentia has earned certifications from the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS). This makes any Essentia mattress a good pick for eco-friendly bed shoppers. Essentia’s current line is also suitable for those who sleep hot, as well as anyone who prefers a low-profile bed.
Essentia offers free shipping in the contiguous U.S. and the 10 Canadian provinces. White Glove delivery is available for an extra charge. Each Essentia mattress is backed by a 120-night sleep trial and a 20-year warranty.
Read on to learn pricing and construction details about each Essentia mattress, as well as the brand’s shipping, return, and warranty policies.
Based on our customer feedback, Essentia mattresses have received the following grades among sleepers of different weights and preferred sleep positions. Please note that these ratings are subjective, and that everyone has varying experiences on different mattresses. Sleeper comfort and spinal support are the most important factors when it comes to selecting a mattress.
Low mattress profiles are considered most suitable for back and stomach sleepers; side sleepers may also find these models comfortable if they offer sufficient cushioning and spinal alignment. Most Essentia mattresses are ‘Medium Firm’ to ‘Firm,’ making them a good option for back and stomach sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds. Side sleepers generally find Essentia’s models that are ‘Medium’ or softer provide the best support. However, anyone who prefers average to above-average mattress profiles will probably find Essentia beds too short. People who weigh less than 130 pounds may find that Essentia beds – particularly firmer models – do not offer sufficient body conforming and spinal alignment; alternatively, those who weigh more than 230 pounds may find the beds too thin since heavier people tend to prefer thicker profiles.
After the data collection and testing we’ve done, here are the categories where Essentia mattresses stood out:
In terms of firmness, Essentia mattresses range from ‘Medium Soft’ (4) to ‘Firm’ (7); this selection should accommodate most sleepers regardless of their comfort preferences. A breakdown of firmness, thickness, and composition specs for all Essentia models is found below.
|Essentia Collection||Essentia Model||Firmness Options||Thickness||Support Core Components||Comfort Layer Components||Cover Components|
|Lifestyle||Stratami||6.5 (Medium Firm)||8″||5″ Organic Dunlop Latex||3″ Organic Latex||Organic Cotton|
|Tatami||7 (Firm)||8″||7″ Organic Dunlop Latex||1″ Memory Foam||Organic Cotton|
|Performance||Classic 8||6 (Medium Firm)||8″||6″ Organic Dunlop Latex||2″ Memory Foam||Organic Cotton|
|Energie Opus||5 (Medium)||8″||5″ Organic Dunlop Latex||3″ Memory Foam||Organic Cotton|
|Wholebody||Beausommet||6.5 (Medium Firm)||8″||5″ Organic Dunlop Latex||2″ Memory Foam
1″ Memory Foam
|Dormeuse||4.5 (Medium Soft)||8″||4″ Organic Dunlop Latex||2″ Memory Foam
2″ Memory Foam
|Dormeuse Fior||4 (Medium Soft)||8″||3″ Organic Dunlop Latex||3″ Memory Foam
2″ Memory Foam
Firmness is rated on a scale of 1 to 10. For more information on how firmness is calculated, please visit our Mattress Firmness page.
The following table lists width, length, and thickness dimensions for each Essentia mattress size.
|Mattress Size||Dimensions||Thickness||Availability Notes|
|Twin||39W” x 75L”||8″ (all models)||Available for all models|
|Twin Extra Long (XL)||39W” x 80L”||8″ (all models)||Available for all models|
|Full||54W” x 75L”||8″ (all models)||Available for all models|
|Queen||60W” x 80L”||8″ (all models)||Available for all models|
|King||76W” x 80L”||8″ (all models)||Available for all models|
|California King||72W” x 84L”||8″ (all models)||Not available for Stratami|
The next table lists current prices for all Essentia models in each available size.
|Essentia Collection||Essentia Model||Twin||Twin XL||Full||Queen||King||Cali King|
Availability: All of the mattresses listed above are currently sold on the Essentia website. Additionally, the brand operates brick-and-mortar stores in five U.S. states – California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, and New York – as well as Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. Essentia’s website features an interactive store map. Essentia mattresses are not available on Amazon.com at this time.
Sleep trial 120 Nights
Warranty 20 years, partially prorated
Warranty Transfer Non Transferable
Essentia offers a 120-night sleep trial for all mattress models.
Essentia offers a 20-year warranty for all current mattress models:
How is the mattress shipped? Compressed, roll-packed, and shipped in a box
Where do they ship? The contiguous U.S. and Canada
The delivery policy for Essentia is as follows:
Old mattress removal is available to Essentia customers who opt for White Glove delivery, which costs $249. However, old mattress removal is not available with standard deliveries.
7 out of 10 owner experiences show that customers have had a positive experience with Essentia, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.
Essentia was founded in 2006.
Essentia operates brick-and-mortar locations in six U.S. cities: Berkeley, CA; Boca Raton, FL; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; New York, NY; and Santa Monica, CA. The brand also has stores in five Canadian cities: Calgary, AL; Laval, QC; Ontario, ON; Toronto, ON; and Vancouver, BC. A full store map is found on the Essentia website.
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Essentia also offers the following sleep products aside from their mattress models:
As any consumer does with a product they’re considering, our mattress assessments naturally involve comparing them with other similar products. Be it composition, firmness, or price, we think it’s important to see how Essentia mattresses stack up to other beds.
Essentia mattresses are ideal for shoppers who are looking for an eco-friendly bed – and don’t mind paying a relatively high price for it. The brand’s current line offers a firmness range of ‘Medium Soft’ to ‘Firm,’ which should accommodate most customers regardless of their firmness preferences. However, all Essentia mattresses measure 8″ thick, and these beds may not be suitable for those seeking a higher-profile bed. Benefits of Essentia mattresses include good temperature neutrality (due to their latex cores and breathable organic-cotton covers) and no noise when bearing weight. Firmer models are responsive enough for sex, as well.
Check out our selections below if you’d like to see a few comparable mattresses.
|Fiber||Latex For Less Mattress||9" Pure Green Natural Latex Mattress||Zenhaven Mattress|
|MODELS||Fiber||Latex For Less Mattress||9" Pure Green Natural Latex Mattress||Zenhaven Mattress|
|COMFORT LAYER||4" Polyethylene Resin Fibers||100% Wool Fire Barrier|
|1" Quilted Organic Wool|
2" Dunlop Latex
|1.5" Talalay Latex |
1.5" Talalay Latex
|FIRMNESS OPTION||N||N||Y||Luxury Plush, Gentle Firm|
|SLEEP TRIAL||60 nights||120 nights||100 nights||120 nights|
|WARRANTY LENGTH||10 Year, Limited||20 year||10 Year||20 Year|
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