Even with all its wonderful benefits, you may be hesitant about purchasing a wool mattress. There are, after all, several myths rolling around about this material. We’d like to address some of these misconceptions.
While you may be under the impression that wool causes symptoms such as watery eyes and other allergies, studies have shown that it’s actually lanolin, a protective barrier applied to wool clothing, that causes them. You’ll be glad to know that Birch uses high quality, hypoallergenic wool in our mattresses, so this will never be an issue for you.
Wool Is Too Itchy
When you hear about wool being used in a mattress, does it bring to mind visions of the old scratchy wool sweater from your childhood? While poorly made wool clothing can cause skin irritation from the friction against your skin, our high-quality, soft wool won’t. Plus, our wool is used on the interior of the mattress underneath a layer of organic cotton, and wouldn’t ever come into contact with your skin.