Peace Lily Hybrid Mattress Review

An extremely reasonably priced latex hybrid mattress made of organic cotton, natural latex foam, and high carbon steel coils.
Last Updated May 2024
I've tried Peace Lily's 100% natural latex mattress, and it was fantastic. So when I found out that Peace Lily were coming out with a hybrid latex innerspring mattress, I got excited. As much as I loved the original bed, I really love my coils. In this new model, Peace Lily incorporates a layer of carbon steel pocket springs, strategically divided into three zones to provide targeted support to various body areas. This hybrid mattress will sleep cooler than the original latex mattress, which hot sleepers will appreciate. It's noteworthy that this mattress is a latex hybrid, featuring generously thick layers of natural latex foam, all at a remarkably affordable price. Let's find out how it sleeps!

Peace Lily Hybrid Mattress

Our Verdict
A high quality latex hybrid mattress that punches well above its price point.
What we like
  • The generous 5cm thick layer of natural latex, followed by a 2.5cm layer of latex for support.
  • Durable and strong grade 65 high carbon steel coils
  • Very well priced, especially for a latex hybrid mattress
Considerations
  • The coil pockets in this otherwise entirely natural mattress utilise plastic material

Who are Peace Lily and where are their mattresses made?

Peace Lily is Australian owned, but their latex mattresses are made in Sri Lanka. This makes sense though, given that the rubber sap used in Peace Lily mattresses is processed right next to the rubber plantations from which they’re sourced.

The latex foam layers used in this hybrid bed are made from 100% natural rubber sap, manually tapped from Sri Lanka’s world class rubber trees. Peace Lily choose to use sustainable processes in making their beds, such as steam powered by biomass boilers, and primarily using wood fuel straight from rubber plantations.

Peace Lily have received FSC certification, guaranteeing the well-being of forests, the livelihoods of workers, and positive impacts on local communities. The supply of organic latex is quite limited, making it challenging for suppliers to genuinely offer organic latex. There have been numerous instances of manufacturers exaggerating their organic latex content. Peace Lily’s manufacturer holds the GOLS certification (the certification of organic latex) and possesses the a very high quantity of organic latex. However, given the limited availability, Peace Lily do not claim to use organic latex, but rather natural latex.

Peace Lily do use organic materials where possible though, such as in their organic cotton mattress covers. Another thing that I really love about Peace Lily is their social awareness. They support Sri Lankan communities by providing factory workers with fair wages so workers aren’t exploited or exposed to any harmful substances. 

What is the Peace Lily Hybrid Mattress made out of? Are there detailed specifications for this mattress? 

Peace Lily have taken high carbon steel pocket springs and sandwiched them between two layers of 100% natural latex foam, the upper layer for comfort and the bottom layer for support. This is topped with organic cotton wadding, and then all wrapped up in an organic cotton cover, with cotton canvas on the bottom. Peace Lily are so committed to using only natural ingredients that they have made a non toxic glue free of chemicals using the same natural rubber as used in the latex foams. This way you can be reassured that even details like what kind of glue Peace Lily uses has been carefully thought through to eliminate off gassing and harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

The Queen sized Peace Lily Hybrid mattress is 153cm by 203cm by 24cm, and weighs in at 45kg. Definitely get someone to help you move this unit around. 

The Dunlop rubber latex foam used in this hybrid mattress is sustainably sourced. Peace Lily mattresses have no harmful chemicals, and therefore, no off-gassing. Natural latex is free of allergens, has anti bacterial properties, and repels dust mites, mould, mildew and is generally fire resistant, so Peace Lily has not needed to treat it with any chemicals. They’ve been awarded certifications from SATRA Technology, the eco-INSTITUT in Germany, OEKO-TEX, as well as the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

All this, and it’s Australian owned. 

100% Organic Cotton Cover, Cotton Canvas Bottom Fabric, and Cotton Taped Edge

The Peace Lily hybrid mattress cover is exclusively composed of 100% organic cotton fabric, featuring a high-density weave (350gsm knit). Meanwhile, the bottom cotton canvas (340gsm) is crafted for durability. Organic cotton of such high quality stands out for its luxurious softness and exceptional breathability. And of course, it’s just so comfortable to lie on.

It’s great at maintaining a cool temperature while efficiently wicking away moisture. Peace Lily’s cotton fabric has fulfilled the strict requirements for Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Certification, so you know that this cotton is free from pesticides or any other harmful chemicals. This cover has been strengthened to increase durability by using an organic cotton tape edge (420gsm) with a herringbone weave to prevent tears.

Oh, and Peace Lily have also added reinforced handles to the sides of the bed, which is handy when you’re trying to move your mattress or flip it around! Remember to get another pair of helping hands as it’s a heavy mattress, handles or no.

Organic Cotton Wadding

Beneath the organic cotton fabric cover, is a layer of wadding, also made of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton (180gsm). This wadding is quilted with the cotton fabric cover for a durable, luxuriously soft, plush, but still breathable mattress cover. 

100% Natural Rubber Latex – Comfort Layer

This is the stuff that Peace Lily is known for, their 100% natural rubber latex foam. Peace Lily have used a generous 5cm thick layer of latex foam. This comfort layer is made of D65 density latex foam and sits on top of the pocket springs. Peace Lily have used an open cell structure for this foam and added pin holes to allow for better air circulation to disperse body heat.

It’s hard to say enough good things about natural latex. It’s durable, doesn’t deform over time, has no synthetic substances, and lasts for ages without becoming breaking up into powder. Latex foam is resilient, firmer than other kinds of foams, and bounces back fast so that you won’t get stuck in one position all night.

This sustainable material is also biodegradable, so from the harvesting of the rubber, to using biomass boilers to vulcanise and cure the natural latex foam, all the way to when you dispose of it decades later, the Peace Lily hybrid mattress is as environmentally friendly as it gets. Oh, and the water used throughout the crafting of the latex foam is recycled as well, which underscores Peace Lily’s commitment to carefully considering and minimising (if not eliminating) any potential environmental impact.

Peace Lily have chosen to use Dunlop latex foam rather than Talalay. While Talalay can provide a softer feel, it also requires the addition of synthetic chemicals as filler, so naturally (heh) Peace Lily have stuck with Dunlop latex foam.

Premium Springs – Core Layer

Crafted from Grade 65 high carbon steel, the steel pocket spring layer in the Peace Lily Hybrid mattress is divided into three zones for targeted support so that it’s firm underneath your hips and torso. Peace Lily’s coils are made from high carbon steel so it’s durable and strong, perfect for springs that will be slept on night after night. The queen-sized bed features a coil count of 768. Typically, a queen-sized mattress is recommended to have at least 800 springs. However, considering the presence of a perimeter of latex foam, having 768 coils across the remaining surface area indicates excellent support, durability, motion isolation, and comfort. Additionally, an innerspring core allows for more airflow to disperse body heat, which hot sleepers will appreciate.

As mentioned, these coils are surrounded by an extra firm perimeter of D90 latex foam along the edges, bolstering edge support. Built to offer both resilience and durability, these pocket springs provide stability, minimise motion transfer, and distribute your weight evenly across the bed for durability. 

However, it’s worth noting that the material encasing each coil is polypropylene fabric – a type of plastic. It’s ideal for the protection of the individual springs, as it’s breathable, flexible, lightweight, durable, and moisture resistant, but it is not a natural material. That said, I’m not sure there is a natural alternative, especially for this price point. I do wish Peace Lily were more transparent about this choice, given their emphasis on utilising natural materials whenever feasible.

100% Natural Rubber Latex – Support Layer

Beneath the pocket spring layer is a 2.5cm thick layer of the same D65 latex foam as above. This layer supports the pocket spring layer and serves as the base for the whole bed. It enhances the mattress durability and makes the bed more supportive and responsive to your movements. 

What is the firmness of the Peace Lily Hybrid mattress?

Striking a middle ground between the two firmness levels in the Peace Lily Latex mattress, the Peace Lily Hybrid is more of a medium firm. Latex foam is very responsive and springs back into its original shape immediately, much like a bouncy ball. It cushions your pressure points while support your spine to help keep it aligned all night long. This bed should be supportive enough for most sleepers, including stomach sleepers and back sleepers.

Given that this bed doesn’t not have adjustable firmness levels, some people, side sleepers in particular, may find this to be too firm. If so, you may want to invest in Peace Lily’s plush mattress topper. While it does cost more than $500, it offers 5cm of a more luxurious, plush iteration of the same top-notch all-natural latex foam.

How strong is the edge support? 

The edge support on the Peace Lily Hybrid mattress is made up of a 2.5cm thick perimeter of 100% natural D90 latex. This provides strong edge support so that you can sit on the edge of your bed to put your socks on without falling off, and you’ll be able to confidently sleep across the whole surface of the bed. This perimeter also serves to protect the pocket springs, and enhance the durability of the mattress. 

Will I feel my partner tossing and turning?

I would not suggest doing the glass of red wine experiment on your Peace Lily mattress – that probably won’t end well. Although the pocket springs contribute to reducing motion transfer to some extent, the combination of pocket springs and latex foam isn’t as effective at minimizing movement transfer as other foam types, such as memory foam, might be. That said, if your partner isn’t jumping on the bed while you’re trying to sleep, you shouldn’t be significantly bothered by motion disturbances.

What was the buying experience like?

Purchasing Online

You can buy the Peace Lily Hybrid Mattress with your credit card, or using Paypal, Shop Pay, or Google Pay.

Delivery of the mattress

Most places in Australia will be eligible for free shipping, but some regional or remote areas will attract additional delivery fees. Melbournians and Sydneysiders can enjoy their new bed in 2-3 business days, but  if you live in other capital cities, you’ll need to wait 2 to 6 business days (or up to 10 days in Perth or 12 days in Darwin). 

After the order has been dispatched, you’ll be sent tracking details and given an estimated delivery timeframe.   

Peace Lily Unboxing

The queen sized mattress comes in a box measuring 42cm by 42cm by 165cm, and have wheels and a handle to help make manoeuvring the mattress easier. Don’t rely on the handle to pull it up stairs though or you may find yourself in a precarious situation. Pull it out of the box and onto your bed frame, remove the recyclable plastic wrapping, and enjoy the satisfaction of watching your bed spring to its normal shape! There is a smell from the latex foam, but it is entirely safe and free of VOCs. 

Customer Service

Calling Peace Lily Customer Service

The Peace Lily customer service team is always ready to be helpful to address any questions during weekdays from 9am-5pm.

Email and Form

I sent an email late on a Saturday night and received a prompt reply on Monday morning. The subsequent email exchange consisted of quick responses that were highly informative and helpful. Based on my experiences with numerous mattress companies, I can easily say that Peace Lily has an outstanding customer service team.

Warranty – Anything to watch out for?

Peace Lily offer a 15 year warranty period for the Peace Lily Hybrid mattress. For the first 10 years, you can enjoy full coverage of repairs or replacements at no cost as long as you provide proof of purchase. After that, replacements in year 11 will be charged at 50% of the original purchase price, year 12 at 60%, and so on until the end of the warranty period.

What is covered

Peace Lily will cover sagging or impressions that are greater than 2.5cm, as long as the bed was used correctly on a suitable bed frame. The impressions need to be visible when there is no weight on the bed, and you will need to show what bed frame you used when you make a warranty claim. Any defect in the natural latex foam that leads to splitting or cracking during regular use and appropriate handling will be included in the warranty.

Make sure you unbox your bed within 2 weeks of receiving it, otherwise the structure may be affected, voiding the warranty. For the first six months, it is suggested that you rotate it once a month, and after that, every two months to help the latex foam maintain its shape.

What is not covered

Peace Lily will not cover damage that is a consequence of accidents such as spills, or mould resulting from improper ventilation and excessive humidity. It is important to ensure that you use an appropriate bed frame to support the latex mattress, or else the warranty will be voided. 

Comfort preferences also won’t be covered, along with minor imperfections and flaws if they do not affect the functioning of the mattress. 

Warranty Process

You must submit full-length photos along with a brief description of the defect and its impact on the latex mattress as well as proof of purchase to info@peacelily.com.au. Peace Lily reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to request additional photographs, information, descriptions, or even send a representative or an independent inspector for a physical inspection before approving your claim. If approved Peace Lily will repair or replace the mattress within 30 days and pay for associated shipping costs. 

Returns – How are the beds disposed?

If you wish to return the bed during the 100 night trial, either email info@peacelily.com.au and follow their instructions. The mattress will need to be in good condition with no stains or tears to be eligible for a refund. It will be picked up by a charity organisation in most metro areas of Australia, but outside of these you will need to contact local churches or shelters to see if they will accept it. Refunds will be paid only after it has been accepted by a charity, in keeping with Peace Lily’s aim to be as sustainable as possible. 

Summary 

Peace Lily have designed an innerspring bed with the same dedication to using premium, natural materials wherever possible. You can sleep easy knowing that there are no harmful VOCs, chemicals or substances in your bed, and that it’s as good for the environment as it is for you. 

While I typically favor innerspring mattresses, I found myself personally leaning towards the original Peace Lily Latex mattress over this one. Both mattresses are priced similarly (with the hybrid being slightly more affordable), so pricing wouldn’t sway my decision significantly. Nevertheless, you can’t go wrong with either choice, and I love that Peace Lily now offers the option between an all-foam mattress or a hybrid innerspring bed.

At this price range, the quality of materials used by Peace Lily is outstanding. Take advantage of their 100-night free trial period to rest assured and determine if this mattress is the perfect fit for you!

Peace Lily Hybrid Mattress

Our Verdict
A high quality latex hybrid mattress that punches well above its price point.
What we like
  • The generous 5cm thick layer of natural latex, followed by a 2.5cm layer of latex for support.
  • Durable and strong grade 65 high carbon steel coils
  • Very well priced, especially for a latex hybrid mattress
Considerations
  • The coil pockets in this otherwise entirely natural mattress utilise plastic material

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