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Guide to Natural Pillows: Which Natural Pillow is Best for You?
Because there are so many excellent options, how do you know which one is best for you and your family? It all depends on your natural sleeping position and pillow preferences.
The key to a good night’s sleep for most people is using a pillow that helps to keep your head and neck in “neutral alignment” meaning your head is squarely on your shoulders without bending too far back or reaching too far forward.
SIDE sleepers generally need firmer, higher lofted pillows to fill the distance between the ear and outside shoulder. Good choices for side sleepers to consider are latex, wool, kapok, and buckwheat/wool combos.
BACK sleepers generally need softer to medium firmness pillows with good moldability to cradle your head yet have enough loft to fill the gap under your neck. Good choices for back sleepers include shredded latex, wool, cotton, kapok, buckwheat, and buckwheat/wool combos.
If your preferred sleeping position is on your STOMACH, then you should choose a very light, low lofted pillow. The best options for stomach sleepers are wool or cotton pillows.
Now choose the natural organic fill that best suits your specific needs and preferences. Here are some of the unique properties and features common to various all natural and organic pillow stuffing options.
100% Natural Kapok Pillows
Start sleeping more soundly with this 100% Natural Kapok Pillow. Available in soft, medium and firm to fit all sleepers.
A natural down alternative, Kapok is the perfect option for those who want the loft and soft feeling of down without the allergy or cruelty issues. Kapok is a healthier, all natural option compared to other down alternatives which are usually made with synthetic, polyester fibers.
Kapok is a silk-like fiber that provides a soft yet supportive fluffy feel. It is 8 times lighter than cotton and does not compress as quickly as cotton, wool, or down. It is hypoallergenic and is naturally water-resistant.
Kapok fiber is a renewable resource that is extracted from the seed pods of the kapok tree, which grows in tropical rain forests. It is also fluffier than wool and maintains its loft longer.
An excellent choice for people who like soft, fluffy pillows while offering more support than down! Available in Standard, Queen, King, Travel & Custom Sizes. It also makes the perfect insert for decorative pillows!
100% Natural Latex Pillows
100% Natural Latex is an ideal choice for pillows because it is flexible, provides good support and is long-lasting with little or no compression over time. Natural latex resists dust mites, inhibits mold and mildew, and regulates heat.
Be sure to look for 100% Natural Latex. Why? Because if it isn't labeled as 100% Natural Latex, it's a blend of Natural and Synthetic rubbers, and you want to avoid synthetic rubber.
Available in Shredded Latex or Solid Latex Wrapped in Wool.
Shredded Latex pillows offer great support and comfort. Adding a zipper allows you to add or remove fill to adjust the loft even more. See why customers rave about our 100% all natural shredded latex pillow.
Want a firmer latex pillow? Try the Solid Latex wrapped in pure Eco-Wool. It provides firm support with the comfort of wool.
Thick-feeling and luxurious, this pillow has a Dunlop latex core (100% All Natural Latex) and is cocooned in a breathable swath of soft wool. It's covered with a zippered organic cotton cover.
This pillow is truly the best of both worlds: firm substance, plus the breathability of wool. It has zero compression, is great for side and back sleepers and supports you when you want to sit up in bed to read or work.
100% Virgin Lambswool Pillows
The 100% Virgin Lambswool Pillow offers soft, medium and firm options. So, this is a great option for many people.
Pillows filled with virgin lambswool wool offer many good features for a good night’s sleep. Wool has a natural moisture wicking ability helping to keep your head cool and dry leading to sound sleep.
The ability to wick moisture and circulate air also keeps mold and mildew from forming. Dust mites do not thrive in wool making it naturally hypoallergenic. Wool is lightweight with a good loft providing soft, comfortable support. Wool does have a tendency to compact, becoming firmer over time.
Or try the popular and versatile Woolly "Down" Pillow. It is easily moldable and designed to support you in whatever way you'd like. Shape it, hug it, even unstuff it a little. It's malleable and designed to support you the way you’d like to be supported.
The tiny wool puffs are similar to down feathers in the sense that you can move the filling around to any shape you desire. The wool puffs have more substance than down and can take a shape and hold it.
This pillow won’t compress as much as regular wool batting pillows, and it is easier to wash and care for than other wool products.
Need an Orthopedic pillow? Our 100% Eco-Wool Orthopedic Pillow is supportive and soft. It was developed in partnership with a physician.
The pillow has both a thick and a thin contoured neck bolster on each side, so you can choose the amount of support you need.
The design allows your head to lay on a flat cozy surface while your neck is properly supported and in alignment with your spine. The design is similar to the popular "Temper-Pedic" pillow, but ours is All Natural, unlike the Tempur-Pedic.
100% Organic Cotton Pillows
Cotton is as pure and natural as you can get, but it is important to look for Organic Cotton to avoid any residual pesticides. Cotton breathes during warm weather, unlike synthetic pillows, keeping you cooler and more comfortable while you sleep.
Organic cotton is a good choice for people with chemical sensitivities. While cotton starts out puffy, it will compact and become firmer over time.
Our top recommendation for 100% Organic Cotton Pillows offers soft, medium and firm options. It's a good idea to get an added zipper so you can adjust the amount of cotton in your pillow over time.
This pillow is made with 100% Organic Cotton from Texas that comes with the assurance of USDA certification, meaning it is unwashed, unbleached, untreated cotton. Period. USDA certification requires that all Organic Cotton be raised without any synthetic herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers and that any field used for growing Organic Cotton cannot be treated with these materials for a full 3 years before Organic crops can be grown.
100% Organic Buckwheat Pillows
Used in Asian countries for centuries, buckwheat pillows offer superb support and the ability to conform to the shape of your neck and head. They cradle your neck and head with a steady but gentle support that does not compress during the night.
Buckwheat hulls allow air to circulate freely keeping you cool and dry. Best for back sleepers, side sleepers should consider a combination wool/buckwheat pillow to better suit their needs.
Our favorite Organic Buckwheat Pillow is perfect for back sleepers who like firm support.
Made with organic buckwheat hulls grown and milled in the USA.
100% Natural Buckwheat/Wool Combo Pillows
Offering the exceptional support of buckwheat with the softness and comfort of wool, these combination pillows offer a great solution for people who like or want to try the support of buckwheat but are concerned about the “rustle” and/or the feel of the hulls against their head.
The Buck-Wool Pillow is considered a "firm" pillow because it provides maximum support and elevates your head and neck for proper alignment. While the buckwheat conforms perfectly to your head and neck, the lambswool ensures that support feels gentle and comfortable.
Banish your stiff neck with the Natural Buckwheat/Wool Combination Pillow. It's perfect for back and side sleepers who like firm support but prefer no buckwheat rustling sound.