Your bed is your sanctuary where you want to feel safe and comfortable. If you have recently invested in an organic mattress, complete your shift to healthier and better bedding by switching to the best quality organic pillows, too. Unlike conventional pillows, organic pillows can be safer and more comfortable. In fact, there are many health benefits associated with using high-quality organic pillows. They are made of organic materials like millet, natural latex or rubber, wool, kapok, and organic cotton—all of which are grown, harvested, and processed naturally without the use of harmful substances and toxic chemicals.
Organic pillows look and feel more luxurious. Organic cotton pillows make you feel as if you are resting on a cloud, especially if the batting is made of long staple organic cotton that provides a lush and wonderfully firm feel. Cotton will compress faster, but it may appeal to you if you like a harder or slimmer pillow over time. If you prefer a soft, soothing, and air-like feel, consider kapok pillows, which are great alternatives to down pillows. Kapok is a silky fiber that comes from the seed pod of the kapok tree. The material is hypoallergenic, and reputable manufacturers of organic pillows use a smooth and soft organic cotton sateen casing with a zippered opening, so you can add more or lessen the amount of the kapok.
Natural rubber pillows are comfortable, breathable, and conform to the shape of your head, neck, and shoulders to prevent stiff neck and aching shoulders. Be sure to choose high-quality organic latex pillows that can recover fast and return to its original shape after use. Some organic pillows, like organic wool/millet pillows, are specifically made for side sleepers. The design keeps your head elevated, while ensuring that your neck is aligned with your spine, so you can wake up feeling refreshed without any aches or pains.