About Buckwheat Pillows
Benefits of Buckwheat Pillows
Buckwheat pillows are filled with buckwheat hulls, which are the husks protecting buckwheat kernels. They are a natural and sustainable option to pillows that are filled with synthetic material.
The triangular structure of the buckwheat hulls allow them to retain their shape when compressed and promote air to flow through them. This results in a pillow that provides firm, contoured support while being both pliable and breathable. The buckwheat hull filling in our pillows will perfectly cradle baby, child or mom of all shapes and sizes.
There are many benefits to using pillows filled with buckwheat hulls:
- Mold and shape perfectly while providing support
- Breathable - the triangular shape and structure of buckwheat hulls allow air circulation
- Does not retain heat
- Does not attract mites or bugs
- Durable - Buckwheat hulls do not easily lose their shape. You can expect the pillows to last more than 5 years.
- Environmentally friendly, natural and sustainable. To dispose of the pillows, the buckwheat hulls can be safely put in the compost.
Our buckwheat hulls are sourced from Quebec, Canada. They are pillow-grade, meaning that they have been cleaned through a vacuuming process that does not involve chemicals.
About Buckwheat and Buckwheat Hulls
The buckwheat plant is not a wheat, despite its name. It is a pseudocereal similar to quinoa and amaranth. Buckwheat hulls are the outer husks of buckwheat kernels. While the kernels are often used to make gluten-free flour, the hulls are a sustainable and renewable alternative to synthetic fiber filling for pillows.
For pillows, buckwheat hulls are cleaned through a sifting and vacuuming process to remove fragments, debris and dust. They are not fumigated.
Pillows filled with buckwheat hulls are often described to be hypoallergenic although in some rare cases, people with buckwheat allergies react to the hulls.