Imported from Canada, Mayukori buckwheat pillows have stylish, soft pillow cases and have a practical function of helping to relieve neck aches. If you have an aching back and neck, buckwheat pillows can be a solution to my problem. I gleamed in my reading that buckwheat pillows are good for people with aching necks because the pillows give additional support, which can reduce aches. Because I have had some allergies in the past, I’ve always insisted on having high quality materials in the pillows I use. As a potential solution to my problem I tried my Mayukori buckwheat pillow for a couple weeks to see whether the hype about buckwheat was true. Even though I was initially drawn to the softness and design of the pillow case, at the end of my review process I was very pleased with the function of the product as well as the quality and effectiveness.

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Review of the Buckwheat Pillow

I sampled the organic alto buckwheat pillow in dark blue,suri  that has a retail value of $109, which includes $36 for the pillowcase. When the pillow arrived, I was impressed with the neat design of the cardboard box and protective plastic bag, which I plan to use to carry the pillow on road trips. Laying my head on the pillow, I was impressed with the softness of the pillowcase. Because I slept with the pillow, I was very impressed with several features, as the pillowcase is organic, natural sateen, the inner pouch is organic natural cotton, and the filling has organic dusted buckwheat hulls. I felt that I was resting my face next to very high quality materials, and I was happy that my allergies didn’t act up with regular use of the product. When my daughter wanted to try the pillow, I was happy to let her, and I knew she was using a product that seemed very safe to me.

Buckwheat was a very supportive material for the pillow. Before adjusting the amount of buckwheat in the pillow, the product was a little stiff for me. Because I slept on my side, I used a large bowl and a scale to remove 600g of buckwheat. When I let my husband try the pillow out, I removed another 600g because he slept on his back. To readjust the pillow for me to use it again, I added the buckwheat that I had saved in the bowl.

I needed to get used to sleeping on buckwheat. I began by sleeping with it one night in the first week and two nights in the second week. On nights when I wasn’t sleeping with the pillow, I used the product on the couch when I watched television. The more I used the product, the more I noticed that it felt comfortable and helped relieve my back tension. While I got used to my new pillow over two weeks, I readjusted the amount of buckwheat as needed until the product felt right to me.

Another feature I found interesting was that I could heat and cool the product. Because the adult pillow was the size of a normal pillow for my bed, I had to come up with a good strategy for heating and cooling such a large item. My pillow came with a pamphlet explaining that I could put it in a freezer to cool it. Personally, my freezer didn’t have that much space. I waited until most of my family’s food was gone, and I cleared out a divider in the freezer to make room. When I used the pillow, it was pleasantly refreshing.

When I tried the pillow out, I put it in my oven to heat it. I was nervous about putting my nice looking pillow in the oven. I cleaned the oven first and I bought a new clean baking sheet with no food grime. Heating the pillow worked fine and made the product feel great on my neck! 

I received a free product, but it in no way influenced my opinion.

About The Author

Theresa has been writing since 2010 in magazines and online. Her lifestyle and parenting expertise has been featured in publications, including ShopSmart and Scholastic. She earned an M.Ed in Elementary Education from Vanderbilt as well as a BA in History from Flagler College, and she is a certified teacher.

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