ORTHOPAEDIC BUCKWHEAT HUSK PILLOWS – Made in Britain
Orthopaedic buckwheat husk pillows, organic fabric and filling. This Makura is a traditional Japanese pillow. These pillows have helped people achieve comfortable and restorative nights sleep for centuries in Japan. Using buckwheat husks in a bed pillow seemed rather strange at first. The husks give amazing support for your neck and head while keeing your spine ia a natural alignment. They may offer relief from back and shoulder pain, insomnia, headaches and neck pain etc.
WHY USE THIS TYPE OF PILLOW? Rachel started making these orthopaedic pillows because she suffered from intense stiffness in her shoulders. After using this type of pillow for several months she found this stiffness was gradually easing until one day it was gone. In these times we are becoing much more aware and conscious of the beauty in using and living with natural fibres and materials. Rachel does believe this is the best pillow she has ever encountered and she has sourced the very best natural fabrics and fillings available.
SIZE: Each orthopaedic buckwheat husk pillow measures approximately 51 cm X 33 cm. This size creates a pillow that is not too heavy and easy to snuggle up to. The compressed buckwheat husks allow air to circulate and keep your head cool.
BUCKWHEAT: The organic buckwheat husks are grown in Ormskirk, Lancashire. They are thoroughly cleaned to ensure your pillow feels light and has a fresh aroma. You may be interested in how buckwheat is grown in the UK and the many benefits of growing this plant.
FABRICS: We offer a selection of fabrics that are natural and organic. These beautiful fabrics are all woven in Burnley, Lancashire.
ADJUSTMENT: To adjust the amount of buckwheat inside your pillow snip the hand stitches and add or subtract some buckwheat husks. You may purchase extra buckwheat husks from Mongoose Moon for £5 include P&P. please contact us. Your aim is to achieve optimum spinal alignment. Once you have made your adjustment restitch the pillow with the needle and thread provided. We decided on hand stitches rather than a zipper as this is the more sustainable option. The pillow also feels nicer to snuggle up to without a zip.
CARE: These orthopaedic buckwheat husk pillows will last you for many years. Instead of buying a new pillow you can remove the husks, wash the pillow fabric and dry naturally. Try using Terrawash, it is an ecological way of washing fabrics. Do not attempt to wash the buckwheat husks. Once removed from the pillow the husks can be placed in the sun to naturally cleanse them. Be careful not to place them in a drafty space, they may blow away! You can top up your buckwheat husks at anytime to keep your pillow feeling suportive. The buckwheat is tested to meet the UK regulations required for bedding. Eventually when you need to dispose of your pillow the husks can go in the compost and the fabric recycled.
PILLOW SLIPS: Mongoose Moon can also supply crisp 100% cotton pillow slips to fit over your makura. Traditionally this is a band of cloth that partially covers the pillow.
CHARITY: We are currently donating 100% from our pillow sales to the charity lepra, to help those people whose lives are affected by leprosy.
ORGANIC BUCKWHEAT ORTHOPAEDIC PILLOWS – ORGANIC LINEN AND COTTON STRIPED FABRIC: