How to Make Buckwheat Pillows

We’ve switched to organic bedding, but organic pillows can be expensive. One less expensive solution I’ve found is to make our own organic buckwheat pillows. These use organic buckwheat hulls (and optional herbs) for a very comfortable and natural pillow.

If you can sew a (somewhat) straight line, you can make these pillows and I actually find them more comfortable than regular pillows. You can even make your own buckwheat hull neck pillows and eye masks!

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Benefits of Buckwheat Pillows

I’ve already mentioned they’re a more affordable alternative to organic bed pillows, but buckwheat pillows have some other benefits too. Unlike some options (I’m looking at you memory foam), buckwheat is more breathable so it doesn’t feel so hot. The hulls deliver more air circulation for a better night’s sleep.

A buckwheat hull pillow is also an eco-friendly alternative to filling options made out of plastic. And it won’t wiggle its way through the fabric and poke you in the neck like down feather pillows do.

If you make a whole pillow, it’s firmer than a regular stuffed pillow but also helps with neck support to avoid neck pain. Some people also love it for back pain and to help with spinal alignment. You can even make a lumbar pillow or a neck roll with buckwheat for firm back and neck support.

What Do Buckwheat Pillows Feel Like?

Buckwheat pillows offer firm support while having plenty of airflow to feel cool. The filling is also more moldable than a lot of synthetic pillows, so it adjusts with your head and neck. They feel very similar to a millet pillow made with millet hulls (another healthy pillow option).

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