Choosing the Perfect Organic Pillow
Your choice of pillow is a very personal choice. The right pillow can make your night wonderful, and a bad pillow can make you miserable.
What makes a pillow bad or good?
1. The amount of toxins in it. A synthetic pillow will keep your body busy detoxing while you are supposed to be sleeping.
2. The amount of bacteria, mold, or dust mite droppings that are in it. Currently, experts suggest throwing away or washing your synthetic pillow every 6 months. Luckily, many types of fills are more durable and prevent this bacteria buildup.
3. Its support of the way you personally sleep. Some people prefer fluffy malleable pillows like kapok and woollie balls, while others like a lot of firm support like wool or cotton fill. Others like the feel of latex as it is a bit soft but supportive (only downfall is it is warmer than most fills, and expensive). Another option is shredded latex which is very malleable so you can put the filling just where you want it.
Whatever you decide, you have to know how to take care of it. Kapok and shredded latex are machine wash/dry and loose fiber so it can be customized. Woollie Ball pillows can also be customized but must be hand washed. Other pillows need to be spot cleaned only.
The best part is wool and latex naturally repel dust mites, mold, and prevent growth of bacteria. So it is a good choice for people with allergies.