How to clean a buckwheat pillow

how to clean a buckwheat pillow

Use a pillowcase to protect your buckwheat pillow from getting dirty.

 

Prevention is a good first step, but there may come a time when your pillow needs to be cleaned. Buckwheat pillows can last for a long time, and during those years (dare we say decades?) your pillow may get dirty. Accidents, illnesses and general wear happen.

 

Whole buckwheat pillows cannot be put into the washing machine.

 

Soaking buckwheat hulls with water will ruin them. Whole buckwheat pillows should not be put directly into the washing machine or drier. However, our cotton pillow cover can be washed and buckwheat hulls can be set in the sun to dry. 

 

Need to replace your buckwheat pillow? We have many sizes and styles for sale! 
Shop Buckwheat Pillows here!

 

how to wash a buckwheat pillow - from ComfyComfy

  1. Gather together: your buckwheat pillow, a clean pillowcase and a ribbon or tie.
  2. Lay the buckwheat pillow on a flat surface with the zippered end inside the open end of the pillowcase. Make sure the pillowcase is totally tucked under the buckwheat pillow.
  3. Carefully unzip the zipper on the end of the buckwheat pillow.
  4. Pull the pillowcase all the way around the buckwheat pillow. Buckwheat hulls will fall out of the pillow and start to fill up the bottom of the pillowcase. Completely empty the pillow cover into the pillowcase. Turning the pillow cover inside out will help to get all the buckwheat hulls out of the pillow corners.
  5. Tie up the pillowcase to keep the buckwheat hulls from escaping while you wash the pillow cover. The cotton twill pillow cover on all ComfyComfy buckwheat pillows is machine washable. However, because it is made from cotton it will shrink when washed. To minimize shrinking, wash the pillow cover with cold water and hang it up to dry.
  6. Once the pillow cover is clean and completely dry, the same process can be used to get the buckwheat hulls back in the pillow.

What about cleaning the buckwheat hulls inside your pillow?

 

If the buckwheat hulls are completely soaked - say, for example, you spilled your morning coffee all over your pillow - the hulls should be replaced with new ones. Saturating the hulls with any kind of liquid may cause them to loose their supportive, three-dimensional shape. Furthermore, cleaning coffee or any other liquid from them is impossible and may lead to mold growth.

However, if the buckwheat hulls in your pillow are just damp, due to a spot of spilt water or a humid environment, they can be thoroughly dried out and rejuvenated in the sun.

how to rejuvenate buckwheat hulls - from ComfyComfy

  1. Find a clean container. If you are rejuvenating all the buckwheat hulls from your pillow make sure all of the hulls will fit in the container before dumping them out.
  2. Carefully pour buckwheat hulls into container.
  3. Place in bright, sunny window for a few hours and 'fluff' periodically (this part is a lot of fun!). If you have pets or children, make sure to choose a safe place where your buckwheat hulls won't be knocked over or played with.

It's a good idea for all buckwheat pillow users to place their pillow in the sun for a few hours once or twice a year - either in a warm window or outside in a safe place. The warmth of the sun will leave your pillow fresh for a good nights sleep (just be wary of rain storms!).

Happy sleeping!

Need to replace your buckwheat pillow? 

 

Shop Buckwheat Pillows here!

 

Have questions about buckwheat pillows? Email claire@comfycomfy.com

49 comments

cashman casino slots gold fish casino slots play slots online casino gambling http://onlinecasinouse.com/# – world class casino slots

BimeuttelaBex September 25, 2020

AMTRnKIXuZe

xOtMnElvAypqXJ September 24, 2020

lpLBwimazHWhs

eJhSPXZksNC September 24, 2020

Вторичное уведомление. Добрый день! Вам начислена некоторая сумма, оформите вывод средств: http://tinyurl.com/PumeOwek Получить возврат средств может каждый гражданин достигший совершеннолетия. SVWVE83402JUYEGRT

Вторичное уведомление. Добрый день! Вам начислена некоторая сумма, оформите вывод средств: http://tinyurl.com/PumeOwek Получить возврат средств может каждый гражданин достигший совершеннолетия. SVWVE83402JUYEGRT September 09, 2020

Вторичное уведомление. Добрый день! Вам начислена некоторая сумма, оформите вывод средств: http://tinyurl.com/PumeOwek Получить возврат средств может каждый гражданин достигший совершеннолетия. MTGJNF83402SVWVE

Вторичное уведомление. Добрый день! Вам начислена некоторая сумма, оформите вывод средств: http://tinyurl.com/PumeOwek Получить возврат средств может каждый гражданин достигший совершеннолетия. JUYEGRT83402TUJE September 09, 2020

http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/ – Amoxicillin 500mg Amoxicillin 500 Mg ljj.qcvz.comfycomfy.com.ipa.wf http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/

ovokicoho August 27, 2020

http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/ – Amoxicillin Amoxil prm.jyex.comfycomfy.com.bpr.um http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/

irolqvuqe August 27, 2020

http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/ – Buy Amoxicillin Online Buy Amoxicillin Online lpp.pnhu.comfycomfy.com.jra.km http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/

ekimuxi August 27, 2020

http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/ – Amoxicillin Buy Amoxicillin Online jbb.ahyy.comfycomfy.com.asa.mn http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/

ovokuhaoxepon August 27, 2020

http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/ – Buy Amoxicillin Online Amoxicillin 500mg ptj.mouo.comfycomfy.com.nfl.yo http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/

ujerajqupon August 27, 2020

http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/ – Amoxicillin Amoxicillin 500mg Capsules zth.lois.comfycomfy.com.nfu.fk http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/

ouyjoparov August 27, 2020

http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/ – Buy Amoxicillin Buy Amoxicillin Online fdc.wckq.comfycomfy.com.rny.ft http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/

etagavowk August 27, 2020

http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/ – Amoxil Amoxicillin 500mg rgp.mpih.comfycomfy.com.ksy.gh http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/

qamunuvabl August 27, 2020

http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/ – Amoxil Amoxicillin No Prescription ouh.gman.comfycomfy.com.oqd.vh http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/

mbopdafoyate August 25, 2020

http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/ – Buy Amoxicillin Online Amoxicillin 500mg zla.qizm.comfycomfy.com.oyi.yg http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya/

irozimeri August 25, 2020

OAQvurDgMYTNk

HrwTYRnIcz August 23, 2020

hdRcyJCEgQAP

SuFINKjtWoDTpJ August 23, 2020

Вторичное уведомление. Добрый день! Вам начислена некоторая сумма, оформите вывод средств: http://tinyurl.com/PumeOwek Получить возврат средств может каждый гражданин достигший совершеннолетия.

Вторичное уведомление. Добрый день! Вам начислена некоторая сумма, оформите вывод средств: http://tinyurl.com/PumeOwek Получить возврат средств может каждый гражданин достигший совершеннолетия. August 20, 2020

An excellent information provided thanks for all the information.

Japanese Soba July 28, 2020

Hi Annemarie, A larger size ComfySleep pillow, or ComfyNeck pillow would be good if you have broad shoulders and sleep on your side. Some folks with asthma find buckwheat pillows helpful. We do ship outside of the US – please visit our Shipping & Returns page for more details. ~Claire & the ComfyComfy team

Claire July 18, 2019

Which pillow would you recommend for broad shoulders and supported neck I am a side sleep and can you also tell me if this is good for asthma sufferers do you deliver to UK

Annemarie July 09, 2019

@Eve Not sure if you’re still watching this thread, but I would try cherry stone pillows for your sauna.

Kass April 19, 2019

Hi Eve, Lucky you having a personal sauna! We don’t have any experience with using buckwheat pillows in a sauna. I suspect there is a lot of steam or moisture in a sauna that could lead to buckwheat hulls degrading quickly, or becoming moldy. I hope this helps. Send an email to claire@comfycomfy.com if you have more questions.

Claire @ ComfyComfy March 21, 2019

Hi can I use my buckwheat pillow in my personal sauna. Temperature gets up to 160F. Usually 120-140F
Thank you.

Eve March 10, 2019

I bought the small size to see if I like it. I’ve had it for about 20 years already. I never had a problem with the molding or stinking I just wash the pillow case and that’s it. How I use it is I put my feet on it when I sleep and it is so comfortable elevating my feet! Actually I cannot sleep without it.! My grandkids say grandma is like your “bunny”? And I would answer “yes.”

Mary Mannino August 29, 2018

Leave a comment