How to care for your buckwheat pillow

how to care for your ComfyComfy buckwheat pillow

A buckwheat pillow can last for many years. We've had customers share that they are replacing a sobakawa buckwheat pillow they've been using for over a decade! Taking care of your pillow will help keep it fresh and clean, so it will last for many years.

How to take care of your buckwheat pillow:

  • Protect your pillow from the wear of daily use with a pillowcase.
  • Spot wash your pillow with a damp cloth. Let the pillow dry out in a sunny spot.
  • Keep your pillow dry and well aired. Moisture leads to buckwheat hull degradation.
  • Rejuvenate your pillow by adding new buckwheat hulls.
  • To store buckwheat pillows, place in a clean pillowcase and keep in a dry well ventilated area.

Whole buckwheat pillows cannot be put into the washing machine or dryer.

Soaking buckwheat hulls with water will ruin them, so buckwheat pillows should not be put directly into the washing machine. However, you can empty all the buckwheat hulls from your pillow. The cotton pillow cover can be washed and buckwheat hulls can be set in the sun to dry. For more details check out our blog post on How to clean a buckwheat pillow.


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William J Campagnolo DC

William J Campagnolo DC said:

I just wanted to thank you again for all your help I went ahead and ordered the pillow for my patient I’ll let you know how he likes it. I let him try one of my old pillows and he absolutely loved the buckwheat husk pillow

Claire at ComfyComfy

Claire at ComfyComfy said:

Hi William J Campagnolo DC,

We’re happy to hear your patient likes your buckwheat pillow. I hope he likes his own just as much!

Claire and the ComfyComfy team

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