We love all the gifts that nature gives us every day. Therefore, not so long ago, another heroine – buckwheat – came into our offer. This plant appeared as a filling of our linen pillowcases to make the afternoon nap or the evening relaxation with a book more enjoyable. Buckwheat is a plant of the knot family that was discovered more than 5000 years ago. Since then, it has been a leader in the medical and textile industry, which has come to appreciate its natural and unique properties.
We reported on the benefits of buckwheat in our blog not too long ago. For this reason, we will summarise the most important values only as a reminder.
In addition to its obvious health-promoting properties – e. g. gluten deficiency and high fiber content – buckwheat is an excellent alternative to artificial pillow filling, as well as the filling for mattresses, or duvets. So if you’ve been fighting skin allergies so far, it’s time to stop using artificial filling and replace it with a loose and natural buckwheat. Thanks to its unique formula, the cushion adapts to the specific position of the body and supports the correct position of the neck and cervical spine. With this ability, it minimizes the risk of back pain and migraines, which are often caused by persistent pressure on the first vertebrae.
In addition, the natural filling is anti-allergic and safe – even for children. Buckwheat reduces the risk of microorganisms multiplying, which can lead to poor well-being, hay fever, or coughing.
HOW TO WASH A PILLOW WITH BUCKWHEAT FILLING?
Buckwheat hull should not be soaked due to its origin and formula. Under the influence of moisture, it can swell and lose its flowability, which is its greatest benefit.
Therefore, washing the entire cushion (i. e. the cushion cover and the filling) is a method that we definitely do not recommend to our customers. How do you wash a buckwheat pillow? Instead – open the pillowcase with the help of a sewn-in zipper. Pour the filling into a dry box or bucket. Wash the linen pillowcase according to the standard guidelines – i. e. at a temperature of up to 40 degrees Celsius, without chemical irritants and drum vertebrae. Natural washing lotions and drying in the sun or on a hanger are therefore much better suited. When the pillow is dry, pour in the buckwheat and zip the pillowcase. Ready!
OTHER CARING ADVICE
The buckwheat pillow isn’t just the laundry. In addition to the correct mode in our washing machine, some simple, easy-care rules have to be followed. Which ones?
- It is recommended to expose the buckwheat pillow to a higher or lower temperature once a month. Therefore, it is advisable to place the plant in a preheated oven or freezer and make sure it is not exposed to moisture. The compresses created in this way have a soothing effect and cope perfectly with menstrual complaints or migraine and neck pain.
- If you wet the buckwheat pillow, dry it as soon as possible. Then pour the buckwheat onto a baking sheet and place it in the oven to dispose of the unwanted water.
- Store the pillow in a dry place and ventilate it regularly – this will give you a pleasant, natural freshness and comfort.
- Don’t hit the pillow, don’t vacuum. Too invasive methods can deform it to create a stiffer, flat sleeping surface. Therefore, treat it with tenderness and tenderness, and it will give you back the natural and precious health-promoting properties.