ABOUT YOUR BUCKWHEAT HULL PILLOW

What is Buckwheat?

Buckwheat is a plant cultivated for its grain-like seed. Buckwheat hulls are the non-edible, hard outer casing that houses the triangular-shaped seeds. Buckwheat is eco-friendly, sustainable and compostable.

Unlike cereal grains, buckwheat does not contain any gluten. This makes buckwheat a good substitute for those sensitive to protein glutens.

Buckwheat is a good source of fiber, easy to digest and a source of energy. Grains can be ingested raw (in soups and salads), roasted (Kasha), cooked (as porridge), sprouted (in salads), and stone ground (flour).

Caring for your Pillow

WASHING YOUR BUCKWHEAT PILLOW

  • Both the inner zippered pillowcase and outer pocket pillowcase can be machine washed and dried.
  • Buckwheat hulls do not require cleaning.  If anything, simply aerate the hulls when removed from the inner pillowcase and refill.
  • Wash in cold water on the gentle cycle.
  • Avoid bleach, brighteners and fabric softeners
  • Tumble dry on low temp or hang to dry to reduce shrinkage.
  • To avoid wrinkling, replace the cases after drying. Cases can be be ironed on low steam for a nice crisp look.
  • Be certain that both cases are completely dry prior to replacing the buckwheat hulls.

ADJUSTING/REFILLING

  • To adjust and/or refill your buckwheat hull pillow, remove the outer pocket pillowcase.
  • Stand the inner pillowcase on its end with the zipper facing up.  
  • Use a cup to remove the hulls. Place any excess hulls in a zip lock bag.

ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN! What if my Buckwheat Pillow Gets Wet?

  • Slightly wet hulls can be dried in the sun or in a sunny window
  • Really wet hulls can be spread out on a dry towel
  • NEVER  place the hulls in a microwave or conventional oven.
  • Keep in mind that replacement hulls can be purchased

EVERYTHING ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Buckwheat hulls do not require cleaning.  If anything, simply aerate the hulls when removed from the inner pillowcase and refill.
  • Hulls can be cooled in the fridge, freezer or outdoors and aired in the sun.  NEVER place the hulls in a microwave or conventional oven.