Every night you go to bed and your head hits the pillow, but have you ever thought about what’s in the pillows on your bed?
They might be full of chemicals and other toxins.
What everyone should be using, particularly if you want to live a sustainable life, is an organic pillow and then you can trust the pillow you sleep on each night.
The best organic pillows are completely eco friendly. They are made from entirely natural GOLS certified organic latex and 100% GOTS certifed organic sustainable fibers.
They don’t compromise either, they still provide memory foam bases to ensure that the organic pillow meets your sleep needs as well as your ethical needs.
Let’s take a look at the best of the best natural pillows for this year.
Plushbeds opt for another material again, this time they use completely virgin organic wool!
Now, we appreciate that this rules out Plushbeds pillows for the vegans out there but if you suffer from allergies, this may be the perfect pillow for you as it prevents the formation of dust mites and the growth of mold in the fibers of the pillow.
We also think that the fact these pillows are made in American is good news. Stomach sleepers will find these very comfortable to lay on.
They are certified cruelty-free too. An organic wool pillow will last for a very long time too as the fabric is highly durable, even more so than certified organic latex, other organic textiles, or a buckwheat pillow.
You can find PlushBeds Pillows online.
They’re not the cheapest of the certified organic pillows in our trial but the shredded organic latex they are made from provides amazing levels of support while you are sleeping.
Whether you sleep on your back or you're one of nature's side sleepers, you’re going to get a great night’s sleep.
The natural latex is a completely naturally renewable material – which means that it has a very low carbon footprint. Organic latex pillows are very popular in the green community because of this.
The GOTS certified organic shredded latex pillow is also guaranteed odor free and hypoallergenic, so even if you have sensitive skin, you’ll always be comfortable.
You can find Naturepedic pillows online.
Lily Silk Pillows
When we heard that there was a company making pillows entirely out of silk, we thought that we’d have to mortgage our homes to buy them.
But it turns out that this natural silk (which is 100% long strand) without the use of any dyes is surprisingly affordable. It's certainly cheaper than a down pillow.
One big advantage of silk pillows is that they keep your temperature constant all night long.
We also like that some of our money goes to a Free Lunch for Children program, it’s always nice when your purchases do a little extra good in the world, right?
You can find Lily Silk Pillows online.
Brooklyn Bedding Pillows
Brooklyn Bedding is really clever!
They’ve opted to create their pillows from a bamboo latex core (awesome organic fibers) which is the best way to ensure that your pillows never get too hot and sweaty.
Then they’ve covered that core in charcoal bamboo to ensure that the latex pillow always feels fresh and odor free.
This latex meets the global organic textile standard and global organic latex standard. It's not an organic shredded latex product that some people, particularly side sleepers, may prefer.
As you’d expect, there are no harmful chemicals used in the production of these pillows either.
You may also be pleasantly surprised at the low organic pillows cost of some of the options from this company. They’ve got something for nearly every budget.
You can find Brooklyn Bedding Pillows online.
Nest Bedding Pillows
These memory foam pillows are considered to be among the finest organic pillows available anywhere today.
They are also very affordable coming in at about the middle of our pricing range. It is certified non-toxic and contains almost no VOC.
The design makes this organic pillow ideal if you need to create specific types of support while you sleep. You'll have less neck pain and back and side sleepers will both be comfortable with it.
We also found the material to be highly breathable and super soft. It's hard to find a better certified organic pillow than this one.
We're glad that the world is moving away from synthetic materials in general but we'll make an exception for memory foam.
You can find Nest Bedding Pillows online.
Avocado Mattress Pillows
Avocado’s very sensibly priced pillows combine organic latex and organic cotton to deliver one of the most highly certified organic cotton pillows ever (they hold 6 separate certifications!) and it is 100% vegan too.
The latex is 100% natural and the certified organic cotton is fully organic cotton with a guarantee of pesticide-free fibers.
We like that this organic pillow is very light but still offers great levels of support. You will probably want to pair it with an organic cotton cover for the greatest comfort.
You can also change the amount of stuffing in the pillow easily by hand to get the feel you love from your pillows.
You can find the Avocado Green Pillow online.
A Birch organic pillow uses New Zealand wool in combination with organic cotton brought together in the USA where their pillows are made (and we have a soft spot for buying local – it’s good for the planet).
The pillows are superbly breathable but without compromising on support and you will find that they’re very plush feeling.
You should also find that the wool content makes this organic cotton pillow especially good if you suffer from skin or breathing allergies. This is the ideal alternative pillow to some planet-destroying inorganic, unsustainable design.
You can find Birch Pillows online.