Razzmatazz Organic Buckwheat Pillow
What was I thinking?
Well, after having success with a Snuggledown Oriental Pillow I repurchased but it didn’t satisfy my needs the same as the original one - maybe a blip but it tempted me to research pillows again. What I need is support for my neck and if I don’t get a pillow that is capable of doing that it results in broken sleep and aches. There was a huge choice of brands, fillings and promises that came at a bewildering range of prices. I stumbled upon this particular pillow and what I read sounded perfect for me.
What’s on offer with a Razzmatazz Pillow?
This is a full size pillow (they also do travel size) which will fit into a standard pillow case. It is filled with organic buckwheat husks - which have not been treated with chemicals and are naturally allergen free. The pillow can improve circulation as you sleep and maintain a coolness or heat - adapting to the needs of the body and keeping you comfortable. The husks have the ability to fit around your head and neck - thus providing optimal support and maintaining it. Unlike feather and synthetic pillows this pillow will not lose it’s shape or firmness as the husks improve with age. These pillows are reported to have lasted up to 20 years! They are zipped at one side to enable washing of the case (without the husks inside) and the choice to add more organic buckwheat husks if you desire. This sounded spot on for me - I placed an order and waited patiently.
New arrival for the bedroom…
The pillow arrived packed safely in a box. Around the pillow itself was a protective plastic bag. A small leaflet of information detailed all of the above and a little more and can be kept for reference in the future - I have great hopes that this pillow will be with me many years.
I smelt the pillow to see if there was any fragrance or odour - I could not detect anything and I have a super sensitive nose so there can’t have been anything to report. The weight is 2.6kg so it’s noticeably heavier than any other pillow that I have trialled (that has been many over the years in my quest for perfection) but it is no problem for me.
The pillow casing is a thicker material that is made out of organic calico. It is not a pure white colour and rather off white - but it’s going inside a pretty pillow coverlet so it is of no concern to me. As long as it provides comfort and is hard wearing (for my 20 years of sleep) then I’m a happy girl. The zip to the side is unobtrusive and I never know it is there. This pillow is made to high standards with fine stitching and perfect shape. I am reassured.
The pillow fits into the standard pillow case easily and there is room to spare at either end. This pillow is not as long as a standard pillow (size of the Razzmattazz pillow is 17“ x 24“). The height of the pillow is more or less the same as a standard pillow. I have not found this to present a problem. I have a pillow protector which sits snug on the pillow and they fill the pillow coverlet adequately - it’s not big and bouncy like some standard varieties but that is not my priority.