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For those looking to purchase organic products for their home, it can get a bit overwhelming. You may come across brands that claim to make an “organic” product, only to discover that it is only covered in a thin layer of organic cotton blend. This is not how the Avocado Brand works. The Avocado Green Pillow is 100% certified organic from top to bottom. From the plush organic cotton cover, to the organic Dunlop latex and organic kapok fiber filling. You are getting a pillow that is filled with only organic materials through and through. Keep reading to get our full review over this pillow, along with our personal experience, and who we believe it would work best for.
Check out our review over the other pillow made by Avocado here: Avocado Molded Latex Pillow
This plush cotton covered pillow is packed full of exclusively organic materials. The cover is made of 100% certified organic cotton. It is a soft and breathable cover that has an extra feature. One side of the cover has a small zipper. This zipper can be opened in order to gain access to the internal fill of the pillow. This is so special because it allows you to personalize your pillow. You can remove or add extra fill in order to create a pillow that is as tall or short as you like.
Inside of the pillow you will find a combination of organic Dunlop Latex and organic Kapok Fibers. Both of these materials are certified organic. The Dunlop Latex comes from the sap of a rubber tree and is minimally processed. It is a supportive yet breathable latex option that stays much cooler than other foam products out there. The Kapok Fibers come from a ceiba tree and that are light, airy, and silky. These organic fibers create a fluffy feel to the pillow that keeps it from getting too heavy or dense. When you buy an Avocado Green Pillow you will receive an extra bag of filler that you can use to either make your pillow extra full or save it for if you ever want to top up your pillow later down the line.
The Avocado Green Pillow does a great job at creating a pillow that provides pressure relief and support that won’t deflate or fall flat. The mix of shredded latex and kapok fibers makes is soft and easily conforms around your head and neck without being so stiff that is causes pressure points. The organic materials are all rather breathable as well, which helps a lot when it comes to keeping your pillow cool as well. This is great news for anyone who struggles to stay cool throughout the night.
One thing that is truly key to making a pillow comfortable is having the ability to adjust the comfort. The smallest change can really affect overall comfort with a pillow. Avocado is aware of this and made sure they designed this pillow with adjustable comfort. When you unzip the side of the pillow you have access to the internal fill of the Green Pillow. Then you can take fill out if you are wanting a softer pillow or a lower profile. They even send you a bag of extra fill with your pillow purchase so that you can also raise your pillow to have a higher loft size or more supportive feel. This adjustable nature is what allows this pillow to not only work for side sleepers and back sleepers, but for those who prefer to sleep on their stomachs as well. Making the Avocado Green Pillow a universally comfortable pillow for all sleep positions.
When you have a pillow as beautifully organic as the Avocado Green Pillow, it often requires unique care instructions. However, we were glad to share that it is rather simple to keep this pillow fresh and clean. The cover of the pillow is machine washable. To do so, simply remove and set aside the internal fill. Then wash the cover with like colors in warm or cool water cycle. Avoid hot water or bleach as these can potentially damage it. Then simply hand to dry completely before you refill and continue use.
When it comes to daily refresh, Avocado recommends giving your pillow a good fluff before heading off to sleep. If you are looking to give your pillow some extra protection, they do make a quilted pillow protector that is just as breathable and comfortable as the pillow itself.
The Avocado Green Pillow is made entirely out of organic materials. It has a certification for just about everything including being a vegan product. It is adjustable which makes it comfortable for just about every type of sleeping position. There is not doubt in our minds that this is a high-quality luxury pillow. Which makes the price point rather understandable, as it falls in line with many other luxury pillows that we have reviewed previously. Most of which were not organic. When you buy this pillow you now will also receive a bog of extra filling for your pillow. This is great for those who want to add extra fill to their pillow, or perhaps to add more fill later down on the line as a bit of a refresh. You get a 100-night trial period, and a 1-year warranty from Avocado, which really allows you to get to know whether or not this is the pillow for you.
When we first received these pillows I wasn’t really sure if it would be a good fit for me. The latex, though shredded, still gave the overall weight of the pillow an initial dense and heavy feel. However having the ability to adjust the fill helped alleviate this a bit. As well as allowed to make the Avocado pillow the ideal level of support.
The density of the pillow actually was an advantage. The filling is less likely to shift or break down over the course of the night. Allowing for better support and comfort. The shredded Dunlop latex was buoyant but still allowed for it to conform around my head and shoulders just right.
My initial reaction of these pillows quickly turned around after a few nights of sleep. Making this a great option for anyone looking for the benefits of latex but with the ease of adjustability.
A few things to note though. This pillow does have a pretty strong natural smell initially. It took our pillows about a week to air out, so keep that in mind. Also the size of the pillows aren’t quite the same size as a normal standard pillow. After looking at the dimensions, the standard pillow from Avocado is 19″ x 24″, while a typical standard pillow comes in at 20″ x 26″.
We are not sure the reasoning behind the slightly smaller pillow size, but it does not seem to effect how it feels when sleeping on it. You may however notice a little extra material at the end of your pillow case.
This is a great pillow for anyone who is looking to create a healthy and happy home that is filled with truly organic products. Every material used to create the Avocado Green Pillow is certified organic. We love that it is handmade in Los Angeles, California with care and attention. Overall, this is a comfort pillow that has a dense and supportive feel. We think you will love the adjustable nature of this pillow as it allows you to really customize the pillow to suite your specific taste.