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The Malouf Brand is known for their active dough memory foam pillows. They contour to the shape of your head and neck and are great for back and side sleepers. However, now they have a new additional feature to make their pillows really stand out from the pack. Their memory foam pillows are now scented! Today we are reviewing the Malouf Chamomile Zoned ActiveDough Pillow. Keep reading to learn more about this sniffable pillow along with our honest opinions on who will like this pillow most.
Looking for a different scent? Check out the Malouf Lavender Z Pillow!
The Malouf Pillows are nearly all made out of the same trademarked Zoned ActiveDough foam. This is a rather unique memory foam that has a nice responsive feel and is rather breathable. This memory foam feels much more responsive and breathable, making it feel more like sleeping on a luxury latex foam pillow than a memory foam. They even have zoned sections that are channels through the center of the pillow. These perforations allows for ultimate airflow along with extra pressure relief right where you need it.
Malouf took this pillow up to the next level by giving it a scent. That is right, this pillow is scented with Roman Chamomile to give you aromatherapy to lull you to sleep at night. They do this by infusing the memory foam with a sweet chamomile oil. This scent is soft and calming, which is ideal for falling asleep.
The cover of the pillow is a silky smooth lyocell mesh fabric. This fabric is extra breathable, not only to allows for added cooling effect but also to allow for the scent to reach the top of the pillow as you sleep.
Malouf is the only brand we have reviewed that has a fully scented pillow collection. It is innovative and clever as aromatherapy is often thought to be rather helpful with promoting relaxation and helping to induce sleep.
The Malouf Chamomile Z Pillow is a gently scented pillow that is infused with a Roman Chamomile Scent. This is a gentle and sweet floral scent that is often paired with lavender for sleep products. We found that the scent is lightly refreshing and not too overpowering. Allowing you to enjoy it without getting overwhelmed with scent. If you want to boost up the scent or give it a refresh overtime, you get a free bottle of the scent that can be sprayed on the internal foam portion of the pillow for a refresh of your scent.
Yes! It is a very comfortable pillow, although it will be more comfortable for some sleepers than others. Which we will get further into a bit later.
You can’t pick a pillow based off of how it smells alone, you also need to know whether or not it is going to be comfortable for you and how you sleep. First, this is going to be best for those who love the feel of a foam based pillow. If you prefer a fluffy down or poly filled pillow, then this is not the one for you. However, the zoned features in this pillow make it a great option as it retains its structure while also allowing for a good amount of pressure relief.
One feature in a pillow that is sure to either make or break a pillow for your personal comfort is the loft height. This will often directly relate to your sleep position. If you typically sleep on your stomach, then this pillow will likely not work well for you as it has a loft height of 6″. This loft height makes it ideal for side sleepers as well as some back sleepers.
If you are a side sleeper and you are looking for a little added cradling feel around your shoulder, they now have a cut-out version of this pillow that goes around your shoulder. This makes it an even more comfortable option for side sleepers.
Taking care of your Malouf Pillow is important in order to make sure that it stays comfortable and clean for a long time. The first way to do this is to of course use a pillow case that you clean or change regularly. Next is following the care instructions from Malouf. They recommend only washing the removeable cover. Simply unzip and put the cover in the machine. Be sure to use a gentle cycle and mild detergent. Avoid any bleach or chlorine products. Then tumble dry on a low heat setting or hang to dry.
When it comes to cleaning the interior foam section of the pillow, it is not machine washable. If anything gets on your foam portion of the pillow simply spot clean as needed and avoid getting any extra moisture into the pillow.
When refreshing your pillow with the Chamomile scent spray, we recommend only spraying on the interior foam portion of the pillow and allowing to dry completely before replacing the cover. This will help prevent any potential discoloration on the cover which the spay can cause.
It becomes difficult to compare pricing when you have a pillow that is as unique as the scented ActiveDough Pillows from Malouf. However, when compared to other foam based pillows these prices are rather competitive. Which means if you have been on the hunt for a high end foam pillow and you love aromatherapy, then this is the pillow for you.
Queen Cut-Out: $110
King Cut-Out: $120
Overall, we really enjoy this fun addition of scent to a quality foam pillow. The change in perforations throughout the pillow allows for plenty of extra airflow, which helps it to stay cool and envelope you with scent as you move on your pillow. The chamomile scent is pleasant and relaxing which is great for when you are heading off to sleep. Overall we would recommend this pillow to side sleepers and back sleepers that would love a way to add scent into their sleep routine.