Is It Time For a Pillow Upgrade?

The most fundamental job of a pillow is to keep your neck in a neutral position — and your spine aligned. In fact, pillows deliver 30 percent of your overall support while you sleep. But choosing the right organic pillow will vary from person to person, based on how they sleep and how much support they need. With multiple pillow styles, including the customizable density of the Avocado Green Pillow, we have a comfortable, sustainable solution no matter how you sleep. Here’s a breakdown on how to pick the best organic pillow for you.

Comparing Pillows

Avocado Green Pillow

Avocado Molded Latex Pillow

GOTS® organic certified product

GOTS® organic certified product

✓ MADE SAFE® certified

✓ MADE SAFE® certified

✓ eco-INSTITUT® certified latex

✓ eco-INSTITUT® certified latex

✓ Greenguard Gold® certified

✓ Greenguard Gold certified

✓ Formaldehyde-Free certified

✓ Formaldehyde-Free certified

✓ Climate Neutral Certified®

✓ Climate Neutral certified®

✓ FSC® certified latex

✓ FSC® certified latex

✓ Rainforest Alliance® certified latex

✓ Rainforest Alliance® certified latex

✓ Vegan Certified

✓ Vegan Certified

✓ 100% GOTS® organic cotton cover, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified

✓ 100% GOTS® organic cotton cover, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified

✓ 100% GOLS® shredded organic Dunlop latex and 100% GOTS® Organic Kapok fiber fill in a 70/30 blend ratio.

✓ 100% GOLS® organic molded Dunlop latex core, infused with natural graphite for cooling and odor control.

✓ Made in Los Angeles

✓ Made in Los Angeles

Washable cover

Washable cover

Medium support, plush feel

Firmer support

✓ Good for side sleepers

Great for side sleepers

✓ Good for back sleepers

Great for back sleepers

Great for combo sleepers

✓ Great for combo sleepers

Great for stomach sleepers

Adjustable, comes with additional fill. 100% GOTS® organic cotton inner-liner, with zipper access. Additional fill can be purchased.

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The Best Pillow For Side Sleepers

Recommendation: Avocado Green Pillow or Avocado Molded Latex Pillow

If you’re a side-sleeper, it’s important to make sure your neck and spine are in alignment when you sleep. Memory foam, feather, and polyfill pillows are usually too soft to be effective for very long because of their tendency to compact very quickly. Latex pillows offer that same cloud-like feeling of memory foam, with a bit more firmness and stability.

Our customizable Avocado Green Pillows combine the best of both worlds, with natural latex rubber ribbons for firmness, and a natural fiber very light and fluffy, similar to down, called Kapok. The best part of the Green Pillow is that you can adjust the kapok depending on your shoulder length. This allows you to keep your neck aligned no matter your body type. Not firm enough? Try the Molded Latex Pillow, which has a latex core that provides even, ample support.

The Best Pillow For Back Pain

Recommendation: Avocado Molded Latex Pillow

Your pillow needs to maintain the s-curve that begins at your neck and forms your spine. For those with back pain, this is especially essential. We made our Molded Latex Pillow to be ample and firm enough for those who suffer from back pain. The consistent, contouring shape will yield comforting support that maintains a neutral position for your neck, relieving pressure, and underpinning your back’s proper alignment. Keep in mind that oftentimes neck pain is the result of a mattress that isn't providing enough support. If it's time for a new mattress, well, we can help with that.

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The Best Pillow For Back Sleepers

Recommendation: Avocado Green Pillow or Avocado Molded Latex Pillow

Most back sleepers prefer a medium-feeling pillow. If that sounds like you, we encourage you to try our Green Pillow. It’s filled with GOLS organic certified latex and GOTS organic certified Kapok, which delivers a medium plush feel. To get it just right, you can always remove fill, or add more with our optional refill bags, until it’s customized to your exact needs.

If you prefer a medium firm, molded pillow, we recommend the Molded Latex Pillow. Its charcoal-infused latex ensures evenly distributed, firm neck support, while also reducing odor and managing temperature and moisture, keeping you cool and dry.

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The Best Pillow For Neck Pain

Recommendation: Avocado Molded Latex Pillow or Avocado Green Pillow

If you’re suffering from neck pain, you likely need more support from your pillow. That’s why we made the hyper-functional Avocado Molded Latex Pillow with a charcoal-infused latex core, so it’s firm, breathable, and holds its shape evenly, providing consistent, contouring comfort for your head and neck. The other problem could be that your neck is not aligned because your head is tilting too far up or down. If that's the case, consider our Avocado Green Pillow so you can add or remove fill to ensure your head aligns with your neck.

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The Best Pillow For Stomach Sleepers

Recommendation: Avocado Green Pillow

The best pillow for a stomach sleeper is a very low or thin pillow that can allow them to have their neck turned to the side and stay aligned with their spine. Our Avocado Green Pillow is medium firm, and it’s easy to soften up and make as thin as you need it: just unzip the cover and remove enough of its fill until it’s just the right level for you.

Read more: Can I Purchase Pillow Refills? (Hint: You sure can.)

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The Best Pillow For Enlightenment

Recommendation: Green Meditation Pillow

Mindfulness is hard stuff, but a solid, supportive pillow that encourages healthy posture makes it a little easier. It doesn’t hurt if that pillow is made from organic materials either. Our Green Meditation Pillow has a vegan buckwheat fill and a removable GOTS organic certified cotton cover. Most importantly, it delivers the right height and support for wellness practitioners of all meditation levels, styles, and mantras. Namaste.

The Best Pillow For Really Small Heads

Recommendation: Organic Toddler Pillow

Choose natural, organic, and non-toxic materials for your little one to rest their head upon. Because our Organic Toddler Pillow uses natural, organic materials, it’s the perfect, safe pillow for your toddler — made with premium, 100% GOTS organic certified cotton, 100% GOLS organic certified latex, and kapok fiber. Organic cotton sleeps cooler than stuffy synthetic materials that tend to cause overheating, so your toddler will sleep better through the night. At 20” x 12”, it's the perfect size to support your young one's small but growing head and neck.

The Best Pillow For Travelers

Recommendation: Organic Mini Pillow

Take your green pillow with you. Easily packable, our Organic Mini Pillow is the perfect size for plane rides or road trips, so your gentle, natural, and organic pillow can go wherever you go. Even better, it’s made exclusively with natural, organic materials, including premium 100% GOTS organic certified cotton, 100% GOLS organic certified latex, and kapok fiber. No matter where you take it, you can trust our GREENGUARD Gold Certified Mini Pillow meets the most stringent environmental, social, and safety standards on the planet.

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