Last week, I received a Sleep Wellness Bundle from Brentwood Home, a business that has been in operation for over 30 years in Los Angeles that employs local artisans and fabricators to create high-quality mattresses and home essentials using healthy and ethically-sourced materials. I love the company’s commitment to quality and that the products are made right here in the U.S.A.!
Brentwood Home provides products to you, direct from their factory so you don’t pay high costs to a middleman. And, since they are online, you’re able to shop anytime you want to. If that means while road tripping and stuck in traffic (yep, that would be me), after you put the kids to bed for the night, or in between back-to-back meetings at the office, the Brentwood Home virtual store is open and ready for business, able to deliver luxurious, handcrafted products to your home quickly.
From the time, I placed my order to delivery of my hand-crafted pillows at my doorstep, it took less than a week. Not bad for items that made their way to Ohio from the West Coast! I was excited for their arrival and apparently, so were my kids who tried to claim them as their own. Lucky for me, I was working at home when FedEx delivered my packages. I was a good mom and allowed them to try out the pillows while they were watching TV. They weren’t too happy about giving them back. That means they’re great pillows, right?
I think so, but my family is split on what they think. I’ll tell you why so keep reading.
The Sleep Wellness Bundle from Brentwood Home includes:
2 Helena Latex/Kapok Pillows and 2 Carmel Latex Molded Pillows, which sell for $69 a pillow
The Latex/Kapok pillows are soft, smooth and fluffy. If you’re like me, you may be wondering what Kapok is. Today is your lucky day because I looked it up. Kapok is a large tree that grows in tropical climates. The seed pods of the tree are filled with luxurious fibers that provide a renewable resource that helps support the people that live in that region. The Kapok fiber is non-toxic and hypoallergenic, providing an alternative to those allergic to down or suffering from other allergies. Kapok fiber is also moisture resistant and deters mold and dust mites.
Now that you know WHAT it is, I’ll share what I think about the Helena pillow. But first, I’ll share this information from the website:
- Combines the smoothness of silk and fluffiness of cotton
- Filled with all-natural latex ribbons that have a responsive feel, providing uplifting support, and silky-smooth kapok
- Perfect fit for people who switch between multiple sleeping positions, because it molds to your neck and head
- The cover is made of organic cotton, grown without toxic pesticides or fertilizers, so you can sleep safe and sound.
Now for my honest opinion.
This is a great pillow. It’s soft and kind of squishy. It has a white cotton cover unzips so if you want to remove some of the Kapok, or simply see what it looks like, you can. It fluffs back up easily and doesn’t really flatten when you’re sleeping with it. I am one of those people that toss and turn and switch between multiple sleeping positions and I’ve found the pillow to be comfortable and as an added bonus, I seem to be sleeping better at night. That said, personally, I prefer the Carmel because it’s a firmer pillow. My husband, on the other hand, prefers the Helena pillow because he isn’t a fan of firm pillows. Good thing we have options, right? You know we don’t fight over pillows here at my house.
I also received the Carmel, latex molded pillow. My favorite. I may never sleep on anything else ever again.
This is what the website has to say:
- Made with healthy materials for your sleep like a 100% organic cotton cover, and certified free of synthetic materials by the Eco-institute
- All natural latex is molded to perfectly contour your head and neck, providing essential support through the night.
- Resilient and supportive latex never requires fluffing
Now for my honest opinion. Again.
I really like this pillow. I mean, I REALLY like this pillow. It’s firm, but not stiff, providing the perfect amount of support. And I’ve discovered that I only need one pillow, not two that I used to sleep with (and I wondered why I’d wake up with a sore neck). I’ve only been using it for a week, but it seems to hold it’s shape well, which is another plus because on the rare days when I do make my bed, I want my pillows to look pretty.
Final verdict: The pillows do cost more than what I normally pay for pillows. However, the pillows I usually purchase aren’t made with healthy materials, handcrafted with excellence, and adhere to the California standards of environmental policies and ethics which will eventually make its way across the country. Brentwood Home uses organic, nontoxic, and natural materials with no chemical retardants, phthalates, ozone depleters, or heavy metals.
If it’s important to you to know what you’re sleeping on (and it should be), check out Brentwood Home. In addition to pillows, they also offer mattresses that ship FREE, come with a 120-night sleep guarantee AND offer a 25-year warranty. I don’t know about you, but the last mattress I bought certainly didn’t last that long. My husband and I have plans to be nomadic within the next year, so I’m hoping one of the Brentwood Home mattresses will fit in our RV when we get one. After all, sleep is kind of a big deal. Brentwood Home also has children’s bedding and pet beds available. I would love one of the beds for my dog.
I have a special offer from Brentwood Home for you. Just click here for a coupon to save 10% off the entire site.
Now, for a giveaway. I’ve teamed up with the folks at Brentwood Home to offer this generous Sleep Wellness Bundle, valued at $276, to one of my readers. This is an amazing giveaway! If you’d like to enter for a chance to win, follow the easy Rafflecopter directions on the widget.
Disclosure: I received the Brentwood Home Sleep Wellness Bundle to facilitate this post. This post also contains affiliate links.
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