On October 9, I celebrated my tenth anniversary at Lifekind. During that time I've had the opportunity to try pretty much everything we sell, and year after year one product remains my favorite above all others: The Wool-Wrapped Shredded-Rubber Pillow.
Why am I so enthusiastic about it?
* I love the feel. With tiny pieces of natural rubber inside a zippered chamber and a separate outside chamber filled with organic wool, the overall feel is one of substance and buoyancy. It has some of the softness and "poufiness" of a down pillow, but is firmer and heavier -- it can be "shaped" like a down pillow by holding up one end and letting the filling fall to the other, and my neck appreciates that. The inside chamber holding the natural rubber can be zipped open and some of the rubber taken out (or more put in) to make it just the right height. I take it everywhere I go, from hotels to friends' houses to tent-camping trips in Yosemite. I know that if I'm using any other pillow, my sleep won't be as good. It's a little bit of home that I can have with me on the road.
* It smells great. The smell of natural rubber represents health, comfort, purity, and happiness for me. It makes me feel calmer and makes it easier to fall asleep, and if I wake up during the night it's easier to go back to sleep. It's natural aromatherapy!
* It lasts forever. Well, not quite, but a long time. I've had mine for about six years, and it shows no sign of slowing down. When it does, I'll buy another one immediately -- case closed! No other pillow will ever be able to take its place.
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