Sleep Well with Essentia Organic Pillows

by Guest Contributor

If your Thanksgiving holiday was anything like mine, you might be feeling pretty exhausted right now. Between visits from various out-of-town family members, working on house projects, cooking Thanksgiving dinner,  and setting up our Christmas tree, I am beat. Reviewing the Classic organic pillow from Essentia could not have come at a better time.  Each night for the past week as I collapsed into my bed, I was so thankful for this pillow! And my neck and shoulders were thankful too!

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If you are a fan of memory foam but worry about all of the synthetic materials in traditional memory foam, Essentia is an excellent natural alternative. I was a little bit skeptical as I am also the owner of a famous brand memory foam pillow, but my pillow from Essentia was extremely comfortable and supportive! I am very impressed with the quality of the pillow. Not only that, but the organic zippered case is both stylish and comfortable.

Essentia states that their memory foam is

Designed to be the healthy alternative to conventional memory foams, ourpetroleum-free foam was developed in-house and is the only natural memory foam in the world. Made from rubber tree sap, our natural memory foam is given its unique feel with organic essential oils, plant extracts and water.

Pillows and mattresses are not typically what I think about when I try to shop organic, but the more I learn about all of the chemicals in the very fabric we sleep on, I have to pause and consider what I can do to make my home safer.


Win a Pillow from Essentia!

Essentia is giving one lucky winner a 2 pillow set. To enter this contest, leave a comment telling us why this pillow would make your night’s sleep a little bit better! Giveaway will end on December 10th, 2011 at midnight.

Disclosure: I received the above product to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom Contributor, Andrea Updyke. You can find me blogging at Lil-Kid-Things and tweeting at @AndreaUpdyke.

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1 Kristie November 30, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I have a contoured pillow that was great at one time, but just isn’t comfortable anymore, so I’d LOVE a new pillow! Thank you for the chance to win.


2 Damon November 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I have an awful secret: I haven’t replaced my pilow in years. Dear spirits of the random giveaway, please honor me with the above awesome looking organic pillow. Mine is old and lumpy.

Follow-up question: Egad! I never thought about mattress chemicals either. Do we know of someone who makes a full-on organic mattress?

Thanks for posting, guys!


3 Tara Lienlokken November 30, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I would love a new pillow, especially an organic one! I have a 5 year old that finds her way onto my side of the bed every night and even makes me share my pillow with her. haha. Sleep is precious!


4 Amy Brewer November 30, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I would love to try an organic pillow. I would love to see if they are comfortable and can help with my sleeping.


5 Jingle November 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I have tried the brand name ones and I have tried other ones and we are back to headaches! This looks like it may have the support along WITH the comfort needed to avoid those morning headaches for me and my husband!
jinglesells at gmail dot com


6 Tami November 30, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I feel like I’ve been on an endless, lifelong search for the perfect pillow! I’m a tough nut to crack in that department, as I sleep back-side-stomach-side-back-side…. all night long!

Love to try this. Thanks!


7 Diana November 30, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I’m in the same boat as Damon — our pillows are old & grody. Washing them doesn’t work very well. :( My son sleeps with me, and it would be wonderful to not have to worry about him & chemicals.


8 Jared November 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm

This pillow would make my nighttime sleep a WHOLE lot better!

I have pretty severe allergies to everything from feathers to chemicals to other non-natural additives found in sleeping accessories. I also tend to get a sore neck/back upon waking in the morning and my osteopath thinks a lot of that has to do with a bad mattress and pillow. Memory foam has always been the only thing to alleviate my soreness, but it aggravates my allergies!

I have been reading about Essentia and I really want to try/buy their pillows and even a new mattress when my finances accommodate. To have these pillows would solve both of my major sleeping issues (allergies and posture). I would love, love, love to win them!! Thanks!


9 domestic diva November 30, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I’d love to have a pillow that doesn’t have any chemical nasties in it. This sounds great.


10 Stacie Fontinell November 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I have had such insomnia and am a very light sleeper. This sounds great!


11 Sarann November 30, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I have been searching and searching for a decent pillow. I would love to try this one to see if it gives me the support I need so I don’t get a kink in my neck.


12 webly November 30, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I would love to win this pillow to stop waking up with my neck hurting


13 Brenda November 30, 2011 at 5:11 pm

My husband and I would love to have new pillows. Especially organic!


14 Erica Best November 30, 2011 at 5:42 pm

my pillow suck and woke up with pain in my neck and i would love new pillows


15 Kate November 30, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I have an essentia ergonomic pillow. i love the materials, but i have pretty bad scoliosis and my neck most often hurts, so the contoured shape actually isn’t much of a help for me. i have been dreaming of the classic, as i know it would be perfect! i just can’t afford it. a giveaway would be the perfect solution! :)


16 Staci A November 30, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I haven’t invested in a new pillow in years, and the comfiest one I had was claimed by my 7 year old! A new pillow would definitely help me sleep better!


17 Mrs4444 November 30, 2011 at 9:22 pm

We’ve had our memory foam pillows for about ten years, now, and they’re really not what they used to be, in site of guarantees. I’d love to see my poor husband fall asleep faster, too.

Thanks for the opportunity! :)


18 Wehaf November 30, 2011 at 10:19 pm

My boyfriend is always stealing my pillow. If we both had great pillows, this wouldn’t be a problem! So I want these for the two of us.


19 Shari November 30, 2011 at 10:38 pm

My pillows are at least 10 years old. They’re lumpy, and if I were being perfectly candid, they don’t smell all that great. :-/ New pillows would rock!


20 Sleepyheadedmom November 30, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Pillows seem to be something that I buy too often. I get one and hate it, it wears out too quick, or if I do like it, my fiance or my son steals it. Maybe these pillows would work and I would only have to worry about one pillow thief until I bought a third. Lol.

Sleepyheadedmom at gmail dot com


21 Barbie December 1, 2011 at 12:01 am

Although we have a Tempurpedic mattress, the pillows are quite expensive. I have one, but it’s too large and I wake up with a sore neck every morning. It would be nice to have these pillows, so my neck won’t wake up tired anymore!


22 Dena December 1, 2011 at 12:03 am

I would love these pillows because we lost the pillows that we LOVED when our home was destroyed by a freak storm 3 years ago. We have, of course, bought new pillows since (I believe 3 different sets) and have yet to find ones we like as well.


23 Lisa Smith December 1, 2011 at 12:27 am

I won’t have to share pillow’s with my boyfriend anymore


24 Abbey December 1, 2011 at 2:16 am

I spend so much time sleeping that I would really love to win this! I moved across the country and haven’t really settled in. These would be a dream.


25 Angel S December 1, 2011 at 2:41 am

There is no sleep when our pillow isn’t comfy. Body aches, headaches, tossing, turning are all sympotmatic of a bad night’s sleep. I recently had sinus/tonsil surgery and have craved a good night’s sleep for about two months now!


26 Crystal December 1, 2011 at 3:17 am

I have a $5 pillow from Walmart so this pillow would be awesome!


27 VickieCOuturier December 1, 2011 at 4:51 am

our pillows now are so old an lumpy,,having a new set would be heaven,,has to be a better sleep with a new fresh pillow


28 Liv December 1, 2011 at 5:03 am

i brought a m-foam matt that i had to return the smell set off my asthma


29 Terra Heck December 1, 2011 at 5:45 am

I have one organic pillow, which is comfortable but I think I need more than one pillow to keep my neck supported. It’d be great to have these pillows for that reason. Thanks.


30 belinda m December 1, 2011 at 6:39 am

this would make my nights sleep a little bit better because I will know that what I rest my head on is better for me



31 Tonya December 1, 2011 at 8:33 am

Winning this pillow will help me sleep better because my husband will sleep better. He is currently tossing during the night trying to keep the two pillows he has together and typically wakes me up. If he had one good quality pillow he won’t have to move so much to keep them together!


32 Elisabeth December 1, 2011 at 11:08 am

My pillow’s looking pretty sad right about now. I would love to win this pillow, I love that it’s made with natural materials too!


33 LT December 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I have never tried a memory foam pillow and I would rest well knowing what a great organic alternative this is!


34 Jackie Craig December 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I have severe chemical sensitivity from Fibromyalgia, I’d love to try these pillows!!!!


35 Fabs December 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm

My husband and I always talk about how we need new pillows, but we’re too lasy to go shopping for them. I love that these are petroleum free! I can’t believe the amount of products that are out there that we buy every day and don’t think about whether they are environmentally friendly or not. I am trying to be more conscientious of the products I purchase, it’s hard, but I’m trying!


36 Drina M. December 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I’d love these pillows because we are in need of some new ones and it would be great to actually get some good ones for once!


37 Angela E. December 1, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Would probably help so I do not toss & turn all night long.


38 Kathy Stevenson December 1, 2011 at 4:28 pm

These pillows look so comfortable!


39 mrsshukra December 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm

I’ve tried many kinds of pillows but a good night’s sleep is still elusive. I want to try Essentia!


40 Amber December 1, 2011 at 7:29 pm

This would help us sleep better because we tend to think of spending money on new pillows for ourselves after everything else resulting in some pillows that are older than they should be! Thanks for another great giveaway!


41 tennille December 1, 2011 at 8:56 pm

i have a 3 week old i need to make sure the little sleep i get is good!


42 June December 1, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Looks like a fab pillow, I could bear hug it at night to fall fast asleep.


43 Garrett December 1, 2011 at 10:15 pm

This pillow looks nice and comfortable for me to sleep on it tonight, (I hope)


44 MayMay December 1, 2011 at 10:17 pm

This pillow would help me sleep 1Ox better. It would be great to want to come home after a long and tiring day to a comfy pillow to lay my head on.


45 Sarah December 2, 2011 at 12:15 am

We’ve been really thinking about memory foam – but my green tendencies make me weary about resting my head on it. I had no idea there was a natural alternative!


46 samantha stevenson December 2, 2011 at 12:23 am

I would love this pillow I have degenerative bone disease in my neck and back and so this would probably feel great!!


47 LaVonne December 2, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I have not purchased a new pillow for a while. A new organic one would definitely improve my sleep :)


48 Jessica T December 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I always thought it is just cause I’m getting old that I wake up everymorning with a sore neck . . .maybe it is cause I need a new pillow :)


49 Missy December 2, 2011 at 5:08 pm

I am pregnant and need lots of pillows to sleep on.


50 Liz V. December 2, 2011 at 10:10 pm

My pillows are old as the hills but comfortable, so I haven’t replaced them. The time is now, however. Thanks for the chance to have a healthy set.


51 Charity S December 2, 2011 at 10:22 pm

This would allow me to breath in natural materials..not the manufactured kind of my current pillow.


52 Kasandria Reasoner December 3, 2011 at 5:48 am

There’s nothing like a fresh new pillow to make your night more comfy


53 Chuck December 3, 2011 at 12:07 pm

The pillow sounds nice & look’s very comfortable too.


54 Stephanie December 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm

I have 3 kids. Anything that makes the bed more comfortable is likely to help me sleep better.


55 Van December 3, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Memory foam pillows are so comfortable.


56 Ashley Reynolds December 4, 2011 at 2:11 am

I would sleep much better knowing I’m not sleeping on toxic chemicals for 1/3 of my life! :)


57 dollimama December 4, 2011 at 9:29 am

I would love to have a new pillow. Sounds fabulous!


58 Paige December 4, 2011 at 10:26 am

I would give these to my friend who has fibromyalgia as a gift to help her sleep better. I could use them definitely but she is having a tough time and this would so help her out.


59 Idaho Jill December 4, 2011 at 11:37 am

The ‘comfy and supportive’ aspect sounds perfect of course!


60 Kelly D December 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm

This pillow would make my night’s sleep a little better because I would toss and turn less and feel more comfortable.


61 Brooklyn D. December 4, 2011 at 11:41 pm

These sound so very wonderful! These would make my husbands night sleep so much better without all the yucky chemicals as he suffers from bad sinus and asthma.

Thank you so much for the chance!


62 samantha w December 5, 2011 at 10:12 am

memory foam sounds so comfortable


63 amy red December 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm

I wake up with headaches and migraines every morning and share a pillow with my husband and a 4 year old son that climbs in at night…so I need my own!!!


64 John C December 5, 2011 at 4:22 pm

We are in need of some new pillows!


65 Chris. December 5, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I’d like to surprise my wife with these!


66 sarah December 5, 2011 at 11:43 pm

In my 1st trimester and sleep is uncomfortable maybe this will help thanks for the offer to win. I hope I do!


67 Trista December 6, 2011 at 2:09 am

Obviously I need something to make me sleep, because it is 2:10 AM in PA and I’m doing giveaway entries :) :) Plus, the memory foam would def. make me sleep soundly !


68 Don December 6, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Would like to try this pillow out.


69 Michelle December 6, 2011 at 2:41 pm

It’s possible that of our four pillows, my husband and I constantly steal the one “good” pillow. I think it’s about time to change it up!


70 Amber G. December 6, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I would like to give this to my partner who has neck issues! Thanks for the great giveaway from!


71 Debbie Trujillo December 6, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I am so desperate for a good nights sleep. I saw this pillow recommended by Dr. Oz and would love to have one and some good sleep!


72 Amy M December 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm

This pillow would help me sleep better as it would properly support my head and neck.


73 Melissa T. December 8, 2011 at 9:13 am

I think this natural memory foam might be just what I need for my chronic neck pain.


74 angie lilly December 9, 2011 at 12:15 pm

All of my pillows are older than dirt and flat as pancakes! These would make sleeping like being at a spa!!! HAS to be tons better than what I am getting now with my pillow-cakes! LOL


75 Happymomc December 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Natural materials would be so good for me!


76 Closed Cell PE Foam May 5, 2014 at 5:30 am

Your sleep depends on the comfort that your bed sheet sofa and pillow foam giving to you while sleeping. We are earning so that we can get all type of comfort in our life in day as well as in night. So, it’s our decision how can we make our life full of comfort.


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