The finest Natural Pillow Filling
- Buying in bulk, was never easier. Choose between 1lbs, 2lbs, 5lbs, 10lbs, 20lbs of our Organic Buckwheat Hulls
- Grown in the USA with Highest quality standards
- guaranteed pesticide/toxin and chemical free
- hypoallergenic and gluten free (our husks are also free from peanuts or other allergy causing ingredients commonly used in grain processing facilities)
- Perfect as filling and/or stuffing for pillows, cushions, bean bags, but also toys and any other of your crafts. It also makes a great mulch for gardening.
- If you need something more smooth, less noisy and possibly even more comfortable, then you should definitely consider our millet hulls pillow stuffing.
- All our buckwheat hulls are triple screened, air cleaned and heat treated for maximum safety. Bugs in organic material are no fairytale.
So how much buckwheat hulls filling do you need you ask?
- It all comes down to volume
- 5 pounds of buckwheat hulls fill up a box of about 16x10x6inches
- 10 pounds of buckwheat hulls fill up a box of around 20x15x7inches
- 20 pounds of hulls fill up a box of around 22x17x10inches
Now with these numbers in mind, you can simply calculate the volume of whatever it is you try to fill or stuff, and then compare the numbers to know how much stuffing you need.
1.) What are Buckwheat Hulls
Buckwheat Hulls are the outer shells of buckwheat groats aka grain. They have a natural earthy smell which is subtle and not overwhelming, so if you like the smell of walking in the woods, you'll also like the natural smell of these hulls.
Buckwheat was natively grown in Asia (Japan, China, parts of Russia) and later on made it to popularity in Europe, North America and Canada. It's mainly and largely used in the commercial production of flour to make Noodles and Bread products. Buckwheat Groats also make a yummy porridge and oat meal alternative if cooked in water. And since they are gluten free, the hulls are gluten free too which makes them a great choice for people with allergies.
And believe it or not, buckwheat has recently gained popularity as a substitute grain for making gluten free beer. In China people do also drink tea made from roasted buckwheat.
2.) What can you use Buckwheat Hulls for?
The most popular use is as a pillow filling/stuffing, but people also use it to make toys, cushions, bean bags and even mattresses. Buckwheat Husks are also a very popular natural and organic mulch for gardening.
Using them to make pillows is so popular because the hulls don't reflect heat and are 5 times more breathable than most synthetic and natural fibers. Buckwheat Hulls are also hypoallergenic.
Recently pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications for buckwheat hulls have increased as well because of their high levels of bioactive compounds.
3.) Do Buckwheat Husks attract bugs?
As long as they are properly cleaned, bugs are not an issue. Bugs only infest material which they think is a food source for them. So proper cleaning of hulls is of upmost importance to ensure hulls are and stay bug free. Even the smallest leftover particles of the groat itself, serve as a food source for bugs and can attract them. Using air cleaning technologies and heat treatment are two processes to deliver guaranteed bug free buckwheat husks and eliminate any living organism (bacteria and other micro lifeforms) from the hulls.
4.) How to store them?
There is no set rule or requirement for storage. As long as the hulls are kept dry, you are all set. Moisture can create mold and when buckwheat husks are soaked in water they can even break down which means the hulls crack and break into super small particles rendering them useless as pillow stuffing. We recommend using a plastic bag or a simple bucket to store them in.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
What is the dust level of your hulls? We purchased hulls before from other brands and they were quite dusty.
All our Buckwheat and Millet Hulls are technically dust free. Our cleaning process makes sure dust and other residue is not to become a problem. When you use the hulls to fill up or refill your buckwheat pillow, please be aware though that over time hulls break down which might seem like there is "dust" in your pillow, but what it reallly is, is just small particles from the buckwheat hulls rubbing against each other each time you move the pillow or your head.
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