Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Go Green Giveaway Event: Savvy Rest Review


Savvy Rest will bring you complete peace of mind as you lie down to sleep. They're company was born out of the extreme concerns surrounding the toxic chemicals and pesticides in the materials used in mattresses. By making their mattresses from "green" materials like natural latex rubber, certified organic wool and certified organic cotton, you can rest assured knowing exactly what you're sleeping on. The Savvy Rest bedding line also includes great organic accessories to go along with your new natural mattress including organic mattress toppers, sheets, mattress pads, and pillows. Savvy Rest's commitments to you:

Purity: our materials are natural, nontoxic, certified and independently tested.  
Comfort: every Savvy Rest organic mattress is customized for the individual.
Integrity: we treat customers with honesty and respect. 
Value: a Savvy Rest will long outlast a conventional mattress.

When you consider that you spend 1/3 of your life sleeping (well, depending on what stage you are in life!), I think it's fair to say that buying a high quality, non-toxic mattress and bedding is a great idea. Starting with a good pillow is just the beginning. I never used to feel this way, but recently my favorite pillow in the world has really been showing signs of wear. It suddenly dawned on me that is was too flat, was getting lumpy, and it almost didn't unfold when I folded it in half. And I don't even want to think of the toxic off-gassing this pillow produces either. I'm embarrassed to admit that I think this pillow is over 4 years old!

I've tried to find a comparable pillow, preferably made with natural materials. The brand of my old pillow no longer made pillows, and everything else was just horribly uncomfortable for one reason or another. So, I've given up on the hunt for the perfect pillow many times. I didn't think an organic pillow would be any better either. When I was given the opportunity to review an organic pillow from Savvy Rest, I said " YES!" I wouldn't have said that if I didn't like the great features I saw on their website. The organic fibers and 100% pure latex in the Organic Shredded Latex Pillow are pretty appealing I must say.
The Organic Shredded Latex Pillow is exactly what I've been looking for. It features organic inner and outer casings that are unzipped to reveal the 100% pure latex blend of Dunlop and Talalay latex. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but the shredded latex is really neat! It has the texture of tiny pieces of soft foam, and smells like strong latex (of course). The latex smell does go away significantly over time, but I still smell it a little. It doesn't bother me, but you could always cover it with an extra casing or two. The latex poured out quickly, so I recommend having a bag or other storage device ready to collect any latex you wish to take out. That bring me to my favorite part of this pillow, the customizable height. 

By removing the desired amount of latex, you can achieve the perfect height without loosing the firmness of the pillow. They are intentionally (and generously) overstuffed so this pillow can really work for anyone. I literally took out 2 1/2 gallon size bags of the latex! Yeah, I was shocked it took that much too to get it right. But the result is a pillow that is the right height for my head and neck. Just zip up the pillow casings, shake the pillow and the 100% pure latex inside will distribute evenly without any issues. No lumps or anything!

Most pillows I've slept on leave a lot to be desired, in the sense of materials used and comfort level. I'm mostly a side sleeper and I tend to sleep on one side of the pillow close to the edge. This usually gets interesting because I have to fluff a synthetically filled pillow a billion times so my head isn't turned too far down or too far up (if that makes sense). The Savvy Rest Organic Shredded Latex Pillow provides a very supportive, yet extremely comfortable position EVERY time you lay your head down. Not.Even.Kidding. It's almost like your lying on a pillow filled with air. When I lay my head down, it ever so slightly bounces as the pillow cradles my head to sleep. I'm so thrilled I can hardly stand it! This pillow definitely has a "wow" factor to it and I can rest easy knowing it's organic.


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Price: $89 for the standard size Organic Shredded Latex Pillow
 
The Verdict: This is an amazing pillow and I can't say enough! Savvy Rest is completely committed to only safe, organic materials for their products, and I love it! My hubby keeps trying to steal it from me and "borrow" it from me for a night. I know I'd never get it back so I have to tell him no!
No more lumpy pillows, synthetic fibers, chemical off-gases, or uncomfortable nights. My search is over. I have found the holy grail of pillows! Thank you Savvy Rest!

Buy It: Buy the Savvy Rest Organic Shredded Latex Pillow today! 


Enter to WIN your own pillow from Savvy Rest during the Go Green Event October 5-11!



Disclosure: Savvy Rest provided me with this item to review free of charge, but has not influenced my review or opinion. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. The Reynolds Mom, not Savvy Rest, determines the winner. Savvy Rest is responsible for shipping the prize to the winner. No purchase is necessary to enter.

58 comments:

Danielle @ Happenings of the Harper Household said...

These look awesome... I have been using the same old feather pillow for YEARS.... I'm kinda attached to it, hehe. But maybe I could give it up for this!

♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ said...

these would be great for people with allergies too

Sara said...

Unfortunately they have latex in them so I couldnt use them, but hubby would love it!

Trista said...

id love a good pillow i use about 3 a night now

Melissa said...

This is so interesting! I love that you can take some out and customize it.

yuukiimi said...

I'd love to get a new pillow. especially an organic one... mine has lost its 'fluff'ness.

Tandy and Jeff said...

I heard about these a few months ago and have been thinking of them every single time I go to bed! I'm terrible at picking out a good pillow at the store. They seem perfect while I'm there, but inevitably they're not so great after using them once or twice. I'd loooooooove to get one of these!!

Heather said...

I'm sure I could use a new pillow as I think I've had mine for awhile. Its hard for me to replace mine though because I like them once they fit me and aren't overly fluffy.

Ada said...

great review! Thanks for all the helpful info to let us know what great quality this pillow is. very helpful.

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DiaryofaHairPrincess said...

my only concern is the latex (which i have an allgery for) otherwise i love the fact that you can remove any amount of latex and the pillow will still keep it's structure

Brittney said...

The perfect pillow is a must! I have started taking my pillow with me wherever I go because it is so comfy, but this pillow sounds amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

I would love a pillow this comfortable. Sometimes I wake up and have to adjust my pillow properly. It would be fantastic to have an organic pillow and I bet I will sleep better. Thanks.

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esluka said...

that looks awesome. have tried some gel pillows, but this may be better as far as contour!

astroqueen67 said...

This pillow looks so soft and comfortable! I love it that it's organic! Holly Hennessy Swint astroqueen67@hotmail.com

M.j. said...

This is exactly what I need to rest my head on every night. It sounds amazing. I think I will put this on my xmas list this year.Thanks.ciao4now64@yahoo.com

polly said...

have to try this pillow....i hate pillow shopping...spend more money on pillows and end up using them just once or twice. thanks for the review!
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jill24295 said...

I actually sleep with an old feather/down pillow that was my grandmother's before I was born (I'm 43). It's comforting to have it, since she is no longer with us, but I think I would really appreciate the chance to own a new pillow. Your review makes this product sound simply heavenly.
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Michele P. said...

love the fact that you can customize the height of the pillow... I like mine lower than hubby's and this sounds comfy and definitely you can customize it to your liking.
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Judy said...

I have never heard of these pillows. They look very comfortable.

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Sarah Hull said...

What a neat and comfy looking pillow! I love that it is organic and it is so cool that it is filled with shredded latex! I never even knew that existed!

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Eco Baby Mama Drama said...

This would be great for me! We NEED new pillows!
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Lori Thomas said...

Nice pillow, can always use new pillows

~April~ said...

These look and sound great. Going to have to try one. :-) april@pinebelt.net

linda brooks said...

It is so hard to find good pillows, and I bet theese are great.

Erin said...

I'm pretty picky about pillows, so one I can customize would be awesome. I did wonder about the latex smell.

Holly Wilson said...

I sleep the same way- on my side and on the edge of the pillow. I had always thought it would be impossible to find a pillow that would meet my needs. I wonder if this would work for me...

ticklemetiffyyyy said...

I too seem to be on the quest for the perfect pillow. Ugh they all seem to be made for back sleepers or belly sleepers but Im a side sleeper and pillows no matter how much Ive paid for them never seem to stack up :( so for now I still have my pregnancy pillow (which hubby steals all the time) in addition to a halfways decent pillow I picked up on sale because I would have never paid that much for a pillow but it still is lacking.
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swedEnesefamily said...

I have never heard of shredded latex before. I am very interested to try it out.

jana haskins said...

i love you can customize it!


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Carrie Phelps said...

I have the hardest time finding a pillow & am always buying a new one hoping it's "the one". This sounds wonderful!
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latanya said...

That is great that no matter the position, it is always comfortable.

amybrown16 said...

This pillow sounds dreamy!!

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Frugal Family Fun said...

Want this pillow for my husband! He would love it!! frugalfamilyfunspot at gmail dot com

Jenny H said...

I think it's interesting that you can take out some of the latex. Neat idea!

Amanda said...

I love that you can adjust the amount fill that goes in it!
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Adrienne said...

You got me sold!
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Dealsfan32 said...

great review, Thank you!
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kmogilevski said...

I agree that it's so hard to find a pillow and I want a good pillow! Like you said, we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping, so we want to be comfortable!

all natural katie
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Nicole said...

You had me at PILLOW.. You didn't even need a review, but it sure did help! I love my pillows (which drives husband NUTS!) and I am actually currently in the market for a new batch (hah, sounds weird; like I am car shopping).. Thanks for the great review!

- Nicole
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Juana said...

Thanks for the review. I definitely need a pillow like this.

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Diddlepoyner said...

that pillow look comfy!!

JLJMommy said...

I really like my pillow but wouldn't mind trading it in for a newer model.
Love the customizability!

Miranda said...

These look very comfortable! I really hope to get one!

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Giveaway Hound said...

These look great! We have an organic latex mattress and love it, but sadly we are still using our very old Tempurpedic pillows. I'd love to get something more natural like this.

tracerscouponaffair said...

This is a great review and looks like a GREAT proudct!!

ruthhill74 said...

My daughter really needs a new pillow, and this would be fantastic!
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Kathy said...

I think this pillow would be great for my allergies.

Elaine said...

Thanks for the review. I esp. like when you wrote how your old pillow, when folded in half, stayed that way. It was nice to read a true, normal, down to earth review.

Bonnye said...

Natural Fibers are important to us- and i love your honest review when it comes to this pillow. I love the customizable nature of the pieces of latex foam as opposed to the one I currently use that is a solid piece. I will have to try this!

Moneezzy (: said...

These look awesome. Naturals Fibers are important to me (:

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Pauline said...

we are need of a new pillow and this pillow looks awesome. - (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

ruslady said...

this pillow would be great for people with allergy or asthma
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Cat said...

I'm in need of both a new pillow and a good, restful, pain free night of sleep. I wonder if this pillow could supply all? It looks heavenly!
Cat
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outsiderein said...

Wow I hope I win this!

Jennifer Pickett said...

I use a feather pillow now but for years I've needed to switch because of allergies. This is the first alternative I've seen that I think I might like. I've tried the foam pillows but they just aren't that comfy.

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Mama Chocolate said...

I would love to know that my pillow was non-toxic!

SAPsMaMa said...

Seeing as how we sleep half our lives away a non toxic sleep pillow is essential!

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