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VegasSlim's Reviews
 
Luxuriously soft support for your sleep
 
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3 / 5
3 / 5
FromSin City
Shopping Frequency:once a year
I have used this product for:less than a month
it smelled like a musty barn when it arrived
PostedNovember 24, 2011
I like this pillow but for some reason it and the Kapok pillow I ordered both smelled like a musty barn or warehouse. I want to get another one but now I am afraid of ordering from Gaiam. My spouse was able to get the terrible smell out of the pillow and the pillow itself is really nice; just what I needed. But that smell!!!
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 Organic Kapok Pillow
Organic Kapok Pillow
Down-like loft that’s naturally hypoallergenic
 
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
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2 / 5
FromSin City
Shopping Frequency:once a year
I have used this product for:less than a month
terrible smell when it arrived
PostedNovember 24, 2011
I bought this an another pillow. Both arrived quickly but both also had a terrible odor; as if they sat in a musty store room for years. I mean the smell was awful. I almost sent the pillows back, but my spouse put them in our dryer on the "steam" setting with some organic fabric sheets. After a few treatments, the pillows were 99% rid of the musty, barn smell. That is where the bad experience ended.
The pillows themselves are great. I've been looking for a non-down pillow that was not too firm or to soft. I hate to sound like Goldilocks but this pillow has thus far worked out well.
I just wonder, however, how the heck it could have picked-up the terrible smell. I want to order a couple more but I don't want to buy them from Gaiam since I am guessing the smell was picked-up in its warehouse. In sum, I don't recommend purchasing this item from Gaiam but I do recommend the pillow itself.
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 Organic Kapok Pillow
Organic Kapok Pillow
Down-like loft that’s naturally hypoallergenic
 

Do Kapok pillows typically have an odor?

I'm worried I received a "moldy"? pillow??? The smell is really strong and my husband made me remove it from the bed! I kept trying to tell myself that it is the natural fibers, but really it smells like mold and is pretty disgusting. I'm bummed because the pillow is quite comfortable. Please advise. Thanks!
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Mine did, but so too did not the Kapok pillow I bought from Gaiam. It was more of a musty smell. I don't think it was the nature of the fibers since I was able to remove the smell by steam cleaning the pillow.
2 years, 8 months ago
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Sin City