Natural Latex Pillow

What is a Natural Latex Pillow?

A natural latex pillow is one that is created from the sap of a rubber tree. These are all natural pillows that are durable, hypoallergenic, and responsive. A natural latex pillow does not have chemicals and is considered to be green. They are bouncy and spring back quickly after pressing on it. These pillows tend to outlast their competition. They provide long lasting comfort and are hygienic. They tend to be more comfortable because they mold to the head and neck contours but do not get rigid. They often stay cooler to the touch because they can dissipate heat and water much more easily.

Since these are latex pillows, they are not a good choice for someone with a latex allergy. They often have a smell after being manufactured which fades with time. They are helpful to someone that suffers from neck pain because it can support the spine, head, and neck properly in various positions of sleep. These pillows are resistant to dust mites, mildew, and other allergy inducing material.


There are two different processing methods for the creation of latex pillows. These processes both turn liquid soap from a rubber tree into foam. The Dunlop method has been used since the end of the 1920s. The Talalay method has been used since sometime during World War II. Both of these methods take sustainably harvested sap to a facility where it produces foam. In these facilities, the sap is mixed with non toxic and inorganic material and then whipped into a batter that is airy. The Dunlop method takes the mixture and pours it into a mold and then bakes it until it is solid.

To get shredded Talalay rubber, a few more steps are taken. In this method, the molds are taken and a vacuum is used to disperse the liquid latex throughout the mold. After that it is flash frozen to make sure there is a consistent structure in the cells. Then it is baked until it is solid. These additional steps give the latex a consistent feel while also making it lighter and more supple than the other form.