Essentia is a Canadian company that specializes in producing bedding and pillows made from natural latex based foam.
Essentia's foam is a combination of natural Dunlop latex along with essential oils and plant extracts. The result is a material which out preforms conventional foam-based bedding and isn't toxic. Now that is a good combination right?
The result is a memory foam with no chemical odor or toxic adhesives that is 80% more breathable than similar products, while being 100% biodegradable.
I had the chance to test Essentia's Ergonomic pillow. The pillow is amazing. The first thing I noticed when I laid down is the pillow's seemingly perfect balance of support and comfort. Not too much. Not too little. Perfect.
I have tried a number of eco-friendly pillows over the last couple years and the Essentia pillow is the closest to ideal I've used.
What makes it so great? Well the feel and consistency of the latex foam.
Its not stiff or lumpy and its not too thin. No unpleasant odor. The size and weight of the pillow is another plus in my book. This pillow is more substantial than most I've tried meaning it doesn't move all over the bed at night as some of the lighter pillows have a tendency to do.
Essentia is located in Montreal where all of their beds and pillows are made. The company ships both pillows and beds to the US. US consumers in the NY/CT area can visit Essentia stores.
The company's natural foam is backed by a 20 year warranty. If you're looking for a green pillow I'd suggest considering one from Essentia
Pillows are available to customers in the US directly from the company. They ship pillows anywhere in the US for free.