Monthly Archives: December 2011

Hot Cherry Therapeutic Pillow

By @ Amber St. Clare

Have you heard of the new Hot Cherry Therapeutic Pillow? Neither had I until Trystology surprised me with it. This pretty pillow comes in either red velvet or red denim (I have the pretty velvet one!), and get this, it’s not filled with foam or beans or seeds, it’s filled with…cherry pits! Totally, real cherry pits from real cherries! Why, you ask? Well, cherry pits are hollow, so they hold heat really well, and they’re also sustainable and get thrown away when cherries are pitted, so why not re-use them? Cherry pits are cleaned without using chemicals, and then filled into this pillow. To heat the pillow, you simply microwave the entire pillow for anywhere from 2-4 minutes depending on your microwave wattage. This green and eco-friendly heated pillow makes a great gift, and can be used in a variety of ways. When I have PMS, I usually use a heating pad, but that can be annoying since it has to be plugged it and isn’t portable, but this pillow is awesome for cramps! Just heat this bad boy in the microwave, and then lay it on your stomach. The warm heat soothes tired muscles and can be used on the body, as well as put between the sheets on your bed to warm your bed wile you lounge or sleep or have sex!

The material of the pillow is cleaned each time you microwave it, so you don’t have to wash it, but you can spot clean it with a damp cloth if you need to. The pits are firm but doesn’t feel too hard because with so many pits inside they form and kind of mold the pillow against your body. If you have diabetes or circulation problems, ask a doctor before using this pillow or any other warm moist therapy. The pillow comes wrapped in a pretty ribbon, so it’s perfect for gift giving, and it comes with instructions on how to heat the pillow properly. The pillow stays heated for a nice long while too, because of the cherry pits holding temperature, this hot pillow lasted me over an hour! Did I mention the smell? Oh silly me, yeah, it smells like cherries! Real cherries, delicious yummy cherries that would fill a luscious hot cherry pie! It offers a moist warm cherry fragrance that naturally occurs from the cherry pits heating up, and it smells really pretty. Not too strong or overpowering, and not overly sweet like artificial cherry, but real hand picked cherries. The scent is soothing and reminds me of something yummy baking in the kitchen. Moist heat can help to de-stress, help tired and sore muscles, and help minor aches and pains such as menstrual cramps. The pillow holds 2 pounds of cherry pits! the pillow isn’t super light and has a little bit of weight to it, but it’s not heavy, the pillow’s velvet material is pretty thin so most of the bulk to the pillow is just pits. Though, lemme tell ya, it aint’ the pits, baby! This pillow is awesome. You can get the Hot Cherry Pillow at Trystology.