What is a hop pillow?
Our hop pillows are white hessian drawstring bags measuring 5″ by 7″ (13cm x 18 cm) filled with a combination of dried hops flowers, dried valerian flowers and/or dried lavender.
To use your pillow, simply tuck it inside your regular pillow case when you go to bed.
The herbs will inevitably lose their potency over time, and we recommend replacing your pillow every 6 to 9 months.
How do hops, valerian and lavender help you sleep?
The sleep-inducing effects of hops were first noticed by harvest workers in the hop fields of southern England. “Hop Pillows” – small cloth bags stuffed with dried hops flowers – have been a traditional remedy for sleeplessness for many centuries, and subsequently a number of studies have been done on the sedative effects of hops (1, 2, 3).
Many of these studies refer to orally administered doses of hop and valerian extracts, but there is significant anecdotal evidence (1, 2, 3) to suggest that using hop pillows has a positive affect, and it’s certainly a lot more pleasant than swallowing a few drops of hop extract!
Whilst also having some sedative qualities, lavender also makes the pillows smell a little more pleasant!
What are your shipping and postage costs? How long will my order take to arrive?
We use Royal Mail services for shipping. For orders up to £20 shipping is £2.99, otherwise shipping is free.
Orders placed before midday should be shipping the same day (Mon-Fri). Orders should arrive within 1-2 business days.
What happens if I’m not satisfied with my order?
If your order is damaged upon receipt we will happily arrange a replacement, or if you are not satisfied with the order please contact us within 30 days and we will arrange a replacement or refund.