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How to Use a Soothing Lavender Heat Pillow

You get home from a rough, exhausting day of work and you are longing to relax. Or, you are feeling a bit under the weather and are in search of a pick-me-up that will help you to feel better instantly. 

Look no further than a soothing lavender heat pillow from Sonoma Lavender. Our range of soothing lavender heat pillows is a best-seller – and for good reasons. There are so many benefits to cuddling up with one of these at every chance you get. Below, we highlight some of these benefits and assist you in terms of how to put the heatable or chillable pillow to good use. 

The Benefits of a Soothing Lavender Heat Pillow 

Enjoy the luxury of the spa treatment at home with Sonoma Lavender’s heated collection. Lavender smells incredible. However, this amazing plant and its aroma are known to be a lot more valuable than simply offering a pleasant fragrance. Lavender is celebrated for offering the following benefits to anyone who chooses to embrace it: 


    Lavender aids in improving a person’s quality of sleep, as well as help them fall asleep faster. There are a few studies that seek to prove this benefit. One of those studies was published in the British Association of Critical Nurses. It was based on exposing ICU patients who were having trouble sleeping to lavender essential oils. The majority of the patients reported an improvement in their overall quality of sleep thereafter. They also claimed that the lavender had a positive and lasting effect on their anxiety and mood in general, so let the scent of lavender soothe your senses.


      Lavender is thought to be good for the skin. It is often used to treat acne and blemishes. Furthermore, it can be used to soothe other painful skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. Lavender oil gently moisturizes skin, is naturally antibacterial and has the power to calm and heal painful acne breakouts.


        Yes, lavender is also a natural pain reliever. While applying some lavender essential oil directly onto the affected area of the body is the usual way in which to bring relief, many people report that, often, the mere smell of lavender is enough to help ease the discomfort. It is the reason why many athletes turn to lavender to help soothe muscle discomfort and injuries after working out. Let lavender heat pillow help relieve tension with moist warmth, use yours hot or cool whenever you need to take a moment to relax and unwind.  

        Blood Pressure

          Countless aromatherapy experts will tell you how much of a difference the scent of lavender can make to a person’s blood pressure and heart rate. The results of a study conducted in 2017 were recently published in the Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 

          The study claimed that when 40 people inhaled lavender essential oil after undergoing heart surgery, their blood pressure and heart rate were both significantly reduced.  


          Lavender is known to aid in breathing, especially in those who suffer from asthma and other lung issues. This is due to the fact that it contains anti-inflammatory properties. In 2014, data from a study conducted on mice was published, which claimed that lavender had a positive impact on respiratory health. The results of the study demonstrated that lavender had the power to soothe allergic inflammation and mucus hyperplasia. 


          If you are going through menopause, you may find yourself experiencing awful, uncomfortable hot flashes. These can be difficult to deal with and are often the worst part of menopause. A study published in the Journal of the Chinese Medical Association suggests that lavender can assist in reducing the severity and frequency of these hot flashes. The study suggests that exposure to the scent of lavender for 20 minutes, twice a day is enough to yield positive results in this regard. 

          How to Use Your Calming Lavender Heat Pillow

          Now that you know why it is always a good idea to involve lavender in your daily routine, here is exactly how to use your calming lavender heat pillow to your advantage:

          Use yours hot or cool whenever you need to take a moment to relax and unwind. 

          The option you select depends on the circumstances and, of course, your personal preference. 

          Heating the pillow is great for:

          • Feeling warm and cozy during wintertime
          • Providing warm heat therapy
          • Finding comfort after a taxing day
          • Dealing with pain of any kind

          Chilling the pillow is great for:

          • Cooling down when the weather is hot in summer
          • Refreshing cool sensation
          • Taking care of sprains or sore muscles
          • Keeping yourself alert

          If you opt to heat the soothing lavender pillow, it is always best to place it in the microwave carousel for a few seconds and do not exceed 2 minutes maximum. Alternatively, you can place the lavender pillow inside your tumble dryer for the same effect. 

          If you decide to chill the lavender pillow instead, it is recommended that you place the pillow inside a plastic bag then put it inside the freezer for however long you prefer. It will usually be sufficiently cool if you leave it in the freezer for 30 to 60 minutes at a time.  

          After using the pillow for some time, it will no doubt require a good wash. The wonderful news is that it is really easy to keep your trusty soothing lavender heat pillow clean. 

          First remove the lavender insert pouch inside the cover, then place the cover inside your washing machine and wash as normal. You can also choose to hand-wash the cover if you would prefer. 

          Other Must-Have Products from Our Lavender Heated Spa Collection

          While our soothing lavender heat pillows are undoubtedly one of our most sought-after products, they certainly are not the only wonderful options available within our lavender heated spa collection. 

          Just like the pillow, all of these additional products can be easily heated or chilled for your comfort. 

          They include:

          • Heat wraps
          • Heated footies 
          • Heated eye masks
          • Heated booties
          • Heated mittens
          • Heated blankets
          • Heated neck bolster rolls
          • Heated animal toys

          You may view all these heated spa products on Sonoma Lavender website. For more information about investing in a soothing lavender heat pillow or one of the other aforementioned heatable or chillable lavender products, do not hesitate to get in touch with the friendly Sonoma Lavender customer care team today.