Kimochi Aroma Pillows are my newest tools for easing stress and tension. “Kimochi” is a Japanese word which translates to “good mood,” and this is associated to such wonderful feeling with every use of the therapy pillows. Indeed, these sensory “heaty microwaveable pillows” keep me warm, relax my tight muscles, and relieve my chronic pain issues. I use them almost every day now to ultimately help me rest deeply after a tiring day at work. 🙂
A Review: 5 Things to Love About Kimochi Aroma Pillows
Instead of using electric heat pads, blankets, or hot water bottles for your aches and pains, these microwaveable pillow are just the ticket! Kimochi Aroma Pillows are lightweight and ultra-compact, which means you can carry them around and pack them everywhere. Weight is also a defining factor that makes it easy for the pillow to drape on your body.
If you have neck or shoulder spasms, for example, you wouldn’t want to be burdened of carrying heavy pillows like sacks of rice on your back and scrunching your shoulders every minute or so. The grains move around inside, hitting all the places where I want relief.
2. Relaxing Scent
Aromatherapy in the bedroom elevates the mood of people suffering from sleep disorders. Lavender essential oil infused as the default scent of Kimochi Aroma Pillows encourages a better night’s sleep. Jasmine, eucalyptus, lemon, sandalwood, and chamomile are other great scents that reduce nervous system activity and maximize sleep benefits.
After microwaving the pillow, the relaxing scent is not replaced with a burning smell. I find that it’s a faint floral/herbal scent that’s not too cloying or nauseating, a fragrance that most spa centers use. Per their website, the aroma eventually wears off with continued use but you can spray the pillow with an aromatic oil of your choice to refresh the scent or give it a new one.
3. Natural Home Health Remedy
Kimochi Aroma Pillows are natural home health remedy products that can be used to treat various types of aches and pains. They help to aid in many physical and mental issues such as headaches, sinuses, migraines, insomnia, stress, tension, cramps, joint pain, stiffness, muscle aches, and more. Depending on your needs, you can either use them safely as a hot or cold compress.
To cool, wrap the pillow in a plastic bag, seal, and place inside the refrigerator or freezer for at least three hours or overnight. To heat, just put it in the microwave for a minute or two. When you’re outside and don’t have a microwave, placing it near the windshield in the sun warms it up on a long drive.
Kimochi Aroma Pillows come in different sizes and all of them are soft, plushy, and flexible. My favorite has to be the 3 Cut Wrap Around (15cmx39cm) since it can wrap around my entire neck and stiff shoulders. The pillow can conform to contours of the neck and the head resulting in even distribution, proper support, and comfort. Also, whenever menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) occur, this works as my ultimate relaxer and pain reducer. 🙂
Considering that these pillows are reusable and are made with good quality materials, prices are decent and pretty reasonable. The print designs on the cotton fabric pillow covers can be customized and there are plenty to choose from. They’re even great as gifts, wedding souvenirs, and corporate giveaways. Available sizes are as follows:
Hand Warmer (8cmx11cm) – PhP 70
- reduces puffy eyes and soothes sore eyes
- relieves sinuses, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, hand and finger pain
- can be used as a comfy wrist pad
Wrist Type (7cmx19cm) – PhP 120
- relieves sinus, headaches, wrist pain, and stye
- can be used as a comfy wrist pad for computer keyboard and mouse
Square Type (16cmx19cm) – PhP 230
- relieves frozen shoulders, joint and knee pain, lower back pain, menstrual pain, and stomachache
- can be extra comforting for children at bed time
3 Cut Wrap Around (15cmx39cm) – PhP 430
- relieves swollen legs, joint pain, muscular sprain, lower back pain, menstrual cramps and stomachache, stiff neck, and frozen shoulders