For light and spot cleaning:
We recommend using a damp cloth or sponge with a touch of soap/detergent to wipe clean and then air well.
It is important to empty out the buckwheat hulls from your Sati-Seat prior before washing. Each Sati-Seat can be emptied via the velcro sealed opening underneath the handle. We recommend using a large paper bag like the ones used for leaves and yard trimmings or a large box as opposed to a plastic bag for the hulls. Once emptied wash with like colours in a regular wash (cold) or hand wash and lay flat to dry.
Remove the Zabuton Hemp Cover/Pillow case and wash with like colours in a regular wash (cold) or hand wash and lay flat to dry. Do not attempt to wash the inner pillow with the kapok fiber.
Remove the Pillow case and wash with like colours in a regular wash (cold) or hand wash and lay flat to dry (or use low heat in dryer). Do not attempt to wash the inner pillow with the flax seeds.
We DO NOT recommend that you heat/microwave the pillows as it can reduce the longevity of the pillows and if left heated too long the buckwheat may possibly dry, smoke and if not monitored carefully, even can catch fire. The Sati-Head Pillows however, can be cooled in the freezer. The cooled pillows can be used to relieve aches and pains. They can also help cool your head/body on hot summer day and nights.
Flax seeds are very good for retaining heat and cold. That being the case, feel free to use our Eye pillows as both heating and cooling packs (great for muscle aches, headaches, fevers, inflammation etc. )
Remove the cover/pillow case and heat the pillow for about 30-35 seconds in the microwave (based on average microwave power).
Please be very mindful when heating your eye pillows in the microwave as flax seeds heat up fairly quickly. The pack should feel warm to the touch and not hot.
Remove the cover/pillow case and place the pillow in either the fridge or freezer until it feels cool.
Ecological facts about Hemp:
- naturally pest resistant (no need for pesticides and herbicides)
- can be grown in most climates
- is fast growing and can mature in approximately 70 days
- can be an eco-friendly alternative fuel and energy source
- a crop can yield four times more fiber than an average acre of forest
- grows well in a variety of climates and soil types
- hemp can be pulped using far less chemicals than wood
- can block UV rays more effectively than other fabrics
- Hemp has greater tensile strength than cotton
- It has been estimated that an acre of cotton yields about 500 pounds of fiber while one acre of Hemp will produce 1500 pounds of fiber
- Cotton often requires artificial / chemical fertilizer while hemp does not
- Cotton uses approximately 25-40% of all the crop chemicals used in the world
- Cotton only grows in warm climates where adequate irrigation.
- Developing countries drain large amounts of precious water and lose fertile land to grow cotton often contributing to the shortages of agricultural land and water for food crops to feed the people who live there
- It would be difficult for Organic Cotton to meet the market demands for sustainable and eco friendly textiles
- textiles, ropes and fibers
- construction materials i.e. fiberboard, flooring, insulation, paneling, particleboard
- eco-friendly alternative fuel and energy source
- great source of fiber, protein and essential fatty acids
- hemp oil can be used for cooking and cosmetics
- hemp meal can be used to make flour