The Benefits of Aromatherapy and Deep-Pressure on Children with Autism

The month of April is National Autism Awareness Month. In light of this national awareness, we wanted to research the benefits that aromatherapy and deep-pressure items can have on children with autism.

According to the Autism Society, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is “a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others.” It is known as a spectrum disorder because the variety of symptoms and severity level differ from person to person. Typical symptoms are difficulty communicating or interacting with other people, limited interest, and symptoms that hurt a person’s ability to function at school, work, or throughout life.

Today, 1 in 68 children have been diagnosed with autism in the United States, and the prevalence is rising. Since the release of this statistic and many others, various research has been conducted on the benefits of aromatherapy and deep-pressure products on children with autism.

Many aromatherapy techniques help improve the sensory system of children with ASD. ASD children tend to have low attention spans, trouble sleeping, and high reactions to stress. According to the Autism Parenting Magazine, essential oils can help reduce stress levels, help them sleep and increase attention. Essential oils such as Frankincense, Lavender, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Peppermint, and Chamomile can help ease these daily stresses by rubbing a small amount on their hands and feet or using a plug-in that goes into the wall of their bedroom.

Deep-pressure stimulation increases endorphin production, and other hormones, such as serotonin and dopamine can help improve mood and decrease stress. Deep-Pressure products such as weighted blankets, vests, and pillows can also provide ASD children with comfort and ease their stress. These products allow for deep-pressure stimulation in ASD children because they make them feel like they are being hugged, cuddled, or comforted, which is relaxing to both ASD children and other children alike.

At Mother Earth Pillows, we carry both weighted pillows and essential oils that can bring comfort to all children, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We have a wide variety of pillows that come in various shapes, sizes, colors, and animal friends! Shop our children’s pillows here at

This month, we are also running a special on our various essential oils! Visit to view our selection of oils today.

To learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder, view our list of sources below.



Monthly Special: Sinus Therapy Pillows


Here comes spring!

It’s almost springtime, and you know what that means. The birds start singing, the weather gets nicer, the days get longer – and allergies get stronger! According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies plague at least 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children. They also explain that the most common indoor/outdoor allergies are tree, grass and weed pollen, mold spores, dust mites, cockroaches and animal dander. Allergic reactions can cause itchy eyes, runny nose, congestion, coughing, sneezing and breathing trouble.

At Mother Earth Pillows, we strive to create products that help alleviate the symptoms that come with springtime flowers and sunny days. Our golden flax seed Sinus Therapy Pillows can be used for allergies as well as colds and general sinus pressure. These 9″ x 5″ pillows weigh approximately one pound and cover the entire sinus cavity. The weight of the pillows on the sinuses can help relieve any pain or pressure caused by your sinuses or seasonal allergies. It also helps the muscles to relax and bring a new sense of relief to your sinus cavity.

The pillows are sold either with our BREATHE herbal blend or without herbs. BREATHE is specifically designed to help ease sinus pressure, seasonal allergies, asthma, bronchitis and flu-like symptoms. The blend contains herbs such as eucalyptus, peppermint, spearmint, lemon balm, rosemary, lavender, anise, and clove. These herbs provide relief as well as a sense of relaxation that can be used at any time throughout the year. We also sell the pillows in a NO HERB blend.

For best results, heat your Sinus Pillow in the microwave for 2-3 minutes or place it in the freezer until chilled (probably 30 minutes or more). After heating or cooling, place the pillow across your eyes, nose, and cheeks for instant relief and relaxation from your aches and pains.

This month we are running a special on these pillows in light of spring allergy season. Visit our current monthly specials at, and place your order today so you can enjoy your warm spring days!


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Welcome to Pillow Talk!

Hello World! I am happy to announce the launch of our new blog, “Pillow Talk!”

We will provide new relevant content twice a month. Topics will include Customer Spotlights, Employee Spotlights, Product Spotlights, Innovative Use of Pillows and Essential Oils, and other topical/newsworthy items. If you have ideas or would like us to focus on something in particular, please reach out to me directly with your thoughts.

Additionally, we will be sure to point out MONTHLY SPECIALS or other offers.

I hope we can offer valuable insights and education to the entire Mother Earth Pillows community and beyond!

All the Best…Jeff Evenson

Customer Spotlight: Fusion Massage and Wellness

Our first customer spotlight features Fusion Massage Wellness in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Fusion offers a variety of massage therapy services and purchases our “naked” pillows to use during their treatments. Our “naked” pillows come without fabric coverings and have a muslin cover to hold our golden flax seed.

Upon receiving our pillows, they partner with a local charity, Martha’s Task, who sews covers for the pillows and attaches a Fusion Massage Wellness tag to brand the pillows for Fusion’s services and the sale of Cozy Rolls in their retail area.

Fusion has been partnering with Martha’s Task for seven years, and it has led to the betterment of both organizations.

Martha’s Task is a training and work program for economically challenged and marginalized women in Bartlesville. According to 24/7 Wall Street, Oklahoma ranks as one of the top ten poorest states in the nation. To address this statistic, Martha’s Task teaches women how to sew. After learning how to sew, the women obtain sources to sell their products and keep 100 percent of the profit.

The program began when retired seamstress, Lois Morgan, heard that her church, St. James Catholic Church, was looking for a way to better serve those who were economically challenged within the community. She donated her professional sewing machines, tables and various supplies and Martha’s Task began out of a small room in the church.

Since then, Martha’s Task has become an independent non-profit who has been a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization since 2002. They are supported by multiple local churches, generous donors, local organizations and foundations, such as Fusion Massage and Wellness. Their supporters provide monetary donations to purchase new supplies, provide fabric donations for the women to use to create their products and purchase their products to give the Martha’s Task women a way to make a living.

Today, the program at Martha’s Task is run by Loretta Vives, Linda Quinn, Pat Brown and numerous volunteers.

Amanda Jacobson, owner and massage therapist at Fusion Massage and Wellness, said the current partnership between Fusion, Martha’s Task and Mother Earth Pillows has been fantastic.

“The previous owner was very big into promoting local non-profits and businesses as much as she could while growing Fusion,” Jacobson said. “At the time, she was actually hand making her own flax pillows and using Martha’s Task for the covers. As things got busier, she turned to Mother Earth Pillows for the flax pillows so the marriage between the two is what we have now.”

Fusion sells our pillows in their retail store under the name Cozy Rolls. They tell each customer about the product, but also about who made the cover for their pillow. They thank their customer not only for supporting their business, but also supporting the women at Martha’s Task.

We are so proud to be involved in this great story! Many thanks to Amanda at Fusion for sharing their experience with us. If you ever find yourself in the Tulsa area, be sure to find an extra 20 minutes to run up to Bartlesville – you won’t be disappointed by the hospitality, talent and charitable nature you find at Fusion Massage and Wellness!

To learn more about Fusion Massage and Wellness or Martha’s Task, you can visit their websites with the links provided below this post.

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