Buckwheat Hull

It's Lagniappe (lan-yap) – Something extra

Buckwheat Hull - It's Lagniappe (lan-yap) – Something extra


Buckwheat Hulls

Buckwheat Hulls in 2lb bag


Buckwheat Hulls

Domestically Grown, Pillow Ready
Available in 2 lb, 10 lb or 18 lb sizes



Buckwheat Seeds (also called Kernels)

Buckwheat Seeds or Kernels



Whole Buckwheat Seeds

as seen on Martha Stewart Living
Available in 2 lb or 10 lb sizes




Welcome to Cary, North Carolina, the new home of BuckwheatHull.com!  We are now a proud part of Life Experiences

Life Experiences, Inc. is a non-profit organization that operates a variety of small businesses for adults with developmental disabilities. Through education, training, and the free enterprise system, Life Experiences offers fulfilling employment for these individuals, allowing them to function as independent, productive citizens of our community. At the same time, valuable services and products are also provided.

The newest enterprise to operate under Life Experiences is BuckwheatHull.com, an online business specializing in hypo-allergenic Buckwheat hulls and Buckwheat seeds for use in products such as pillows, cushions, and heating pads.

Jackie Holcombe, Founder Buckwheathull.com

Jackie Holcombe, Founder

The idea was the brainchild of Morrisville, North Carolina Mayor Jackie Holcombe, who founded BuckwheatHull.com to create an employment opportunity for her daughter, Lindsay, born with Down Syndrome. Jackie’s hope from the start was to build an organization to help her daughter and other special-needs individuals to lead fulfilling, productive lives. Jackie’s efforts, along with Lindsay’s excellent work habits and a feature on the Martha Stewart Show combined to result in great success for BuckwheatHull.com. Now as a component of the Life Experiences family of businesses, many more developmentally disabled individuals will benefit from this unique enterprise.



  • Marissa Patti says:

    I was just checking out and the site crashed. PayPal says my payment was received. Is my order all set? Thanks, M

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      We received your order. It will ship on Monday. Thank you for using our product.

  • Ame Ho says:

    Hi, may I know the shipping price to singapore(10lbs)
    Email heeho2@gmail.com
    Thank u!!

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Good morning. In order to calculate shipping to Singapore I need a full shipping address and the amount you would like to order.
      Thank you!

  • jr says:

    Hi BWH,

    Would you please say something about the air-vacuuming and gravity-cleaning process you use for your hulls?
    I’m curious because I heard somewhere a recommendation to buy hulls that are roasted to ensure optimal cleanliness. But, I will add that I received my 18lb sack of hulls and the quality seems just fine, quite clean!
    Thank you

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hello! Our hulls are cleaned by a method which involves heat and spinning. They are tumbled in a cleaning unit similar to a large, industrial dryer. As the hulls are spun and heated any extra fiber is pulled away. The grower who supplies us with the products has indicated that this cleaning process for the hulls is done in three stages to ensure the highest quality. Thanks for the inquiry!

  • Cora May says:

    Hi, I was wondering if buckwheat hulls are the same as buckwheat mulch and if not what is the difference. Thanks, Cora

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hello Cora,
      I am not absolutely certain, but believe that buckwheatw mulch is typically just the buckwheat hulls. We have had other customers purchase the hulls to use as mulch. Seven Arrows Farms is one of the sources of information we have used in the past. Basically the hulls are the remaining outside “skins” when the seeds have been removed. Not sure how much this has helped you.

  • Alice Antonioli says:

    How large a volume is 10 pounds of buckwheat seeds?

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Hello Alice,
      10 pounds of buckwheat seeds ships in a box measuring 10x10x6″ and fills it to capacity.

  • Marcie Muir says:

    I purchased from you in 2009 and loved my pillow so much. We had a mishap recently & my old pillow was ruined. I tried using 2 different pillows & I haven’t slept right since. Can’t wait for my new buckwheat filling to arrive so I can get a good night’s sleep!

    Just wanted to say I love your product, and the fact that you employ handicapped people. I used to work in a hotel that employed handicapped people in the laundry, and it was a wonderful program for all of us.
    And to anyone griping about shipping fees, yours is the best price including s & h out there. I researched thoroughly before making my purchase in 2009 & checked again today & yours is still the best final price by far.

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Thanks, Marcie, for the kind words. The original owner of the company passed it on to us at Life Experiences. We employ over 50 individuals with a variety of developmental disabilities and it truly is an amazing place! Lindsay is the daughter of the owner…she is the reason the business came to be!
      Thanks! Lynn

  • Fong Chee Muing says:


    I would like to order 7lbs of buckwheat hulls. Are you able to ship to Singapore ? How much does it cost including shipping charges ?

    Please advise.

    My Email address : cheemuingfong@gmail.com

    Thank you.

    Best Regards
    Fong Chee Muing

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Good morning,

      Please email me your complete shipping address and I will be able to determine the shipping fee. We do sell the buckwheat hulls in increments of 2lbs. and 10lbs., so please let me know what amount you are interested in ordering.

      Thank you.

  • lisajiao says:

    Hi, I’m now in Markham, Canada. I’m interested in placing a big order on buckwheat hull. I called just now and left a message. Could you please contact me ASAP. Thanks. Lisa

    • Buckwheat1 says:

      Thank you for your call. I will email you with the information you requested.