Testimonials of linen health benefits from our customers
Please note—everyone responds differently, so what worked for one person may or may not work for you.
Linen revolutionizes sleep
A lifetime of poor, fitful sleep. It started in childhood, before I even had a word to put to what was wrong. A noise, a flicker of light from the TV in the living room, a breeze blowing through my bedroom window - all conspired to keep me awake. I can say I knew what every hour of the night was like and as the years passed, I tried drinking milk before bedtime, meditation, even sleeping pills. Until a chance comment led me to Melanie Ellison and her wonderful linens. "Try a linen pillowcase," she said. "It may just help you sleep." I didn't quite believe it would make any difference at all, but I wanted to support her grassroots business, so I bought a set of linen pillowcases and put them on my pillows right away. Then I walked away and forgot about them until the next morning. Five a.m.: I opened my eyes and thought "What? What happened to the night, where did it go? Did I really sleep through the night?" Yes, I had. I had slept through the night and then I remembered the linen pillowcases. I am sure that is what did the trick!
Linen underwear heals hip pain
I purchased the linen underwear because I was having yeast infections and heard it could help. I received the underwear and put it on. I noticed after an hour or so I had no lower back or hip pain. You see I also suffer from chronic bursitis and have chronic pain daily. I often wake my husband in the middle of the night because I cry out in pain when I move the wrong way. I am a total believer! I cannot believe the linen worked when all of the essential oils, massage and chiropractic only relieved the pain slightly and the pain always returned! I was ready to seek out a Dr. and look at surgical options! Thank you; my quality of life has been greatly improved.
"I had a migraine for three days before I got my linen pillowcase. I slept on it one night and in the morning the headache was gone."
C-section scar pain gone!
"I placed some natural linen on my c-section scar, which still itched and hurt every day, even over a year after my daughter's birth. I haven't had pain or itching since!"
No more snoring!
After four nights of sleeping on the linen pillowcases, my husband stopped snoring. We plan to order a set of sheets next. Thank you!!!
Linen helps blind people to sleep
Many people struggle with sleep disorders, of course; but for those of us who are totally blind, the inability to sleep restfully and regularly is a special problem which is sometimes called "non 24." Our lack of light perception tends to skew our circadian rhythms in frustrating, exhausting ways. After wrestling with this problem for more than seventy years, I am thrilled to say that the pillowcases from Life-giving Linen have become a welcome solution for me. I am discovering the refreshing, healing sleep that I have always wanted. Now I'm purchasing the pillowcases for my blind and sighted friends who need to experience such a beautiful, noninvasive answer for their sleep problems. Thank you, thank you!
Linen relieves surgery pain
My name is Darlene Murin and I live in southwest Colorado, USA. I had an unfortunate injury just before last Christmas, which resulted in a severe and large rotator cuff tear. The end result was surgery. I could not sleep well for months on end, before and especially after the surgery. I would lie awake all through the night. I had to discontinue the pain pills because they made me sick and nauseous.
During this time a co-worker told me about Life-giving Linen, linen’s healing properties, and how it might help. So I tried linen bedding: first a pillowcase, then I ordered a sheet set. I fell in love, since to my surprise and delight, my pain decreased and I slept better. To this day, they are the only sheets I sleep in. I wish I had more. They do get softer and softer as they are washed. I simply love the way they feel. They make me want to lounge longer in bed in the mornings, as they feel so luxurious.
I also want to mention the quality of the sewn sheets and pillowcases. They are expertly sewn. I ordered a custom pillowcase, made for a Tempur-Pedic neck pillow with an odd shape. When I received it I could not believe how perfectly it fit the pillow. I used to sew professionally and recognize quality and professionalism when I see it.
In summary, I highly recommend purchasing Life-giving Linen products. Besides being so very comfortable and wonderful, most importantly they have a medicinal property to them. Enjoy.
Linen makes life with Mast Cell Instability much more comfortable
My name is Maggie, I live in Scotland.
I suffer from Mast Cell Instability, which manifests itself in many ways—one being very painful hives with chemical sensitivities. It all started just over 4 years ago. My life changed so much, my body started to react to everything. I lost the ability to wear man-made materials, especially next to my skin. I'm unable to take Pharmaceuticals, making my condition rare. I have to wear a mask outdoors and indoors I have air purifiers. My life has changed beyond belief.
Firstly, I replaced all my clothes and bedding with 100% pure cotton but I found it doesn't keep me warm and I still had serious problems sleeping etc. I then thought of linen as mentioned in my Bible and wondered if this would help me, I decided to search the Internet to see what I could find and I came across Life-giving Linen. I bought 3 pairs of panties. They were so comfortable to wear and I had no problem at all with them.
Later on, someone made linen sheets and nightwear for me, the first night it felt a bit tingly but after this it was marvelous. My body tends to overheat especially at night, breaking out in painful hives from top to toe. I would kick off my bedding and find myself starting to freeze. But with the linen, I don't have to kick them off at all—it’s simply wonderful!!
Yes, I am delighted beyond words how linen has made a difference, I'm still ill but much more comfortable, thanks to linen!
Linen makes mother bleed less postpartum
I'm Katherine Collings and my husband and four children and I live in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. I just had my fourth baby, a sweet girl, on November 4, 2014. I had read about the linen menstrual/postpartum pads helping to lessen pain and bleeding so I made sure to order some before my daughter was born.
With the births of my first three children, I had a lot of blood clots. The cramps from my uterus contracting after birth were almost more painful than labor pains, even with Ibuprofen! However, this time, thanks to Pleasant Pads, I had absolutely no blood clots, a much lighter flow, and the after-birth contractions were the least painful of all four of my children. Nurses warned me that they hurt worse the more children you have, but that was simply not the case this time.
I had the pads with me in the hospital room and found it to be no problem to soak and hand rinse them in the sink. Then I put them wet into a freezer ziplock bag and washed them all when I got home. I look forward to adding more linen clothing to my life.
Linen eliminates tooth pain
For several days in a row I was awakened in the night with tooth pain/sensitivity. I knew I should go to the dentist to have it checked, but kept putting it off. One night I remembered my organic linen pillowcase from Life-giving Linen. I put it on my pillow in the middle of the night and went to sleep. After I put it on I never experienced tooth pain again. When I finally went to the dentist after that, he said there was no cavity or other problem in my tooth. I almost don't believe it myself, but that's what happened!
–Sarah B. (New Mexico, USA)
Linen helps torn ACL heal
Here's the story of the pillowcases I bought from you. The day after receiving the pillowcase I had a freaky accident. It looked like I tore my ACL. Big pain, swelling and trauma. I iced my knee immediately, started applying oils and elevated. The pain was severe. Next day my husband suggested I wrap the knee in my linen pillowcase! It felt so good on it. Been keeping it wrapped in it most of the time and sleeping with it wrapped lightly. I have also been using a cold laser. Knee has done remarkably well. Got it looked at Tuesday. I described to the doctor how it happened, and he said sounded like a classic ACL injury. But upon physically examining it and moving it, he said the ACL was intact!!! Only God knows how each of those modalities contributed, but I know the linen helped.
Linen jumpstarts healing for repetitive stress injury, after 18 months of pain
I grew up as a concert cellist. I am a goal-oriented individual, but I always thought of that as a good thing, not something that could get me into trouble. But in 2010, at a summer conservatory, I practiced physically demanding music for six hours a day for three weeks without stretching or taking breaks. Musicians are athletes of the small muscles, but I didn't realize that or take care of myself as such. Following the final concert, I was in so much pain that I had to sit on the kitchen counter and open the freezer with my foot to retrieve ice for my arms. It was classic repetitive stress syndrome.
Fast forward 18 long months and 20 different therapies, including acupuncture, physical therapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, myofascial work, electric stimulation, essential oils, ultrasound therapy, cranial sacral, Feldenkrais, and trigger-point therapy. I still was in so much pain that I couldn't drive, I couldn't cook, and I couldn't type.
At that point I switched to sleeping on linen sheets just for general health purposes. I never dreamed (forgive the pun) that doing so would affect my arms. The very next day I noticed a huge reduction in pain. In the middle of an activity that caused pain the day before but no longer did that day, I paused and asked, "What is the only thing I have changed?" Linen sheets! As long as I didn't overdo something, the constant pain was gone. I was so grateful to be able to start getting involved in life again. Who would have thought that linen would have been the tool that jumpstarted my healing journey to a pain-free life again. I am grateful to the Creator for leading me, even blindly, to the healing properties of linen.
–Melanie E. (founder of Life-giving Linen)