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The first week of September is Asthma Week!


People suffering from severe allergies and respiratory illnesses do not realise that it may be their bedding that is a contributing factor aggravating their condition. Us, as humans spend one-third of our lives in bed, making it important that our sleep experience is not only peaceful, but healthy.  

Dust mites, pet dander, mould and mildew in our bedding car trigger allergic reactions. The results can be inflamed, congested, and irritated respiratory passages, as well as wheezing, watery eyes, constant sneezing, skin irritations such as eczema, and an uncomfortable sleep. 

The Silky Kisses pillowcase is made from natural silk. Silk is an exceptional hypoallergenic material because it does not support dust mites as it helps by creating an effective barrier against nasty irritants and dander.

Silky Kisses pillowcases are soft, comfortable and luxurious and for people who change in temperature during the night, you can rest assured knowing your pillowcase can regulate your body temperature to alleviate any effects of night sweats and chills that can occur during menopause or when undergoing medical treatments such as chemotherapy or operations. It is all natural and breathable which prevents the accumulation of moisture. A Silky Kisses pillowcase could help people suffering from fibromyalgia to enjoy a more restful and relaxed nights sleep. 


A good night's sleep affects our physical, mental, and emotional health and well being. It improves our energy levels, immune system, and memory  capacity making it vitally important for everyone. 

Knowing some the causes of allergies and how to reduce the conditions that create an allergy prone environment, will help you better control their effects. Using hypoallergenic material when sleeping allows you to get your 8 hours comfortably, resulting in an improved quality of life and health.


People who have asthma have airways that are very twitchy or sensitive. They may react to things that can (that is, make) asthma symptoms start. These things are aptly called, "triggers." When you are near an asthma trigger, your airways may become swollen, tighten up, and produce too much mucus. You may start to wheeze, cough, have congestion, itchy eyes, or a runny nose. It's important to find out what your asthma triggers are and figure out ways to control them.


If you, or someone you love suffers with Asthma, here are some simple ways you can begin to control dust mites, one of the main triggers for an Asthma attack:

  • Dust weekly
  • Sleep on hypoallergenic material
  • Damp wipe mattress cover weekly
  • Reduce clutter, toys and collections in bedroom
  • Place stuffed toys in freezer overnight every week
  • Put your pillow in an airtight cover or wash it every week in hot water
  • Avoid sleeping or lying on upholstered furniture
  • Remove carpets that are laid on concrete
  • Wash your bed covers and clothes every week in hot water
  • Use a dehumidifier
  • Remove carpets and drapes from your bedroom. Use a washable window shade instead
  • Clean or replace heat/air conditioner filter as per manufacturer's instructions, at least once each month.
  • Avoid using a vacuum or being in a room while it is being vacuumed. If you must vacuum, one or more of the following things can be done to reduce the amount of dust you breathe in.


Silk is sympathetic to our bodies needs and works in conjunction with our bodies to help us get what we really want and need - contented, deep sleep.




Pete Malcom, Asthma guides, Sleep easy with Smartsilk Hypoallergenic Bedding,



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Silk Pillowcase Colour Therapy for Your Best Self

Silky Kisses silk pillowcases for women’s charity brings to you the benefits of silk with a better understanding of the healing energy of the colour that you’re drawn to.
Making choices easier. 
Helping us help others…

The truth is that the power of colour is the essence of life. Colour is refracted light, it’s all around us and influences our lives all the time.

This is true, I’ve looked into it and know for certain that, like Plato and the rest, curing with colour exists.

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Silver Silk Pillowcase

Our Moon Mist Silver silk pillowcases will entice you with the light energy of this mysterious colour which represents openness and truth. This pillow case flashes the palest of green in a light tone within the silver silk fabric, creating a cool and shimmering magic in your bed. Although your eye can see a tiny hint of green in the silver fabric the reflections from the silver will pick up any colour in its vicinity, creating opalescent variances. 

When you hold this 100% mulberry silk in 22 momme weight it feels and even looks like water pouring through your fingers, like life-giving water. 

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Emerald Green Silk Pillowcase

You are looking at Silky Kisses' Deep Forest Emerald silk pillowcases; they’re the colour of nature, of freshness and growth. This deep green conjures the mystery of tall stately trees, with their stability and endurance, fertility and persistence.

Restore your body and mind with this deep nurturing green, creating your own stability and endurance, refreshing and relaxing restoring your energy to cope with adversity. 

This is the colour of regrowth and renewal for those who are exhausted or stressed.

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Coral Pink Silk Pillowcase

This coral pink silk fabric inspires compassion, kindness and encourages self-respect. Summer Sorbet is an uplifting colour which helps to transform your old emotional patterns, and strengthens your life purpose. 

This is not a satin pillowcase, which is plastic and creates static - not something you want in your bed. 

Silky Kisses Summer Sorbet silk pillowcases are made with heavy 22 momme mulberry silk, in a Charmeuse style fabric; and the colour is remarkable; it’s not orange, not red, not pink, although this silk fabric colour takes the traits of these colours with much less intensity, with a touch of pale yellow to make this dreamy soft coral colour, adorable for those who love orange as an energy but want a lighter aspect. 

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Pale Pink Silk Pillowcase - Blushing Blossom

This Blushing Blossom silk pillowcase in a Pale Pink colour is a warm glow in any bed. It shows tenderness, sensitivity and empathy, and is calming and reassuring. It’s an affectionate colour and creates a feeling of intimacy. 

This soothing combination of the luxury of the Charmeuse silk fabric of a Silky Kisses pillowcase, and the emotion of kindness that this pale pink colour brings to mind creates the nurturing you can relax into as you dream. 

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Cream Silk Pillowcase

This colour conjures up thoughts of the texture of ice cream, the softness of old lace, and the colour of luminous pale skin. 

This ivory creamy colour tends toward a very pale yellow hue, which is  a joyful colour addition which warms up the cool elegance and purity of the white base colour. Cream has a generally quiet colour energy, and can often evoke a sense of history and antiquity to your bedroom setting. Cream or ivory is a calm colour, although associated with the energy of spring it is quiet with a pleasant, understated refinement, with a rich softness and lustre.

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Mid Green Silk Pillowcase

A Silky Kisses Grassy Meadows silk pillowcase brings the harmony and balance of nature into your bedroom.

This is an inspiring and uplifting colour reminiscent of green pastures, suggesting abundance and wealth in all its forms, from material wellbeing, to emotional wellbeing, to creative ideas. 

Like its name, Grassy Meadows, the colour is a light bright tone of emerald green, like a freshly watered, healthy Like its name it’s fresh grassy lawn colour, green stands for spring, and rebirth, new shoots and hope.  

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Luscious Red Silk Pillowcase

The Scarlett Whispers seductive silk pillowcases are the warmest and richest of all colours and associated with the fiery heat of desire that creates focus and attention to life. There’s a vitality and passion that comes with this fabulous silk fabric pillowcase entering your bedroom. If it’s atmosphere you wish for this colour will bring energy into your private world to create a more exciting ambience.

Red is the colour of fire and blood associated (on the positive side - where we dwell here at Silky Kisses) with energy, strength, power, and determination as well as passion, desire, and love.

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