Hot Cold Pads
This hot/cold pack is made with a soft fleece fabric and filled with flax seeds and lavender. The flax seeds hold their warmth for a long time and the added lavender gives it an aromatic scent. They come available in two sizes a small 4"x 8" and and a long 8" x 18". To use as a hot pad you can heat in the microwave or on a baking sheet in the oven. They have multiple uses such as sore muscles, cramps pains and aches.
To use as a cold pack it can be stored in the freezer in a plastic wrap . Great for swelling and cold relief.
Using your Ice Poppy Hot/Cold pad
Place in a microwave for 1-2 minutes depending on the power level of your microwave. (see microwave instructions /cautions below) Enjoy about 30 minutes or more of heat therapy. Or place in plastic bag and put in the freezer until chilled. You can wrap it around your neck and shoulders or anywhere you please. Filled with Flaxseed and sprinkled with lavender, you also get the added benefit of aroma therapy. The soothing heat and wonderful aroma allows you to properly relax, letting your days stress or pain drift away.
Warming your pillow: Microwaves have different power levels ranging from 500 - 1650 Watts, or high er in commercial units. 1-2 minutes of heating is a guideline, but consider heating for a lower time period if you have a very powerful microwave. When warming your pillow place it in the center of the microwave so that it does not touch the microwave wall and it can rotate during warming. If your microwave does not have a rotating tray, then stop half way through microwaving, shake the pillow, reposition and continue heating. This is to avoid scorching from hot spots in the microwave. The microwave must be clean, because food and oil may also create hot spots.
Cautions: Flaxseed and herbs are natural materials that can burn when overheated. If you overheat a flaxseed pillow, it could result in burned flax seeds, damage to the fabric, or fire. Use less microwave time when reheating already warm pillows. Staying near the microwave during heating is recommended. Keep your pillow clean from oil to avoid creating hot spots that could lead to burning in the microwave. Keep your pillow clean from metal debris; a tiny iron filing or metal shard stuck to the pillow or inside the pillow cover could create a fire in your microwave. As always, with anything hot, handle with care near your skin and young children.
Pillow Care: Store your pillow in a cool dry place away from animals. If you are using your pillow as a cold pack and storing it in the freezer, be sure that it warms up to room temperature and is completely dry before switching to use it as a heat pack in the microwave. For single layer pillows, spot clean with damp towel soap and water or oxygen cleaner. Allow to dry completely before using again. For double layer pillows with washable cover, hand wash with cold or warm water and lay flat or hang to dry. Washable covers are 100% Organic cotton and will shrink.