Microwavable Flat Heating Pad - Navy Blue Organic Flannel
This microwavable heating mat is designed for comfort when laying on top of it. It works well for the hip area, lower back or upper back. It can also drape over the knee, tummy, hip, shoulder, or elbow. Use it warm out of the microwave, or store it in the freezer to use cold. The pillow weighs approximately 1.25 pounds, and measures about 10 inch long by 9 inch wide. There are 3 sections in this pillow for even distribution of the Organic flaxseed. The fabric is a soft GOTS certified Organic cotton flannel in a navy blue and white botanical design. These pillows are packaged in a clear biodegradable bag with heating instructions. This pillow smells only of flaxseed; there are no aromatic scented herbs included. You may optionally add a pillow cover, as shown in image 7-8.
About Organic cotton:
~ Cotton grown with non-GMO seeds means seed freedom for farmers in an industry plagued by suicides associated with GMO seed crops http://www.itvs.org/films/bitter-seeds
~ Cotton is grown in Organic soil with no pesticide sprays
~ Warp fibers stabilized using double plying or non-toxic cornstarch
~ Safe peroxide is used for whitening
~ No formaldehyde used in processing
~ Low impact fiber reactive dying process or natural pigment with no heavy metals such as lead
Care, Instructions and Precautions for Flaxseed Pillows by Aquarian Bath
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. Spot clean with damp towel soap and water or oxygen cleaner. Allow to dry completely before using again.
Warming your pillow: Microwaves have different power levels ranging from 500 - 1650 Watts, or higher 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 (see cautions). 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.