Heat packs. Flax vs. Rice
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So I have been commissioned to make some heat packs for a local spa. I am in the process of putting the ordering kit and presentation together and was curious about what my fellow etsians have to say.
So, Heat packs
1. Flax vs. rice?
Let me know what you think!
Posted at 2:10pm Oct 12, 2009 EDT
little off topic here, as i would be interested in making a couple for myself...do you put the rice in one fabric bag and than insert it into the decorative one? and do the fabrics have to be cotton only? how long do i heat them up for?
again sorry for hijacking...
on topic though i thought the flaxseed is better because it wont expand like rice can...
Posted at 2:26pm Oct 12, 2009 EDT
I loooove my heat packs. :)
Mine are all wheat. I've seen cherry stone ones in the USA but only wheat here in the UK. Two sizes are my favourite. Square (about 8-10"?) are nice for flat areas like abdomen, chest, lower back. Longer thin ones are good for neck wraps, ovaries (you know!), along spine, and shoulder pain (because they fall both sides).
My very very very favourite is in a case that an Etsian made special for me ( enhabiten.etsy.com ) and is cotton on one side and wool on the other. This is SO nice! I usually use the wool side first when it's very hot and then switch to the cotton side later. Or in winter the wool side is snugglier. She wasn't sure if the wool would microwave okay but it's fine. :)
Posted at 3:06pm Oct 12, 2009 EDT