Handmade Flax Seed Therapy Packs

| Bismarck, North Dakota
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Announcement    Welcome to The Smart Seed online shop! Here you will find handmade flax seed packs in a variety of shapes and sizes that can be used warm or cool to help soothe life's aches and pains. Thank you so much for visiting and supporting small shops like mine!


Last updated on Jan 3, 2022

Welcome to The Smart Seed online shop! Here you will find handmade flax seed packs in a variety of shapes and sizes that can be used warm or cool to help soothe life's aches and pains. Thank you so much for visiting and supporting small shops like mine!


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The XL Body Pack is four pounds of amazing flax seed goodness!! Perfect for relaxation, warming up on a chilly day, or easing muscle pain, cramps, soreness, and more. I am proud to say that it is now available in 18 different fabrics!!
*NEW* fabric options are now available! I am so excited to finally release this fresh collection just in time for holiday shopping! Check out the new options available in shoulder wraps, hot+cold packs, and eye pillows.
Flaxseed mini packs are restocked! They may be small, but they sure do pack a punch! They can be used cold right on the skin (much more gentle than gel packs). Check out the variety of fun prints that are sure to bring a smile to your little one’s face!
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The Smart Seed

Each pack from The Smart Seed is handmade and contains 100% flax seed grown in North Dakota. Select from a variety of packs that are just the right size for the neck/shoulders, abdomen, back, eye/sinuses, and children's boo boos. Packs can be stored in the freezer for cooling therapy or warmed in the microwave for heat therapy. All items are carefully hand sewn and beautifully packaged to enjoy or give as a gift.

Flax seed packs can be warmed in the microwave to apply therapeutic warmth right where you need it. The comfortable weight along with heat work to soothe aches and pains and relax sore muscles.
::: Reduce stress by relaxing muscles
::: Soothe muscle pain and aches
::: Relieve minor joint pain, stiffness, and arthritis
::: Ease painful menstrual cramps and stomach pain
::: Apply eye pillow to dry/itchy eyes
::: Enjoy cozy comfort at bedtime (warm up those toes!)
::: Keep warm while watching TV or reading a book

Flax seed packs can also be stored in the freezer to use a gentle cold pack. Unlike ice, the seeds remain flexible after being frozen so the packs gently conform to the affected area.
::: Reduce swelling and inflammation
::: Relieve minor headaches, toothaches, and earaches
::: Ease sinus pressure and pain from allergies
::: Gentle ice pack for little one's bumps and scrapes
::: Cool down from a warm day, an intense workout, or hot flashes

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  • Heidi Engen


    Hello! I am the owner of The Smart Seed shop. I have had a love for sewing and crafting since I was a child. I find so much joy in creating products that are both functional and beautiful. I hope you enjoy them just as much as I do!

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Last updated on Jun 25, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Can I wash my therapy pack?

The outer removable cover can be hand washed or machine washed on the gentle cycle; lay flat to dry. DO NOT wash or expose the inner muslin pouch containing flax seeds to water. If the inner pouch is exposed to water or moisture, it may be time to invest in a new pack.

​How long should I put my therapy pack in the microwave?

Flax seed is a natural material that can burn when overheated. If you overheat a flax seed pack, it could result in burned flax seeds, damage to the fabric, or fire. Each product includes guidelines for heating times depending on the size of the pack, but consider heating for a lower time period if you have a powerful microwave.

When warming your therapy pack place it in the center of the microwave so that it does not touch the microwave wall and it can rotate during warming. Use less microwave time when reheating already warm pillows. Staying near the microwave during heating is recommended. Keep your pack clean from oil to avoid creating hot spots that could lead to burning in the microwave.

My therapy pack overheated in the microwave. What can I do?

Once the flax seeds have been overheated or burned, your pack will continue to emit a burnt smell each time it is used. If your flax seeds have become overheated, it may be time to invest in a new pack. If you have followed all of the heating guidelines above and still experience an overheated pack, please contact us so we can help you with a replacement product.

Why do you use flax seed in your therapy packs?

::: ​Flax seed is an herbal flower seed, rather than a food product. This eliminates the “food” smell found with rice, corn, or other fillers.

::: Flax seed is small and smooth. It is a durable and pliable material that gently conforms to any body part and is much softer than corn or rice.

::: Unlike rice, corn, or other grain products (which are mostly water), flax seed is 30-40% oil which remains inside the seed to be warmed again and again. Most grain products lose their ability to retain heat as the water evaporates out of the grain.

::: Flax seed can also be stored in freezer to provide quick cooling relief without the harsh effects of ice.

How long does the therapy pack last?

Flax seed therapy packs will stay warm for up to one hour; cool for up to 30 minutes. They can be reheated and refrozen as often as desired.

As long as the seeds are not overheated or exposed to moisture, your therapy pack will last for many years. Therapy packs from The Smart Seed are made with a removable/washable cover* to help you keep your pack fresh and clean. Covers can be machine washed on gentle and laid flat to dry.

*Mini pack sets do not have a removable/washable cover.