warmlii

cherry stone thermal pillows / natural heat & cool pack

Bristol, United Kingdom | 204 Sales

warmlii

cherry stone thermal pillows / natural heat & cool pack

Bristol, United Kingdom 204 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   all pillows are handmade with 100% certified organic cotton
natural - eco-friendly - durable - washable - suitable for children
- read FAQs for more info -

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Last updated on Oct 19, 2018

all pillows are handmade with 100% certified organic cotton
natural - eco-friendly - durable - washable - suitable for children
- read FAQs for more info -

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Four new organic fabrics in beautiful Spring patterns in stock now - not just nice to look at but also useful. Spring it on!
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Reviving a Swiss tradition one pillow at a time

STORY

Hundreds of years ago people in Switzerland used to collect cherry stones in fabric bags for therapeutical purposes.

And that is precisely where I first experienced the incredible warmth of a cherry stone pillow, on a skiing trip in Switzerland. Coming home after a day on the mountain, cold and with very sore muscles my friend heated up a pillow for me and I will never forget the incredible relief it gave me.

I have been using my cherry stone pillow ever since to help me with back pain and period cramps and I want to bring the same comfort and warmth to other people.

I like all things natural and believe simple things can often be the best things!

I quickly realised that very few people know about the incredible benefits of cherry stones here in the UK so I decided it's time they find their way into more homes over here!

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WHY CHERRY STONES?

Unlike other natural fillings, cherry stones don't degrade and remain dust free so they're perfect for people with allergies. They also have a pleasant natural smell when heated - like cherry pie!

Each cherry stone has two little air chambers that trap the heat which then gets released slowly and lasts for longer than other fillings. They absorb heat very easily so they remain warm when in contact with the body.

Unlike a hot water bottle, the cherry stones give off a moist heat that goes straight into the muscles and activates the blood flow.
Each pillow is made with hundreds of small cherry stones so it adapts perfectly to shape of your body.

It is so easy and practical to use, you can heat it up in the oven, the microwave or on top of a radiator.
It can also be used as a cold compress.

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HOT OR COLD IT CAN HELP WITH:

- Muscle tension
- Back and neck pain
- Stiff joints
- Arthritis
- Period cramps
- Cold hand & feet
- General comfort

- Sports injuries
- Bruises
- Headaches
- Puffy eyes
- Fever

.. and much more!

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warmlii cherry stone pillows are handmade by me with 100% certified organic cotton - they are natural, biodegradable, durable and suitable for children.

Each pillow comes with instructions on how to use it and care for it and is wrapped in biodegradable packaging.

-- Properly cared for a warmlii cherry stone pillow can last for years! --

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Last updated on Nov 28, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Can you make a custom size for me?

I am more than happy to create a custom size for you, just get in touch with me and we go from there.

Is it possible to wash the pillow?

Many other natural fillings emit quite high dust levels, the more they are used the more the fill breaks down. Not so with cherry stone pillows as the stones do not degrade.
This means there is no need to regularly wash your pillow.
If spot cleaning is needed simply hand wash.
The warmlii cherry stone pillow can be washed in a washing machine at 30°C without detergent, place the pillow in a wash bag and wash with like colours.
You can dry it on a radiator or tumble dry on low heat together with other clothes to soften the fall.

Does it smell?

When heated the cherry stone pillow smells of... cherry pie! Or something similar to that.. hard to define, but definitely a pleasant smell and also very subtle (you have to actually put your nose to it, it doesn't "radiate" smell).

How long does it stay warm?

It depends on the size of the pillow, how much you heat it up and where you use it. Under your blanket? Outside?

To give an example, the Hugger (13x50cm) heated up for 3 min. in the microwave stays warm for over an hour under the blanket.

The pillows never really get cold or clammy if they are close to your body as they will absorb your body heat and stay warm with you.

Is it safe to use for children?

The cherry stone pillow is much safer to use than a hot water bottle as there is no risk of your child opening it and possibly burning themselves.

I advise to always check the seams before using it as cherry stones can be a choking hazard to small children.

How and how long do I need to heat it?

I currently make two different sizes - the Cuddler and the Hugger.

The Cuddler can be heated for 1-2 minutes in the microwave on 600W setting or 8-10 minutes in the oven (wrapped in tin foil) on a low heat (100-120°C).

The Hugger can be heated for 2-3 minutes in the microwave on 600W setting or 10-15 minutes in the oven (wrapped in tin foil) on a low heat (100-120°C).

Temperature of the pillow should be checked in intervals to ensure it has the right temperature for your needs.

You must eat a lot of cherries!

Whilst I do love cherries, the stones in the pillows come from sour cherries (not the sweet ones you get in summer). Sour cherries get pitted to be sold frozen or in jars and the remaining cherry stones are washed, brushed and dried. This is a great way of making use of the whole fruit and no chemicals are involved in the process!

Where do you get your cherry stones from?

warmlii aims to be as environmentally friendly as possible!

The cherry stones are from my home country Germany and as I buy them in large quantities I keep transportation to a minimum.

The biodegradable packaging the pillows are wrapped in is made in England from corn starch and cellulose - so it can go straight into your compost!

All labels and stickers are from recycled paper and printed locally.
The product is completely plastic free!