Welcome to your new best friend! Wheatbags are so handy to have around the house and at work. They are perfect for easing sore muscles and for keeping warm.
What are wheatbags?
Wheatbags are a cotton fabric bag filled with wheat that is microwaveable. The gentle heat of the wheat pack infuses muscles with heat which encourages blood flow and leads to decreased muscle tension. Basically wheat bags can help to undo all the stress we accumulate during the day! Wheat bags can also be used as cold packs so they’re super versatile.
How to use
Heat in the microwave
Simply pop your heat pack in the microwave for 2 minutes on high. It’s also a really good idea to put a cup of water in with your wheat bag. This stops the wheat from drying out too quickly and will make your heat pack last longer.
Test after 2 minutes
After 2 minutes test your wheat bag and see if it’s warm enough. Keep in mind that the bag may not feel hot when it first comes out but it will get warmer as the heat spreads through the wheat. If after 30 seconds you think it needs a bit longer pop it back in the mircowave for another 30 seconds.
Try a cold pack in the freezer
You can use your wheatbags as a heat pack but it also makes a great cold pack. Simply store it in the freezer and use it when you need a quick cool down and for helping with sprains and strains.
Can I wash the wheatbags, eyepillows or eyemasks?
The wheatbags and eyepillows have wheat inside them so don’t get them wet. You can use a damp cloth to sponge out any stains and make sure they are dry before you put them away.
You can wash your eyemask but only using cold water and gently hand wash so the shape doesn’t get squished out of shape.
Can I heat the eyepillows?
Yes, you can use the eyepillows as mini wheatbags. Place in the microwave for 30-60secs. Don’t place any hot eyepillows directly over the eyes.
What if I don’t have a microwave?
Then you’re going to need to be a patient person. You can use the oven but we don’t recommend it as it’s not as safe as a microwave. Use a very low setting and always set a timer! Check and rotate the bag every 5 min for any where up to 40min. Don’t place near an open flame. Don’t walk away from the oven while the bag is in there.
Safety stuff to remember
We know you’re going to love your wheat bag but please be careful and follow our safety suggestions:
- Don’t over heat your wheat bag. It’s designed for a gently soothing warmth not scorching heat so don’t be tempted to put it in for longer than 2-3 minutes.
- It’s not advisable to wrap your wheat bag in another cloth as this can add to the chances of your bag getting too hot.
- Always check the temperature before placing the heat pack on your skin.
- Do not use your bag if there is an overbooked or burnt smell. This is an indication the wheat is too dry and if this is the case then it’s time for a new wheat bag.
We use natural cotton and water based inks to reduce our impact on the environment as well as your body. Cotton is perfect for heat packs as its long lasting and doesn’t sweat like corduroy can. Read more about our efforts to reduce our environmental impact here.