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    I've made these - I like to make them a variety of sizes - we use them for
    sore shoulders, legs, headaches etc. The one that gets grabbed most often is
    about 3 in by 12 inches & full of buckwheat hulls. It is light weight and
    heats up fast. The others have a mixture of buckwheat hulls & flax seeds, or
    corn, or plain flax seeds....the best by far is the combination - corn is a
    bit heavy as is the flax seeds, but when you mix them you get a nice mix.

    The best material I've used is $1/yd flannel from Wal-mart. its cheap, easy
    to use, and feels good on the skin. Depending on how strong your microwave
    is you can heat these up to 3 minutes; I've been using the same ones for
    years & they do not start to pop; they can burn & you'll know from the
    smell. The buckwheat hulls & corn give off a roasted smell, if it gets too
    hot is will smell like burnt micro popcorn - yuck!!

    I hope this helps. I know people in my family really like them, including my
    MIL who is in a nursing home. Her bag is large but thin, with only the hulls
    to keep it light weight. She uses it across her lap in the wheel chair.


    Mary

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    Mary-

    Thank you for this information but I have one question. Do you just fill the fabric tube up with the flax seeds/hulls or do you put them in something first then put them in the fabric tube.

    Thanks!!

    Mindy
    Janesville, WI

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    Mary,

    where do you get buckwheat hulls & flax seeds, and
    the corn? would you use the squirell corn, just off
    the cobbs?
    thanks for the info,
    Deanna

 

 

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