- July 30, 2007 at 10:13 pm #241792
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
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.
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