Many of our customers aren't sure whether to use heat on that one spot that's bothering them, or cold.
To be honest, it's not always an exact science!
However, when an injury is recent, such as a recent fall or muscle tear, cold is typically called for in order to reduce the inflammation and swelling. To use the gel pack as a cold pack, just have it in the refrigerator. They can safely sit in your fridge (not freezer) and used when needed.
On the other side of the coin, for the ache that's been there a while, you'll typically want to increase blood flow to the area and that's what the heat will do. It'll also relax the area and help to release tension.
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Did you know the hand warmer instant heat packs are the easiest and the quickest to reset after they've been used? If you're resetting them with boiling water on your stove top (pasta, anyone?), they only take 5 minutes.
But if you're on a road trip, it's not always that simple. But it can be! Due to their smaller size, there is a trick to still being able to use and reuse them while away from home.
Do you have a coffee pot handy? If you put them in the coffee pot or mug and allow plain boiling water instead to drip out (remember not to put any coffee in) and then cover the coffee pot or mug with something (a plate, perhaps?) and leave it alone for a while, this should do the trick!
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Traveling on a plane? These days it's hard to get through the airport with liquids. However, our hand warmers are small enough that they fit well within the requirements to bring aboard in your carry-ons.
Did you know there are so many uses for these wonderful Instant Heat Packs?
You can use it to warm up a baby bottle wherever you might be. You don't need a microwave or even a stove top. Just keep one of the heat packs in your bag and when you need it, click the coin and wrap it around the baby bottle and voila!
On a camping trip, if it's extra cold, just place it inside your sleeping bag or under your covers and it'll stay warm for hours!
On a sports outing, bring it to the game with you and use it as a seat warmer or use the smaller ones to put inside your gloves, or your pockets.
For the ladies that get those horrible monthly cramps, click one of the heat packs and place it right on your stomach and feel instant relief!
Instead of a bag of peas from your freezer, keep one of the packs in your refrigerator and take it out if you need a cold pack. It's a much safer temperature and you won't have to worry about it damaging your skin if you leave it on for too long.
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Do you sometimes get frustrated because your hot pack doesn't seem to stay hot for very long? Well, there's a reason for that! Read on...
If you've ever packed a lunch for your day to work or for your kids, you've probably put it in a closed bag and maybe even added some extra ice packs to ensure the food stayed cold for as many hours as you needed it to. If you didn't have time for the frills and had to throw your food in a paper bag, you probably noticed it reached room temperature much faster. Well, it's kind of the same idea with the hot packs.
They naturally reach a temperature of about 130 degrees fahrenheit and slowly lose their heat, eventually reaching room temperature. If left without some kind of protection from the outside cool air, the heat will evaporate much more quickly.
So. Here's two tips to keeping your hot pack warm longer:
Try it out!
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Have you ever felt agitated or restless while using your electric heating pad? There may be an invisible, hidden reason for this that is worth exploring.
Traditional electric heating pads, which are plugged into your outlet, produce a radiant heat, sending massive amounts of electromagnetic frequencies deep into your tissue. My research and personal experience has shown me how damaging these frequencies can be to the user.
Many of us have become addicted to our electric heating pads for the heat they deliver to our skin but, unbeknownst to us, this relief comes with a price.
It is far safer and much more soothing to use a heat source not dependent upon electricity. Instant Heat Packs are a natural, safe source of heat that do not require electricity to get hot. Their contents are non-toxic kitchen ingredients; baking soda, vinegar and water and the heat they produce is fantastic.
I'd love to hear what you think!