The benefits of using wheat bags as heat or cool packs has been well recognised for years. Wheat Bags easily mould to the contour of the area being treated, either as a cold pack or as a heat pack for neck, shoulder and back pain. They are also excellent for warming the bed or keeping feet warm in winter. We have different shapes and sizes including specially designed back and neck wheat bags that contour to the shape of the neck and back whilst enabling you to remain mobile.
When heating the wheat bag, place it in the microwave along with a cup of water. This will help maintain a level of moisture in the wheat, and stop it from drying out.
It usually only takes 2 minutes on high in the microwave for the larger wheat bags to heat. The general guide is approximately 2 minutes on high for a wheat bag that weighs between 950 grams and 1 kg. Alternatively, wrap the wheat bag in foil and place in a moderate oven for approximately 20 minutes. It is advisable to place a pan of water on a different shelf to ensure that the wheat does not dry out.
Be careful not to over heat the bags. If you do accidentally overheat then leave the bag for a while until it has cooled down enough to use. Never use a wheat bag that has developed a ‘burnt wheat’ smell.
We sell our wheat bags with or without our fragrant commercial ‘Grosso’ lavender.
Although the choice of colours varies each year according to what is in fashion, we always have a purple wheat bag.