This flaxseed microwave pillow contains 100% Certified Organic Flaxseed and other Organic herbs of your choice. The main pillow fabric is a Organic cotton flannel certified by GOTS (image 2, matching yellow). There is also an outer washable 'serape" pillow cover of Organic cotton by Cloud 9 Fabrics. The pillow can be used hot or cold on the neck, head or back. Store them in the freezer for using cold, or heat them in the microwave for sustained moist heat and heavenly herbal aroma. This pillow is approximately 20 inches long by 4.75 inches wide and contains certified Organic flax weighing 1.6 pounds when scented or heavier when unscented. Our pillows are free form like bean bags so that they can be used as heating pads anywhere on the body, not just the neck. You can shape it any way you like to fit it most comfortable. The loose form feels great on an aching sacrum when positioned between it and a recliner, or take it to bed hot to warm your feet on a cold night. This pillow is packaged in a biodegradable cellophane bag with a twist tie.
~ GOTS certified Organic cotton fabric
~ Cotton is grown in Organic soil with no pesticides
~ Warp fibers stabilized using double plying or non-toxic cornstarch
~ Safe peroxide is used for whitening instead of Chlorine bleach
~ No carcinogenic Formaldehyde processing
~ Low impact fiber reactive dying process or natural pigmenting with no heavy metals such as lead ~ 100% organic flaxseed and scented herbs
~ Sturdy serged seams with 4 cotton threads per seam Pillows are shipped with heating and care instructions and safety precautions.
Care, Instructions and Precautions for Flaxseed Pillows by Aquarian Bath Pillow Care: Store your pillow in a cool dry place away from animals. If you are using your pillow as a cold pack and storing it in the freezer, be sure that it warms up to room temperature and is completely dry before switching to use it as a heat pack in the microwave. For single layer pillows, spot clean with damp towel soap and water or oxygen cleaner. Allow to dry completely before using again. For double layer pillows with washable cover, hand wash with cold or warm water and lay flat or hang to dry. Washable covers are 100% Organic cotton and will shrink.
Warming your pillow: Microwaves have different power levels ranging from 500 - 1650 Watts, or higher in commercial units. 1-2 minutes of heating is a guideline, but consider heating for a lower time period if you have a very powerful microwave (see cautions). When warming your pillow place it in the center of the microwave so that it does not touch the microwave wall and it can rotate during warming. If your microwave does not have a rotating tray, then stop half way through microwaving, shake the pillow, reposition and continue heating. This is to avoid scorching from hot spots in the microwave. The microwave must be clean, because food and oil may also create hot spots.
Cautions: Flaxseed and herbs are natural materials that can burn when overheated. If you overheat a flaxseed pillow, it could result in burned flax seeds, damage to the fabric, or fire. Use less microwave time when reheating already warm pillows. Staying near the microwave during heating is recommended. Keep your pillow clean from oil to avoid creating hot spots that could lead to burning in the microwave. Keep your pillow clean from metal debris; a tiny iron filing or metal shard stuck to the pillow or inside the pillow cover could create a fire in your microwave.