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09 February 2009 @ 11:29 pm
Thing-a-Day - 9/28 - Bedwarmer  
Finally... a reliable bedwarmer. :P

Cotton bag filled with lavender and flax seed - pop it into the microwave for a few seconds and the lavender becomes more fragrant and the seeds slowly release the heat. Heaven in the Wisconsin Winter!

Current Mood: coldcold
ego_id_non_feciego_id_non_feci on February 10th, 2009 05:48 am (UTC)
Win! Dried lavender, I'd assume... and, just, like, bagged flax seed, buyable at Woodman's or hippie store, no doubt? Doesn't have to be dried?

And how many seconds are we talking about, here? Trial and error ten to fifteen, or closer to 30?
eithni: coldeithni on February 10th, 2009 05:54 am (UTC)
Yes, dried lavender and flax seed from Whole Foods. I think that's where I got the lavender from too, come to think of it.

The time is trial and error, depending on the microwave and the volume of seeds. The hand warmers probably will be 30ish seconds. The big one for my toeses in bed is probably more like 2 minutes.
Gwynethgwyneth1362 on February 10th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
Might be sacrilege, but I really dislike the scent of lavender. I know I could make it unscented, but can you think of another scented flower that would work, too?
eithni: peekabooeithni on February 10th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Chamomile would be my bedtime choice, but I've also used mint, sage, rose (oil), and a few others. Anything small or able to be added to the seeds as a very small quantity of liquid will do.
cayswann: pelicancayswann on February 11th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
I've also seen very successful warmers filled primarily with brown rice. (too bad there aren't microwaves on camp sites, to add this to our camp beds!)
eithni: peekabooeithni on February 12th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
Rice works well too, but the grains can be a little stabbity. The flax seeds are smoother and more easily conform to your person.