Sista Skin heat packs are the perfect size for placing on your belly or lower back to relieve period cramps and PMS. Hot or cold packs also provide natural, fast, effective, relief from other aches, pains and sprains.
Sista Skin Hot or Cold Pack covers are made from natural, 100% cotton. Cotton remains cool if being used as a cold pack and doesn’t sweat like corduroy when heated. The cover is safe to use in the microwave. You can add a cup of water in with the heat pack to allow for some moisture.
Packs are filled with Australian Lupins. Lupin is the filling of choice for Sista Skin Heat Packs as it is a locally sourced, drought-tolerant legume that also has the benefit of being;
- superior at retaining heat when compared with other fillings such as wheat
- denser and doesn’t “sweat” like many other grains such as rice when heated
- lighter than wheat
The lupin used in Sista Skin Heats Packs is sourced from pristine Australian farms where it is sustainably grown (GMO-free, chemical-free and HACCP-certified), then sized and thoroughly cleaned.
FOR CRAMPS, ACHES & TENSION
Use as a heat pack to increase blood flow and provide soothing relief from cramps, aching or stiff muscle and joints or to provide relief from tension and stress.
Place your heat pack on a clean plate and heat in the microwave with a cup of water. Heat for 1 1/2 minutes then for 30-second increments thereafter until at a temperature you tolerate well.
- Heating times vary depending on the wattage of the microwave
- Always test heat before applying a heat pack to others and be mindful that individuals may experience different sensitivity to heat; particularly the young and elderly
- Do leave heat pack unattended whilst heating
- Do not overheat; overheating will not ensure heat lasts longer and may cause a fire, burn the skin or cause nerve sensitivity
- Do not use as a bed warmer
- Do not reheat or store until completely cool
FOR SPRAINS, STRAINS, BRUISING & HEADACHES
Use as a cold pack to decrease blood flow and reduce inflammation and swelling of the affected area.
Store in the freezer and use as part of the RICER technique (rest, ice, compression, elevation & referral).
FOR A DIY AROMATHERAPY HEAT PACK
Essential oils can be easily added to unscented heat packs to create a scented aromatherapy pack. Try eucalyptus to relieve muscle and joint pain, relaxing lavender to soothe stress, headaches and insomnia or uplifting sweet orange as an immune and mood booster.
To create an aromatherapy heat pack;
- heat your pack in the microwave with a cup of water
- add a few drops of your favourite essential oils to the cover
- apply your heat pack to the area
Repeat when the fragrance has worn off.
Spot clean cover with a damp cloth. Allow cover to completely dry before heating.
Lupin contains allergens that may trigger allergic reactions in some people with nut or peanut allergies. Unfilled heat pack covers can be purchased and filled your choice of filling such as wheat, barley, rice or cherry pits.