How do wheat bags work?

HOW THEY WORK. Natural Wheat Bags are 100% cotton bags, filled with a natural wheat grain. They can be heated in the microwave or cooled in the freezer and are then applied to the body wherever therapy or comfort is needed. Natural Wheat Bags are an excellent method of natural pain relief. The individual grains have a unique cellular structure which allows them to heat quickly but release the warmth slowly over an extended period of time.

How do you fill a wheat bag?

Other filling material such as rice, cherry pips, barley and buckwheat can also be used, but wheat has the best ‘specific heat’ attribute, so we recommend the wheat. Fill until the wheat bag is not too firm nor too floppy! Once filled, close the wheatbag using a small stitch to keep the wheat inside.

The cellular structure of the wheat demonstrates fantastic insulation properties as the water molecules inside the grain heat up. Wheat can absorb and evenly distribute both heat and cold giving you effective pain relief and comfort. Our products easily shape to the contour of the area being treated. How long do you heat a Natural Wheat Bag?

What to do with wheat bags?

Give wheat bags to babies, elderly people or young children without any adult supervision. Fold up wheat bags to fit them in the microwave. This can create hotspots. Place them under covers to warm bedding. They can continue to heat up and could begin to smoulder or set the covers alight. Heat your wheat bag for longer than the specified time.

What happens if you heat up wheat bags?

If the wheat bag is kept insulated after initial heating (for example, placed under bedclothes, or on a car seat in the sun), spontaneous heating can then occur and the wheat may catch fire. Buy wheat bags with clear heating instructions.

What is a natural wheat bag made of?

Our products are made of colorful, 100% cotton fabrics and are filled with a natural grain that can be used either hot (heated in a microwave) or cold (stored in the freezer). The cellular structure of the wheat demonstrates fantastic insulation properties as the water molecules inside the grain heat up.

What is in a microwave wheat bag?

Wheat bags usually contain grains such as wheat, buckwheat or millet. These have a specific moisture content and excellent insulation properties. Heating the product in a microwave traps this heat and slowly releases it over time.

How much rice do I need to make a wheat bag?

For the size I made (18cm x 28cm) I used 3 and ½ cups of rice. When heating your bag for the first time you’ll need to keep checking the temperature, as microwaves vary in heating time, and each wheat bag is different. Mine take around 2 minutes to warm. So heat it for a minute, and then in 20 second increments until it’s nice and warm.