Hot Water Bottles – they’re back in fashion

Hot Water Bottles – they’re back in fashion

Hot Water Bottles – they’re back in fashion, everyone wants one but how did they become to be a staple of British households.

Basically a Hot Water bottle is a container made from different materials through history that contains hot water which is sealed. You can then put the hot water bottle next to you, in your bed, or on a specific area of your body which needs warming and soothing.

A form of a hot water container was used for warmth in bed back in the 16th century. But they didn’t contain hot water then they contained hot coals, probably from the fire that was due to go out overnight. They were know as bed warmers and had long handles so they could be moved around the bed with the covers on to warm both the inside of the top covers as well as the bottom cover at the same time. The container was often made of brass or a material that would warm up easily with the hot coals stored safely inside.

Hot water was also used and the advantage was that they could then be kept in bed while you slept to give a continuous warm throughout the night, or until the hot water cooled down. This was before rubber had been invented so these hot water bottles were often made of zinc, copper, earthenware or wood. These were often kept in fabric bags to stop scolding.

The invention of rubber transformed hot water bottles. India rubber was in use in Britain by 1875 and were finally patented in 1903. The use of rubber enables these containers to be moulded into different shapes and over time changing from India rubber to natural rubber and PVC allowed them to be more and more flexible and so more and more comfortable in bed when cuddled. Due to the fact that the rubber wasn’t that nice they were also covered in cases so that they wouldn’t burn the user. The covers have become more and more designed over time and with many different fabrics used from faux fur, felt and wool.

As homes became better heated with the emergence of heating hot water bottles started to see a decline in use. Also the invention of electric blankets the use of hot water bottle started to become a scarce item. But with heating costs going up hot water bottles are seeing a resurgence in their popularity. They are seen as a low cost way of keeping warm and not just in bed. They are often cuddled on the sofa and put on areas of the body to relive stresses and strains. They are also seeing large growth in countries such as China, Japan and Australia. They have started to have a cult following here, with people using many different styles and designs.

Aroma Home have developed a scented hot water bottle, the fragrances are blended into the rubber ensuring the scent is released when the hot water meets the rubber. As the scent is introduced into the rubber during manufacture it this also ensure the fragrance fades very little over time so you can enjoy your scented hot water bottle time after time during the long cold winter months.

Wishing you a warm and soothing Christmas

Wishing you a warm and soothing Christmas

Merry Christmas from Aroma Home

As it draws closer and closer to Christmas 2016 we would like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

We hope your friends and family love the warming and soothing gifts you’ve bought them. They’ll help them to stay relaxed and cosy over the Christmas holidays and long into the new year as the cold starts to set in. Coupled with relaxing lavender our microwave warming hotties relax and let your little ones get a greats night sleep. 

Fun Novelty Gifts

Some of you may have bought one of our fun gifts like the adorable chamois tummy screen wipes for that techy friend or a great fun treat for your feet with our fuzzy friends slippers or Fun for Feet slipper boots. 

Warming Gift Sets

Our new gift sets have been very popular and many allow you to stay warm and cosy outside with our click and heat pads that can be inserted onto hand warmers, ear muffs and new for 2016, woolly hats.

Hot Water Bottles for everyone

Also new this year are an extensive collection of Hot Water Bottles which have a variety of covers, from fun kids hot water bottle covers, to luxury 100% British Merino Lambs wool tweed and herringbone designs. Sure to keep you cosy warm whether tucked up in bed, or snuggled up on the sofa.

Microwave Hot Water Bottles Hotties

Our hotties will allow your friends and family to warm their body, feet and neck with our microwave warmers gently releasing the relaxing scent of lavender to relax and sooth while that classic Christmas movie plays after all that lovely food has been eaten. The perfect Christmas day.

Hope you all have a good one, from all at Aroma Home.


Luxurious Tweed Hot Water Bottles and Microwave Body Wraps

Luxurious Tweed Hot Water Bottles and Microwave Body Wraps

Tweed started life as a rough woollen fabric with patterns made from the weaving of different coloured wools to make up a check pattern The patterns have become a tradition in both Ireland and Britain for informal wear, due to it being very durable. Tweeds are traditionally made to withstand harsh climates, hence it’s most commonly associated with Scotland and Ireland. It was always associated with quality due to the lengthy production process and its hard wearing nature. And so it was also generally associated with the gentry especially during the early part of the 19th century.

But these days modern tweed has come a long way. Gone are the days when it would be made from rough wool, now with it’s associations with quality it is often made from softer wools like are very own British 100% Merino Wool. It’s super soft so super cosy and comfortable. And we’re ensuring that traditions continue with it being British made.

The colours as well have had a refresh so there’s more modern reds and dusky pinks as well as vibrant pinks woven into a tweed check pattern to look as luxurious as it feels at the same.

To help compliment the tweed collection we’ve also developed a subtle grey herringbone collection of hot water bottles and microwave body wraps as well.

Beautifully packed they present themselves as a luxurious gift for Christmas

Keep warm in timeless style with our luxurious soft hot water bottles and microwave body wraps this winter or give them as a luxurious gift. While the quality is assured the high prices of yesteryear have also gone. Our hot water bottles are only £24.99, while the microwave body wraps are just £19.99.