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Relaxing Lavender in our Microwave Hotties

Relaxing Lavender in our Microwave Hotties

Many of our microwave hotties are gently fragranced with the relaxing and soothing fragrance of lavender. This includes our ever-popular microwave body and neck wraps to help relieve tired and aching muscles. Plus our cuddly and adorable microwaveable teddy hotties that give children a warming soft toy to snuggle up with, especially for toasty night times.

There have been a number of studies that have reported that lavender is beneficial for treating insomnia, anxiety and stress. This isn’t new, traditionally pillows were filled with lavender flowers to aid relaxation and sleep. It is thought that the lavender fragrance may slow down the nervous system with the benefits of reducing stress and aiding sleep. The fragranced is enhanced when gently warmed in a microwave.

Microwave Hotties for children

By combining the warmth of the microwave teddy hottie and the relaxing scent of lavender it can help aid sleep, especially soothing for children, they wake up happy and well rested ready to play with their new best friend. As they are used to warm you up while in bed they can often be called microwave hot water bottles, but there's no water so much more comfortable to snuggle up to in bed.

Microwave Hot Water Bottles - Hotties for children

Microwave Neck and Body Wraps

The warmth in our microwave body and neck wraps can help to relieve muscle stresses and strains – perfect for when you’re just starting the gardening as spring starts to take over our gardens.

Soothing Microwave Body Wraps

Soothing You Collection

Our Soothing You range has been especially developed to harness the powers of lavender scents aiding relaxation of tired and aching muscles for the neck, lower back and feet. They are available in pale blue and lilac. Perfect for Mother’s Day.

Soothing You Back Warmer

Other uses for Lavender

Lavender has many medical uses such as when infused can help to soother insect bites, burns and relieve headaches. It is also well known and medically proven that the fragrance from the seeds and flowers in pillows and toys aid sleep and relaxation. Even adding the flowerheads to a cup of boiling water can soothe and relax, especially useful at bedtime. The essential oil was used in hospitals during World War 1. Honey made from bees that feed on lavender also have proven healing qualities, especially on wounds. In Germany especially, Lavender for medical uses is very widely used.

You can even eat Lavender flowers themselves, often used as a condiment and used in salads and dressings. Baking with lavender in cakes is becoming especially popular, but don’t add too much, it can get very fragrant when warmed.

 

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.