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.
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.
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.
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.
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.