Relax and unwind with Kirsty Neale's soothing heat-cool pad
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Whatever minor ailments you may suffer, this heatcool pad, infused with your favourite scents, can ease away your aches and pains. Apply to the affected area, grab a mag, put your feet up and sip a cup of tea
EASY TIPS - Don't fill the pad to the brim - allow for some movement to bend around those aching joints. When heating, a cup of water in the microwave will prevent burning.
If lavender is not your favourite fragrance, try other dried flowers or spices for a different scent. Dried rose petals work well, or try cinnamon sticks for a delicious, wintery smell. Think about adapting the colours of your pad to go with the fragrance, too - soft pinks and greens for rose petals, spicy oranges, reds and brown to go with the cinnamon. You could also use a few drops of soothing essential oils, or simply have an un-scented pad.
Heated, the pad is great for easing stomach ache or back ache, de-frosting chilly feet or just as a general winter warmer. Put it in a microwave for 2-3 minutes to warm through.
Leave the pad in your fridge or pop in the freezer for an hour, then use it to soothe headaches, minor injuries or sprains, and aching, shop-tired feet.
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