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Frequently asked questions

What are wheat bags?

Our wheat bags are cotton bags filled with wheat kernels. They can be heated in a microwave oven and and cooled in a freezer to be used on your body. They are reusable. When used hot, they can help with inflammation by reducing blood flow to the area. When used cold, they can help minimise swelling and reduce muscle spasm and pain.

I am allergic to wheat, do you offer an alternative fill?

Yes! We can offer lupin-filled heat packs to use in the wearable pouch and extra long rectangle heat pack. Lupin-filled heat packs have the same care instructions as wheat-filled heat packs. 

You can tick the 'make me wheat-free' when adding the product to your cart. 

For the eye pillow, we can use lupins but you'll need to get in touch so we can discuss what fabrics are available. Email us at: hello@thehappyuterus.com.au or DM us on Instagram: @thehappyuterusau

How do I use the wheat bags?

We have three products. Please follow the instructions for the product you intend on using.

Wheat bag and wearable pouch

To use hot:

  1. Remove the wheat bag from the pouch.
  2. Place the wheat bag in the microwave. Heat on HIGH for 1 minute.
  3. Check the temperature. If it is not warm enough, heat again in 30 second intervals until you reach your desired temperature. Do not heat this wheat bag for more than 2.5 minutes.
  4. Once warm, place it into the pouch. Close the button on the pouch. Test the temperature on the inside of your wrist to make sure it is safe to place on your body.
  5. Place the pouch on you and fasten the strap around your body.

To use cold:

  1. Remove the wheat bag from the pouch.
  2. Place the wheat bag in a freezer bag and in the freezer for at least one hour.
  3. Once cold, place it into the pouch. Close the button on the pouch. 
  4. Place the pouch on you and fasten the strap around your body.

Extra long wheat bag

To use hot:

  1. Place the wheat bag in the microwave. Heat on HIGH for 1.5 minutes. 
  2. Check the temperature. If it is not warm enough, heat again in 30 second intervals until you reach your desired temperature. Do not heat this wheat bag for more than 3 minutes.
  3. Once warm, test the temperature on the inside of your wrist to make sure it is safe to place on your body.
  4. Place the wheat bag on your body.

To use cold:

  1. Place the wheat bag in a freezer bag and in the freezer for at least one hour.
  2. Once cold, place the wheat bag on your body.

Eye pillow

The eye pillow is designed to be used cold or at room temperature, but you can also slightly warm it.

To use cold:

  1. Place the eye pillow in a freezer bag and in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Once cold, place the eye pillow over your eyes

To use hot:

  1. Place the eye pillow in the microwave. Heat on HIGH for 30 seconds. 
  2. Test the temperature on the inside of your wrist to make sure it is safe to place on your body. Do not place this on your face if it feels hot inside your wrist.
  3. Place the wheat bag on your body.

I don't have a microwave, can I heat it up in something else?

Please do not heat up the wheat bag in anything other than a microwave oven. 

How do I look after my wheat bag?

All wheat bags will come with care instructions. Do not wash the wheat bags, only spot clean with a damp cloth. 

If you have purchased a wearable pouch, you can take out the wheat bag and hand wash the pouch. 

Some quick reminders on safety

Remember that when a wheat bag is heated, it can be a fire and burn hazard.

  1. Do not overheat it or use it under bedding.
  2. Always check the temperature of the wheat pack before placing it on your body.
  3. If there is any discolouration or smell of charring after heating, dispose of it. Please do not attempt to reheat it again.
  4. Children should always be supervised when using a heated wheat bag.