Corn Cuddlers $12.00 ea.
Corn Cuddlers are microwaveable heating pads that
give off moist heat and are reuseable. Made from natural corn, they
can be reheated for years, providing you the freedom to use them anywhere. No unsafe electrical cords or forgetting to turn it off,
never getting hotter than you like, your natural corn heating pad will give off
warmth for hours. A Corn Cuddler provides targeted heat in a flexible
package, allowing you to mold it around the area that needs the heat the
most. I'm told that you can use your cuddler in the freezer like an ice pack, a much better choice than that ol' bag of frozen peas! These heating pads are made with a soft polar fleece case with velcro
closure, seperate from the corn insert, which allows you to wash the
cover if it ever gets soiled. They measure 5" x 13" (not including the fringed edge) and are filled with aproximatley 24 ounces of corn.
(since they are handmade, it varies slightly)
There are other varities of natural heating pad, some use rice, flax
seed or unrolled oats, but the corn variety does the best job in the
microwave. Rice when heated can develop an odd odor (forcing some
to add scents to mask it), flax seed can be expensive, all varieties
including oats don't have the moisture content of corn. Since the
microwave works by exciting the molecules in moisture, the more
moisture, the more heat with an added benefit of steam. The corn
will reabsorb moisture allowing it to be reused many many times. (I
don't know of any that aren't still in use after 4 years)
I was inspired to
make Corn Cuddlers with a washable cover by a nurse who had convinced
clinic of the low cost & reusable nature of natural heating
pads. Her clinic had been using chemical heat pads that were a
one-time only disposable item. She saw the need for a low-cost
alternative to the chemical heating pads that would help keep costs
down. Since they were to be
used in a hospital setting, they needed the ability to provide patients
clean heating pad, and so the washable cover. What a great idea!
My first Corn Cuddler was a gift and I'm thankful for it. It has
come in handy for that occasional ache or pain and is wonderful as a
bed warmer! I recently purchased a high tech Tempur-pedic
mattress to find that when it gets cold, its like sleeping on a
concrete slab! I use my Corn Cuddlers to warm up the mattress
about 20 minutes or so before going to bed. Not only is the bed toasty
warm, but the viscous elastic cells of the Tempur-pedic will be
flexible enough to mold to me correctly, giving me a good nite's
sleep. Without my Corn Cuddlers (I have serveral now) It
would take hours for my body heat to warm up the bed!
may ask "why don't you use an electric blanket?" and I tell them that
I've never liked the "prickle feeling" that they produce. It never
matters at what level under the blankets I put the electric, it still
gives a "static electricity" feeling all over my skin when it turns on,
enough to wake me in the night. Corn Cuddlers are a natural, low cost
& SAFE way to keep snuggley warm in bed.
Directions for using your “Corn Cuddler”
1. To heat, put it in your clean microwave oven and heat for 2 minutes
(this is standard for a 1250 watt oven, increase according to your oven
in 30 second increments till you find the best time.) If reheating your
cuddler when still warm, do not use the full time for additional
2. It will smell like
popcorn and you may even hear corn popping, but don’t worry, that only
happens the first few times you heat your Corn Cuddler. Also, with the
first heatings, It will steam allot as the moisture in the corn is
released. That moist heat is one of the great qualities of your Corn
Cuddler. Your corn cuddler may get lighter with each successive
heating as it continues to release its moisture. Don't worry, I've had
one for 4 years now and its still working nicely.
3. After heating, you can lay your “Corn Cuddler” around your neck,
over your knee, or wherever you have those aches and pains. Cold feet?
You can even put your “Corn Cuddler” in your bed.
5. Your “Corn Cuddler” will stay warm for an hour or more and will last for years giving many hours of warm pain relief.
Here’s wishing you cozy cuddling!
Caution it gets HOT! – Use common sense, if it gets too hot against
your skin, move it to a new area. Be sure not to over heat it, as corn
may burn in the microwave. Your Corn Cuddler has a washable 100%
polyester fleece cover, wash warm with like colors and dry on medium. DO NOT wash the corn insert. The insert is made from natural corn, so if animals (or humans) eat it, it shouldn’t be harmful.
Shipping cost may vary depending on weight. If it fits in the Flat-Rate envelope great!
Otherwise, they will go in a Priority Flat rate box.