Thermal-Aid packs are 100% natural, therapeutic packs that were specifically designed for the medical field to reduce swelling and relieve pain. They're made from cotton and filled with a corn mixture that was developed by researches with milling engineers from the largest agribusiness companies in the world. Their unique process allows the specialized corn to hold temperature for long periods of time, and it also allows their packs to be the first washable, 100% natural heating/cooling application.
I received Honey Bear to try, who, as you can see, is a pastel yellow color (retails for $19.95). I think he (or she, I suppose either could work) is super cute and would be a perfect buddy for a young child. I like that they can be used as hot or cold packs, so I can see myself using him as a cool pack when I have a migraine or to snuggle with when I'm cold. I don't have children yet but I'm still going to put this Bear to good use. I heated him up a few nights ago and placed him near my feet, since they're always cold. The instructions say to heat in the microwave for 45-60 seconds, or cool in the freezer for 5 hours. He was warm after 45 seconds, but next time I'll probably heat him up for 60. I think the 45 second time would be more appropriate if this was going to be given to a child, since you wouldn't want it to be too hot.
I really enjoyed the Small Sectional (retails for $26.95). It weighs 3.5 lbs and measures 9" x 13"; I think it's the perfect size to use on my lower back. The instructions state to heat it one minute for every pound, so I of course heated it for 3.5 minutes, and it stayed warm for a good 30 minutes. It's definitely hot at first, so I wouldn't recommend using this one bare skin. The best part about the sectional is that it's sturdy and keeps its shape, which is really helpful when I'm using it against my back in a seated position. I previously was using an electric heating pad, which was nice, but it was flat so I'd have to fold it over sometimes to get it to press against my back.
I'm thoroughly impressed with Thermal-Aid's Bear and Small Sectional! I love that these products are made from natural ingredients and that they are high-quality. Thermal-Aid has a broad range of other options, from packs for pets to larger sectionals to their adorable new Zoo collection. I know that some may think that these are too expensive, but I think they're worth the investment because they aren't going to fall apart after a few uses. I would definitely purchase these for myself and for others!
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Bottom Line: Thermal-Aid offers fantastic options for heating and cooling packs. There are cute animals for young ones, and sturdy packs for adults and pets. I definitely recommend these!
Interested in trying out Thermal-Aid for yourself? Their awesome team has offered enough prizes for six winners! You can enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form after the cut.
This sweepstakes is open to US and Canadian residents aged 18+ only. It begins on 26 November 2012 and ends at 12:01 AM EST on 8 December 2012. Six winners will be chosen by random by this Rafflecopter widget and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. All entries will be verified. Thermal-Aid is responsible for shipping the prizes to the winners.
This sweepstakes will have six winners - three will win a Bear, and three will win a Small Sectional. You will not receive both; the first entry option allows you to tell me which you'd prefer.
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*Disclaimer: I received products for free to facilitate my review. I was not monetarily compensated for this review and the honest opinions here are entirely my own.