Wheat Bag Heating Instructions

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Wheat Bag Heating Instructions
Small grains of wheat inside the bag retain heat. (agriculture-background image by Mykola Velychko from Fotolia.com)

Wheat bags are an all-natural alternative to electric or chemical heating products. The bags are generally made from a cotton or fleece outer covering and filled with wheat grains, buckwheat seeds, and other herbs. Since the bag is comprised of many small grains, it easily moulds to the contours of the area being treated. Heating a wheat bag is a quick and easy process that will ensure expedited relief for aches and pains.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place the wheat bag in the centre of your microwave. Make sure the bag is flat and evenly distribute the contents of the bag.

  2. 2

    Fill a cup with water and set it in the microwave next to the bag. As the water heats it will add a slight moisture to the air in the microwave. This will prevent the contents of the wheat bag from getting excessively dried out.

  3. 3

    Set the microwave for one minute and thirty seconds. This is the average length of time it takes to heat a typical rectangular-style wheat bag.

  4. 4

    Start the microwave.

  5. 5

    Check the temperature. Gently place your hand on top of the wheat bag. Continue heating the wheat bag in 15 second increments, until the bag reaches your temperature requirements.

  6. 6

    Remove the bag from the microwave carefully. Use tongs to pull the wheat bag out of the microwave, if it is extremely hot.

  7. 7

    Place the bag on the area that requires therapeutic attention. A typical wheat bag will retain heat for thirty minutes.

Tips and warnings

  • Use caution when using a wheat bag, to avoid burns.
  • Never leave the bag unattended in the microwave.

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