Instructions: Comfort buddy herbal relaxation pillows and wraps take just a few minutes to heat up in the microwave. It is recommended that you use a turntable in your microwave if your microwave does not have a built in turntable. If you donít have a turntable, rotate your comfort buddy relaxaxtion pillow/wrap halfway through the heating to prevent overheating and for more even heating throughout.
Make sure that your microwave is clean before placing the comfort buddy inside the microwave. The comfort buddy herbal relaxation pillow cannot be washed. Donít leave your buddy unattended in the microwave. Microwave ovens differ in their wattage and efficiency so please heat your buddy in small increments of time and increase as necessary but never exceed 4 minutes maximum for the large collared cape buddy. Avoid overheating and scorching your buddy. The smaller buddy's such as the eye/sinus buddy should only take 15-60 seconds maximum to heat up. I recommend that you "test" your buddy the first few times you use it by heating it for 2 minutes for larger wraps and for 30 seconds for eye buddy's or smaller buddy, checking the temperature, then - if needed - heating it further in increments of 30 seconds. Your buddy should be very warm- but never so hot that it is uncomfortable to hold. Keep in mind that if you have a low wattage microwave oven, it will take longer to warm up your buddy. Remember that the comfort buddy herbal relaxation pillow will be warmer or colder on bare skin than through clothing.
To use your comfort buddy herbal relaxation pillow for cold therapy, place your buddy in the plastic bag or zip lock freezer bag to avoid exposure to moisture and food smells. Keep in the freezer for 1-2 hours prior to use.
When your comfort buddy herbal relaxation pillow/wrap is not in use, store in a sealed plastic bag at room temperature or in the refrigerator to preserve the aroma and life of the herbs. The comfort buddy cannot be washed but you can gently spot clean with a damp cloth or baby wipe or blot the stain immediately. Water can destroy your herbs so avoid exposure to moisture. The products are completely natural with no preservatives or chemicals.