Uses & Instructions



Microwaves vary in strength from 500w-1400w, which means that you need to take the strength of your microwave into consideration when applying the instructions to heating your flax seed pillows.

Microwave: 1 to 1-1/2 minutes on medium heat; do not exceed 2 minutes. When heating a flax seed pillow for the first time, it is best to test how long it takes to reach comfortable temperature by heating in 30 second intervals. Turntable: make sure that the turntable is able to rotate during heating and reheating. Be careful when removing the pillows from the microwave. Reheating: when still slightly warm re-heat for only 1 to 1-1/2 minutes.

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Freezer: place in freezer for 30 minutes to 2 hours or longer, preferably in a resealable plastic bag.

  • Keep flax seeds away from moisture.
  • Cover care: spot clean.
  • Storage: Store your pillow in a cool, dry place, preferably in a sealed plastic bag.

DISCLAIMER: Be very careful not to overheat the pillow and place it directly on your skin. Allow it to cool if it is too hot, and only heat it for 30-60 seconds when using it on a child. Flax Seed Pillows by Fran is not responsible for operator’s error.

uses for warmed pillows

Bed Warmer
Ear Pain
Joint Pain
Just Comfort
Labor Pain
Muscle Pain
Sinus Pain
Stomach Aches

uses for chilled pillows

Aches & Pains
Cooling Sunburn
Hot Flashes
Migraine Relief

This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Flax Seed Pillows by Fran disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

For Heat Therapy

Heat in Microwave

Heat on medium power 1-1 1/2 minutes depending on the strength of microwave. Do not exceed 2 minutes.

For Cold Therapy

Cool in Freezer

Place in resealable plastic bag then place in freezer from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Store in Plastic Bag

To preserve flaxseeds, store in provided plastic bag when not in use and when placing in the freezer.

Why Flaxseed Filled?

Flaxseeds are 40% oil, which hold heat 5 times longer than other fillers, like rice, which is water based. You can reheat flaxseed pillows over and over, whereas a water based seed filler will eventually dry out and no longer hold any heat.

Flaxseeds don’t freeze like water based seeds so they remain flexible and hold the cold for a very long time.

These smooth hull seeds slide over one another better than irregularly shaped buckwheat hulls. Because of their oblong shape, they conform to your body better than round seeds, like millet. Flaxseeds are about the size of a sesame seed, so they comfort every nook & cranny of your body.

To carefully preserve these properties of flaxseeds, there are just two things to remember about your flaxseed pillow: don’t overheat it and don’t let it get wet.

That’s the inside. The outside of our pillows are made with 100% cotton fabric or fleece, covering natural cotton batting. Handcrafted in the USA!

Microwavable vs. Electric Heating Pad

Many substandard heating pad models do not come with a built-in overheating protection. Which when left on your body for an extended amount of time, can cause redness or even burn your skin.

The microwavable flaxseed filled pillow is designed with an extra layer of natural cotton batting, as a barrier shielding the skin from direct contact. All while cooling down gradually, protecting the skin from prolonged use.

About Our Flaxseed filled Eye Pillows

The soothing therapeutic eye pillow is a 3.5” x 10” pillow made with soft cotton fabric filled with delicate soft forming flaxseed as a filler. The interior liner is 100% cotton batting which gives a layer of shielding between either warm or cold use directly on your skin.

The benefits of using a flaxseed filled eye pillow . . .

  • The eye pillow shields the eyes from visual stimulus. Covering the eyes will block out glaring lights and any visual stimulus that may keep your mind racing.
  • Relieves tension and eye strain. The weight of the flaxseed ensures the perfect amount of pressure to relieve tension from the forehead, cheekbones and temples.
When to use a flaxseed filled eye pillow . . .
  • Anytime you feel anxious or stressed the eye pillow can be useful as a relaxation tool.
  • When you lay down to sleep or nap, apply pillow over the forehead and on top of the eyes. This will help you relax and fall asleep more quickly.
  • Can be used at the end of yoga class to aid in restoration.
  • A slightly refrigerated eye pillow cools and relieves irritated, itchy and burning eyes caused by over exposure to television or computer screens.

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