After I was done stomping around (what a carp day!) and the Fiance had replaced the light bulbs in my home office (I can’t reach them, even with a ladder) I pulled out the sewing machine. I made 2 microwaveable headache/aching back pillows. One big, one small.
I’ve used these hot/moist/herbal pillows for years. The Fiance used to make fun of me…now he’s their best customer. The one we had been using started to get super skanky but I didn’t feel like blowing $20+ to buy a new one. So I made one…with stuff lying around the house.
It’s full of lentils, rice, lavender, chamomile and some cloves for good measure. The pretty fabric is lined inside with a thin flannel.
The pillow is a little over 2 feet long (Fiance gets shoulder/neck cramps which lead to migraines) and the mixture is sewn into eight different pockets so that it doesn’t flow back & forth. Blue on one side, green on the other.
I want to make a mint one for me. We have tons of mint that grows wild around us, will try to harvest and dry some this summer.
Now, I’m out of rice, lentils, lavender and chamomile. I see a trip to the local Indian neighborhood in my future…and maybe a plate of chicken curry and garlic naan.