They aren't just for your hands! These reusable warmers have a multitude of uses you may not have thought of! There is a FREE printable for iron on transfer paper at the bottom of the post:-)
I recently purchased these really awesome 'hand' warmers on Amazon. What makes them awesome is that they can be reused over, and over again. Of course the minute I received them we had to activate one of them to see how hot it got. Guess what....it got HOT! Then of course we had to see how easy they were to 're-sest.' It was amazing... a hand-warmer that did not need to be thrown out after one use!
There are other offers available, however these are the most cost effective.
Yes, they are more expensive, but you need to think about how many uses you will get out of them!
The only downfall....they only stay warm for about an hour or so. Not a very long time compared to the disposable versions. However, depending upon what you will be using them for, they are perfect!
A list of great uses:
All of these uses only require a short amount of heating time so these reusable warmers are perfect!
Recharging them is so simple too! Just boil in a steamer basket (water over steamer basket though) for about 12 - 15 minutes. I found it easier to just boil for the full 15 minutes to make sure all the crystals are liquified. The first time I did it I didn't wait long enough and after they cooled I realized there were already crystals inside. You do not want this because they could crystallize at any time rather than when you need them.
Make them into a gift!
I decided that these were so awesome I would turn them into a gift for the holidays. I already had these little canvas pouches I had purchased on clearance and the warmers fit in perfectly! All I needed was something to make the the canvas pouches a little more fun so I added an iron on transfer I made.
I can't find the same pouches anywhere but you can either make your own or buy something similar.
Oriental Trading sells a drawstring canvas pouch that might work:
Click on the button below to download the pdf file. Note it is already backwards so there is no need to change it before printing!
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Hi there! I'm Kathie, the author behind Creating A Simpler Life blog. I'm excited to share our longterm projects (and planning) toward building our future retirement homestead in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. In the meantime I will be sharing all the other little things we do that are part of creating our simpler life!