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Well what a surprise to discover that lentils can be used for heat bags I’m dying to make some now!! Just something to help keep warm over winter and aid the electricity bills.


Posted by wendy_adhofer, 10th July 2014


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  • No idea you could use lentils, have always used wheat, thanks for this, will try it out. :)

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  • I wasn’t aware of that about lentils, good idea though.

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  • Just be careful when heating them up, due to a lot of house fire starting via heat bags

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  • I’d like to see your creation too. I’ve had my heat bag that I purchased from an art & craft fair many years ago & its still going.

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  • I have heard of wheat heat bags but never heat bags made with lentils. This is a great idea.

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  • Mine are lost in the cupboard somewhere. Thank you I will have to have a look. Great to make your own and great to know how

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  • We all use heat bags in my house to.
    About 10 minutes before each kid goes to bed their bag goes into the mircowave and warms their bed up its great.

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  • They’re so easy to make, and with some of the amazing fabrics you can get now, you can really personalize the bags. Also great to put some dried lavender in them, to give them a nice gentle fragrance.

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  • When I was in hospital recovering from a caesarian my midwife told me a trick for DIY heat packs. Get a cloth nappy of hand towel wet it thoroughly then wrap in glad wrap and put it in the microwave for 1min. Keep in mind each microwave is different but this worked a treat for me. Its all we use now.

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  • We love our heat bags in our house. Great for aches and pains too and very comforting. I didn’t know you could lentils though. Will keep in mind next time we make some. Thanks.

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  • Don’t forget you have to be careful with heat bags, though – they can be a fire risk.

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  • Good on you Wendy! It’s always great to cut down on bills and have the satisfaction of making your own. Would work out rather a lot less expensive than buying one from a shop. I did read somewhere recently that you can use lentils. If you can be bothered you should pop them up on the Arts and Crafts section so we can take a look at your completed project.


    • would be a great project for the Arts and Crafts section

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  • I have heard of this before as well as wheat and I have made the wheat ones for all of the kids and Grandkids for when they were babies

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