4.11.2012

{swank}review & giveaway: wildflowers aromatherapy & gifts


CONTEST CLOSED!  Winner will be announced shortly.

Being pregnant the second time around has pretty much been the same as when I was pregnant with my son:  fast, easy and free of any morning sickness or nausea.  The only thing that I didn't have with my first pregnancy that I now have with this one is lower back pain.  It comes and goes but the turning point was when I strained my back on our recent Disneyland vacation.  I could hardly move and yet my son still wanted to be picked up constantly during our trip.

That's where Wildflowers Aromatherapy & Gifts came in to the rescue!  Wildflowers is a Vancouver based eco-conscious company run by Peter and Patricia and serving customers worldwide.  They carry a full line of Warm Buddy products which provide back pain, neck & shoulder pain and stress & tension relief.  Filled with natural milled rice, Warm Buddy heating pads and wraps are aromatherapy scented with pure lavender flowers and essential oils making it a relaxing and soothing experience for your body.  Wildflowers also prides themselves on buying all locally made products to share with the world.

Warm Buddy Body Wrap

To heat up your Warm Buddy, you simply put it in the microwave for the required time {my Warm Buddy Body Wrap takes 2-3 minutes - I've been warming it up at just under 3 minutes} and it will retain its heat for hours.  I love that I can use it on my back as soon as I take it out of the microwave since the heat has been distributed evenly and it's not super hot to the touch.  Usually, I wake up a few times a night for a bathroom break {another pregnancy "symptom"} and my Warm Buddy is still warm!  The website says that it will retain its heat for 1 hour or longer and it seems like mine is on the longer side.

In addition to heating up your Warm Buddy, you can also throw it in your freezer {in a Ziploc bag} to reduce inflammation and relieve pain related to sprains, bumps and bruises, inflamed muscles, etc.

When my back pain was at it's worse, all I could think about during the day was coming home, putting my heated Warm Buddy Body Wrap on my back and waking up virtually pain free.  I found that it helped alleviate the pain during the night so I could sleep better and the pain wouldn't return until halfway through the next day.  I would highly recommend Wildflowers and their Warm Buddy Body Wrap as a natural, pain relief alternative to taking pain medication to relieve the pain.  In addition, the Body Wrap comes with a washable cover that can be hand or machine washed.

Other Warm Buddy products available at Wildflowers include:

Anti-stress Shoulder Stress Relief

Warm Puppy



{Where to Buy}

You can buy Warm Buddy products online at Wildflowers Aromatherapy & Gifts.



{Win It!}

Wildflowers Aromatherapy & Gifts is generously giving one lucky reader a chance to win a Warm Buddy Body Wrap {$40 CND value}!  The giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only and ends at 9pm PST on April 25, 2012.

The views expressed in this review are my own and do not represent the opinions or views of Wildflowers Aromatherapy & Gifts. Note that {swank}mama does not accept responsibility for sponsors that do not fulfill their giveaway duties.  Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond, otherwise, a new winner will be chosen.

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37 comments:

  1. i love the little kitty warm up animal. they are just so darn cute!

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  2. i'd like to try the 'sweet dreams' mother's day gift pack!

    annae07 at aol dot com

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  3. Large Wooly the sheep - is so cute - love it

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  4. I would love to try the warm buddy animal!

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  5. I like the ultimate spa giftset. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  6. Birthday Stress Relief Kit!

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  7. id like to try the Ultra shoulder pain wrap, looks cozy just lookin at it!

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  8. I would love to have the warm buddy eye pillow. I get terrible headaches and have to keep heating up my compress every few minutes. This would be great.

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  9. I would love the
    Ultra Shoulder pain wrap

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  10. The warming mitts would be a great gift for my mother.
    http://www.wildflowersaromatherapy.com/en/our_products/warm_buddy/warming_mitts.html

    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com
    http://journeysofthezoo.blogspot.ca

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  11. I'd love to try the Stress Relief Kit.The hot would be good for my back.

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  12. Would love to try the anti-stress neck roll

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  13. I'd like to try the anti-stress neck roll.
    gibberish (rafflecopter name is Julie G.)

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  14. large kitten warm up animal!

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  15. I would love to try the warming blanket!

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  16. I'd love to try the Large Warm Puppy.
    jentam777 at gmail dot com

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  17. I would love to try the Ultra Shoulder pain wrap.

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  18. I'd like to try the microwave warming blanket.
    Laura snookie_pooathotmaildotcom

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  19. I would love to try the Microwave Warming Blanket

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  20. Courtney bellemereApril 23, 2012 at 8:19 AM

    i would like the large wooly the sheep

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  21. I like their Spa Robes
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  22. I would love to try the microwave warming blanket. http://www.wildflowersaromatherapy.com/en/our_products/warm_buddy/heated-blankets.html

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  23. The warm buddy body wrap looks really nice!

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  24. I'm always worried about leaving my heating pad plugged in.. this seems like a much better alternative to using it! I'm surprised it lasts for hours. Thanks!

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  25. the ultimate spa giftset

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  26. Microwave Warming Blanket

    Ann Fudge Cluck
    ann.cluck@yahoo.com

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  27. The tweet posted is for the wrong giveaway :(

    Ann Fudge Cluck
    ann.cluck@yahoo.com

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  28. Could not find your GFC button.

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  29. I could really use the Anti-stress Shoulder Wrap! Thanks for this Giveaway!!

    Susan D'Alesandro Wilder
    susan_wilder59@yahoo.com

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  30. Love Large Wooly the Sheep! Thanks!

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