Friday, October 10, 2008

Aromatic Therapy Bear

I found this Therapy Bear and thought it was a wonderful item. It can be heated in the microwave to activate the healing aromatherapy ingredients within: Lavender, Thyme, Peppermint, Rose Bud, Hyssop, Eucalyptus, Lemon Balm, Rosemary and Flaxseed.

This could be helpful for anyone, any age, who's in need of some TLC, who's lost a loved one or may be ill. The relaxing warmth lasts for up to four hours, by the way.

Now that's one awesome teddy bear.

26 comments:

Kahless said...

Hey; I got to comment first!!!

The bear IS certainly adorable!!

phd in yogurtry said...

What a great (smelling) idea! I like the aromatic part, and the warmth part. Takes snuggling to a whole new level.

Deb said...

Hey Kahless,

I love things like this. I have a few heating pads that I can microwave that have aromatherapy too. What I like about this one is that it can be really useful for children and the elderly. Nothing like a cuddly bear, right?

Dear Ph.D. in Yogurtry,
That the warmth lasts so long is a great feature.

susan said...

This looks wonderful and something I could really use.

And it's adorable.

Palmtreechick said...

Yum!

Vesper de Vil said...

That's so sweet! I would love an aroma therapy fox!

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

What a great idea, i already know who I want to get one of these for!

Tracy said...

awwww I love it!

CrackerLilo said...

Oh, how cute!

But the idea of microwaving a teddy bear squicks me a little.

Battle Weary said...

I, we, *someone*... wants one of these!

Marie said...

How cute! What a wonderful idea! It would be great to do some inner child work with! As you know nurturing the inner child is a crucial part in the healing process.

Where can you find this bear? I want one for myself!

denise said...

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what
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cute
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aroma
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great!

cool
!

Teresa Lynne said...

Totally cool! Its amazing what people come up with. This would be awesome for a baby.

Heck, at my age at 42 - I would sleep with it :)

Jade said...

Aww very cool. You give me so many ideas for the kids I work with. Many of them have sensory regulation problems or get very anxious when over stimulated. For some this could be a possible regulator for them.

For me as well! ;-)

traci said...

I love this idea. Now if only I was more of a stuffed animal person!

Deb said...

Susan,
I think I can use this one too. So I ordered it.

Palmtreechick,
I agree.

Vesper de Vil,
I bet there are all sorts of aromatherapy animals out there.

Barbara,
I ordered one too. Probably shoulda ordered more.

Tracy,
I do too. Can't wait to try it out.

CrackerLilo,
Cute and useful for lotsa things. I'm with you on not wanting to put it in the micro. Wonder if it can roll around in the dryer?

Battle Weary,
I wish they were less expensive, so I could buy more.

Marie,
I've seen aromatherapy pillows, gloves, socks, neck and back rolls. What nice idea to make a stuffed animal. Click the link for the bear. From Soft Surroundings.

denise,
Me too.

Teresa Lynne,
I love how creative people are too!

Jade,
This would be helpful and healing as long as the scents and feel of it are not too overstimulating. But yes, this could be so wonderful for special needs kids and adults.

traci,
I didn't have a hankering for the stuffed animals as a kid or an adult either. But I could make an exception ;)

Carie said...

When Ashley was a baby she got real sick and was in the hospital for awhile and they had a bear like that, they put it in her crib, they said it would help her to forget she was in the hospital, it smelled like fruit, like peaches and strawberies...she loved it

alan said...

I tried using lavender incense for a while when I came home from work and it seemed to help...until my wife objected to the smoke in the house, lol!

A much more adorable way of doing things, though, like others, I'm not sure I could "nuke" the little critter...

alan

Health Psych said...

The warmth sounds like a fabulous idea. Mind you, with my history of microwaving incidents......

Awake In Rochester said...

I think that's Grrrrrate! ;o)

Guilty Secret said...

I want one!

Muser said...

Hoping it isn't too late to post this (for people to notice!):
these bears are also available at www.selfhelpwarehouse.com in two sizes, the 15 inch "LARGE 'Comforting' Bear"
for $32 and the the 12 inch "The 'Comforting' Bear" for $25.

I've also found bears (though not as cute) at amazon.com: available as bear or monkey for roughly $18, they come with only two scents. And amazon.com also has slippers that you can heat with either duck heads or bear heads, that smell of cypress and lemon oil. And a back warmer that looks like bear arms hugging your waist.

But I'm loving the actual bears the best!

Big Brother said...

Sounds interesting... but the thought of putting my beloved teddy bear in the microwave... bit like putting your pet dog. I sure wouldn't do that in front of the kids. ;o)

Anonymous said...

Deb, how neat is that! I love this idea of an aromatherapy bear :)

Donna

Deb said...

Carie,
Oh, peaches and strawberies. How wonderful.

alan,
I like incense too, but my hubby doesn't like smokiness like Dotty. Funny huh?

Health Psych,
Well, how about the dryer?

Awake In Rochester,
I just kinda knew you would ;)


Guilty Secret,
Tell your hubby to be that he's got to get it as one your wedding presents.


Muser,
You are SO resourceful. Thanks for the links!

Big Brother,
I'm gonna try to put the bear in the dryer!

Donna,
It is such a great idea. Maybe have a line of other animals like dogs, cats, etc.

Abhaya said...

I love aromatherapy. I make my own neck wraps that can be heated up with aromatherapy ingredients, and they have an amazing effect on my anxiety:-)