Frequently Asked Questions

 

Here are some common questions from our customers.  Can’t see the answer to your question here?   Please feel free to get in touch on our contact page.

How do you use a Hotteeze Heat Pad?

Simply open the packet, tear off the adhesive paper and stick the Hotteeze to your undergarments where you want heat! IMPORTANT: Never stick a Hotteeze Heat Pad directly on your skin.

How does a Hotteeze work?

Hotteeze are made from all natural and eco-friendly ingredients, including iron, vermiculite and water, Hotteeze are the best option for you and the environment.

Once you open the packet, the filings inside the pad react with oxygen in the air to create heat – no wires or microwave required! The heat is constant and lasts for 12 hours. (Hotteeze for Feet last for 5 hours).

How to Use Hotteeze Regular & Hotteeze for Feet
1. Open the packet
2. Tear off the adhesive paper
3. Stick the Hotteeze to your undergarments, socks or where you want heat
4. Once the pad has fully cooled, open with scissors
5. Sprinkle the contents in your garden
6. Dispose of wrapper in combustible trash

 

What happens if I accidentally open one up?

If you accidentally open it up, quickly seal it in an airtight plastic bag to it to stop the oxidization process.

You mentioned that you could “Sprinkle the contents in your garden”. What is in it?

Hotteeze Heat Pads are mainly iron filings and the soil conditioner is potassium chloride.  The other ingredients are water, vermiculite and activated carbon.

Can I use Hotteeze if I’m diabetic?

We recommend you check with your doctor before using Hotteeze Heat Pads, because some diabetics have no sensation in their extremities and wouldn’t be able to judge whether the heat pad or foot pad was getting too hot (thus, you could end up with a low temperature burn without feeling it).

Can I stick Hotteeze heat pads directly on to my skin?

No, you might burn yourself. Hotteeze will feel cozy at first, but after a while it will heat right up without you noticing and might feel too hot. You will probably start to sweat too, in which case the pad will slip off and you won’t get your 12 hours of guaranteed heat.

Are Hotteeze bad for the environment?

No! Hotteeze contain natural ingredients which are biodegradable, so when they’re done, you can throw them away guilt-free! The contents can be reused as a soil conditioner, which contributes to the reduction of wastes. The outer packet is combustible and does not generate toxic gases.

Can I use Hotteeze heat pads if I’m pregnant?

Whatever you do, NEVER put a Hotteeze near your abdomen, and check with your doctor before using it on any other part of your body.

What happens if Hotteeze gets wet?

If you get a Hotteeze wet, you can kiss it goodbye! The water will stop the oxidization process.

Are Hotteeze safe to travel with?

Yes!  They won’t set off alarms at airport security or get picked up on x-ray machines.  They are completely safe and will not set off any alarms.

Note: as of February 2017, the only country that doesn’t allow you to carry Hotteeze in your carry on luggage is to and from New Zealand. Checked in luggage is perfectly fine!

Can I reuse my Hotteeze heat pads?

No. Once the 12 hours of heat is finished, that’s it! BUT – You can use the Hotteeze for half the time, pop it in an airtight bag to stop the oxidization process, and then keep using the rest of the hours of heat the next day.

Can I use Hotteeze on other areas of my body (knee, elbow, shin, leg, etc)?

Yes, but only through clothes. We recommend using a heat pad wrap or a flexible tube bandage that you can double over.

Can I sleep with a Hotteeze heat patch on?

No, NEVER! While you are asleep, you cannot easily monitor your comfort level and you can get a low-temperature burn.