The new GRÜNSPECHT “Natural Heat Plasters” with compostable filling * enables practical and everyday application of heat at home or on the way. It is not glued directly to the skin, but to a close-fitting garment and is therefore ideal for sensitive skin, as possible irritation can be avoided by the contact with adhesive.
In place of the sodium chloride salt used in many heat plasters, the GRÜNSPECHT “Natural Heat Plaster” contains potassium chloride, which is also used in plant fertilisers. Potassium is a plant nutrient, which is why, after usage and cooling, the plaster can be cut off and the plaster filling can be disposed of in bio waste or compost. (a plaster content to 10 liters of compost; study by
The GRÜNSPECHT “Natural heat plaster” enables practical, everyday application of heat when you are feeling generally cold. It is designed exclusively for external use and is a source of warmth for use at home or when you are out and about.
Step 1: Open the foil bag at the perforation by hand in order to remove the heat plaster. The heat plaster is activated through contact with air and it will then heat up by itself – the bag should therefore only be opened when you want to use the heat plaster. When opening the bag, make sure that the plaster does not come into contact with moisture.
Step 2: Before use, check the heat plaster to make sure that it is intact. Do not use the product if the fi lling of the heating cell is leaking out and/or the plaster is damaged or cracked.
Step 3: Remove the backing paper from the adhesive side of the plaster.
Step 4: Attach the heat plaster with the adhesive side onto a piece of clothing which is close-fi tting and close to the body (e.g. cotton vest) onto the area of the body you want to treat. Make sure the plaster is smooth – there should not be any folds or ridges. It may take up to 15 minutes for the heating properties of the plaster to take effect. Wear the heat plaster for as long as you fi nd it pleasant. We recommend that you do not wear the plaster for more than 12 hours within a 24-hour period.
Remove the heat plaster slowly, after a maximum of 12 hours. If you should fi nd that the skin is slightly red, this is due to the heating effect of the plaster. If the skin is still red after a few hours, do not use a heat plaster until the redness has disappeared completely. The plaster is only designed to be used once and must be disposed of after use. Please observe the disposal instructions under Point 7.
To prevent burns and skin irritation, do not apply the heat plaster directly on the skin!
The GRÜNSPECHT “Natural heat plaster” has been designed so that it can be fi xed easily and securely to close-fi tting clothing. We recommend cotton underwear for the best results in terms of adhesion. Follow the usage instructions and monitor the area of application regularly. Allow for air circulation above the heat plaster and do not apply any pressure (e.g. through belts). For individuals who are not able to remove the plaster themselves, the plaster must only be used with careful monitoring. Check the skin regularly for signs of burning.
Remove the heat plaster immediately if there is an unpleasant feeling that it is too hot, skin irritation or burning.
The heat plaster must not
- be used when sleeping,
- be used in shoes, socks or under your feet,
- be burnt,
- be shaken, kneaded, cut up, folded or torn before or during use,
- be heated in the microwave and no other attempt must be made to re-heat the heat plaster or
- come into contact with water or other liquids.
It is not suitable
- for babies and children under 12 years of age,
- for individuals who have a reduced sensation of pain,
- for individuals who are confined to bed or individuals with a tendency to develop skin ulcers,
- for use in combination with pain balm, medicinal lotions, creams, ointments or other heat sources,
- for use on fur or high-quality textiles,
- for use on an area where there is already redness, inflammation, cracks in the skin/bruises or skin irritation,
- for application to parts of the body where warmth is imperceptible,
- for use during sport activities, immediately after a bath or shower or
- during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI investigations)
Before using this product, please contact a doctor or pharmacist, if you
- suffer from poor circulation, circulation problems or heart disease,
- suffer from Diabetes,
- suffer from nerve damage or a limitation of sensory functions,
- suffer from a skin disease,
- suffer from rheumatoid arthritis or
- are pregnant.
Attention! The heat plaster contains iron, which can be hazardous to health if swallowed or if it comes into contact with mucous membranes. If the filling is swallowed, rinse mouth with water. In case of contact with eyes or other mucous membranes, rinse with water immediately for at least 15 minutes. In all these cases, medical advice should always be sought immediately.
Constituents: Iron powder, water, vermiculite, active carbon, salt (potassium chloride).
Information about Disposal:
The heat plaster is only intended to be used once. After use, you can dispose of the GRÜNSPECHT “Natural heat plaster”, easily and in an environmentally-friendly manner. In place of the sodium chloride salt used in many heat plasters, the GRÜNSPECHT “Natural heat plaster” contains potassium chloride, which
is also used in plant fertilisers. Potassium is a plant nutrient, which is why, after usage and cooling, the plaster filling can be disposed of in bio waste or compost.
Attention! Prior to disposal, leave the heat plaster uncovered and allow it to cool completely – this can take up to 48 hours, depending on the ambient temperature. If it is emptied too early, and the plaster filling is still hot, this can lead to injuries (risk of inflammation and burns!)
As soon as the plaster is completely cool, knead it with your hand, so that the plaster filling is broken into small pieces. Then carefully open the plaster on the narrow edge using scissors and empty the filling into your bio-waste or compost.
Attention! When disposing of the plaster filling, make sure that you avoid direct contact between the plaster filling and mucous membranes – if contact should occur, then follow the safety instructions under Point 5.
We recommend disposal of one plaster filling to 10 litres of compost or bio-waste, in order to ensure sufficient dilution. When using in household compost, the quantity of heat plasters to be disposed of over a longer period of time is a maximum of four plasters a month (in accordance with a study by the Frauenhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, 2019). Do not use the plaster filling for ornamental plants. Only the outside sleeve of the plaster, the backing paper and the airtight packaging must be separated by material type and disposed of in household waste and taken to the relevant recycling scheme. Please be aware of regional disposal guidelines.