Posted on: February 22, 2019 at 1:08 pm
Last updated: December 2, 2019 at 8:05 pm

Red alert! You can now buy an adorable plush sloth toy that actually doubles as a versatile home remedy. We can’t get over how cute it is.


The Intelex Warmies Cozy Plush Sloth is only twenty bucks on Amazon, and it makes for a wonderful gift. It’s a great companion to help young children above the age of 3 to relax and fall asleep. Who are we kidding? This cutie is perfect for adults too!

Each sloth is stuffed with flaxseed and dried French lavender. Microwaving it releases the aromatic scents of the dried French lavender and it turns it into a warm, cuddly aromatherapy buddy.


In fact, Intelex Warmies states their plush sloths can help to relieve stress, hypertension, arthritis pain, headaches, sinus pressure, menstrual cramps, colic, flu, tendonitis, and muscle aches. Many people with autism and sensory processing disorders find comfort and relief from the plush toys as well.

And if you’re not the biggest fan of sloths (how dare you), the microwaveable comes as a unicorn, sheep, moose, bear, fox, husky, snow leopard, and more!

Benefits of using Intelex Warmies at home

Warmies are safe to use as both a heat compress and a cold compress. To use for cold therapy, simply seal it in a plastic bag and set aside in the freezer for at least 3 hours. To use for heat therapy, microwave it according to the instructions on the label.

A word of caution: You should not apply any heat compress to an acute injury within the first 48 hours.


Muscle and Joint Pain

Heat therapy is a wonderful home remedy. A heat compress can boost circulation to the affected area, loosen tight muscles and stiff joints, and calm muscle spasms, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. (2)

Back Pain

Heat therapy can be an especially helpful way to manage back pain naturally. A heat compress can relieve muscle tightness in the lower back, improve circulation around your lumbar spine, and can temporarily relieve pain. (3)


The warmies’ lavender scent has long been associated with reducing stress and promoting relaxation. (4) Try lavender aromatherapy to help calm restlessness, nervousness, anxiety, stress, and insomnia.


Applying cold therapy can be useful for reducing swelling and inflammation and relieving pain, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Cold & Flu

You can use a cold compress to help reduce fevers, relieve headaches and eye pain, and get temporary relief from minor allergic reactions. (5)

Intelex also makes eye-mask warmies and slipper warmies- our new favorite trick for having an inexpensive spa day any day. Try pairing your hot or cold therapy with some gentle yoga stretches for a totally relaxing effect!

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and is for information only. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions about your medical condition and/or current medication. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking advice or treatment because of something you have read here.

Maria Sykes
Team Writer
Marie Sykes is an Ontario based writer with a background in research and a love for holistic wellness. She's especially interested in boosting awareness for women's health issues. Once a shunner of gyms, Marie has found an appreciation for weight training and HIIT circuits. She enjoys trying cuisine from all over the world, and she also enjoys not caring two cents what other people think her body should look like.

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