Got Cold Feet? (Or Cold Hands?)

I don’t know about you, but my hands and feet get SO cold in the winter! And even in the summer, after getting out of cold pool water in the mountain breeze. I have one daughter who is always cold! So having hand warmers and foot warmers around our house is always a good idea.

Snow PicThere are lots of creative uses for hand and foot warmers, in all seasons.  They’re not just for skiing anymore, folks! Here are some ways we’ve used them in our home:

Muscle Aches: When I come home from Dance Class, my feet and ankles are sometimes sore.  This 36 year old body doesn’t stretch like it used to, and I pull muscles regularly.  So if I stash a hand warner in my dance bag, I can take care of a pulled muscle right there without a microwave or bulky heating pad.

Long driving trips Next month, we have to drive 13 hours to Orlando for Disney Social Media Moms Conference. Obviously, I’m very excited, but the drive is LONG! Not having heated seats in our car, I plan on putting one of these right behind my lower back in the lumbar area to save my back!  That way, I’ll be able to enjoy the park when we get there!

Reynaud’s disease: Have you ever heard of this circulation disorder?

Raynaud’s disease is a condition that causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers, toes, tip of your nose and your ears — to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. In Raynaud’s disease, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas. From Mayo Clinic

I hadn’t heard of it, until my mom mentioned that she has it.  I knew she was always putting her hands right in front of the heater, but I just thought she was “cold natured.” Sometimes, her symptoms mimic frostbite, and it’s quite serious. If she doesn’t warm up her fingers, they can turn purple, and hurt pretty badly.

In Case of Emergency: We live in a mountainous area which gets a good amount of snow.  I’ve only gotten stuck once, thank goodness.  But if I had my kids with me, got stuck in the snow, and had to wait for help, I couldn’t keep the car on and the heat running that long.  I include hand and feet warmers in my emergency kit kept in my car at all times.

Sports Events: My husband has season tickets for our local college football team.  The season starts out pretty warm, but the exciting part, close to the playoffs, can be very cold! Hand warmers are a must in these cases! Brats and beer only go so far to keep you warm!



About Sarah Pinnix

I'm a mom, blogger, vlogger, libertarian. I love Jesus, and my husband, too. Social Media Strategist for a Non-Profit (All statements here are solely my own)


  1. Great ideas!!

    Need to use these for a ton of things.. My toddlers love them 🙂


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