Happy The Hippo

It’s not Christmas yet and I still have some fun last minute gift features for our holiday guide that you can give or send to a loved one.

 Our military guys and gals do a lot of physical work. Physical work can definitely make for a sore body. Here in my household this was an everyday thing for my husband. He always was having some kind of aches or pains that required the heating pad or one of those disposable heating patches.


Recently I was sent Thermal Aid Zoo Heating and Cooling Packs. They make great stocking stuffers or just gifts for a person with a child and are all natural. They are the best for pain relieving pain and helping to reduce swelling. Making the pack cool was simple as we just threw it in the freezeer for a few hours. The directions say 5 hours but for some reason with my freezer I think we only had it in there about 3 hours. To make it warm place in microwave for about 45 seconds.

Both me and my son were the testers in the house. He used the pack cold for his cheek after he had some dental work done to reduce the swelling and I used the heat portion on my knee which I experience pain from since I have a torn ACL.While the Thermal Zoo packs are recommended for kids 3+ I loved using them and I think they are cute for sending in a care package overseas. We know even the strongest soldier can be big baby’s LOL!The pack is washable and you do not have to worry about mold forming because of the unique process and the specialized corn used to create the pack. I think parents will also appreciate that the packs are Dr recommended.

Heating and cooling packs by Thermal-Aid were developed by our Bio-Engineers and Doctors that worked closely with milling experts using a unique patented process, which removes the embryo/germ tip cap and outer coat from each kernel of corn. This leaves the purest and cleanest portion of the corn product. This process hardens the specialized de-germinated corn, allowing it to hold temperatures evenly for long periods of time. It also eliminates mold, fungi and foul odors often associated with natural heating/cooling products.

Thermal Aid and Thermal Zoo Packs retail for less then $30 and can be purchased at retailers such as CVS , BJ’s Costco , HSN and more. We received the Thermal Zoo Hippo which retails for $19.99.The Zoo packs come in several different animals. You can learn more about them at:



Of course I had to let one of my lucky readers have one. Thanks to the people at Thermal Aid one reader will win a Thermal Zoo Pack .

To enter simply leave a comment below letting me know which Zoo Pack you would choose from here.

Giveaway ends Monday Dec 24, 2012. 18+ USA only to enter.
Disclosure: I received a product from Thermal Aid to feature in my Holiday Gift Guide. All opinions are my own and no other forms of compensation were received.




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Krystel is the mom of two and an Army Wife. In addition to Army Wife 101 she is the Co-Founder of SoFluential.com a digital media agency that connects brands with the military market. She has appeared on MSNBC ,FOX LA and formerly was a weekly contributor to HLN's "Raising America". She has written for various outlets including Sheknows and Lifetime and is a big fan of cupcakes and french fries.

11 Comments on Holiday Gift Guide Feature : Thermal Aid Zoo Hot/Cold Packs Plus Giveaway

  1. For some reason, I wasn’t able to access the site through the link. But a quick Google search worked!

    I think the monkey and the elephant are both adorable! These would be great for my boys, who are always getting bumps and bruises one way or another!

  2. Oh, my goodness!! How cute!! These would be perfect for my 4 year old…and my little siblings!! Thanks so much for the article! I had never seen or heard of these before.

  3. We usually use this type of stuff to soothe pain, do I would choose happy because it would remind me of staying happy :)

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