Minor aches and pains? Need some stress relief? This weighted blanket may be the answer. The extra weight of this blanket is designed to envelop you like a big hug and features a lavender and peppermint scent to help you stay calm. Weighted blankets help the body release the hormone, serotonin, known to reduce anxiety, which is why they have been used by occupational therapists for years. The pressure provided by the weighted blanket also helps to relieve sore and aching muscles. The blanket can be warmed in the microwave or cooled in the freezer. The blanket cover is made from soft polyester plush and can be machined washed. The liner fabric is 80% polyester and 20% cotton and the fill is made from 87% rice, 10% lavender and 3% peppermint. The blanket weighs 5 pounds and measures 40 x 20 inches.