How long does an order take?
Weighted blankets and other items usually arrive within 3 to 4 weeks. Weighted vests currently take 4 to 8 weeks.
If you have put a Rush on your order, allow about 7 business days. (2 weeks for vest orders )
I need my order fast. How does the RUSH option work?
We can not put one order ahead of another, but if you need it "Now!" we can put someone on over-tine and get your order
out in 7 business days. There is a 15.00 charge for blankets and for vests. There is a 6.00 charge for anything else. If you
place a rush on one item in your order, you will need to place a rush on all of them so they can ship together.
There is a rush option near the bottom of most pages.
Call if you have any questions.
How much is shipping?
USPS shipping runs 10.00 for up to 10 pounds. Then it averages about 1.00 a pound over 10 pounds.
Plushes are 10.00 each. Canada shipping is 45.00 for up to 20 pounds.
Weighted vests ship via UPS at 20.00 per vest. 30.00 for two vests.
Is my credit and personal information secure on this site?
Yes. Salt of the Earth Weighted Gear does not share your information with anyone or even store it.
We use Pay Pal for credit card processing. You can use either your credit card or your Pay Pal account.
How do I select the print I want?
There are many prints to choose from. When you make your purchase there will be a place to type in
the print number and print description. Weighted Vest fabrics are separate from the rest
What kind of fabrics do you use?
Nearly all of the print and solid fabrics through out the website are 100% cotton. All of the fabrics are good quality. The
back of the blankets are done in a good quality corresponding solid cotton-polly blend. We choose this because is lighter
weight and has a smoother hand. The inside of the blanket is constructed with 2 layers of cotton muslin or cotton-polly
broadcloth. These same fabric principles apply to the weighted vests. The lap pads, Lap Wraps and Shoulder wraps are
interlined with 2 layers of fleece.
Is the fine grade river stone safe?
Yes. You may have read on another site that it is porous, that it won't dry, that it is sharp and will wear out the blanket, or
that it will mold and other things. With all due respect to the author of that site, none of this is true. Fine grade river stone
is just that. It is natural, clean, smooth and certainly not porous. But if you prefer Polly bead, it is a good product too and we
will use it at your request.
How do I decide how much weight to have put into an item?
We at Salt Of The Earth Weighted Gear are not Professional Occupational Therapists. The advice we offer is based on
recommendations offered by most OT's. It is important that you get the recommendation of your own OT.
There are general guides for blanket weight can be found on the Buy a Blanket page here.
The amount of weight you put into a vest should not be over 8% of the user's weight or more weight than the user can
comfortably carry for an hour. Your OT should help you decide.
Why can't I have over 20 pounds put into my weighted blanket?
There are several reasons we don't go over 20 pounds. FIRST: Once a person reaches adulthood, or around 150 pounds,
their bone structure will not change much, no matter how much they come to weigh. So a 15 pound blanket is often sufficient
for any size adult. For those needing extra weight, a 20 pound blanket offers a very effective amount of pressure.
SECOND: An extra heavy weighted blanket can be surprisingly awkward to handle. Folded, a 20 pound blanket is much
like holding two 10 pound sacks of potatoes and the user should be able to lift and carry it. Spread over the body, it is very
comforting, but not very easy to manipulate. Unfolded, it is a dead weight, like a small child who is not too heavy until
he/she goes limp in your arms. So if you want to readjust it in the night, you'll be glad it's not more than 20 pounds. THIRD:
Though our blankets are machine washable, 20 pounds is the maximum we feel would be safe in the average washing
machine. FOURTH: We feel that though our blankets are well constructed, with 4 layers of fabric, over 20 pounds could
put too much strain on the stitching when the blanket is being pulled around and manipulated. FIFTH: The cost of shipping
goes up considerably over 20 pounds. LAST: If you still want more weight, we suggest that you purchase two blankets to
use together. If you wanted 30 pounds, you could buy two 15 pound blankets or a 20 pound blanket an a 10 pound blanket.
How do I decide on the size for a blanket?
A weighted blanket should at least reach from the chin to a few inches past the toes.
If the weight is embedded in the body area of the blanket, a small child can use a size B, C, CXL, or D.
If the blanket will be carried to different places, like in the car and in the family room,
the smallest size that fits the user is recommended.
If the blanket will always stay on the bed, larger sizes are recommended.
We do not make Queen size weighted blankets because the weight is not effective spread out that far.
How do I decide on the size for a weighted vest?
Please use the size charts on the vest page and measure carefully.
The vest will be adjustable by about 6 inches on each side.
What is your return policy?
If you decide you want a different size, weight, color or fill than you ordered, you may return it in unused condition within
15 days and we will replace it or refund your money. The postage will be your responsibility. If your order is defective or
is not the size,weight, print or fill that you ordered, return it in unused condition within 30 days and we will replace it or
refund your money. We will cover the postage. We cannot offer refunds on special orders.
How do I wash my blanket or vest?
To wash a weighted blanket or vest, fill your washer with cool water and mild detergent. Add the weighted blanket or vest
and 2 or 3 heavy bath towels. Wash on gentle cycle, using the wet towels to balance the machine during the spin cycles.
Line dry only
How do I order by mail?
Print the order form below and send with check , money order, or credit information to:
Salt of the Earth Weighted Gear - 1031 17th street - Henderson, NE 68371
Other Questions? Comments? Special instructions on your order? You may call or leave them here:
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*You can order on line , by phone or by mail. We accept all major credit cards.
On the check out page you will be given the option of using your credit card or your Pay Pal account. The option to use your
own credit card is in grey just under the yellow PayPal checkout button.
*When you order, please be sure to specify what print you want your item done in. There will be a place for you to type it in.
*We accept purchase orders from authorized businesses (FAX # 1-800-345-0579)
We require your phone number because our products are custom made and there is sometimes we may need to call.
WE DO NOT SHARE YOUR INFORMATION IN ANY WAY.
*All orders are custom made to your specifications. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery, 4 to 6 weeks for vests.
Do you take purchase orders?
We welcome purchase orders from businesses. Your purchase order may be mailed to us at:
Salt of the Earth Weighted Gear, 1031 17th Street, Henderson NE, 68371
Or it may be FAXED to 1-800-345-0579
When sending a purchase order please be sure to include all ordering information. (Billing offices often do not understand
that our products are custom made and we must know the size, weight, and print.
How can I contact you?
Complete contact information is in the box at the bottom of this page.
I placed an order, but I forgot to pay postage for extra weight or for a rush.
If you already made your payment, but you need to send more , click on this link:
|This page is a place for you to ask questions or leave special instructions with an order.
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402-366-5883 Ask for Annie.
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