For years when I've been in need of a heating pad or pack, I've turned to a trusty gym sock filled with rice. Pop it in the microwave for a couple of minutes and there you have it. warmth for my back, neck, abdomen, whatever. Very utilitarian not very pretty.
enter this pinterest tutorial. plus there's a link for the drawstring bag she made for it, also.
The best part of this project, all I needed was some lavender essential oils to scent the rice. I already had everything else.
The flannel I used was leftover from Daughter's Peppa Pig ears, nose and tail. We always have rice in the house. And I happened to have a white ribbon that would match some scrap fabric that I love. (seriously, this is part of the walmart grey/yellow/black/white fabric. love)
|all my materials (the essential oils have already been added to the rice)|
In one hour, I turned all of that ^ into ...
|the rice pack in the bag|
|I also made two mini ones for headaches. The top on in the zip top bag stays in the freezer and the bottom stays beside the larger bagged one on my night stand. I didn't scent these two.|
Plus since I had lots of lavender essential oils left over, I've taken a few scented soaks in the tub. A very rare wonderful treat.
AND I've made ghetto fabreeze. In a spray bottle I mix 1/2 cup of alcohol (I use 91% Isopropyl Alcohol because it evaporates quickly and the smell only lingers for about a minute), 1 cup of water, and 35 drops of essential oils. (I think next time I will buy a bottle of lavender and either grapefruit or orange for a more fabreeze like smell. I even wrote the "recipe" in sharpie on the bottle so I wouldn't have to look it up every time. There are lots of other "recipes" on that pin, but this one is the one I use and love.