How to make a Quick Homemade Heating Pad!
By Dawn Peters, eHow Member
Make a Quick Homemade Heating Pad!
If you need a heating pad "now" and don't have time to sew one, then this is perfect for you!
Things You'll Need:
uncooked rice (not instant) See list for more filler ideas
Ribbon or string
Simply fill a freezer bag (make sure it's the microwaveable kind) 3/4 full with uncooked rice (NOT instant!), seal shut.
Heat for a minute or two then wrap in a hand towel and use as needed.
*optional cooling pad- place in freezer for an hour
You can also fill a clean tube sock, tie closed the open end, heat and use as needed
Filler Suggestion for headache soothers:
Rice and a mix of:
Mix herbs, spices and essential oil with choice heating pad filler (such as rice) and let sit in a sealed container for a few days (occasionally stirring). This will help set and distribute the fragrance a bit
Also good to keep cats and smaller dogs warm, you might have to share!
Caution: These microwaveable heating pads are glorious to use for aches and pains, or just to pamper yourself after a long, hard day-but be careful when removing from microwave and applying to body. Shake bag first, feel around and make sure it's not too hot and won't burn, especially when using on a child.