Make an Ice Pack? Easy Peasy!
Making your own ice pack at home is easy, affordable and doesn’t require a trip to the store. Homemade ice packs are simple to make and more comfortable than your store-bought ice packs. These ice packs will mold to your body without any lumps or bumps.
What you will need:
- Rubbing Alcohol -1 Cup
- Water- 2 Cups
- Quart Size Ziploc bag – 1 Required, 2 is optional (see below)
What to do:
- Place rubbing alcohol and water into Ziploc bag
- Try and get as much air out of the freezer bag before sealing it*
- Place in freezer. Freeze for at least an hour, it can take up to 4 hours to freeze
*OPTIONAL- Place the bag with its contents inside a second freezer bag (leakage protection)
Use caution by:
- Never place the ice pack directly on skin (wrap between a towel)
- Only using for 15-20 minutes at a time
- Keeping your ice packs out of the reach of children
- Calling your medical doctor or trusted physical therapist in the event your injury is more than what an ice pack can do for you
By Maricarmen Raya and April West
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