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These scented heated rice packs are great to have around your house or give as gifts and are not difficult to make at all!
Scented Rice Heat Packs

Bergamot Scented Rice Heat Packs

I know there are several tutorials for heat packs out there, but I wanted to share mine too because I use these so much it would be a shame to keep them all to myself! I use them frozen and heated for pretty much everything. 

These scented heated rice packs are great to have around your house or give as gifts and are not difficult to make at all!

Materials for your heat packs
  • 2 yards of flannel
  • Thread
  • Rice
  • Essential oil of your choice (I used bergamot which has become my favorite citrusy scent)
Instructions

I started by cutting my flannel into 10 7″ x 21″ strips.

These scented heated rice packs are great to have around your house or give as gifts and are not difficult to make at all!

Then I sewed two sides together leaving one end open for the rice.

These scented heated rice packs are great to have around your house or give as gifts and are not difficult to make at all!

I put my rice in a big container and added about 40 drops of essential oil to it. This sounds like a lot, but I think I had 20 cups of rice in my container. I shook up the rice to make sure my oil got evenly distributed.

Then put about 1.5 cups of rice in my bag turned right side out.

These scented heated rice packs are great to have around your house or give as gifts and are not difficult to make at all!

I found pinning the rice down helped to keep it from breaking my needle and getting in the way. Then I sewed a straight line all the way across the bottom third of my bag.

These scented heated rice packs are great to have around your house or give as gifts and are not difficult to make at all!

I repeated this with the middle third and the last section. On the last section, I folded the edges in before sewing straight across.

These scented heated rice packs are great to have around your house or give as gifts and are not difficult to make at all!

That’s it! I got my fleece from Joann for 2.50 a yard! I got 4 yards because I wanted to make a bunch to keep around as gifts for birthdays and whatever else comes up.

These scented heated rice packs are great to have around your house or give as gifts and are not difficult to make at all!

These smell heavenly and will help ease sore muscles, cramping and inflammation. I keep one in my freezer and one on my bed stand to warm up at all times!

These scented heated rice packs are great to have around your house or give as gifts and are not difficult to make at all!

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5 comments

  1. Chelsea smith says:

    Anna,
    I love the post about your diy heat packs. This pregnancy took a toll on my back so these are something I will definitely be looking into!! Thanks for your great posts!

  2. Becky says:

    We’re always needing heating pads and ice packs with 4 kids. Can’t wait to make them. Any special instructions when heating? i.e. heat with water in microwave so as to not scorch rice in heating pad?

    • Anna says:

      No special instructions! I have never heard of heating it with water though that’s a pretty good idea! From my experience if you do them about 1-2 minutes at a time it’s pretty hard to burn it! I hope you love it Becky <3

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