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.
Materials for your heat packs
- 2 yards of flannel
- Essential oil of your choice (I used bergamot which has become my favorite citrusy scent)
I started by cutting my flannel into 10 7″ x 21″ strips.
Then I sewed two sides together leaving one end open for the rice.
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.
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.
I repeated this with the middle third and the last section. On the last section, I folded the edges in before sewing straight across.
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 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!