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No need to run to the store to buy those flexible ice packs or even those heat wraps! Next time you have an injury and you are told to apply ice or heat just make own following these easy steps. Do this now and you'll have one ready for when the time comes!
To make your own ice pack:
- Add to a zip lock baggie, 1 part rubbing alcohol and 3 parts water.
- Put in freezer; the alcohol prevents the water from freezing completely allowing it to stay flexible. (Add more water if mixture too slushy and add more alcohol if mixture too hard)
- Before apply to skin wrap in towel or cloth.
To make your own heat pack:
- Fill a sock about ¾ full with plain uncooked white rice; tie a knot in the sock to keep rice from spilling out.
- When a heat pack is needed just throw it in the microwave and heat until warm. Usually about 10-15 seconds is all that is needed.
You can even use your favorite fabric scraps and make little covers for your own packs or give them as gifts!
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