Thursday, September 7, 2017

How to Make No Sew DIY Rice Heating Pads

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There are five people in my family who have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, which means that pain is a normal occurrence around.  I prefer to try alternative methods of pain relief such as using essential oils (Panaway is a great one for muscle pain!), massage, ice, and heat before turning to tylenol.

A few weeks ago, I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed and was in excruciating pain for 10 days straight.  After applying ice to both sides of my face for the first 48 hours, the oral surgeon recommended switching to heat.  He said I could heat up the ice packs he'd sent home with me, but they just didn't seem to hold the heat very well so I decided to grab one of our trusty rice socks that I'd made with one of Hubby's (clean!) tube socks instead.  The problem was that it was too big and bulky to work well for my face.  In a rare moment of clarity, I grabbed a leg warmer from the kids' mis-matched sock basket and turned it into a perfectly sized rice heating pad.  

How to Make No Sew DIY Rice Heating Pads

Want to make your own rice heating pads that are the perfect size for kids AND adults?

First, grab some kid sized leg warmers.  I pulled these two out of the mis-matched basket of kids' socks, but you can get some really cute ones on Amazon.  Just make sure you don't get any leg warmers with metallic thread or print on them as I don't think that will end well for your microwave...

How to Make No Sew DIY Rice Heating Pads

Tie a knot on one end of the leg warmers.

How to Make No Sew DIY Rice Heating Pads

Measure out a cup of uncooked rice (NOT minute rice!) and pour it into the leg warmer.

How to Make No Sew DIY Rice Heating Pads

Grab the leg warmer by the open end, and shake all of the rice down to the bottom.  Then stretch out the untied end and tie a knot in it so there's a knot on either side.

How to Make No Sew DIY Rice Heating Pads

Done!  Super easy, and each rice sack only takes a few minutes to make.
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How to Make No Sew DIY Rice Heating Pads

Warm your rice heating pad up for 15-30 seconds depending on the strength of your microwave and enjoy.  Add a few drops of an essential oil such as Lavender for some extra relaxing power.






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