4.10.2015

Ice Pack (homemade)

I is for Ice Pack.  I discovered a way to make an inexpensive, reusable ice pack last year.  Put 1 cup of rubbing alcohol and 2 cups of water into a Ziplock bag.  Use a quart-size bag, or gallon-size, depending on what size ice pack you want.

Freeze the bag overnight. Next day, it's ready to use.

Alcohol doesn't freeze, so the bag will always be malleable.  It will lay over a bony ankle, curve over a slopey shoulder, or lay flat over a sore back. When the ice pack becomes too soft, or warm, simply place it back in the freezer.



Cool, huh?




10 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Yes, very cool and so easy and convenient! Thanks!

Carolyn van Poppel said...

What an easy and cheaper way to get an ice pack. Invaluable tip!

Annalisa Crawford said...

That's a cool idea. We've always used frozen peas. Frozen peas on an injured area hurt!

Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

Karen Mortensen said...

That is a "cool" idea.

A Katy Did Gig said...

I use this idea on my bike riding in hot weather. Works really well!
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Paula Kaye said...

Brilliant!

Mari said...

Great tip!

Deb said...

Great idea. I love this!

Rita said...

That is a great idea! Thanks! :)

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

We use old wine bladders to make homemade ice packs