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How to make microwavable rice heating pads
Rice heating pads are easy and cost pennies to make. They're cordless and flexible for use on any part of the body. You can use a sock, a pillow case, or make your own pouch as I demonstrate below.

All you need is fabric and rice.

Sew a pillow case like pouch and fill with rice. Close it up using a slipstitch. Make another pouch as a cover and enjoy your heading pad!

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  • How to make a heat pack / cold pack. Diy Microwavable Rice Heating Pad - Step 1
    Step 1

    You'll need long grain rice, essential oil of your choice, and muslin/fabric. Mix a few drops of oil into the rice.

  • How to make a heat pack / cold pack. Diy Microwavable Rice Heating Pad - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sew two pieces of fabric together around 3 sides. Turn it inside out to make a pouch.

  • How to make a heat pack / cold pack. Diy Microwavable Rice Heating Pad - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fill it with rice and slipstitch the open end closed.

  • How to make a heat pack / cold pack. Diy Microwavable Rice Heating Pad - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now make a cover. Fold down and sew the raw ends on the short sides.

  • How to make a heat pack / cold pack. Diy Microwavable Rice Heating Pad - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold over a few inches on one of the the short sides.

  • How to make a heat pack / cold pack. Diy Microwavable Rice Heating Pad - Step 6
    Step 6

    Bring right sides together and sew at sides and bottom. Leave top side open. (The edges you folded earlier.)

  • How to make a heat pack / cold pack. Diy Microwavable Rice Heating Pad - Step 7
    Step 7

    Turn right side out and it'll look like this.

  • How to make a heat pack / cold pack. Diy Microwavable Rice Heating Pad - Step 8
    Step 8

    Finish turning it right side out and you'll have a pillow-case type pouch like this!

  • How to make a heat pack / cold pack. Diy Microwavable Rice Heating Pad - Step 9
    Step 9

    Slip your rice pillow in and you're ready for use. Microwave 30 seconds at a time for about 1.5 minutes. Be careful, it gets hot!

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