Hot/cold Rice Bag Therapy Pillows

Discussion in 'Fashion and Crafts' started by Aerianne, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. Aerianne

    Aerianne Crazy Cat Lady Staff Member

    I'm sewing up a bunch of these from scraps. I'll give them to family and friends.

    The first one goes to my awesome mail carrier.


    My scraps are bright so they look sort of like these and they are scented with eucalyptus oil.


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  2. Aerianne

    Aerianne Crazy Cat Lady Staff Member

    I forgot to mention that you put them in the microwave, or the freezer.
     
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  3. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    I love those things. I use them all the time when my lower back go. That's awesome. :)
     
  4. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    I always thought they were wheat though lol. I usually heat them for too long and I start to smell them and it just reminded me of like wheat. Now that I remember it I actually captured one to the side and I bit on it for curiosity and now I'm remembering texture and it probably was rice. :D
     
  5. Aerianne

    Aerianne Crazy Cat Lady Staff Member

    They can be made of wheat, flax seed, corn but I don't know what kind won't pop in the microwave!

    I have an old cherry stone one that got a whole in it. I need to fix it.
     
  6. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    Yeah. If it was corn I'd probably bake it... and then eat it. :D
     
  7. John1234567

    John1234567 Well-Known Member

    Old tube sock and cheap white rice
     
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  8. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    What is a tube sock anyway?
    To me, a sock is a sock. Goes on your feet.
     
  9. John1234567

    John1234567 Well-Known Member

    Those 80's socks that go up to your knee. They still sell them at some athletic stores
     
  10. John1234567

    John1234567 Well-Known Member

    Also makes a good door stop when it gets old
     
  11. Daretobare

    Daretobare Member

    I had one for years. Given to me as a gift. It was great for my back. I lent itvout to a neighbor. She mkved back to canada and took it with her. Now I have to find another. My back has been sore for the last week and sure wish I had it
     
  12. Aerianne

    Aerianne Crazy Cat Lady Staff Member

    Yeah, the athletic knee sock but what distinguishes it as a "tube" sock is that it has no heel shape made into it.
     
  13. John1234567

    John1234567 Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah forgot about that "tube" part
     
  14. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator

    Rice bags are great.
    People in cherry areas often collect pits to make similar hot/cold packs.

    Flax supposedly does best because of the oil in the seed slowing heat exchange.

    As for corn, only popcorn pops. The corn used for animal feed, corn meal or stoves will do.
     
  15. Aerianne

    Aerianne Crazy Cat Lady Staff Member

    Lol, I thought there must be more kinds of corn than popcorn!
     
  16. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator

    Tbh, I mainly consume popcorn. I make cornbread a couple times a year and I don't like fresh or sweet corn.
    Popcorn is at least monthly.
     
  17. fundoo

    fundoo Well-Known Member

    Those are some fun prints! What kindof material is that?
     
  18. Aerianne

    Aerianne Crazy Cat Lady Staff Member

    Cotton. Other fabric may be flammable.
     
  19. YouFreeMe

    YouFreeMe

    Pretty!

    I knew a girl with fibro and she swore by those things for her aching muscles.
     
  20. fundoo

    fundoo Well-Known Member

    ah haha! yeah, i'd be the kinda person to learn that the hard way ;) j/k Actually, I was so excited about this, I read up on it last night after posting and realized how funny/scary/dumb my question might have looked to someone who knew better. Thing is, the material there in the image looks kindof velvety though, like that material on those neck pillows. You know it? polyester/spandex, I suppose. idk. That's what came to my mind on first glance.
     

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