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DIY Ice Pack

This is a fun home remedy...making your own ice pack! This is really easy and a great idea if you need an ice pack and can't get to the store to get one. They are very inexpensive too, you can make one for less than $1 and you probably already have everything you need on hand to make it.

To make a homemade ice pack you will need:

  • Any brand dish soap
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Quart sized ziploc freezer bag

To make the ice pack you will want to use 2 parts dish soap to 1 part rubbing alcohol, so in a quart sized freezer bag you can put 1 cup dish soap and 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol.

diy ice pack

When this mixture freezes, it will very much resemble what you find in a store bought ice pack. It will not freeze completely but be very cold and moldable so that it can be shaped to the part of the body you need it for.

To prevent the bag from opening, especially if it is going to be used by children, you can prevent leaking by placing the first bag into a second bag and then sealing with packing tape, or you can seal the first bag into another bag with a seal-a-meal machine, which is what I did.

My ice pack turned out really great. I can't believe all the things you can make at home with stuff you already have on hand.

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