Tuesday, July 10, 2012

DIY Heat Pack

So as I  mentioned in my last post, we have a little nightly ritual where Rouge and I are in charge of placing the warmed heat packs in the kids beds about half and hour before bed time. They are very easy to make yourself and a lot safer than a hot water bottle when it comes to children.

What you'll need to make your own:
1.Uncooked rice
wheat, feed corn, oatmeal, beans, buckwheat hulls

2. Lavender
rose petals, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, mint, peppermint oil, rosemary

3. Any fabric that is 100% cotton - tea towels, face washers, old sock, fabric - just ensure it's 100% cotton as nothing else is safe to microwave

Mix the uncooked rice (depends how big your bag will be as to how much you'll need, we used rice and rosemary ratio 3/4 rice, 1/4 rosemary) with your herb or oil of choice in a bowl and allow to sit for about an hour - mixing every now and then - this helps it to infuse before you place it in your bag.
Then using a funnel, simply pour your rice mixture into your pre-prepared bag/sack  and stitch up the final hole.

Directions for use - Place in microwave with a cup of water and heat for 1-3min. This water will help add moisture to prevent the rice burning, and it also helps refresh the herbs/oils too.

You can also use these as a cold compression by placing in the freezer.

Enjoy :)


  1. My Aunty made us all wheat bags years ago with lavender. I just love them and my 12 year old often grabs them to heat his bed in winter. xx

  2. oh bummer we don't have a microwave. perhaps i could cook them in the oven, briefly, if i timed dinner right...?

  3. This is such a lovely idea for your little ones to go to bed with and feel nice and cosy. I bet they enjoy this nightly ritual. x


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