Thursday, June 12, 2014

Homemade Ice Packs (2 simple ingredients!)

I love any- and every- thing about DIY!  Why pay the price to purchase something when you can make it yourself for so much less?

I present to you these lovely Homemade Ice Packs.  Was so tickled to find this 2-ingredient (if you count the water!) idea to have on hand. 

Make a few and keep handy in the freezer for bumps, bruises and scrapes. 
Especially nice to have for the busy summertime. 

(Or just curl up with one to cool down???) lol

Thanks to Shari Lynne at Faith Filled Food for Moms for sharing this terrific idea. 


rubbing alcohol
freezer zip lock bags 
food coloring, optional

For one small ice pack, mix 1 c. water with 1/2 c. rubbing alcohol.
Double or triple for larger bags.

Add food coloring for fun if desired. 

Pour into small freezer zip lock bag, zip it closed, squeezing out any into another one to prevent any leaks. Lay flat in freezer until ready to use. (If you can't find a flat spot...I know that can be a challenge for me...just lay them on a cookie sheet to freeze flat.) 

When using, be sure to place a towel between the ice pack and your skin to prevent any more owies. 

You might also want to try this wonderful 
Homemade Fabric Softener  (3 ingredients!)

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