I have horrible migraines so I go through a lot of these rice bags. Regardless if you have migraines or not these bags are great for any kind of pains. I have about 2 or 3 bags laying around the house. The one I keep in my bedroom (one shown in the photo) because it doesn’t have any essential oils in the mix. When I have a migraine this is the bag I use but when I want to relax I use the bag with lavender essential oils or the bag with peppermint oil.
You wouldn’t believe how easy these little life savers are to make. Even if your not a master at the sewing machine. As long as you can get the bag closed on both sides it’s a go!
What you’ll need:
• Essential oils (of your choice)
1. Cut 1 piece of cloth in a square. I cut my cloth about 11 inches.
2. Put the 2 long pieces together, sew together to make 1 rectangular piece.
3. Sew along one side edge.
4. Fill with desired amount of rice.
5. Add in a few drops of essential oil of your choice. (Optional)
6. Sew together the last remaining side edge.
VOLA! You’ve just made your own rice bag.
Place in microwave for 1 minute to 1 1/2 minutes.
I put mine in for 2 minutes but I like mine extremely hot. These bags are great for cramps too. Don’t get it too hot or burn yourself. If you do get it too hot you can always use a dry bath cloth to put between the bag and your skin. Another cool thing is you can replace your rice without tossing your entire bag. To replace your rice but cut the seam out & pour out the old rice. I always wash my bags before I refill & sew them up again.
These bags have been life savers for me and now I can have more than one since I’m not paying $20+ for them at the mall anymore.