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How to Make a Rice & Lavender Heat Pack / Cold Pack

Hey Guys,

In this video I show you how to make a Lavender Heat / Cold Packs, with Rice.

I like my heat packs to be this size because it sits around my neck nicely, however you can make whatever size you like.

Hot to make the herbal heat / cold pack

You will need:

Washed Cotton material (or other material that can be microwaved)

Basmati Rice (Jasmin rice or wheat also works well)

Dehydrated Lavender flowers

Pure essential, cold pressed Lavender Oil

Sewing machine


Measuring tape


Measure & cut material

3ft x 5.5 inches is what I started with but cut to the size you want, remembering to leave extra room for seams.

Fold in half (pattern on inside)

Sew one small end and the long end, do 2 passes.

Turn bag inside out so pattern is on outside

In bowl mix rice, 1 cup lavender and 20 drops essential oil

Fill sack 2/3 full and sew open end 2 passes.

When microwaving, always put a mug of cold water in the microwave.

Heating time for this bag is 2 to 4 minutes depending on microwave wattage.

Mix rice once hot to be sure of an even temperature.

When freezing put bag in air tight container so it doesn’t absorb smells or moisture.

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