DIY Rice Sock Heat Pack

Ease the Aches and Pains with this Rice Sock Heat Pack

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With a sock or a towel and some rice you can create your own Rice Sock Heat Pack and save money and trips to the store.

How to Make a Rice Sock Heat Pack

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What you will Need:

Adult Pair of Socks (pick a material that will be soft and comfortable on your skin)



Optional: Dish Towel provides an extra layer between you and the warm rice.

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Cut a hole in the bottom of a plastic or paper cup. This will be your funnel to pour the rice into the sock.

Pull sock up around cup and pour in rice.

Pull out cup being careful not to spill the rice out of the sock.

Take a piece of yarn and wrap around the open of the sock to close it off.

Wrap around at least 2 times and tie in a knot.

If you are using a dishrag, place the sock in the middle of the dish rag and roll up.

Tie up each end of the dishrag like you did with the sock.

You are now ready to microwave and place on your aches and pains.

Tip: Start microwaving with 2 minutes and adjust. Sock thickness, amount of rice, and microwave will vary heating times.


Thanks to Judy H. for her submission!

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**Disclaimer: This will be hot and you need to exercise caution when applying this to your body. Madame Deals is not responsible for any injury you may incur if not used correctly**

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  1. rachel says

    These can also be frozen. They hold the heat or cold quite awhile. When planning to heat be sure to use heat safe fabrics.

  2. Lisa Dean says

    I appreciate you posting this. My 9 year old daughter hurt her neck badly doing headstands. The ER doc told her to use a heat pack and pain reliever. We didn’t have money to buy a heat pack but we did have a sock, rice and yarn!

    • Gwendolyn says

      This works awesome and is so cheap to make. I won’t ever pay for another one. Plus at how cheap it costs, I can afford to have several for when everyone seems to be hurting at the same time. Gwen

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