Homemade Ice Pack





Introduction: Homemade Ice Pack

Have you ever needed an ice pack and didn't have one, or maybe couldn't find one? I have. Ice packs can help ease headaches, sprains, and more. The problem with ice packs are their high demand, everyone wants or needs one. So why not make your own?

Step 1: Materials

What's Needed:
Rubbing alcohol
Watertight freezer bag
Measuring cup

Step 2: Measuring

Add 1 1/2 cups water and1/2 cup of alcohol to the plastic bag and seal it.

Step 3: Freeze

Place bag in freezer for at least 3 hours. When needed take the bag out and place, with a small towel wrapped around it, onto the inflicted area. The mixture will not freeze thanks to the alcohol, instead it will stay a slush and can conform to the area. After use place the pack back into the freezer for future use.

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    I cannot have rubbing alcohol in my house due to it making me very ill. I have also been trying to stay away from plastic items as much as possible. I am afraid I will become allergic to that also. I never store in it since it causes cancer.

    I am terribly sorry. I was going to make a new ice pack instructable in about a week that has no alcohol but it does have a plastic bag. So I will make it with the options of a plastic bag and with a different option of a different container.

    Be waiting to see what you come up with. Enjoy your holidays....

    Thank You. Your mind is in the right place to help us for those of us that have became ill due chemicals.