Introduction: Homemade Ice Pack

Picture of 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

Picture of Materials

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

Step 2: Measuring

Picture of Measuring

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

Step 3: Freeze

Picture of 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.

Please leave a comment.


MsJan (author)2012-08-08

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.

Mythbuster Kid (author)MsJan2012-08-08

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.

MsJan (author)Mythbuster Kid2012-11-21

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

MsJan (author)Mythbuster Kid2012-08-12

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

theslingshotkid (author)2012-09-14


About This Instructable




Bio: I like inventing, experimenting, rockets, film making, and more! I consider myself a teenaged genius. I feel that with enough time I could build anything.
More by Mythbuster Kid:Walking a BarrelHomemade SundialPocket Macgyver Kit
Add instructable to: