Wednesday, December 29, 2010

This is the best~!~!

Tracie and I decided to make some neck warmers... We went to Target,WalMart and bought some knee socks. They were $2 a pair..
Stopped at Aldi's and bought some long grain white rice ~ 3lb. bag for 69 cents. She had some Lavender essential oil at her didn't have to purchase any oil.
These neck warmers are also good for hot packs for pulled muscles or you can put them in the freezer and use as cold packs . They are amazing~!
Here is what you have to do.. Put the rice in a big bowl or container. Rice has to be long grained (no instant) Put in a few drops of Lavender essential oil (a little goes along way) stir the rice to get the oil well distributed. If you want you don't have to scent the rice. Take one sock and fill with 3 cups of scented rice.(or unscented) Don't want too much rice so if 3 cups seems too much take out a little.. Knot the first sock and take other sock and slip it over this sock. Knot this sock and ta da you have it done.. Easy Squeezy. I put it in the microwave for 2 minutes and then put it on my neck.. On these really cold days it really feels good.. My arthritis loves it that is in my neck.
We made a bunch and gave them away for presents.. Everyone that has one tells us how wonderful they feel. I loved this project ~ no sewing... I made one to keep in the freezer.
Have a great day...~~~~ta ta for now from Iowa.... 19 degrees sunny with rain later in the day..


texwisgirl said...

I've used the store-bought versions of them before, and yes, they are definitely addictive!

rex22lbs said...

I love mine you made. They really do work.

Nancy said...

What happens if you use instant rice? That's my burning question.

Great idea -- for those of us with sore everythings!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This sounds great! It is so cold here right now.