With a house full of boys and an active little girl, we are always suffering bumps, bruises, and aches and pains. To soothe these pains, I’ve always used a bag of frozen peas. They do the job and are only about $1, but my last bag of frozen peas started leaking green goo, so I figured it was time to get rid of it! Gross, I know.
Last week, I found myself in need of an ice pack and my freezer, void of frozen peas. This led me to a simple internet search of Homemade Ice Packs. I certainly never thought I’d find ingredients to include, vodka, dish soap, a diaper, white rice, and many other unusual things. I didn’t have most of those ingredients, but I did have these very simple needed items:
2 cups water
1/2 cup alcohol (the higher the % of alcohol, the more mushy your ice packs will stay)
2-3 drops blue food coloring (optional)
zipper seal bag
These ice packs took all of two minutes to make. All you have to do is put the three ingredients in a zipper seal bag and freeze.
Because of the alcohol in the ice packs, they do not freeze solid, but stay slushy. This makes them easier to wrap around an injury. I double bagged my ice packs just to be safe, in case of a tear.
I now have several of these in my freezer. I think they will be so much better than my frozen peas. I also don’t have to worry about any green goo. 🙂 So, I hope you don’t need one of these, but just in case, make one up and throw it in the freezer now!