Got aches and pains?
Now that the weather is getting colder, I find my body hurts a lot more. I have a heating pad that plugs into the wall, but it requires me to be close to an outlet at all times. That simply does not work when I’m on my couch, as I don’t have an outlet anywhere near me. That means no TV watching when I’m hurting… No thanks!
Just about everyone has had a time when they desperately needed a heating pad to ease sore muscles or cramps. You may think that trying to make your own would be too much work, but let me tell you, it absolutely is not. It’s actually really simple and all you need is a sock and some uncooked rice or beans!
Simply take a tube sock (a clean one, preferably 😉 ) and fill it up with a cup or two of rice or beans. Add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil and then tie off the top of the sock off where you want it. How full you want the sock to be is totally up to you. I like to have a little extra room after I’ve tied the end just so that the heat pad can bend more easily. And remember, you can always add more rice or beans later on, or take some out if you want. That’s really the beauty of this; it’s easy to customize to your needs along with being so easy to make!
To actually make the filled sock help your muscles just place it in the microwave for 30 second intervals until it is at your desired temperature. So easy!