Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I just started a new project and am having a lot of fun with it. I am making some hot/cold rice therapy bags for sore muscles, stress relief, headaches, you name it! Homemade cold packs and heating pads made with some really fun new fabrics and made extra special with hints of lavender, chamomile, and other essential oils to help you relax and feel better. Since I have a sore back and a nasty streak of insomnia, I thought it would be the perfect comfort item for me and the shop!
I'm making the pouches with the same idea as my draft snakes...there is an inner muslin bag that holds the perfumed rice and an outer decorative cover. They have no metal or plastic adornments so they can go straight into the microwave for 1–3 minutes without any worries! I also plan on making some with buttons so that the decorative cover is removable (and washable!). What's even better is that each pack can be heated or frozen, depending on your needs!
I'm making three specific sizes: long ones to wrap around your neck and shoulders with rice and soothing chamomile, square packs with rice and a floral blend for general body and muscle aches, and then a third especially sized for laying over the eyes and forehead with gentle flax seed and lavender.
I have the first few done already and will post them to the shop as soon as I can get them photographed. I also plan on offering up some as part of a special blog giveaway (details coming soon)!