therapy sack

These are so great for cold toes after sledding or just being out in the cold.  You just pop them in the mirco for a couple minutes, put on your cold toes or hands, AAHH instant warmth.  They are also great for sore muscles.

tag idea:  Stay warm and toasty this Holiday Season, Merry Christmas!

therapy sack

To make:  You just sew a pouch, fill with wheat or rice, sew the pouch closed – DONE!  So Easy!  I used a washcloth for my material and added a ribbon embelishment, but you could use any fabric.  (Be sure not to use ribbon with wire in it – for obvious reasons)

If you want a more detailed tutorial, click here.

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  1. November 27th, 2009 at 7:15 am
    Marcia says:
    Love the idea of making this with a washcloth! Would hold up well.
    I like to put one by my feet in bed in the Winter. I checked out the link you posted. The poem really makes the gift!
  2. November 27th, 2009 at 8:04 pm
    Sandee says:
    My mom would make these by filling a tube sock with rice (we noticed wheat smelled bad if accidently nuked too long) and then tying a knot in the top. Thus they became known as "hot socks." I love the idea of adding essential oils!
    • October 29th, 2012 at 5:51 pm
      Jean says:
      I do this for my kids also. We love the rice packs!
  3. November 19th, 2010 at 7:47 pm
    stacy says:
    This is a GREAT idea!
  4. December 3rd, 2010 at 10:42 am
    andrea says:
    Where did you find your essential oil I am in utah, and I am having a hard time finding any HELP!
    • December 4th, 2010 at 5:33 pm
      Missy says:
      I found some online - here is one place:
  5. November 27th, 2011 at 5:03 am
    linda says:
    Therapy sacks are good for everyone - family & neighbors!!
  6. December 6th, 2011 at 8:12 pm
    Temple Jones says:
    Socks work great for these also! I have used the colorful, fluffy socks and they are great!
    • December 6th, 2011 at 9:41 pm
      Missy says:
      That is genius! Thanks for the great idea!
  7. September 23rd, 2012 at 10:02 am
    Eleanor says:
    HOT PACKS FOR EAR INFECTIONS: Not a good idea!! If they have an inner ear infection.The heat draws the infection but it has no where to go. It can make the ear drum rupture! I learned this the hard way.
  8. October 19th, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    Sumer says:
    I've made them with corn, and it works great, too! I also stick them in the freezer in a ziplock bag (these things warm our tootsies... and yes, probably bum cheeks :/....) for when they're running fevers as a cold-pac. Puts my fevered little guy OUT and lets him get some rest! :)
  9. November 27th, 2012 at 5:39 am
    nadya says:
    hi, i want to know how long do you warm it up in the microwave. thank you.
    • December 12th, 2012 at 8:50 am
      Tamera says:
      It takes approx a minute in the microwave to warm them up. I usually put them in for 30 seconds, shake them up, and then pop them back in for another 30 seconds. You can then judge the appropriate temperature:)
  10. December 12th, 2012 at 8:54 am
    Tamera says:
    If you are finding the wheat getting burned, or smelling badley, its ussually caused by moisture and heating it too long. I use corn that I get from the local feed store to put in mine, then you don't have to worry about the moldy wheat! Corn also seems to hold the temperature longer <3
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