Tips & Tricks

Treat the whole family’s bumps and bruises with these simple and cost-effective homemade ice packs.


  1. Utilize a 1:3 ratio of water to rubbing alcohol in a plastic bag. If you are using a smaller ziplock bag, you can use 1 ½ cups water and ½ cup rubbing alcohol. This mixture is so wonderful because it provides the perfect consistency for a malleable pack.


  1. Two tablespoons of salt and two cups of water create another effortless recipe. The salt, like the rubbing alcohol, keeps the water from turning completely solid, creating a handy home aid.


  1. Another straightforward method of ice pack making is to simply freeze a wet sponge. You can purchase 6 sponges in one pack at the local dollar store if you really wanna get crazy with this one. When you’re ready to use it for your kiddo’s booboo, simply heat the sponge for about 10 seconds in the microwave.


  1. Freezing corn syrup in a baggie is another excellent method of wound assistance. This one is especially handy because the fluid texture allows the pack to easily be wrapped around wrists, ankles, knees, calves, and more.


You never know when you will save the day! Instantly wipe the tears away from your wounded warrior with a homemade ice pack today.