Regardless of whether it is summer or winter – you should always have at least one cool pack at home. The small blue cushions can help you whether it’s warm or cold; whether you have stomach pain or the threat of a mean swelling somewhere. But did you know that you can make your own cool packs using a very ordinary household item? So, in case you don’t have any lying around or you’d like to save a bit of money here and there, it’s really quite neat, this trick.
You’ll need the following:
- Tight, sealable freezer bag(s)
- 1 cup dishwashing liquid
- 1/4 cup alcoholic cleaning agent (optional)
And here’s what you do , instructions on video:
A nice side effect of these homemade cool packs is that they stay cold for even longer periods than the conventional ones. Just make sure you never lay a cool pack directly on the skin as this could cause serious frostbite. It’s always best to place a towel between your skin and the pack. Your homemade cool packs can also incidentally be used repeatedly and they are just as flexible as their purchased equivalents and adapt to body shapes.