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How to Make a Homemade Ice Pack

Why spend money on a commercial ice pack when you can make one at home in minutes?


  • Step 1: Mix liquids Mix three parts water to one part rubbing alcohol, which keeps the water from freezing into a sold block.
  • Step 2: Pour into plastic bag Pour into a sturdy, resealable, freezer-safe plastic bag and seal it carefully.
  • Step 3: Freeze it Pop it in your freezer for at least an hour before using.
  • TIP: Avoid freezer burn by wrapping the ice pack in a towel before holding it against your skin.
  • Step 4: Reuse Pop it back in the freezer for future use.
  • FACT: Many football teams keep ice tubs on hand to treat players who develop heatstroke.

You Will Need

  • Water
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • A freezer safe
  • resealable plastic bag

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