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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

rice sock

I made this rice sock out of desperation a couple weeks ago. My left shoulder hurts every time I leave work. (Probably due to poor posture while on the computer, more than actual interpreting...but that's just a guess.)

As you can tell, I got an old sock and dumped a box of rice inside. I heat it up in the microwave for 2 minutes and it feels great. However, the smell is awful!
rice + old sock + heat = urine smell.
Does anyone know how to make a nice smelling one with spices or something? Have you seen a tutorial out there that I can copy. What are these things called in google?



Melissa said...

I made them once. I just used rice and fabric to make them. I loved it. I should get another one for myself. I find the same thing at work. I think its from the computers too. Its not from the VP. lol Yay for bad posture!

See you tmw :-D

Anonymous said...

I have had 2 of these for wonders on my is slender and fits just over my eyes...the other is larger and is the one I tend to use cause I can cover my eyes and the top of my head. I keep it in the freezer as the cold feels best on my head. The smaller one has a washable cover which is nice the bigger one does not but has a fun fabric with flying pigs on it. Anyway both of mine have scents in eucalyptus. This really gets activated when I heat them...I spray them with water before microwaving them and that brings out the aroma. I keep them in the freezer and they are great for the kids with boo boos because they are less harsh than ice bags or cubes. I thought about making some for gifts and have these 2 links bookmarked.

Good Luck!

Kristin said...

Sorry, but that made me laugh out loud! :)

Colleen said...

I LOVE these things. Brad's mom made me a few of these years ago and I always used them for migranes. I think she just used flannel fabric and rice. Maybe you can spray some room spray or something on it before heating it?

Anonymous said...

I think you just add essential oils to the rice for aroma....if you want a smell that it is...

dana said...

haha. hilarious. Yes, urine on your shoulder sounds very unpleasant.
Sorry I'm not help here! I just wanted to laugh at your funny post :).

Ronda said...

I bought one years ago at the RIT craft sale and it has some sort of bean in it. I am drawing a blank right now but when I think of it I will e mail you.
Anyway, mine smells like popcorn when I warm it but I love it on my neck and back.

Ronda said...

It's buckwheat! I don't know where you can buy whole/unground buckwheat but that's what is in my bean bag.
Good luck.

Liz said...

I like this. Maybe a dryer sheet would help with the smell. Hubby has been experiencing migraines lately so this may be just the ticket.

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