“Cool” Tip: DIY Icepack

7 Mar


Here’s a good Icepack “recipe” for athletes, moms or anyone who is accident prone like myself.  You can make several homemade ice packs for a fraction of the cost of one store bought ice pack and the instructions are super simple.

You will need:

  • Ziploc Bag
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Water

(I would advise you use a good quality storage bag, like Hefty or Ziploc, so it doesn’t leak. I personally use the kind with the slider, but you can use whatever kind you like, as long as it stays sealed)

  • Pour 1 part rubbing alcohol to 3 parts water in the bag
  • Put in freezer
  • Jam to “Ice-Ice Baby” 
  • Ta-Da! 

The alcohol keeps the water from freezing so the bag gets really cool but you can still manipulate it.  Cool trick right? (yes, pun intended)

(Side note: It’s been suggested, by more than one friend, that I invest in some kneepads/ helmet due to my high fall rate. At this point it’s not a bad idea and if I end up investing in the suggested protective gear, you can expect a DIY Chevron Kneepad tutorial shortly after my purchase.)

Ciao for now,


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