A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 298,773
Currently Running With Scissors:
590 Guests and 14 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Making Hot/Cold "socks"... should I use Rice or Wheat?  (Read 1107 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
NaturallyAlternative
Making natural gifts for everyday life
Offline Offline

Posts: 24
Joined: 04-Nov-2013


View Profile WWW
« on: November 06, 2013 05:42:41 PM »

So... I'm going to try and make most of the Christmas gifts this year instead of buying because we're broke and because I can lol. I found a tutorial to make hot/cold "socks" and it calls for wheat... but I've also seen them made with rice. I was wondering, has anyone made some with both types? Which did you think was better? I tried to google but I didn't get far.

BTW, here's the tutorial Smiley http://www.brassyapple.com/2009/03/diy-therapy-sacks.html?m=1
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Jinjeet Phoenix
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2929
Joined: 13-Feb-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2013 11:14:52 AM »

I haven't made "socks" before but I've made the heat bags for a few years. I've used buckwheat for the pads and flax for eye masks. It was based on the nice smell after heating and price. I made one bag with rice and just didn't like the smell. Hope this helps.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
NaturallyAlternative
Making natural gifts for everyday life
Offline Offline

Posts: 24
Joined: 04-Nov-2013


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2013 05:56:24 PM »

I haven't made "socks" before but I've made the heat bags for a few years. I've used buckwheat for the pads and flax for eye masks. It was based on the nice smell after heating and price. I made one bag with rice and just didn't like the smell. Hope this helps.

Thank you! I've never made either so I have no experience.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Jinjeet Phoenix
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2929
Joined: 13-Feb-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2013 11:46:32 PM »

Good luck! I found that people liked them a lot and asked for more and in different shapes and sizes. A great gift.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
catdaddytn
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2013 07:34:45 AM »

Do the "food" stuffings begin to cook when heated?  thanks.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

catdaddytn
Jinjeet Phoenix
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2929
Joined: 13-Feb-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2013 10:45:16 AM »

Do the "food" stuffings begin to cook when heated?  thanks.
Key word: Heated. They should only be warmed up to be effective and not too hot to touch. Usually you only heat them in the microwave for 1.5 -3 minutes. depending on the size and if the contents smell like they are burning, it is either because it has been over heated or completely lost their humidity.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
NaturallyAlternative
Making natural gifts for everyday life
Offline Offline

Posts: 24
Joined: 04-Nov-2013


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2013 07:59:51 PM »

Jin: Thanks so much for the help! I hope they love them. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Krissy.me
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013 06:59:54 AM »

I haven't made these in ages, but I used rice for mine.   I used a mist bottle of water to mist the outside down a tad before popping it into the microwave.   As the other poster said it's when they get dry they tend to burn so the misting is important.

They can also be tossed in the freezer for a cold pack as well.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I make soap and other "cosmetics" as defined by the FDA and in my spare time I sew.... Sewing is therapy for me in dealing with life stresses and my chronic pain.  When I hurt and can't sew, I plan what I want to sew.  I also have a great husband, three kids and three fur kids.....
Jinjeet Phoenix
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2929
Joined: 13-Feb-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013 08:18:12 AM »

Jin: Thanks so much for the help! I hope they love them. Smiley
How could they not love them? They are made with love.
Do be warned though, I've found them to be addictive....people want more and different shapes and sizes.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
esseesee
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2013 12:53:37 PM »

How could they not love them? They are made with love.

Sadly, however much love with which they are made, they could be a gift of death. The Fire Services in the UK, NewZealand and Australia are seriously concerned about the fire and smoke inhalation dangers posed by wheat and other grain heat packs. In addition, there have been numerous papers and reports of them causing serious skin burns. Just google some appropriate terms.

The dangers of them under other incorrect usage are not well-known at all.

There is a (voluntary)British Standard for such heat packs, which centres mostly on permanently-attached clear and comprehensive instructions on their safe use.

PLEASE ensure that any you might give as gifts are accompanied by clear and comprehensive instructions for their safe use.

You wouldn't want to give a gift of death.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
CLAP 2 SEPTEMBRE
German Shepherd/Chow Chow Filmed in High Definition
How to Make a Smooth Rock Music Video
How to Make a Stop-Motion Animation Brick Film
How to Make an Infomercial
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Dark Chocolate Bacon Pecan Pie
Amazing Altered Puzzles
Meatless Monday: Cottage Cheese Mousse

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.