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« on: April 01, 2004 05:17:16 PM »

So i needed a dry heat compress bag for my ear (long story..i got it pierced and it had a weird bump by the hole and when i went to get a new piercing, the piercer told me how to get rib of the bump on my other ear...you get rid of it with a dry heat compress.)
ANYWAYS! i didnt have one so i made one, it was really easy I just used 2 pieces of flannel, sewed thme together and filled it with oatmeal (oatmeal is pretty lightweight and smells nice when you heat it up). It was super easy to make and took about 10 minutes to make and i love it so much! I thought i would post it here to share it with people, just in case.

just make sure you only fill it about 3/4 full of "stuff" otherwise it doesnt really work.
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2004 05:31:36 PM »

hmmm... never thought of using oatmeal before.  flax seeds, corn, buckwheat hulls and rice, but not oatmeal.  how well does it work?  maybe I'll have to make one!   Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2004 01:48:56 PM »

Great idea! I have young nieces that get ear aches.  This would work ...hmmm...
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2004 04:11:52 PM »

Looks great!  My roommate works at a daycare where they make these with rice.  When it's cold they heat them up and give them to the kids... they love 'em.  We have one at home and our cat loves to sleep next to it.  

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2004 04:48:15 PM »

oatmeal works pretty well, i like it. plus, before you close it if, you can add a bit of essential oil to the oatmeal and then when you microwave it, it smells nicer!
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2004 09:19:27 AM »

hey, that sounds like a good idea... does it matter what kind of material you use to make the bag out of Huh

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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2004 09:33:35 AM »

Hey. I love these hot/cold bags. My friend made one for me for Christmas and then I made this one for my boyfriend's mother:

I filled the bag with rice and flax seed and added rosemary and lavendar essential oil to the mix. I was warned not to heat them more than three minutes because it could fry the rice! JoAnn's and Micheal's are good for picking up half yards of fabric to use for them. (I only used a quarter of a yard in total.)

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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2004 09:15:07 PM »

hey, that sounds like a good idea... does it matter what kind of material you use to make the bag out of Huh

I like to use flannel becasue its soft but it doesnt really matter...next i am going to make one out of some denim-y fabric for my friend
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2004 09:33:01 PM »

my brother's wife made these for everyone for christmas. it was great. she had a big basket of them and we could all pick the fabric that we liked best. Smiley i love the idea of oils and spices inside to make them smell nice though!
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2004 05:43:29 PM »

wow!!i am always cold!!i tried popcorn but it stinks .... really bad!!!
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