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How To Make A Homemade Heating Pad

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Updated June 11, 2003

Have you ever had menstruation cramps, pelvic pain, or a backache and wished you had a heating pad? Here's how you can make a heating pad using things you probably have at home.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 5 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Fill the foot of a tube sock with rice. Do not use instant rice.
  2. Tie the end of the tube sock into a knot.
  3. Place the rice-filled sock in your microwave oven for 2 to 3 minutes on high power. Time may vary by microwave, so check after one and a half minutes.
  4. Remove the sock from the microwave and place on the area of your body where needed.

Tips:

  1. The sock may be very hot. Protect your skin from burning by using a towel or other material between your skin and the sock.

What You Need

  • Tube sock
  • Rice
  • Microwave oven
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