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How To Make A Homemade Heating Pad


Updated May 16, 2014

Heating Pads
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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.


  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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