23 Oct DIY Heating Pad made with a Recycled Sock
I have been getting lots of great feedback on my YouTube tutorial for a DIY heating pad made of a recycled sock! Today I had a question from a viewer that wanted to know if it was better to fill the sock with flax seeds or rice. I didn’t know, so it motivated me to search for the answer. I came up with some information that was helpful and much appreciated from the viewer.
***IT IS BEST TO FILL WITH FLAX INSTEAD OF OTHER GRAINS: (from https://anoregoncottage.com)
Flaxseed provides a gentle, moist heat which promotes healing.
Flaxseeds are flower seeds, rather than grains, so they contain 30-40% oil which remains inside the seed to be warmed again and again. Other products lose their ability to retain heat as the water cooks out of them over time.
When heated, flaxseed pillows retain half their heat after an hour. Under covers (think about those toes…) the pillow will still be warm hours later.
Flax never has that “cooked grain” smell other grain based products have when heated over and over again.
The weight of flaxseed is gentle and comforting.
Flaxseed pillows can also be chilled in the freezer to sooth fevers or slight inflammations, though they don’t get cold enough to provide the numbness needed for things like sprains and back injuries.
Create your own heating pad with a recycled sock. Great for aches & pains caused by excessive iPhone and Laptop computer use! Use for lower back or neck pain. Perfect for menstrual period cramps.
Check out the video here: