DIY Aromatherapy Rice Bags (Natural Heating Pads)

June 08, 2017

THE BEST essential oils for soothing muscles and providing tension relief, plus a tutorial for How to Make a DIY Aromatherapy Rice Bag! Whew, what a week! We FINALLY closed on our house, and after moving and unpacking for 3 days straight my muscles are sore and ready for some relief. Which is why these DIY aromatherapy rice bags really come in handy; they’re an all-natural way to relieve muscle tension and provide relaxation. Simply add a few drops of your favorite essential oils depending on your needs and you’ll be all “CALGON, TAKE ME AWAY!” minus the Calgon from ages of yore (I’m totes dating myself here, but a child of the 80s never forgets those commercials.) So which oils have been in heavy rotation this week? THE BEST essential oils for soothing muscles and providing tension relief, plus a tutorial for How to Make a DIY Aromatherapy Rice Bag! Deep Relief, Lavender, Peppermint, Pan Away, Stress Away, and AromaEase to name a few. Plus I’ve been putting Rosemary and Eucalyptus Globulus in my Epson Salt baths and sighhhhhhhhhh, perfection! THE BEST essential oils for soothing muscles and providing tension relief, plus a tutorial for How to Make a DIY Aromatherapy Rice Bag (natural heating pads!) Anyways, these DIY aromatherapy rice bags are natural heating pads. You heat them in the microwave, add your oils, and ahhhhhh! No really, I almost wrote this post in just sighs and ahhhhhhs because that’s truly the best description of how these feel. Or you can toss them in the freezer for a cooling effect, which is equally as ahhhh inducing.

How to Make DIY Aromatherapy Rice Bags with Essential Oils

Materials: Fat Quarter of 100% Cotton Material 6 cups rice (uncooked) 10-20 drops essential oil Needle and thread (or sewing machine) Directions: 1) Fold the material into thirds length wise (hot dog style). Cut along each fold to make three strips of material. THE BEST essential oils for soothing muscles and providing tension relief, plus a tutorial for How to Make a DIY Aromatherapy Rice Bag (natural heating pads!) 2) Cut each strip of material in half again. You should have 6 rectangles. THE BEST essential oils for soothing muscles and providing tension relief, plus a tutorial for How to Make a DIY Aromatherapy Rice Bag (natural heating pads!) 3) Line up two rectangles on top of each other with the pattern facing in. Sew three sides of the material, leaving one side. Turn the bag right side out. THE BEST essential oils for soothing muscles and providing tension relief, plus a tutorial for How to Make a DIY Aromatherapy Rice Bag (natural heating pads!) 4) Mix together uncooked rice and 10 drops of essential oils (more or less, depending on how strong you want the scent) and let sit for about 10 minutes so it absorbs. Scoop rice into the bag. THE BEST essential oils for soothing muscles and providing tension relief, plus a tutorial for How to Make a DIY Aromatherapy Rice Bag (natural heating pads!) 5) Fold the material of the open end inside itself for about inch long. Pinch the ends together and sew it closed. THE BEST essential oils for soothing muscles and providing tension relief, plus a tutorial for How to Make a DIY Aromatherapy Rice Bag (natural heating pads!) 6) To make the smaller rice pad fold one rectangle in half, but only sew 2 sides. Fill the bag with 1 cup of rice then sew shut. THE BEST essential oils for soothing muscles and providing tension relief, plus a tutorial for How to Make a DIY Aromatherapy Rice Bag (natural heating pads!) 7) Heat in the microwave for two minutes and check the temperature of the bag before laying it over your neck, shoulders, or other areas that could use relief. You can also freeze it for an aromatherapy ice pack. You can add more oils to the fabric as needed, too! Enjoy! I’ll be laying these on THICK over the next week or so. 🙂 If you haven’t tried essential oils yet, you won’t want to miss the special deal I’m offering this month to get these sweet lovelies into your hands. Check out my essential oils page for more information on how you can get these amazing oils along with helpful freebies, a gift from me, and tons of education and support in our exclusive Facebook groups:  

What are your favorite soothing oils after a long workout or marathon moving & unpacking session?

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