Lavender-Infused Heating Pad
This DIY heating pad is perfect for soothing sore muscles and falling asleep with on a cool night. Lavender has both pain-relieving and sedative properties. It is known to be calming, relaxing, and uplifting – helping to fight depression/low mood, as well as to make sleep come more easily.
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- 2 tbsp. lavender flowers
- 2 cups white rice or flax seeds
- Piece of cloth, approximately 8” x 20”. Organic cotton if possible, synthetic fabrics are more likely to melt/burn when heated.
- Sewing machine or sew by hand
Adjust all measurements to make larger or smaller.
- Step 1: Fold your fabric in half, lengthwise. If it has a pattern to the fabric, put ‘right’ sides together.
- Step 2: Sew around one short side and one long side, leaving one short side open (the other long side should be the fold).
- Step 3: Turn the fabric right side out.
- Step 4: Pour in the rice or flax seeds and the lavender buds.
- Step 5: Carefully fold the open side in (tuck the ends in) and then sew the bag shut.
To Use It
- Step 6: Place in the microwave for about 1 minute, or until as hot as desired. (Do not do more than 2 minutes until you know how hot it gets.)
- Step 7: If you do not have a microwave, place it on a baking sheet in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes, or until hot.
- Step 8: Use as desired. Consider placing a clean towel in between your skin and the heating pad, especially when it is newly heated to avoid burns. Do not give to a child if it is too hot
Tip: You can also stuff this with a mix of fragrant herbs for a potpourri satchel. Use it to freshen up bathrooms, or deter moths and bugs in drawers and around the house.