Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wild Wednesday: Make your own "cold pack"

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How to Make Your Own Cool Gel Pack


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Would you like to know how to make your own cool gel pack?

You know, the kind you can freeze and toss into an ice chest or wrap in a towel and put on aching muscles?

It is super easy to make your own!

You will need these supplies:

  • Ziploc bag
  • rubbing alcohol
  • water
  • blue food coloring

1. Fill a Ziploc bag with 1 part rubbing alcohol, 3 parts water. The alcohol will keep the water from freezing solid, so if you want a firmer gel pack, add less alcohol. If you want it squishier, add more.

2. Add 5 drops of blue food coloring. This is a visual reminder that it is not for consumption. I ended up deciding this bag was too full, so I divided this liquid into 2 bags.

3. THAT’S IT! Seal well and freeze.

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