Homemade Heating Pad Made with Rice & Lavender Essential Oil

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With just a little scrap fabric and some rice, you can make your own homemade heating pads in under 30 minutes! These pain relieving heating pads are filled with dried lavender and essential oil for the ultimate treat!

With just a little scrap fabric and some rice, you can make your own homemade rice heating pads in under 30 minutes! These pain relieving heating pads are filled with dried lavender and essential oil for the ultimate treat!

Homemade Heating Pad with Rice & Lavender Essential Oil

If you’ve ever experienced terrible cramps or severe muscle pain, chances are you’ve reached for a heating pad. Heat helps relax muscles and can be effective in easing cramps or sore muscles.

These homemade rice heating pads are infused with dried lavender and essential oil which make them incredibly soothing and relaxing.

Using a rice heating pad is the perfect all natural treatment for tense shoulders or stiff muscles! Popping your homemade heating pad in the microwave before bed will become one of your favorite bed time rituals!

With just a little scrap fabric and some rice, you can make your own homemade rice heating pads in under 30 minutes! These pain relieving heating pads are filled with dried lavender and essential oil for the ultimate treat!

I am excited to share that the last Tuesday of every month will feature a new series called “Reduce, Reuse, Refashion”! This is in collaboration with my friends: Farmhouse on Boone, Rocky Hedge Farm, She Holds Dearly, and Prodigal Pieces!

Each month, we will share creative sewing ideas to repurpose scrap fabric or thrift store finds into something new and beautiful! I am excited to share these homemade rice heating pads as my first project, I hope you enjoy them! Be sure to head over to my friends’ blogs to check out their projects!

With just a little scrap fabric and some rice, you can make your own homemade rice heating pads in under 30 minutes! These pain relieving heating pads are filled with dried lavender and essential oil for the ultimate treat!

For this project, I used leftover linen that I had from the DIY Beeswax Wraps I shared earlier this month! If you’re looking for linen by the yard, this table cloth is great for projects like this! For around $20, you get a great amount of linen to work with!

Essential Oils

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Homemade Rice Heating Pad How To

Homemade Rice Heating Pad

Homemade Rice Heating Pad

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

With just a little scrap fabric and some rice, you can make your own homemade rice heating pads in under 30 minutes! These pain relieving heating pads are filled with dried lavender and essential oil for the ultimate treat!

Materials

  • scrap fabric
  • 3-4 cups rice (depending on size of heating pad)
  • essential oil (optional, I used 10 drops lavender)
  • 1/2 cup dried lavender (optional)

Tools

  • Sewing Machine

Instructions

  1. Start with a scrap piece of fabric measuring about 15” x 30”. The size of scrap fabric depends on the size heating pad you’d like to make - this can really be any size.
  2. Fold the piece of fabric in half, wrong sides together. Stitch along two of the three open sides, leaving one of the side open - we will refer to the open side as the “top” (creating a pillowcase-like shape).
  3. Turn the fabric right side out. Create small pockets so that the rice is distributed evenly throughout the heating pad. Do this by straight stitching a few lines vertically sewing the front and back of the heating pad together. Leave 1-2” unstitched at the top and bottom of the heating pad. (see photo below)
  4. In a large bowl, stir dried lavender into the rice. Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil and sitr. Use a small funnel to fill the heating pad with the rice mixture, leave about 1” of head space to allow room for sewing the top closed.
  5. Once filled, fold in the top to create about a 1/2 inch hem and top stitch over to seal the heating pad.
  6. To use the rice heating pad, warm in the microwave in 60 second increments until the desired heat is reached. Drape over shoulders, knees, neck, back, or other are of the body that needs a little R&R. Enjoy!

Notes

Tip: If sewing isn’t your thing, funnel the rice mixture into an old sock and tie closed for an easy no-sew homemade rice heating pad!

With just a little scrap fabric and some rice, you can make your own homemade rice heating pads in under 30 minutes! These pain relieving heating pads are filled with dried lavender and essential oil for the ultimate treat!

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    • It really depends on the type of lavender and how fresh it is. I have found about 1 year, but could very well be shorter or longer than that. :)

  1. Hi Chloe I love these ideas! The rice heating pad sounds very soothing and I just love "totes ma goats" !!!! Have a great day!

  2. I just adore these. Not only is it a natural heat, but fun to make as gifts too. We make them for our friends and family and they are by far one of the best received gifts. Thank you for the tutorial. ♡