I Pinned This - Shape-able Ice Pack

Summer is just around the corner, which means shorts and scraps.  Getting bruises and scraps is part of being a kid and no matter how hard you try, inevitable.  We have ice packs in our freezer for lunch boxes or bottle carriers, but they are the super hard, not very comfortable, kind of ice pack that does not work well for the body.  I saw this on Pinterest awhile back, but finally decided to give it a go.
Here's what Pinterest promises: 
To make your own shapeable ice pack for booboos and sprains: Mix 1 part rubbing alcohol with 3 parts water in a ziploc bag. Double bag it with another ziplock bag, and put in the freezer. Pull out and put inside a tea towel or fabric bag, use on sprains, strains and other booboos. (disdressed.blogspot.com)

Here's what I did: 
I gathered the materials (which is luckily something that is always in the bathroom cabinet). 
I took a picture of a bottle of rubbing alcohol, an empty 
ziploc baggie, and a glass of water ... but then deleted it on accident
I mixed 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol and 3/4 cups of water in a snack size baggie.  Stuck it in the freezer and forgot about it waited. 
When I checked on it the first time, it was perfect.  Shape-able, soft, COLD.
When I checked on it the next morning... it was rock hard, burn your skin cold, and leaking something strange.

Maybe I just overfilled the bag... but for now...
Bummer.  Did you have better luck? 


  1. I haven't tried it yet. I was planning to if hubby hurt his foot again.

    I would think the size of the bag or how full it was wouldn't matter.

    1. If you use it shortly after you stick it in the freezer, I think you'll have some luck!


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