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How to Make a Lavender Heat Pack / Cold Pack – Lavender Heat Sack #herbalheatpack

How to Make a Lavender Heat Pack / Cold Pack – Lavender Heat Sack #herbalheatpack

How to Make a Lavender Heat Pack / Cold Pack #herbalheatpack – Lavender Heat Sack
In this video I show you how I make Lavender Heat / Cold Packs, with Rice.
I like my heat packs to be this size because it sits around my neck nicely, however you can make whatever size you like.

Hot to make the herbal heat / cold pack
You will need:
Washed Cotton material (or other material that can be microwaved)
Basmati Rice (Jasmin rice or wheat also works well)
Dehydrated Lavender flowers :
Lavender organic 450G /1 Pound https://amzn.to/3GGNGxl
Pure essential, cold pressed Lavender Oil
Sewing machine
Measuring tape

Measure & cut material
3ft x 5.5 inches is what I started with but cut to the size you want, remembering to leave extra room for seams.
Fold in half (pattern on inside)
Sew one small end and the long end, do 2 passes.
Turn bag inside out so pattern is on outside
In bowl mix rice, 1 cup lavender and 20 drops essential oil
Fill sack 2/3 full and sew open end 2 passes.
When microwaving, always put a mug of cold water in the microwave.
Heating time for this bag is 2 to 4 minutes depending on microwave wattage.
Mix rice once hot to be sure of an even temperature.
When freezing put bag in air tight container so it doesn’t absorb smells or moisture.
Happy backyard homesteading
Elissa Jayne

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Welcome to Moat Cottage Homesteading, I’m Elissa and here at Moat Cottage, we raise and grow Muscovy Ducks and Chickens, process some of our own free range meat, organic vegetables and fruit.
We grow all of our herbs for both eating and medicinal purposes as well as hunt, fish and forage.
We preserve our produce for the year ahead by canning, dehydrating and freezing and we work on being prepared for emergency situations.
Good health and natural living has always been a high priority for our family and despite this two family members are living with auto immune diseases, myself included.
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21 Responses

  1. What other herbs can you use?

  2. How much Basmati rice did you use for this size bag?

  3. Great video. I was specifically looking for a DIY video that included essential oils. Yours was perfect.

    I would love to know why you add the cup of water as I've not seen that on other similar videos. Thanks in advance.

  4. Hi I have question doesn't that dried herb burns in the microwave?

  5. Thank you for this video. Re the dried lavender, is that a hard thing to grow? My sweetie loves lavender and was just diagnosed with cancer and I'd like to make his a pillow or something with lavender in it. Thank you so much. God bless.

  6. Where can you purchase the dehydrated lavender if you don't have it?

  7. Where can you purchase the dehydrated lavender if you don't have it?

  8. Panda says:

    My DIL made me a lavender heat/cold bag a couple years ago and it’s been wonderful once some of the scent wears off. It was a little too strong at first.

  9. Kayla Kasey says:

    Thank you so much for posting this! My grandma used to make sock buddies (tube sock with white or Basmati rice inside) and since she's passed I have taken on making them for the family. Some of my family members including me like to put the buddies on our feet and the material can get kind of stinky after a while haha! I was thinking of putting a twist on them this year. Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Rita Havens says:

    Hi Elissa; can you use flannel fabric for this?

  11. Peter Cohen says:

    Love it. Subscribed. And please just use centimetres. It's really jarring to hear another Aussie conflicted between inches and centimetres. You have an Aussie audience.

  12. M M says:

    Thank you Elissa for this instructional. May I ask, how do you keep the rice inside the heat sack from growing molds, developing a foul odor or be infested with insects?

    I have been watching various videos on how to make heat packs because I wanted to make some for Christmas gifts. However I came across a video that did not recommend using anything edible like rice grains, corn or flaxseed as filling for the heat sacks because they spoil over time and produce an awful smell. I live in a tropical country where humidity is high so this is a concern for me.

    What is your experience in the use of rice grains for the heat sacks? What can be done to prevent the grains from developing molds?

    Many thanks in advance for your help.

  13. Nannie 4334 says:

    I have one I bought about 25 years ago at my work and I still have it. It has soothing calming scent
    and even though it's over 20 years old it still works great. Of course you can't put it in the freezer like
    the ones you are showing us how to make, but it's still an awesome product and has last me for all these

  14. Trisha Brink says:

    These are amazing! I’ve never made one myself… But my mother made one for me a few years before she passed away and I cherish it now. At the time, I was much younger and didn’t feel the need to use one very often…but now I am happy to have it. I love your idea of putting lavender into it as well. I may have to make some of these as gifts this Christmas. Thanks for the great instructions. As always, wonderful content! Your home looks very cozy right now. Wishing you well!

  15. Josh Potts says:


  16. 👋 Elissa, hope you are doing well. This is a good idea for using up your resources. How very "Prepper-ish" of you. 😁

  17. Carol Avant says:

    Elissa, thank you for the wonderful project suggestion! I always make Christmas gifts for my family. Each year, I make soaps and treats – cookies, honey mustard pretzles, jams, jellies and relishes – and I try to include something non-edible. Last year, I made gathering aprons from a 1944 American Farm Bureau pattern. These look like just the thing, maybe packed with a mug and some home-canned bone broth!

  18. Mary's Nest says:

    Oh Elissa!! You are such a doll!! Yes, the lavender heat pack and bone broth!! Together that will heal whatever ails us!! This is such a wonderful craft and so (sew!) easy to make. I am really excited to try this because I have a ton of lavender growing in my garden right now – and all in bloom!! And I have to share that for my birthday, my husband gave me a new sewing machine!! I am so excited!! Can you believe that the sewing machine I had before was over 50 years old!! My dad got it for me when I was 12!! So you can imagine my delight to have a new one!! And this is the perfect project for me!! Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration!! You're the best!! Love, Mary

  19. I need to try making these, thanks so much for the easy to follow tutorial 😊

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