DIY Homemade Ice Pack
W is an active little guy so we have lots of bumps and bruises. He will usually let me put ice on him for a few minutes. I definitely prefer ice packs to bags of ice. It’s easier to grab them and go.
But ice packs are expensive!
I found a great DIY alternative to the ice packs you get at the store.
Dawn Dishwashing Liquid & Rubbing Alcohol
Check your cabinets and you might discover you have all of the supplies to make your own ice packs!
What you need:
- Dawn dishwashing liquid
- Rubbing alcohol
- Measuring cup
- Ziploc freezer bags (I usually use quart size)
- Packing tape
Seal it with Packing Tape
If you’re worried about leaking, I have a simple solution. Use packing tape and double bag!
I pour the mixture into the first bag and seal it after getting out as much air as possible. Then seal it with packing tape.
Double Bag Homemade Ice Pack to Prevent Leaks
Once you’ve sealed the first bag, slide it into a second bag. Seal that one with packing tape as well. This will definitely help prevent leaks!
Put it in the freezer for a few hours. It will get very cold but will still be flexible making it the perfect DIY ice pack for lot cheaper than the ones you buy at the store!
Erin @ Making Memories says
How cool is this!!!
Are they reusable? Thanks!
Mariah Moon says
Sierra, they are but just watch the tape as you use them multiple time to make sure it is sealed well!
Thank you Mariah! We are retired and now plan on RV traveling. It will come in handy for me, because I’m unable to take the heat. This gives me another way to do central cooling. Blessings!
Joanie Rice says
I slide these down into my husband’s old cargo pants pocket. Perfect use for the pocket Protect your skin. Have a good day.
Perfect! Do you know about how long it stays cold?