Make Your Own Ice Pack

Almost everyone strains a muscle or suffers pain from a sprained ankle sometime in their life. At that point, you probably went looking for an ice pack to reduce the swelling or relieve the pain. Crushing ice cubes is a messy business, so why not make your own ice pack to have whenever you need it? It’s really pretty simple.

Start with two zip lock plastic bags – the size depends on how large a pack you want. Fill one bag about halfway with dishwashing liquid. Seal the bag, put it inside the other bag, and seal that bag. Put it in the freezer until you need it. If you have a vacuum sealer, it’s even better, because you only need one vacuum sealer bag, and you won’t have to be concerned with leakage.