Homemade Shoulder Pad with Essential oils

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Over the weekend I decided to break out my sewing machine and get a little crafty with my leftover fabric and essential oils. I am a chronic sufferer of neck and shoulder pain so I decided to make my own rice heating pad. I just used leftover scrap fabric, rice, and essential oils. Easy right?!

 

I cut two pieces of flannel fabric into the same U shape, a little larger than desired size, to leave room for the seams. I put the pattern size of the two pieces together and sewed around the inside edge and bottom of the U, along the top, and half way down one side. Next, I sewed across the U, every 3 inches to make the pockets for the rice.

Once completed, I mixed long grain rice, about 4lbs with essential oils, I chose Lavender, Ylang, Ylang, and Roman Chamomile (relax and calming oils). I used a funnel to pour the rice into the pockets. I pinned each pocket close to keep the rice from falling out.  Last, close the seam and enjoy!!

Brooke Elia