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How to Make a Rice Sock

Updated on January 16, 2010

Do the math

Rice Plus Sock =
Rice Plus Sock =
Rice Sock
Rice Sock

As Easy to Make as Minute Rice

This is simple the best heating pad in the world. It is cheap, its green and it works like a charm.

You only need three things

  1. A BAG OF RICE-the 2 pounder is the perfect size
  2. A LONG SOCK-knee high tube socks work best
  3. A MICROWAVE


No Talent Required

It requires no sewing or artsy-crafty talent. If you can tie a knot you can make it. It's as easy as t.hat

  1. Get a clean athletic sock for your dresser drawer
  2. Get a bag of rice from the kitchen cupboard (the larger bag works best but a small one will do). Pour the rice into the sock leaving enough room at the end for a knot . Tie a knot in the top end of the sock to keep the rice in.
  3. Put it in the microwave and microwave till hot. A large bag of rice will heat up in about 4 minutes give or take depending on the microwave used. It will be quite warm so handle carefully.


Put It Where It Hurts.

It is completely mobile, no cord and no plugs required  making it energy efficient and completely portaable.  .The sock will stay warm for at least 4 hours and can be reheated over and over.

you will find that the rice sock is

  • completely portable-no plugs or cords
  • reusable-can be reheated over and over.  When the sock gets soiled simple take out the rice, wash the sock and it's ready to go again.
  • energy efficient requires only 4 minutes in the micorwave but will give off heat for over 4 hours.

I have found that the rice sock is great for:

  • Putting on any ache and pain that would benefit from extended period warmth. The you can drape it over your shoulders or place in the small of your pack when you are watching TV. Put under or over your knees and hands to relieve arthritis pain.
  • Warming little hands and feet in the wintertime,
  • warming up a cold bed or crib (ever notice how babies sleep in your arms but as soon as you put them on the cold sheets they wake up). Use a rice sock just remember to remove it and check the temperature of sheets.
  • Keeping your favorite hot beverage warm longer,
  • When the sock gets dirty, just pour the rice into a new one.


That's it. Try it and tell me I am not right!

One Warning

There is only one thing to remember once the rice sock has been heated.  Make sure to check the temperature of the sock.  The rice can get very hot and you may need to wrap it in a towel before applying directly to the skin.  Once it cools down a little, the towel can be removed.

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    • mulberry1 profile image

      Christine Mulberry 

      8 years ago

      Ah, so this is the rice sock. I remember you mentioning it on your Hub about getting rid of a cold by steaming and using herbs/essential oils. This sounds really simple and it's something I would always have on hand. Great tip!

    • reddog1027 profile imageAUTHOR

      reddog1027 

      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      The rice sock thing is one of those simple but wonderful kind of think that makes you wonder why you didn't think of it yourself. I have at least one on hand all the time.

      And yes that's my grandson in my profile pic. Thanks for asking.

    • tonymac04 profile image

      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      I have never heard of this before, but what an absolutely wonderful idea! Thanks so much for sharing it.BTW your grandchild and you look beautiful together (I'm assuming that's your grandchild in your profile pic)!

      Love and peace

      Tony

    • reddog1027 profile imageAUTHOR

      reddog1027 

      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Yepper!

    • Jane@CM profile image

      Jane@CM 

      8 years ago

      These are the best home made heating bags there are!

    • reddog1027 profile imageAUTHOR

      reddog1027 

      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I love rice socks, no cords, always handy, reusable for ever and totally green. Glad you like the idea

    • Cindy Letchworth profile image

      Cindy Letchworth 

      8 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

      Great tips. I have been a user of heating bags for shoulder pain and this will make things a lot simplier. Thanks.

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