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Herbal eye packs

kayrosie | Posted in General Discussion on

I am wondering if anyone has the directions to make the Herbal Eye Packs or Herbal Packs that can go in the microwave. I would like to make some and I can not find the directions anywhere.  Any information would be greatly appreciated. 

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  1. SewTruTerry | | #1

    If you are talking about the ones that what feels like sand or small pebbles in them.  I would then take a cotton material and draw your basic shape.  Use 2 layers and stitch around the edge leaving an opening so that you can add some rice and the dried herbs of your choice.  I would recommend Lavendar and Chamomile and perhaps some citrus.  Sew the opening closed by hand and then "pop" in the micro for 3-5 seconds at most as you only want it slightly warm as the eyes are quite sensitive.   I used to make similiar bags without the herbs for my children when they were younger when they were suffering from swimmers ear or just had a dull ache in their ears.  It works wonders on a cranky child.

    1. kayrosie | | #2

      Are these reusable then.  I am wanting to make these to sell at a craft show. 

      1. edgy | | #3

        I do it exactly as described, altho I use buckwheat hulls instead of rice, and then I make a washable fleece cover. I think that would make them more saleable.

        nancy

      2. SewTruTerry | | #4

        Yes they are reusable and the idea of using Buckwheat hulls is a really good one. I usually use the rice as that is something that I always have on hand.

        1. alicorn2 | | #5

          My mom has made these (without the herbs - that's a neat idea) and she uses either rice or wheat.  I have about six... love them!  One thing she was told though, was if you use wheat (or any kind of seeds, I would imagine) you should bake it in the oven for a while to make sure it is "dead" so you don't end up with sprouts down the line.

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