Today I want to show you how to make a heating pack, which takes mere minutes to put together and can double as a last-minute Christmas gift.
These heating packs are great for aches and pains and are ideal for menstrual cramps, especially when used in conjunction with the Sela women’s tea.
Sela Women’s Tea with Siphonochilus Aethiopicus has been specially formulated to assist with period pains and hot flashes.
According to www.herbgarden.co.za siphonochilus Aethiopicus also known as Wild Ginger has a variety of medicinal and traditional uses to the native South African people. The rhizomes and roots are chewed fresh to treat asthma, hysteria, colds, coughs, and flu. It is used to treat malaria and is chewed by women during painful menstruation.
Because we can’t just drink our problems away (pun intended) I have a quick DIY what will help with menstrual pain.
To make the heating pack you will need.
- Scrap material (anything soft will do)
- Rice (This is a great way to use up your expired rice)
- And either sewing machine or just a needle and thread.
What to do
- Cut a square of material
- Fold your square in half with the “nice side” in
- Sew up the sides leaving a hole.
- Turn it right side out
- Fill with rice
- Now you can use a simple ladder stitch to close the hole.
To use, place your heating pack in the microwave for 2 and a half minutes or place in a zip lock bag in the freezer for a cold compress. When heated you can also add essential oils, for added benefits. I like using lavender.