How to make your own wheat heat pack

Written by megan richardson | 13/05/2017
How to make your own wheat heat pack
Wheat is used to fill a heat pack. (Getty Creative)

A wheat heat pack is a pouch that can be heated up and used to soothe sore muscles and aches. The pouch is filled with wheat, among other ingredients, that absorb heat and hold it in. These wheat heat packs can be made at home with little effort by utilising an object you already have. Add herbs or spices like rosemary or cinnamon to the inside of a heat pack to give it a sweet scent.

Choose a small stuffed animal or bean bag that you can use as a heat pack. The object you choose must have microwave-safe fabric. Fleece, stretch cotton, flannel, thin-stretch denim and velour knits are all acceptable materials.

Cut open the stuffed animal or bean bag with fabric scissors.

Take out all of the object's existing stuffing and replace it with wheat and uncooked rice. Don't overfill it.

Sew the material back together using a needle and thread.

Place your new wheat heat pack in the microwave and heat it for one minute. Keep an eye on the microwave to make sure the fabric handles the heat well.

Things you need

  • Small stuffed animal or bean bag
  • Wheat
  • Uncooked rice
  • Needle and thread
  • Fabric scissors

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