Quick Tip of the Week

Posted Jan 19, 2008

Every household needs basic first aid equipment, and an ice pack is an integral part of that kit. Wrapping ice cubes or a plastic pack in a cloth may get the job done, but the professionals use gel packs when they need a soothing ice pack. Making your own soft ice pack is as simple as two basic ingredients: water and rubbing alcohol. Mix these two liquids in a resealable plastic bag and place in the freezer. The rubbing alcohol will prevent the water from freezing, creating a soft slush that is perfect for bumps and bruises.

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