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Safety and Injuries > Make Your Own Cheap Ice Pack

Make Your Own Cheap Ice Pack

This simple "recipe" can make a great ice pack that conforms to your injured area because it is not a solid ice block, but more of a "slushie" consistency.

They last about 6 months. As the alcohol evaporates from the bag, it will freeze harder and more like typical ice. You can empty the pack and put in more water/alcohol as needed. (Reuse the baggies unless they have holes... stay "green"!)


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl alcohol)
Pour above ingredients into a zippered plastic freezer bag. Seal the bag with minimum air. Place bag in second freezer plastic bag to prevent leakage. Freeze overnight. Re-freeze as needed.

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