36 Reviews

This is an awesome recipe! Nicely conforms to any body part and seems extra cold! ;-)

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Lilmsbritches June 03, 2010

Earlier this year I had such a horrible cough that I dislocated a rib. OUCH! This gel pack really helped because I was able to use a gallon size freezer bag and wrap it around my ribcage. I used a few drops of blue food coloring so everyone would know what it was when they opened the freezer. Thanks for posting this!!

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HeatherN November 02, 2009

After knee surgery, we needed an ice pack for my airedale mix dog. This worked out perfect as it would conform to her leg.

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dogsandwoods October 17, 2009

Awesome. It's helping me with my headache. Thank you for sharing :)

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Mami J August 27, 2009

Perfect idea to help save some $$ instead of buying ones at the pharmacy. They freeze in about 4-6 hours. I found that this recipe makes a huge gel pack (gallon size bag) & it took 6 hours to freeze -- so I made some again using two quart size bags and splitting the recipe between the two bags. This is a much more manageable size in my opinion and takes just 4 hours to freeze into a gel. The only downside I see is that they do not refreeze - they just turn into one big block of ice. I'm wondering if I added more alcohol to the melted pack if it would work. That is my next trial. I'm going to make up a bunch to keep in a cooler for both soccer teams to have for those injuries that occur during the games. Thanks for posting and sharing. Found this recipe while searching for items to post in Topic of the Month March 2009 Going Green forum (Thread Going Green without Spending a lot of Green). Thanks!

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HokiesMom March 13, 2009

Great idea! My daughter is always saying she's too hot to sleep, and this is perfect. I colored it blue....it looks even colder, more icy!

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Terri Newell October 01, 2008

I am amazed how well this works! Now I am prepared for any aches and pains!

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Classy Gal March 18, 2008

This beats frozen peas any day! Thank you so much for sharing!

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Starfire (aka Wendy) December 17, 2007

Great recipe- going to share w/ our school football team !

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staceyelee July 19, 2007
Homemade Gel Pack