Enjoy the health benefits of a lavender-filled heating pad made from a bed sheet

After a long day at work or play, there’s nothing better than taking some time to unwind, relax and rejuvenate the body. Whether it’s treating aches or just looking for a way to relax, there are a variety of health benefits that come from the use of a heating pad. Perfect for wrapping around the back of the neck or setting behind the back, a heating pad is a sure way to release tense muscles and brings a sense of calm to the end of the day.
Instead of heading out to the nearest drug store to pick up a pricey heating pad, consider creating a DIY version using an old bed sheet. It doesn’t take much more than some strategic cuts and machine-stitching to create a one of a kind heating pad that’s also budget-friendly. This bed sheet heating pad is filled with rice, which quickly absorbs and holds heat and can be combined with lavender for a soothing aromatherapy session right at home.
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Materials
-Decorative patterned bed sheet
-Ruler
-Pencil
-Scissors
-Sewing pins
-Sewing machine
-2500 milliliter beaker filled with brown rice
-Small cup of lavender
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Instructions
 
1. Fold a decorative patterned bed sheet in half, and lay it smooth on a flat working surface.
2. Measure a 6-inch high by 19-inch long rectangle on the fabric using a ruler, and mark the measurements with a pencil.
3. Cut the rectangle from the fabric. This will create two identical rectangles.
4. Flip each of the fabric rectangles over so the underside of the fabric is facing up. Line up the edges of the fabric rectangles so the decorative surfaces are pressed together.
5. Secure three sides of the fabric rectangles together with sewing pins leaving one short end open.
6. Machine-stitch the three pinned sides of the fabric removing pins as the stitches are in place.
7. Turn the fabric inside out so the decorative pattern is visible once again.
8. Pour brown rice into the fabric sheath using a 2500 milliliter beaker.
9. Pour a small cup of lavender into the fabric.
10. Secure the open end of the fabric with sewing pins and machine stitch the end in place.
11. Warm up the new heating pad to a preferred temperature, and wrap it around the neck or set it behind the back. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea for a restorative experience right at home.
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