diy aromatherapy neck wrap

>> 1.20.2011

tight, achy muscles welcome a warm embrace at the end of the day. this neck wrap helps to relieve all over body stress and muscle tightness.

needle + thread
12" ribbon
cotton fabric, 11"x18"
safety pin
cotton sock
4 cups uncooked rice {or wheat}
essential oil {optional}

how to:
step 1: begin by folding the cotton fabric 1" in on the short side + and stitch along hem.
step 2: with rights sides of fabric together, fold long sides together {you should now have a 5"x 18" rectangle.
step 3: sew up the top + bottom seam with 1/2" seam allowance leaving a small opening at side hem.
step 4: using a safety pin, thread ribbon through casing; then turn inside out.
step 5: pour your rice into a large bowl. add a few drops of essential oil if desired. stir the rice to help distribute the oil.
step 6: fill your sock with the scented rice + tie sock closed with a knot.
step 7: insert sock into cotton bag + close with the ribbon.

that is it, you are finished!
to use: microwave for 1 to 2 minutes + place on sore muscles

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