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How to Make Your Own Cool Gel Pack

Posted By Smockity Frocks On June 12, 2011 @ 5:19 pm In How To | 27 Comments


Would you like to know how to make your own cool gel pack?

You know, the kind you can freeze and toss into an ice chest or wrap in a towel and put on aching muscles?

It is super easy to make your own!

You will need these supplies:

  • Ziploc bags
  • rubbing alcohol
  • water
  • blue food coloring

1. Fill a Ziploc bag with 1 part rubbing alcohol, 3 parts water. The alcohol will keep the water from freezing solid, so if you want a firmer gel pack, add less alcohol. If you want it squishier, add more.

2. Add 5 drops of blue food coloring. This is a visual reminder that it is not for consumption. I ended up deciding this bag was too full, so I divided this liquid into 2 bags.

3. To ensure these don’t leak, seal them inside another zipper bag.

4. THAT’S IT! Seal well and freeze.

See how how my homemade cool gel packs turned out in the video below.

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