A rice sock can be used to help relieve the aches and pains of pregnancy, ease the tension of a headache or a sore muscle, and even help with baby after birth. Here are some places that moms use their rice socks:
This is a great way to use up any spare socks or single socks that no longer have mates.
- Gather your supplies.
- Cut or tear a small corner of your bag of rice off.
- Pour rice into open tube sock. Use between 1.5 and 2 lbs. More for a firmer rice sock, less for a less firm sock.
- Tie the end of the sock to prevent rice from spilling out.
- Heat in your microwave for 2-3 minutes, depending on your microwave.
- Use to relieve pain or aid in relaxation.
- Do not use minute rice.
- A gray tube sock will not show dirt as quickly as a white tube sock. And while stripes on tube socks might be out in gym classes, they are awfully fancy on a rice sock.
- Some people enjoy using lavender or other aromas in their socks. Simply add some prior to sealing the sock.
- You can also stitch the sock closed for a fancier rice sock.
- Buck wheat, corn and other grains can also be used instead of rice.
What You Need
- Tube Sock
- 1.5 - 2 lbs plain rice
- Herbs (optional)
- Needle (optional)
- Thread (optional)