These are so ridiculously easy to make I cant see how anyone bothers buying them. They are cheap too. You could even use old t-shirts or pillowcases to make them. It only took me 1/2 hour to make 6 with both my 14 and 6 year old daughters helping me. You can add some drops of essential oils to make them even more soothing. Lavender, rose, lemon, ceder, or balsam fir would be good. All you do is heat them in your microwave for 4 to 6 minutes depending on how hot you want them. Make sure to make them small enough to fit in your microwave! I put them in the kids beds while they are bathing so that their beds will be nice and warm by the time they get in. Remember that we heat with wood so the upstairs is much cooler than the downstairs. These are also great for sore muscles and sore bellies. You can also freeze them for headaches and burns.
Sewing the bag leaving a small opening to pour the rice into
The ready to fill bag
pouring the rice in, just use the cheapest rice you can find (but jasmine rice lets off the nicest smell)
After filling the ricebags 3/4 full I sew up the hole and ready to go! Now we have six so no more fighting over them.