Homemade Ice Pack (Mom Made Easy)

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Homemade Ice Pack

DIY Homemade Ice Pack

W is an active little guy so we have lots of bumps and bruises. He will usually let me put ice on him for a few minutes. I definitely prefer ice packs to bags of ice. It’s easier to grab them and go.

But ice packs are expensive!

I found a great DIY alternative to the ice packs you get at the store.

DIY Homemade Ice Pack Dawn Dishwashing Soap

Dawn Dishwashing Liquid & Rubbing Alcohol

Check your cabinets and you might discover you have all of the supplies to make your own ice packs!

What you need:

  • Dawn dishwashing liquid
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Measuring cup
  • Ziploc freezer bags (I usually use quart size)
  • Packing tape
To make my homemade ice packs, I use 2 parts Dawn to 1 part rubbing alcohol. Usually this is 1 cup Dawn and 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol. It all depends on the size of the ice pack you want to make.
Homemade Ice Pack Packing Tape Tip

Seal it with Packing Tape

If you’re worried about leaking, I have a simple solution. Use packing tape and double bag!

I pour the mixture into the first bag and seal it after getting out as much air as possible. Then seal it with packing tape.

Homemade Ice Pack Double Bag It!

Double Bag Homemade Ice Pack to Prevent Leaks

Once you’ve sealed the first bag, slide it into a second  bag. Seal that one with packing tape as well. This will definitely help prevent leaks!

Put it in the freezer for a few hours. It will get very cold but will still be flexible making it the perfect DIY ice pack for lot cheaper than the ones you buy at the store!

Cheap DIY Homemade Ice Pack

 Do you have any DIY tips that help your family save money?

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About Mariah Moon

Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.


  1. How cool is this!!!
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  2. Are they reusable? Thanks!

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