Use about a gallon of
hydrated crystals and sew a 16 x 32 inch casing with 2-3 inch wide cells
to contain the crystals. Use your cool pad on top of ice chests, to lay on
while in the sun, or for pets. To saturate, place in a tub of cold or cool
water. For information on how to make neck coolers,
select this link.
You can wrap frozen Water
Crystal cubes for first aid applications, or just for cooling.
Water Crystals are used for hot/cold wraps in
sealed containers by hospitals and in sports medicine. Those containers are
and freezable over and over.
If you want the homemade version, here's how:
To make your own cold pack, use a 4-mil re-sealable poly bag, and about
a 3:1, or greater, ratio of rubbing alcohol to water. The alcohol will
prohibit the water from freezing inside the crystals. You'll have a cool pack
to pull out of your freezer that
will be about the same consistency as an ice slushy from a 7-11
For a hot pack,
you need not worry about including anything besides water.
The temperature of the water that Water Crystals absorb dictates the heat contained
by them. If water is a room temperature, your hot or cold pack will be
at room temperature.
The best way that we have found to warm up a container of Water
Crystals—in either a fabric or poly bag—is to heat it in a microwave oven.
All microwave ovens vary, so we will not recommend a time.
Instead, you should
test the heat by warming for a short period, say, 10-15 seconds; then,
adjust heating time accordingly.
the pad gets too hot to touch, wrap a layer of cloth around them—a hand
towel or wash cloth.
(Almost) never water your
houseplants plants again!
Start with seeds or cuttings or transplant
your plant to grow in Water Crystals. Add a little fertilizer or liquid minerals
(we have some),
and watch your plant thrive as feeder roots penetrate the clear (or
colored) water crystals. Use colored crystals in
water gardens for added style. Use your hydrated crystal
planter or vase to extend the live of cut flowers! For more
information, click here.
Use Your Imagination
for New Hand Crafts.
People are intrigued with Water Crystals.
You will be, too.
Use Water Crystals to
create your own crafts for selling at craft shows or craft consignment
stores. Crafts possibilities are endless! Try them for use in
or water gardens. If you come up with a clever crafts idea, send an
email, and we'll post it on our web site and credit you for the submission.