Sunday, November 9, 2014

Essential Oil Neck Wrap for Kids

After seeing a tutorial for Essential Oil Neck Wraps on DoTerra's website: http://doterrablog.com/diy-essential-neck-wrap/ , I knew I had to try a smaller version for my kids. 

For the older kids (ages 6 and 12), I cut two fabric pieces 5 inches by 12 inches. 
Place the "pretty sides" on top of each other. (Both pretty sides will be in the middle with the rough sides facing out.) Pin them together. 



Sew both long sides together, leaving about 1/4 in. of fabric on the sides. Sew the bottom completely up as well. Then sew about an inch on both sides of the top piece. All you will be left with is a little hole on the top.

 Turn the fabric right side out now through this hole. (The pretty sides will now be on the outside.) You will want to use your fingers to push the corners out.  


Using a funnel, place about 1 1/4 cup of rice in the bag. 


Then sew a divider half way up the bag. 
Add another 1 1/4 cup of rice. 
Finally, sew the hole shut at the top of the bag. 


For my 3-year-old, I cut two pieces of fabric 4 inches by 10 inches. For her bag, I added just under a cup of rice for each square. This is what hers turned out to look like: 
 


This will help to see sizes. The bottom one is the adult size wrap...(The fabric pieces were 8 inches by 20 inches.) The adult wrap has 2 cups of rice in each division. The adult wrap was a lot harder to sew for someone that doesn't really sew--as you can tell by the incredibly crooked lines!

For two of the wraps, I used a flannel piece of fabric on one side and a cotton piece of fabric on the other side. 


Warm the child wraps up for about 45 seconds and place a drop of essential oil on the wrap. My kids like lavender. 
 These could also be used as cold wraps.