Make your own Icepack

It’s handy to have ice packs around for various reasons. Have you ever considered making your own?

Save money on buying ice packs and take dish soap, pour it into a ziploc bag, select the size you want according to what you would use most, then freeze it. The soap doesn’t solidify so it molds to the shape you need, it gets colder and stays colder longer. Also you can pick different kid friendly colours so your child keps the icepack on longer 🙂 Side time, by adding rubbing alcohol to the soap, it helps to make the way it freezes still mouldable but it stays cold even longer.

DIY Ice Pack Recipe
1.    Select Ziploc bag size of choice (double or triple bag to protect against leaks).
2.    Get a big bottle of cheap dish soap.
3.    Load up the Ziploc about 1/2 – 3/4 full. Close the bag a couple of times squishing out the air each time. Freeze.


  • Double or triple-bag your ziplock. Put the soap in one bag, then put another 1 or 2 bags around it. You could even zip it shut then super glue it shut so prevent leaks.
  • Do smaller bags rather than the big gallon ones.
  • Wrap them in a towel when you use it.
  • Replace them after a while. I’m sure eventually, just as regular ice packs due, they will wear out. No one wants soap everywhere, so just keep an eye on them! 🙂

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