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For over 20 years my mom has worked at the post office in the small town where I grew up. She’s a town favorite and makes so many people happy everyday with her beautiful attitude, friendly smile and patience with every customer. Although she would never boast, sometimes customers stop in just to get a friendly hello. All those customers would never know she suffers from chronic back pain. Because it’s a small town, there are only three employees in the office. They hand deliver all the mail to the boxes and do all the other physical work including lifting heavy boxes. Spending six days a week at the post office for so many years has her back hurting everyday. She has tried many different ways to ease the pain but her lower back continues to persistently ache. This week I made her a DIY work friendly rice heating pad and will gift it with Curamin® Stop Pain Now dietary supplement purchased at Sprouts Farmers Market. It’s time to stop missing out on everything she loves outside of work because of her chronic back pain. The clinically studied ingredients are carefully selected for safe pain relief. When pain is the problem, Curamin® is the answer.
Curamin® is a safe, effective, non-addictive herbal formula- different from over-the-counter pain meds and prescription drugs that can sometimes have negative side effects. The product sounds perfect for my mom who regularly spends six days a week at a physically demanding job she loves. This pretty lady should be able to smile for her customers without hiding that she suffers from chronic lower back pain.
Hello Curamin®, goodbye pain. Paired with my work friendly rice heating pad, my mom will be able to have pain free days to enjoy.
Work Friendly Rice Heating Pad
- 1 1/2″ ribbon (enough for belt according to recipient’s waist size)
- 1 C long grain rice
- 1/2 yard fleece
- Sewing supplies: pins, scissors, sewing machine, thread
Cut two pieces of fleece to fit preferred rice heating pad size dimensions. I made my mom’s heating pad 6 x 9″. Cut ribbon to length of belt. Pin two pieces of fleece with belt centered along the outer edge together.
Sew fleece pieces together, leaving both ends open. Flip right side out. Sew one end completely closed, leaving the other open to fill with rice.
Fill heating pad with 1 cup of rice from open end.
Carefully pin open end closed. Evenly distribute rice in heating pad and pin three sections evenly spaced.
Sew end closed then sew along lines to keep rice evenly distributed in heating pad.
The ribbon fits perfectly in belt loops for a work friendly rice heating pad to help alleviate lower back pain. Simply warm the work friendly rice heating pad in the microwave for 30 seconds and wear to work. The heating pad can be easily reheated throughout the day as necessary.
Curamin® is available at fine health food stores nation wide. Check out the store locator to find a retailer near you. I purchased my mom’s Curamin® at Sprouts. I went into the natural grocery store unsure where to find the pain reliever. A very nice associate walked me right to the product for a quick store visit.
I look forward to hearing how the work friendly rice heating pad and Curamin® has given my mom more reasons to smile at work!
Do you or someone you know suffer from chronic pain too?
48 thoughts on “DIY Work Friendly Rice Heating Pad”
My oldest uses a heating pad every day! I think I might try making him one of these 🙂
I have seen plenty of heating pad tutorials, but never one that fits on a belt. This is awesome! #client
Thank you! I’ve never seen anything on a belt before either. This is such a great way to be able to use it while standing.
I have not heard of the supplement before. My mom has a lot of chronic pain and I’m trying to help her get off all the prescription medication so I’m going to recommend that she give this a try
I feel the same way about prescription medication for chronic pain. Something not addicting is so much better.
What an amazing idea! And so sweet for your mom. I think my mom would love one too. You’ve provided a very thorough tutorial. Thank you!
Thanks, easy projects are the best when you can see how to actually make them! 🙂
This is such a clever idea! My hubby suffers sometimes of back pain and this would be very helpful. Thanks for sharing
Sorry to hear about your husband’s back pain. Hopefully this makes a difference.
Love this. I discovered rice heating pads during my last pregnancy. I just used a sock, so this is way better Haha.
I never thought to use a rice heating pad during pregnancy…but I should have!
I am so super impressed with this comforting DIY! I never thought of making this but now you have made it so easy to re-create!
Thanks! It was the easiest project!
Never heard of this before.. but so useful and clever. Would love to try this out since its very handy when you need to be mobile!
It’s such an easy project that will get so much use!
I have several rice heating pads, but I didn’t make them. I’ve never heard of Curamin. Will have to look into it more!
Awesome that you’re already using rice heating pads, they are so easy to make!
Good to know about the curamin and the rice pack. I don’t worry about back pain yet but it seems to be affecting a lot of my friends.
Hopefully you’ll never experience back pain. I don’t have it, but it really bothers my mom.
Finally a DIY I can really use because I have a lot of backaches from leaning over and typing all day. I will also try curamin for this pain and other aches and pains I get.
Excellent, I hope the rice heating pad and Curamin give you relief at work.
I didn’t realize they are so easy to make I should do this for my niece who suffer from cold hands. xx
Super easy to make. You could use small squares for her pockets!
My hubby suffers from chronic pain from old basketball injuries. I, on the other hand, still have the monthly cramps. So thanks for sharing your very helpful DIY on Work Friendly Rice Heating Pad!
Sounds like you could both use a rice heating pad! I hope you get some relief soon.
I’ve never heard of this before but it looks like a really great idea. I hope your mom is able to get some good use from it.
Thank you! My mom is really looking forward to using it at work.
oo this is fantastic and I love that it is discreet too! I would use it all the time but would be great at work or at my desk, adds comfort when you need it without the hassle!
Exactly! It’s perfect for sitting at a desk.
I love this project as a gift! My Mom gets a sore hip and would love it. Thank you for sharing it. Maybe for Mother’s Day?!
This would be a great Mother’s Day gift! Sorry to hear about your mom’s hip.
I would love to make this for my mom. This is so cool. My mum would love this.
It makes a great Mother’s Day gift!
What a cool and easy DIY! I bet this is so helpful for people! I’d love one for my neck!
A rice heating pad for your neck would be easy to make too!
I have been wanting to buy one of these for awhile now. I never thought to make my own! Thanks for the DIY!
Definitely give it a try!
That is so interesting. Who knew you could make a heating pad out of rice? What a great idea, and it saves some money too!
Definitely a great money saver!
This is such a great idea! I’m not much of a DIY person but I need to try this one out
It’s a great beginner DIY project because it’s an easy one!
This is a really good idea and seems pretty easy too! I had no idea you coudl do this with rice!
Rice heating pads are so easy to make and cost nothing compared to a heating pad you would purchase.
My husband suffers from chronic back pain, so he can definitely benefit from something like this. I have never heard of Curamin, but I’ll have to look for it.
I’m sorry to hear about your husband’s back pain!
Oooo what a clever idea!!!! I would of never thought of making my own heating pad! So need to make one!
Thanks! These would come in handy so many different ways.