do it yourself cold packs

  1. Does anyone know the percentage of water to rubbing to alcohol to make cold packs with zip lock bags that are pliable? Someone told me once, but i have forgotten. I have a patient who needs these, and they are not inexpensive.
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  3. by   sunnygirl272
    Cold packs.
    Bags of frozen peas are inexpensive, last 10 to 20 minutes, and mold well to your body.
    Mix 3 cups (709.78 mL) water and 1 cup (236.59 mL) denatured alcohol in a freezer bag. Seal the bag and place it in freezer until slush forms. Refreeze the bag when the slush melts.