Cool/Cold Bag for First Aid, Better Than Ice
30 mins (prep 30)
1 ingredients
1 servings
Last weekend we were visiting friends in Germany and my Daughter and I got bitten by mosquitoes, and since we are both allergic to them we were full of swollen lumps. DD also took a tumble and sported an impressive bruise on her knee... but my friend Tatjana came to the rescue with this simple remedy. It's surprisingly soft and comfortably cold without the chilling lumpy frostiness if ice and it recycles cherry pips, so is also environmentally friendly. I tried to enter cherry pips in the ingredient list but that's not possible, but you will need between 1/2 lb and 1 lb (250-500g) of ONLY the pips of the cherries not the actual fruit, so when cherries are in season, start saving those pips instead of throwing them away! Can NOT be used as a heat pad, so please don't try microwaving it. Prep time assumes that you have a heap of cherry pips cleaned, dry and ready for assembling the bag.

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , bath~beauty , homeopathy~remedies , <-30-mins , easy , non-food-products , time-to-make , novelty ,
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  • 1/2-1 lb cherries, pips (250-500g)
  • 1 small cloth, bag


Serving Size (227.8 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 142.88 Calories from Fat 4.05
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.45g 0.7%
Saturated Fat 0.09g 0.43%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.0mg 0.0%
Total Carbohydrate 36.31g 12.1%
Dietary Fiber 4.76 g 19.05%
Sugars 29.08 g %
Protein 2.4g 4.81%
Vitamin A 145.15IU% Vitamin C 15.88mg%
Calcium 29.48mg% Iron 0.82mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients: