DIY Warming Aromatherapy Neck Wrap

Written By: Renee Reiter

Jessica and I recently discovered that we both love essential oils and decided to do a day of DIY til’ you drop with EO’s. I highly recommend doing this with your girl friends, as it was a lot of fun and we made 6 or 7 things in one day! These microwavable neck wraps were one of them and they smell AMAZING!

The funnest part of this project was picking the socks to make them with (thank you Wal-Mart!) I was also pretty excited to see that this called for rice since I always have a HUGE bag of it around. It’s my favorite side dish…or main course for that matter!


Here is what I used:

  • 2 Cups of Rice
  • 1-2 Pair of knee high socks
  • Essential Oils
    • I used Young Livings Lavender for one and Thieves for the other
  • Empty Paper Towel Roll
  • Glass Bowl – Be sure to use glass
  • Glass Measuring Cup – Be sure to use glass

*You want to use glass so that the essential oils don’t sink into the plastic (Jessica taught me that hehe)

For the first neck wrap I mixed 10 drops of Lavender into the bowl with my 2 cups of rice and stirred together really well to coat the rice in the oils.


I used the toilet paper roll to help hold the sock open while filling it with rice. Then I filled it with rice (big shocker lol)


Then I tied it really tight with some string on the open end and then folded the rest of the sock back over itself. In the other sock (the one with the buttons) I used 10 drops of Thieves oil instead of Lavender so that I would have two smells to choose from.


They look kind of funny and a little short but if you squeeze them with your hand or pick them up they easily stretch out to fit around your neck. I assume adding more rice would make them longer too. That’s all there is to them! The best part is after a nice long day I can just pop it in the microwave until it’s nice and warm and then wrap it around my neck. Ah, I am feeling more relaxed just thinking about it.

We hope that you saw something here today to help you during your own crafting & life adventures. We encourage our readers to share their own projects in the comments as we absolutely LOVE seeing what others were inspired to create. We also kindly ask that comments be polite or constructive.
– Sincerely Renee & Jessica






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