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Last week I tuned into the Hellmann’s Canada Facebook page live video streaming to watch a group of families cooking up some fun in the kitchen and talking about where our food comes from. It was all happening live from a Hellmann’s Blue Ribbon canola farm in Saskatchewan, Canada.

It was great to see the kids having fun in the farm and learning about different seeds and plants.  They also chatted about the importance of eating local. While watching, I also learned about the simple natural ingredients used to make Hellmann’s mayonnaise – it’s so good to know what’s in the food we eat!

The stream was very interesting and eye opening. You can watch a wrap up of the event here if you are interested: CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

The live video stream inspired me to use natural ingredients to put together a small heating pad to use at home with my boys. Instead of using electric heating pads or hot water bottles for aches and pains, I now have a reusable microwavable bag that can be kept in the freezer to be used as cooling pad as well. It is also a fun and super easy craft to make.

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What You Need

  • 1 Clean Cotton Sock
  • 1 Cup of Rice
  • A piece of yarn, ribbon or string
  • Scissors


  • Fill the sock with the uncooked rice. Don’t pack the rice in too tightly, allow some room for the rice to move around so that it can mould easily to the area to be treated.
  • Tie the open end of the sock with the piece of string. If you have a longer sock you can also tie the end to keep the rice from spilling out.
  • Put the rice filled sock in the microwave on high for about 45sec-1 minute (time may vary depending on your oven).
  • Put the rice filled sock in the freezer for 5 minutes to use as a cooling pad.
  • Apply the rice sock to body.

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Check out more about Hellmann’s and “Where does your food come from” by visiting Hellmann’s on Facebook.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.