There are a few different formulas here. They all work great. Take your pick according to what is most convenient to you or what you have on hand.
For all of the recipes use Glad freezer bags. They seal the best, ziploc or generic may leak. Use a slightly larger freezer bag around the first to keep any leaks from occurring or sweating from happening. If the outside bag is too tight they will sweat.
Alcohol Gel Packs
2 Cups Water
1 Cup Rubbing Alcohol or Vodka
Glad Freezer Zip bags
Pour Alcohol or vodka in bag, add water, seal bag. Put a larger second bag around the first and seal it. Shake and freeze. this is very pliable and freezes well. It is important not to let children or pets suck or drink the rubbing alcohol as it is toxic. If you feel this may be an issue then use vodka. You may also use food coloring to tint the water or you may use water that you boiled beets in if you want natural color!
Dish Soap Gel Packs
Bottle Dish Soap
Glad Zip Freezer Bags
This recipe was originally made for palmolive but any dish soap will do just fine. I have a friend that just pulled one out of the freezer after 2 years! It had finally seen better days. The point is that these recipes work! You are not going to believe how easy this recipe is either. Line a mason jar with the zip bag so that you do not get the dish soap all over. Put the soap in the bag. Seal. Put another bag over the top, seal and freeze.
Corn Syrup Ice Pack
1 Bottle Corn syrup
Glad Freezer Bags
Pour syrup into quart bag and freeze. Do not use sugar free syrup.
Rice Bag Hot or Cold Pack
Tube Sock Or Material
Put rice in sock or material, you may add a few drops of essential oils if you wish. Sew shut and freeze. Old sheets or pillow cases work great. You may also heat them up in the microwave. Dual purpose, now your talking!
Peas and Corn Please
Bag of Frozen Peas or corn
Mark a bag of frozen peas so that they are not used for eating. Peas and Corn both work wonderfully for an ice pack.