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Thread: Neck Coolers

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    Neck Coolers

    Does anyone know how to wash these after they have been used? I thought that it was posted at one time but can't seem to find it.

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    you have to do it with dish soap in cold water by hand....then I roll then in a thick towel to get as much water out as possible and then hang out in the sun to dry completely.

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    I dunno, never heard of em, but they sound cool! No pun intended!
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    I concur with Jaci. DH bought me mine after a very early hysterectomy and I was facing severe hot flashes. I still use it for those moments when I'm the only one feeling the heat.
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    Does anyone know about how many times these can be reused before or after washing them?

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    If it is a "frog tog" we hand wash them and line dry.
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    Not sure if I can post this but here are instructions on making cool ties and it does state to use over and over. They are filled with polymer crystals. Wet the crystals and they become a gel-like substance. Dry them out and they return to the rock-like crystals. I have made hundred to send to the troops in Iraq. Be careful how much you use in the tie as if overfilled, the gel will ooze out.
    http://christmas.organizedhome.com/g...gifts/cool-tie
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    I love these ties. Bought first one on trip to AZ and NV, boy were they great for keeping cool. Now I can make my own. Thank you.

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    I just bought these cool ties here in charlotte NC at Dollar Tree for $1. I bought a few and going to give them as appreciation gifts to friends and family at 108 here I'm sure they could use it. I will start research on cleaning care which should go with the tie.

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    JUst found cleaning instruction wash with mild dishwashing liquid, than rinse clean. Let soak over night in clean water to let the polymer purge the impurities from it

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    Cool, I was just thinking of making these yesterday.

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    Thanks for posting that linc. I put it in my favorites. Lots of neat ideas!!!!!!

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    What a wonderful idea for my Texas kids for Christmas! Several are Boy Scout campers so they would come in very handy! Thanks for the idea.
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    QUOTE=AZ Jane;5335350]Not sure if I can post this but here are instructions on making cool ties and it does state to use over and over. They are filled with polymer crystals. Wet the crystals and they become a gel-like substance. Dry them out and they return to the rock-like crystals. I have made hundred to send to the troops in Iraq. Be careful how much you use in the tie as if overfilled, the gel will ooze out.
    http://christmas.organizedhome.com/g...gifts/cool-tie[/QUOTE]

    Great ideas!!!!!!!!

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    Is this possible? I bought several for my husband when he was still roofing. He came home saying that although the idea was good, it gave him a sore throat!!!?????? Was he just being irritable? Wimpy? Coincidence? Anyone else using these experience a similar feeling? The fact he has tonsils the size of grapefruits might have something to do with it.

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    I've never heard of these, but know I can get rid of them if I get them made.

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    I made some several years ago and we still use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Jane View Post
    Not sure if I can post this but here are instructions on making cool ties and it does state to use over and over. They are filled with polymer crystals. Wet the crystals and they become a gel-like substance. Dry them out and they return to the rock-like crystals. I have made hundred to send to the troops in Iraq. Be careful how much you use in the tie as if overfilled, the gel will ooze out.
    http://christmas.organizedhome.com/g...gifts/cool-tie
    Thanks, AZ Jane, ...I made up four today for my son in Atlanta......I'm sure he will welcome them. I had some of the crystals from coolers I had made for "troops" a while ago......you are so right that a little goes a long way.

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