Make your own heating pad


Salty Hippo Studio is hosting a fun workout event later this month (check it out below) so, in the spirit of giving our muscles a stretch, here’s a beginner-level project that you can try with our fat quarters.

Using this pattern, rice or beans, and half of a fat quarter (great opportunity to make a second one for a friend!), I made a microwavable heating pad that is perfect post-workout. If you use rice as a filler, you can even add essential oils for maximum chill.

Sink into relaxation mode—shop fat quarters here:




They say the cure for anything is salt water (sweat, tears, or the sea), so while I figure out a way to be beachside at some point this summer, I think the best alternative is a workout!

Get your sweat on and join Salty Hippo Studio and Travis of Darr Fitness for a free low-impact, high-gratification flexibility session for all fitness levels.

Missed the class in July? Keep an eye out for another one coming soon!


It’s no hot take that working out is good for your body, but did you know that it’s also great for your skin?

I recently discovered the benefits of all the wonderful, natural, salty minerals in sweat that create a healthy biome for your skin (yes, like kimchi for your face!).

This is exactly what my current obsession, Drunk Elephant’s Sweet Biome Fermented Sake Spray, is meant to mimic. I mist my makeup-free face with it before getting ready for the day, and anytime I need a little refresher. Ahh!

Until next time, see ya in the studio.

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