How Make Your Own Rice Water

Rice Water: Its 5 Amazing Beauty Benefits and Sample Procedures

Rice Water: Its 5 Amazing Beauty Benefits and Sample Procedures

Better hair and skin may only be a pot of rice away. Women have been looking all over the world for beauty secrets from other cultures, and rice water may just be one of them.

This ancient Asian secret, in which the water remaining in the pot of boiled rice is used for skin and hair treatment, has been used for centuries by women for its health benefits.

Also, one of the best parts about using rice water is that it is one of the most simplest cleansers you can ever make, as long as you have a bit of uncooked rice in your kitchen, and some running water in your sink, you do not even have to purchase anything.

How Make Your Own Rice Water:


2 cups water
1/2 cup uncooked rice (White long grain, brown, white short grain, or jasmine, or whatever you have)

1. Rinse the rice using 1 cup of water to remove any impurities or dirt.
2. Place 1/2 cup of uncooked rice in a bowl and cover with water.
3. Let it soak for 15-30 minutes.
4. Swirl it around, and lightly knead it, until the water turns cloudy. This will help the minerals and vitamins seep into the water, thus creating a nourishing rinse for your skin and hair.
5. Strain out the rice water into a clean container or bowl. You can store the rice water in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for at least 1 week.

Skin Benefits:

Rice water contains minerals, vitamins, and amino acids which are important for beautiful skin. Also it contains ferulic acid, which is known as a great antioxidant, and allantoin, which is known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties.

1. Rice Water as Facial Cleanser

This is one of the cheapest but effective way to pamper your skin.

To cleanse your face, dab a bit of rice water into your face and gently massage into your skin for a few minutes. The leave it on and wash your face using cold water. With regluar usage, you will notice your skin feeling smooth, soft and glowing.

2. Rice Water as Facial Toner

You can also use rice water as a facial toner. Just soak a cotton ball or pad, then apply to face after cleansing to tighten skin and minimize the appearance of pores.

This natural skin toner stimulates blood flow, promotes cell growth, and helps keep your skin bright and smooth.

3. Rice Water for Acne

You can also use rice water to treat

Hair Benefits:

Rice water contains inositol, which is a carbohydrate that helps in reducing surface friction and strengthening elasticity.

4. Rice Water for Hair Rinse

Rinsing your hair using rice water adds shine to your hair and helps in keeping it healthy and strong. For added nourishment, just add few drops of essential oils such as geranium, lavender, or rosemary.

After shampooing, pour the rice water onto your hair. Gently massage your hair and scalp, then rinse your hair thoroughly using plain water. Use this 1-2 times a week as a last rinse.

5. Rice Water for Hair Conditioner

Also, rice water can be used as a hair conditioner. Just add a few drops of lavender, rosemary, or geranium essential oil to the rice water. Then apply all over your hair. Let it stay for 10 minutes, and then wash off using cold water.

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Lisa is a researcher in beauty and health products from Australia. She spends most of her time studying health sciences and when she is not working she writes about her findings and experience on various blogs.

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