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How to Make Rice Water for Your Body: 3 Ways

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Rice water has been popular in Asia for centuries and people use it for many beauty procedures. They cherish rice water for its benefits and apply it on their skin and hair, and take baths with it.

Nowadays rice water has become popular around the world. And the best part about it — it’s extremely easy to make at home. 5-Minute Crafts is ready to show you 3 ways to make it. Inside, you will also find advice on how to use rice water for your hair, skin, and body!

I. Ways to make rice water

1. Soaking

Soaking rice is the fastest and easiest process to make rice water.

Step 1: Get 1/2 cup (4 ounces or 100 grams) of uncooked rice.

Step 2: Put the rice in a colander and rinse it with water to remove dirt and dust.

Step 3: Put the washed rice in a bowl of your choice and pour 2-3 cups (16-24 ounces or 480-720 ml) of water in. Leave the rice to soak in water for 30 minutes.

Step 4: Strain the rice, but keep the water. Pour the water into a container. It’s ready to use. Don’t throw the rice away — you can still cook it up!

2. Fermented rice water

Another method to get useful elements and antioxidants from rice water is to ferment it.

Step 1: Rinse 1 cup (128 grams) of uncooked rice with water to remove dirt and dust.

Step 2: Put the washed rice in a bowl of your choice and pour 1 cup (8 ounces or 240 ml) water in. Mix together until the water becomes cloudy.

Step 3: Strain the rice, but keep the water.

Step 4: Pour the water into a container and cover it with a lid. Now it’s time to let the rice water ferment for 12-24 hours at a room temperature. This way you let vitamins and minerals come out. Do not let it ferment for more than 24 hours, otherwise the product will go bad.

Step 5: After the water is fermented, you can store it in a refrigerator until you are ready to use it.

3. Boiling

You can also make rice water just by using what’s left after boiling rice.

Step 1: Put in 1/2 cup (4 ounces or 100 grams) of rice. Pour 2 times more water typically used for cooking in a pot.

Step 2: Boil the rice in the water until cooked.

Step 3: Strain the rice, keeping the water. Pour the water into a container. It’s ready to use.

II. How to use rice water

1. Rice water for hair

You can use rice water as a hair conditioner. It can help with hair growth, repairing damaged hair and split ends, and making locks stronger and smoother. It also detangles hair and makes it shinier.

Step 1: Enjoy your shower.

Step 2: Wash your hair with shampoo and rinse it with water.

Step 3: Pour rice water on your hair. Massage the water into your scalp and hair.

Step 4: Leave rice water on your hair for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, rinse your hair with warm water.

2. Rice water for face

Rice water can soothe the skin on your face and reduce irritation. Using this water twice a day on your face can also make your skin less dry.

Step 1: Pour a small amount of rice water onto a cotton pad and gently massage it over your face and neck.

Step 2: You can leave it on your face or rinse it off with warm water.

3. Body scrub

You can use rice water for your body too, for example, together with a gentle scrub.

Step 1: In a small container, mix some salt, a couple of drops of essential oil, citrus, and rice water to make a natural and fragrant exfoliant.

Step 2: Gently rub the scrub onto your skin and rinse with warm water.

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