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How to Use Rice Water for Beautiful Skin and Hair

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Rice is a staple food in many regions, especially Asian countries like China and Japan. Due to its easy availability in these countries, people have made it a part of their diet as well as beauty regimen.

Rice water contains nutrients that can be beneficial for your skin and hair. Rice has vitamins B, C and E as well as minerals and eight essential amino acids that promote overall health as well as beauty.

In simple terms, rice water is the milky white solution you get after soaking or boiling rice. It can be concentrated, diluted or even fermented to bring out most of its benefits.


Another wonderful thing about rice water is that it’s probably the simplest DIY “beauty product” that anyone can make at home. Some rice and water is literally all you need!

rice water beauty benefits

Here are two ways to make rice water – boiling and without boiling.

Steps to make rice water with boiling:

1. Wash 1 cup of organic rice with clean water.

take 1 cup rice


wash the rice

2. Cook the rice in an uncovered pan with 3 cups of water.

put rice in pan

add 3 cups of water

3. After the rice is cooked, strain the water into a clean container.

stir the rice

strain rice


Allow the rice water to cool down, then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

homemade rice water-boiling method

Dilute 1 to 2 tablespoons of this concentrated solution in 1 cup of water. Stir it to get a barely milky-looking mixture. Use this mixture as needed in your beauty regimen.

Steps to make rice water without boiling:

1. Rinse 1 cup of organic rice with water and add 2 cups of water to it.

add water to rice

3. Allow it to sit for 15 to 30 minutes.

soak rice in water

4. Stir it and then drain the water into another bowl.

stir it

strain the rice

homemade rice water

Transfer this water into a clean container and store it in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Shake it well before use.

You can also keep the rice water at room temperature for 2 days to allow fermentation before storing it in the refrigerator. To use fermented rice water, dilute it with plain water in the ratio of 1:3 before using it.

Once your homemade rice water is ready, you can use it in your daily skin and hair care routine. Say goodbye to expensive and chemical-based cosmetic products for skin and hair. Rice water is the ultimate beauty remedy!

Here are the benefits of rice water for skin and hair.

How to Use Rice Water for Beautiful Skin and Hair was last modified: August 28th, 2017 by Top10HomeRemedies
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34 thoughts on “How to Use Rice Water for Beautiful Skin and Hair”

      1. Sry just nw i saw this page and ur ques also v can’t get rice water outside, its a homemade water prepared while cooking rice. After boiling rice in a vessel u need to filter dat boiled rice from water and dat water s rice water also u can’t get rice water if u col rice n pressure cooker. I think u came to knw b4 abt rice water but still im replying

  1. Hi thank for tgis post. But i have a question. What u mean by rice water? Did u mean the starch .. ? The water collected after boiling/cooking the rice? Please clarify.

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  3. Just read how rice water can help hair loss. Is it possible that I can make the rice water in advance keeping it refrigerate. Plus for those who are leaving comment can you comment on your experience and results it would be very helpful. Thanks

  4. How do you use it on your hair please ??? Do you apply and leave, or spray it the hair or wash th3 hair with the rice water..

  5. Thanks for the infor & this is the first time I heard about it but pls can u clarify on how to get this rice water Is’t after per boiling it or after pls thanks

  6. You can soak rice in water for an hour or more, then use the water on your hair. The rice can be cooked after it’s soaked so there is no waste.

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