Using rice water for skin and hair is a practice that has been done for ages in India. Before the invention of rice cooker, rice was always boiled in mud pots and once it got cooked, the rice boiled water was drained. Since rice was had for lunch everyday, rice water was always at home. Instead of pouring it down the drain, it was always used for skin and hair care. Though we use pressure cooker for boiling rice now, we do make rice the traditional way often just to get rice water.
What Is Rice Water?
Rice water is nothing but the water in which is rice is cooked or soaked. Rice water is rich in amino acids, vitamin B, vitamin E and minerals and is very soothing both when applied on the scalp and skin. We can make rice water in three ways – No cook rice water, cooked rice water and fermented rice water. We mostly use cooked and fermented rice water for hair and skin care as it is more creamy and nourishing.
Rice Water Hair, Skin & Health Benefits:
1. Rice Water For Lightening Scars:
2. Rice Water For Acne:
If you have acne prone skin, I would suggest being very cautious about the ingredients you use on the face. Using gentle ingredients like rice water helps soothe the inflammation and gently fights of acne causing bacteria. Try using fermented rice water for acne. To use, mix fermented rice water with besan and organic turmeric powder and apply on the face.
3. Rice Water For Eczema:
4. Rice Water As a Hair Conditioner:
5. Rice Water For Dandruff:
6. Rice Water For Health:
3 Top Ways To Make Rice Water At Home:
1. Rice Water Using No Cook Method:
Soak 1/4 cup of hand pounded rice in a cup of water for 30 minutes and then strain out the liquid. Your simple rice water is ready.
2. Boiled Rice Water:
To make your own rice water using boiling method, boil organic hand pounded rice (or any variety of rice that you use) after soaking it in water for an hour in plenty of water till it gets cooked and then strain the water.
3. Fermented Rice Water:
To make fermented rice water, let the rice water ferment by leaving it at room temperature for a day. If you live in a cold place, you can let it ferment for a little longer. Once fermented you can store the rice water in a glass bottle in the fridge and use it for a week.