Rice is a common food in many regions, especially African countries like Nigeria and Ghana. Due to the fact it is easily availability in these countries, more of the populations in these countries have made it a part of their diet as well as beauty goals.
Rice water houses nutrients that can be beneficial for your skin and hair. Rice possesses vitamins B, C and E as well as minerals and eight important amino acids that supports overall health as well as beauty.
In plain words, rice water is the milky white solution you get after soaking or boiling rice. It can be concentrated, diluted or even fermented to blot out most of its benefits.
One other awesome fact about rice water is that it’s probably the easiest DIY “beauty product” that anyone can make at home. Some rice and water is practically all you require!
There are two ways to make rice water – boiling and without boiling.
How to make rice water with boiling:
1. Wash 1 cup of organic rice with clean water.
2. Boil the rice in an open pan with three cups of water.
3. When the rice is cooked, filter the water into a clean container.
Allow the rice water to cool down, then place it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
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 solution as needed in your beauty routine.
How to make rice water without boiling:
1. Wash 1 cup of organic rice with water and pour 2 cups of water in it.
3. Allow it to sit for 15 to 30 minutes.
4. Mix well and then filter the water into another bowl.
Pour 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 store the rice water at room temperature for 2 days to allow fermentation before moving it to the refrigerator. To make use of fermented rice water, dilute it with plain water in the ratio of 1:3 before using it.
As soon as your homemade rice water is ready, you can use it in your daily skin and hair care routine. Say bye-bye to expensive and chemical-based cosmetic products for skin and hair. Rice water is the ultimate beauty remedy!