By Lynnie Stein / November 30, 2018

Fermented Rice

for glowing skin, hair + dishes.

Japanese chemists discovered fermented rice is great for skin prolonging youth.

Fermented rice water is rice water that has gone slightly sour.

It is rich in antioxidants, minerals, vitamin E, and traces of pitera, a substance produced during the fermentation process.

Fermented rice can be used for a fantastic face mask being full of enzymes and vitamins.

Blend with raw honey to make an even more nutritious face mask. Tastes good too!

Because the fermented rice contains some alcohol, some people can be sensitive, so do test before applying on the face.

Due to its cooling and soothing effects, rice water is often prescribed by Ayurvedic practitioners to ease inflamed skin conditions.

Rice water also has moisturizing, antioxidant, and healing properties that help to improve circulation, prevent or fade age related spots.

Left on the skin, rice water is even believed to offer mild protection from the sun.

Great for hair and even cuts grime when used to wash the dishes

Rinse the rice with about a cup of water to remove any dirt or impurities and discard the water.

Then, place 1/2 cup of uncooked rice in a bowl and cover with clean water.

Let rice soak for about an hour or so.

Swirl around and lightly knead until the water turns cloudy.

This will help the vitamins and minerals seep into the water, creating a nourishing rinse for your hair and skin.

Plain Rice Water: Now strain out the rice water into a clean bowl.

You can either use this water for your hair or face, or better still – let ferment for enhanced benefit.

To Ferment: Once you have collected your rice water, leave at room temperature for a day or until it turns slightly sour, implying that it has started to ferment. It can take any where from 24 to 48 hours, depending on how warm it is.

To decrease the fermentation time, you can leave the rice sitting in the water and strain once it has fermented.

Your fermented rice water is ready. If you don’t care for the sour aroma – add a few lemon, lime or orange peels.

Store in the refrigerator and it will last for 5-6 days. Remember to shake the refrigerated rice water container before using.

We store the remaining 10% of fermented rice water in the fridge and use it as a starter for the next batch.

🖤and bacteria Xxoo Lynnie


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