Rice Water for Skin + Hair

I took 5 extra minutes out of my morning to start fermenting rice to make rice water. Not only is rice a staple food for almost half of the world’s population, rice is also an important beautifying ingredient. For centuries, women have used rice water to beautify their face, body, and hair. Rice water has amazing hair and skin benefits. Rice water has inositol, a carbohydrate that can repair damaged hair as well as protect it from damage. The amino acids in the rice water strengthen the hair roots, add volume and sheen, and make hair silky smooth. And apparently also help prevent and fight greys!

Rice Water also has many skin benefits. Due to its cooling and soothing effects on skin, it’s often prescribed by Ayurvedic practitioners as an effective ointment to cool off inflamed skin. Rice water is moisturizing and healing, it’s known to improve circulation, and it prevents or fades age spots.


  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice (whatever kind you have)
  • 2 cups water


  1. Rinse the rice with about a cup of water to remove any dirt or impurities.
  2. Place the rice in a bowl and cover it with water. Let the rice soak for 10-15 minutes. Swirl it around until the water turns cloudy. This helps the vitamins and minerals seep into the water.
  3. Strain out the rice water into a clean bowl. Now you have rice water!
  4. TO FERMENT (enhances benefits), leave the water at room temp for a day or until it turns slightly sour (fermented!).
  5. Boil the fermented rice water to stop the fermenting process. Turn off the heat and let it cool.

VOILA! Amazing fermented RICE WATER! 

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Desiree Gutierrez
Desiree Gutierrez, the founder of Health ReMynted and Heal+Thy Woman Project, is a passionate holistic nutrition & wellness expert with an art in creating delicious, functional, and healing recipes. Her love for nutrition and cooking started as a child, learning from watching her mother heal others thru food, herbs, music, and love. She realized at a very young age that food had purpose and function, and that's where she dove into the "rabbit hole" of functional medicine. Desiree studied pre-med at The University of Texas and thru her course of studying, realized she wanted to turn her focus to nutritional health realizing how vital human health is to live a happy and fulfilling life. Being able to dance until old-age is her non-negotiable! Desiree extended her nutrition education at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition where Health ReMynted was born simply means "renewing one's health." She has been lovingly coaching and educating others on intentional eating and overall wellness in order to renew and live our best life! She does extensive work with those suffering from specific-related diseases, hormone imbalances, anxiety, and depression. Her goal is to help guide people in understanding balance and what it means to eat and live intentionally for pure bliss, all while our bodies heal and flourish! Heal+Thy Woman Project was born when she realized the immense necessity and lack-there-of in women's health and education. For months she wanted to find a new word for "healthy"--being that "healthy" has lost its value in the every-day. She woke up one morning realizing her life's passion is in the word "healthy"-- "Heal Thy". She believes that to be truly healthy we must first heal. She explains it in this way, "to have a healthy gut we must first "heal thy" gut". Heal+ Thy Woman Project has become her sole focus to guide women thru healing and becoming more connected with their own beautiful bodies!