Making Rice Gel


  • 1 cup rice
  • 4 cups water


  1. Rinse the Rice: Rinse 1 cup of rice thoroughly under cold water to remove any impurities and excess starch.
  2. Cook the Rice: In a pan, add the rinsed rice and 4 cups of water. Bring it to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Simmer: Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the rice is very soft and overcooked. You want it to break down easily.
  4. Blend: Once the rice is fully cooked and soft, let it cool slightly. Then, blend it until it becomes a smooth, creamy consistency. You can add a bit more water if needed to get the desired gel-like texture.
  5. Strain: To achieve a smoother gel, strain the blended rice mixture through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove any remaining solids.

Preserving Rice Gel for a Month

  1. Natural Preservatives:
    • Vitamin E Oil: Acts as an antioxidant.
    • Essential Oils: Some, like tea tree oil or rosemary oil, have antimicrobial properties.
  2. Commercial Preservatives:
    • Cosgard (Geogard 221): A broad-spectrum preservative commonly used in cosmetics, effective at 0.2-1% of the total weight of the product.
    • Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin: A combination used in many skincare products, effective at 0.5-1%.

Directions for Adding Preservatives:

  1. Measure the Preservative: Depending on your choice, measure the appropriate amount. For example, if using Cosgard, add 0.6% of the total weight of the gel.
  2. Mix Thoroughly: Add the preservative to the rice gel and mix well to ensure it’s evenly distributed.

Storing the Rice Gel

  1. Sterilize Containers: Before storing the gel, sterilize the containers to prevent contamination. Boil the containers and lids in water for 10 minutes and let them air dry.
  2. Refrigerate: Store the rice gel in airtight containers in the refrigerator. This helps extend its shelf life and maintains its freshness.

Additional Tips:

  • Hygiene: Use clean utensils when scooping out the gel to avoid introducing bacteria.

Rice gel is a great addition to your beauty routine, offering benefits such as hydration, soothing, and anti-aging properties. Here are the 7 best ways to use rice gel in your beauty regimen

1. Facial Moisturizer

How to Use:

  1. After cleansing your face, apply a small amount of rice gel to your skin.
  2. Gently massage it in circular motions until fully absorbed.
  3. Follow up with your regular moisturizer if you have very dry skin.


  • Hydrates and soothes the skin.
  • Provides a lightweight, non-greasy layer of moisture.

2. Face Mask

How to Use:

  1. Apply a generous layer of rice gel to clean, dry skin.
  2. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.


  • Deeply hydrates and nourishes the skin.
  • Can help soothe irritation and redness.

3. Eye Gel

How to Use:

  1. Apply a small amount of rice gel around the eye area using your ring finger.
  2. Gently tap the gel into the skin until absorbed.
  3. Use morning and night for best results.


  • Reduces puffiness and soothes tired eyes.
  • Provides gentle hydration to the delicate skin around the eyes.

4. Soothing Gel for Sunburns or Irritated Skin

How to Use:

  1. Apply rice gel directly to the sunburned or irritated area.
  2. Allow it to absorb fully.
  3. Reapply as needed for relief.


  • Provides a cooling effect and soothes inflammation.
  • Helps in the healing process of sunburned skin.

5. Hair Gel

How to Use:

  1. Apply a small amount of rice gel to damp hair.
  2. Style as desired.
  3. Alternatively, use it as a leave-in conditioner for extra hydration.


  • Adds a light hold and shine to the hair.
  • Helps in managing frizz and providing hydration.

6. Body Lotion

How to Use:

  1. Apply rice gel to your body after a shower when your skin is still slightly damp.
  2. Massage until fully absorbed.


  • Hydrates and softens the skin.
  • Can be used as a lightweight alternative to body lotion.

7. Hand Cream

How to Use:

  1. Apply a small amount of rice gel to your hands.
  2. Massage into the skin until fully absorbed.
  3. Use throughout the day as needed.


  • Keeps hands moisturized and soft.
  • Absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue.


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